It’s sad that I need to say this, but please don’t try to haggle, ask for/threaten for/or demand discounts. You wouldn’t go to the supermarket and try that at the checkout counter, so why do that with someone you hire to make a product? Not only is it rude, but it’s unprofessional.

However, I’m willing to discuss bulk discounts for authors who have four or more books that need covers/formatting at the same time. Weeks or months in between projects do not constitute "at the same time" They would need to be done one immediately after the other.

That said, if you have financial difficulty, let me know. We can work out payment plans or something to make it easier – but again, don’t demand it or threaten me to get it.


Cover Basics


Premade front/eBook cover - $45 + image cost
This only includes covers in the pre-made collection. I’ll change the words to match your title, author name and subtitle, if applicable. If requested, I may make small changes to the font color or style, or very small image changes. If you want major edits - such as a different image - then it’s no longer a premade and falls into one of the next two categories.

To create a book cover I’ll need your title, author name, any other text you want. If you’re planning to make it a paperback, telling me the trim size ahead of time can save trouble later because, unless specified, I make all covers to be 6x9, so if we later make it 5x8 it means rearranging the cover to make everything fit, so it will then look different.

After payment clears, you’ll receive an eBook cover file suitable for uploading to Amazon/Smashwords, and a smaller size for social media. If you need other sizes, please let me know.


Custom front/eBook cover- 65$ + image cost
A cover designed just for you using stock imagery – either an image you provide, or one that I find for you. We can/may use multiple images, but keep in mind that unless it is from a LEGAL free source, the image fees can pile up. I will send you links to the image(s) I find ahead of time so that you can choose before I begin to make the cover. There is a $10 discount if you already have your own LEGALLY useable image, or if you find it (even if I need to purchase the license) because that saves me time looking for the perfect picture. (See the FAQ for more details about legal image use.)

To create a book cover I’ll need your title, author name, any other text you want, genre, and an idea of what you want it to look like. If you’re planning to make it a paperback, telling me the trim size ahead of time can save trouble later because, unless specified, I make all covers to be 6x9, so if we later make it 5x8 it means rearranging the cover to make everything fit, so it will then look different.

After payment clears, you’ll receive an eBook cover file suitable for uploading to Amazon/Smashwords, and a smaller size for social media. If you need other sizes, please let me know.


Original artwork cover - $100
This is for authors who want me to create simple art work for their covers. Due to time constraints, I don’t do a lot of these, and may suggest that you drop Boris Rasin a message because he’s very good. I can create artwork from a sketch, photo, or from a detailed description. I will email you a sketch first, then a line drawing, and then the colored product. Also includes laying font and up to five edits.

To make it into a book cover I’ll need your title, author name, any other text you want, and the book’s genre. If you’re planning to make it a paperback, telling me the trim size ahead of time can save trouble later because, unless specified, I make all covers to be 6x9, so if we later make it 5x8 it means rearranging the cover to make everything fit, so it will then look different.

After payment clears, you will receive an eBook cover file suitable for uploading to Amazon/Smashwords, and a smaller size for social media. If you need other sizes, please let me know.


Wraparound cover for paperback/hardcover - $65 + any image costs
This includes adding a back cover and spine to an ALREADY EXISTING front cover (If you don’t have a front cover yet, please choose from one of the above options. The final fee will be a combination of both – for instance a $65 custom front cover + the $65 dollar back and spine for a total of $130). A lot of authors split this up and have the front cover/eBook cover created first, then come back later for the wraparound, and that is totally fine!

To make a wraparound, I’ll need to know your publisher (KDP, etc.) your FINAL page count AFTER the interior book file has been formatted for paperback, your trim size (6x9, 5x8 etc), your paper choice (cream or white), and all the text/images you want on the back. Depending on the publisher, I may need your ISBN number and/or your barcode. (If you’re unsure, ask me).

