Retouching and Misc Art
Before becoming a struggling author I worked for 20 years as an Art-Director in the video games industry. I have a substantial portfolio of published titles under my belt.
I also design all my own book covers.
I'm listed as one of LiberWriter's cover designers but I also thought I'd put some more examples up here. Click on a thumbnail to see a larger version (You know the drill ).
eBook Cover Design Theory
My formula is simple. The first time people see your book it's usually a tiny thumbnail on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. I believe a successful eBook cover must first work as a thumbnail.
Title and author name must be legible at that reduced size. All other considerations are secondary to this maxim. That said, I'm not a nazi about design and I'll give you the cover you want.
I will work with selected new authors who'd like me to design their cover images.
My rates begin at $150 (AUD) but are negotiable depending on how much time I think a concept will burn.
I specialize in text and type manipulation for logos and titles.
3D titles will obviously cost more. My 3D rates start at an additional $80 (AUD) per hour.
I will work with a photo supplied by you. I also have a modest selection of images I own. I'm happy to commission custom photography, (Price on Application).
I can also source an image to license for you but that will be an additional cost, (I won't put a loading on licensed images. I'll only pass on the real cost.)
I accept PayPal and negotiate each cover price individually.
If you are interested in a custom book cover Email me at
Put Cover Design in the message title.