No one can seem to agree exactly how much weight the book cover contributes to overall book sales but everyone agrees it’s a heavy puncher. The slideshow, embedded below, has some interesting stats on the impact of design on sales and they support it’s importance. So it’s critical to get a design that really sells your book and jumps out in the crowded digital market place.
So today’s Fab Five is focusing on five design routes that may help you find the perfect designer for your project.
Damon Za - http://bit.ly/17Cxuti
Pricing Structures: Damon Za offers five tiers of book cover design:
- Predesigned ebook covers amended for you - $195
- Ebook cover designed especially for you - $395
- Print and ebook cover design especially for you - $495
- Ebook cover and formatting - $559
- Print and ebook cover and formatting - $720
CreativIndie Covers - http://bit.ly/17CCga5
Pricing Structures: CreativIndie offers 4 different options.
- Picasso - Simple ebook cover - $349
- Dali - Complex ebook cover - $449
- DaVinci -Ebook plus full print cover - $549
- Warhol - Ebook+ Print + extras -$849
The Cover Collection - http://bit.ly/17CGtLb
Pricing Structures: This is slightly different to the other designers in that they have already designed covers for different genre’s and they will then amend them to add your title and name consequently this is a more cost effective (but less tailored) option.
- Ebook cover with amendment - £30
- Ebook cover and 3d graphics - £50
99 Designs - http://bit.ly/17CIkzB
With 99 Designs you create a design brief and up to 99 designers send you designs in the hope of winning the design and claiming the fee.
- Bronze - expect ~30 designs - £199
- Silver - expect ~60 designs - £339
- Gold - expect ~90 designs - £539
- Platinum - expect ~60 designs from the very best designers - £799
Scarlett Rugers Book Design - http://bit.ly/19kLeZS
- Bread and Milk Package - Ebook cover with 3 concepts and amends -$350
- Candy Store Book Package - Ebook and full print design $495
- Chocolate Fondue Book Promotion Package - Ebook and print plus marketing extra’s - $599
- The Elixir Book Layout+ Design +Marketing Package - Ebook, print design, internal layout and marketing extras - $1095
There are loads of other designers out there and I have gathered a range of them in one of my pin boards - click here to view but if you have any others that you’d recommend please let me know in the comments section below and I will add them to the list.
* All prices taken from designer websites on date of publishing this article but may change.
Want to read a little more? Check these out:
- Collaborative Marketing Concept by author group - http://bit.ly/1il6K1F
- Friday’s Fab Five: Books on writing - http://bit.ly/1cy3jEZ
- Friday’s Fab Five: Free (or nearly so) software for authors - http://bit.ly/13Y1hXG