Do you have a specific idea for your book cover? Something that you can’t find anywhere online? Maybe you want an illustration rather than a photo-manipulation for your cover? Perhaps you’d rather have a more collaborative process where you can work with an artist to bring your ideas to life based on descriptions or rough ideas, or maybe a Pinterest board filled with inspiration.

I love working with authors to bring their characters and worlds to life. I want your book to draw in readers! I love digging into what makes your book, your world and your characters special.

Further information about pricing, terms and conditions at the after the examples of covers I’ve created for other authors.

Kings Rider Series by C. A Szarek

Sword’s Call: Book 1 of the Kings Riders by C. A Szarek

Print Available

Sword’s Call Print wraparound layout

Sword's Call - Audio book layout

Love’s Call: Book 2 of the Kings Riders by C. A Szarek

Print Available

Love's Call Wraparound design

Rogue’s Call: Book 3 of the Kings Riders by C. A Szarek

Print Available

Rogue's Call Wraparound design


Spirit of the Sword Series by Frances Smith

Book 1 of Spirit of the Sword: Pride and Fury by Frances Smith

Print Available

Book 3 of Spirit of the Sword: The Dragon & the Sword by Frances Smith

Print Available

Cover Design for Spirit of the Sword Ebook

Book 4 of Spirit of the Sword: The Sword in Shadow by Frances Smith

Print Coming

Book 2 of Spirit of the Sword: Faith and Virtue by Frances Smith

Print Available

Short stories of Spirit of the Sword: The Sword and the Elf Princess by Frances Smith

Mock work for cover art and design - Spirit of the sword

Mock work for cover art and design - Spirit of the sword


Hell Hollows series by Regina Richards

Book 1: The Blue Breeze by Regina Richards

Book 3: The Lightning Lake by Regina Richards

Book 2: The Moss Mist by Regina Richards

Book 4: The Ruby Relic by Regina Richards


Sentinel by Melanie Jordaan

 

As Darkness Fades to Dawn by Mark Ratikan

Swoop Cover illustration - unused

Historical fantasy based on a watercolour painting -available for purchase

As Darkness Fades to Dawn by Mark Ratikan

Cover design and back cover details

Dark Brand by Robert C Fountain

Sci-fi sample - available for purchase

Fantasy Romance cover sample - available for purchase

Dark Brand Illustration by Robert C Fountain

Sample wraparound design

Romance layout sample - available for purchase


About custom cover illustrations and design

  • I prefer digital painting over traditional media as it's easier to change things, but if you want a watercolour painting as your cover, I can do this! These are custom illustrations which is why they will be more expensive and a bit slower to make than a photo-manipulated cover. Check out some of my blog posts to see sketches, design concepts, and processes

  • There is generally a fair amount of collaboration and communication involved so it can take between 6-8 weeks for a full wraparound illustration. Times vary based on complexity and size of the image. There are several check in points where you get to provide feedback

    • Initial thumbnails (depending on if you have a really specific idea or a more general idea, I normally do around 4 thumbnails)

    • Detailed sketch and colour concepts

    • Preview of the final image (minor tweaks allowed)

  • I sell worldwide publication rights for the purpose of the book cover, with non-profit generating promotional material included. Any other rights can be negotiated

  • All covers are painted to specification - that is I paint them to the requirements you provide up front. If you don’t know which printer you are going with, I can paint to standard publishing sizes (i.e. 6 x 9 inch for the cover).

  • Ebooks covers are normally painted at print resolution so that if you want to use if for a print cover at a later stage you can, however I don't expand an ebook to a wraparound after the ebook cover has been painted - it's generally too difficult to repaint and redesign

  • I'm happy to add design work as an additional fee later if you just want to start with the illustration.

 Pricing

Every package includes:

  • Full painting without text (Full print size and specified eBook size)

  • Files cropped to specified sizes for Facebook/ twitter/ other social media as required

  • File cropped to Audio book size

Layout package includes in addition to illustration package:

  • Illustration with layout/ text design - customised for eBook/ Print (depending on commission). I normally provide a couple of different designs based on your needs. If you want to use a specific commercial font that I don’t have a license for, this may be an additional price unless you have purchased it yourself for use (I won’t mock up text that I don’t have a license for)

  • Audio book with layout

Ebook covers (Can be used for Print as Well)

This is a rough price guide. Overly complex images may cost more

  • Ebook Cover Illustration: $350 USD

  • Ebook Cover Illustration with text design: $400 USD

Wraparound Cover for print (includes ebook)

This is a rough price guide. Overly complex images may cost more

  • Wraparound Illustration only: $500 USD

  • Wraparound Illustration with text design: $650 USD