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Cover Designers with September 2021 Availability

We know how difficult it can be to find a qualified, available cover designer on short notice! We’ve created this monthly list to help with the search for your perfect cover designers. At the time of posting, each of these designers had at least one opening for September. Availability can …

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Designer Interview: Natasha Snow of Natasha Snow Designs

Hello Natasha! Tell us about your creative journey… how did you become a book cover designer?  I studied graphic design in university. After graduation, I worked in branding and advertising as a designer. I’m an avid reader and formed a wonderful group of friends on Goodreads. Some of my friends …

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Designer Interview: J Caleb of J Caleb Design

Hello J Caleb. Tell us about your creative journey. What was your path to becoming a book cover designer?  I’ve always loved art and loved reading. In my sophomore year of college I saw a book cover by Raymond Swanland and was enamored by it. I knew that book cover …

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Designer Interview: Stephanie Anderson of Alt19 Creative

Welcome Stephanie! Can you tell us how you became a book cover designer? I’ve been a graphic designer for 30 years, working independently and with corporations. In 2010, I was independent but need a little extra income from a secure job. I happened upon a job with a publishing company. …

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Designer Interview: Oliver Price of Bonobo Book Covers

Welcome Oli! Please tell us about your journey to becoming a book cover designer.  I’ve always been into art – there are photos of me drawing whilst on the potty aged 3. Now, I generally use a desk. 😉 So, I knew from a young age that I wanted to …

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The Importance of Book Cover Design for Self-Publishing Authors

Have a wander through any of the myriad writing groups on Facebook or dedicated writing forums and you’ll invariably see the same questions being asked repeatedly by countless authors: “Why am I not getting many reviews?”, “Why aren’t book blogs accepting my submissions?”, and, of course, “Why are my sales …

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Designer Interview: Melony of Paradise Cover Design

Hello Melony! What was your path to becoming a book cover designer? I started out as an author. I was unemployed and taking IT classes. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, but I knew I wasn’t happy. One day, I woke up from a …

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What Indie Authors NEED to know about Image Licensing

As an Indie author, you may only think that you need to concern yourself with potential copyright infringement within your books. I am a member of many author groups, and I see discussions every day regarding this. Can I use a real company name in my books? Can I refer …

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Designer Interview: Hanna James of Killer Covers by Hanna

Hello Hanna! Tell us about your creative journey. What was your path to becoming a book cover designer? I went to art school, which was the only path I was truly interested in. I stumbled into designing book covers after doing it for a few peers and friends. I’ve since …

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Designer Interview: Mark Reid of Author Packages

Welcome Mark! Can you tell us how you become a book cover designer? Honestly, it wasn’t actually something I’d ever considered. I’ve been in graphic design since I started designing album covers and posters for rock bands back in 1990, and I always enjoyed seeing that end product. Books were …

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Designer Interview: Teresa Conner from Wolfsparrow Covers

Welcome Teresa! Let’s jump in! How did you become a book cover designer? I was into website design and fansites as a teen, and my love of creating graphics steadily grew from there. I was never very good at traditional drawing or painting, and photo manipulation/composites offered me a way …

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Designer Interview: Sarah Waites of The Illustrated Page

Hello Sarah! Tell us about your creative journey. What was your path to becoming a book cover designer?  That’s sort of a long story! When I was sixteen and trying to figure out how to count reading fantasy books as an extracurricular for college applications, I created a book review …

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Designer Interview: Melody Simmons

Welcome Melody! How did you become a Book Cover Designer? After completing my Graphic Design college degree I was working for a company and started designing book covers on the side for friends. This quickly turned into a full-time occupation and my cover design website was launched in 2011 – …

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Designer Interview: Tiffany of TEBlack Designs

Hello Tiffany! Please share with us how you became a book cover designer. It’s a pretty funny story. I’ve always had a love for art and being creative. Since I was little, I was painting, drawing, doing anything that involved art. I’ve been saying I wanted to be a graphic …

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Moodboard: Cozy Mystery Book Cover Examples

What do Cozy Mystery Book Covers Look Like? Within the Cozy Mystery genre, there are few popular subgenres, including Historical Cozy Mystery and Paranormal Cozy Mystery. Each of these subgenres look different. Please remember, these moodboards are intended to be helpful but there are exceptions to every rule and cover …

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