This price is also for hardcover books, however, if you require a hardcover dust jacket with interior flaps, there is a $10 fee for the added text work. (Not sure what that is? Check out the Wraparound gallery for an example )

After payment clears, you will receive a PDF file to upload to your publisher of choice. I can also send a JPG version or other sizes if you want.


Touch ups - $20
This is for authors who already have a cover I created for them, but want something changed (A new title, new image, etc.) if only ONE element changes (for example, just the title, or back cover text, but the images remain the same) then it falls under a touch-up. However, if you want a new title, AND a new image, then it’s a brand-new cover.

If it’s a cover made by another artist who is now out of business, I may be able to make edits, but I’d have to see it before I can guarantee anything.

When payment clears, you’ll receive whatever files are applicable (eBook cover, paperback PDF, whatever you needed fixed.)


Audio Book Cover - $20 +
For authors who have a PRE-EXISTING FRONT/EBOOK COVER. If you need a cover made from scratch, please see the above options for premade or custom covers.

I’ll need your pre-existing book cover (if I don’t already have it). An important note is that an audio book cover is a perfect square – not the rectangle of an eBook cover. That means that I’ll have to move elements around to fit. Most audio book publishers no longer allow just adding borders to the existing image, so it will probably not look exactly like your book cover does.

When payment clears you will receive an audio book cover suitable for your publisher.


3D book covers (up to three angles) - Add $10
This is for authors who want their book covers to appear "3D" for advertising purposes. NOTE: Smashwords and Barnes and Noble will NOT accept 3D covers. If we’ve made a wraparound (or you have one and send it to me) I’ll use it to make the render, but if you only have an eBook cover (depending on the desired angle) I’ll make a simple spine that goes with the cover. Please let me know which three angles you want in advance. ( see the 3d page gallery for more details ) Add $10 for every additional three angles (six angles would cost $20, etc.) Each angle will come with both transparent background and white background. If you want a different color, let me know. 3D images with backgrounds (such as a table, etc.) will incur further charges.

After the payment clears you will receive two 3D box set images – one sized for upload to Amazon, and one for social media. If we designed a new boxset cover, you will also recieve the one dimension box set cover, as well. If you need different sizes, please let me know.


Box set 3D cover - Add $10 + series cover & image fees if applicable
This is for authors doing boxed sets who want a 3D version for either Amazon or advertising (Smashwords & Barnes and Noble will not accept these). Please let me know the title of ALL books in the box set in their correct order, and please send the book covers for each – If you have wraparound covers and want the spines to look the same, please send those. If you don’t, I’ll design some simple spines for the image. As for the front of the box – aka the box cover – if you already have a series cover, then great! Please send it. Otherwise, it will cost the same as creating a cover, because that’s exactly what I’m doing.

After the payment clears you will receive the one dimension box set cover, as well as two 3D box set images – one sized for upload to Amazon, and one for social media. If you need different sizes, please let me know.

ADD ONS:


More Choices– Add 20$ per extra version
Want to see multiple versions of the same cover at the same time? Maybe you can’t decide between two images, or two font arrangements. If so, this is the add on for you. Allows up to three edits per extra cover, but at the point you’ll need to narrow it down or pay for extra edits.

The fee will be added to the final bill after you’ve approved your cover.


Basic eBook formatting for one publisher- Add $50
This is for authors who need their basic manuscripts formatted for Smashwords. A basic document is one that’s mostly words, with no more than ten images, no tables, or other special formatting.

I will need your word document (no PDFs, please!) and to know your publisher of choice (Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.) since each has separate requirements.

If I need to manually insert images, then please send them as numbered attachments and indicate in the body of the book manuscript where the image belong.

I’ll format the document to your publisher’s requirements and run an epub check on it. I’ll then send it to you to look over, and make any changes you require. Once approved, if your publisher has a problem with the file within 30 days of my formatting it, I’ll fix it for free, however after that time – or if it’s something you changed your mind about (for instance, you re-edited the book, found mistakes, etc.), there will be a fee for changes.

Shorter books may get a discount.

After payment clears, you will receive a word document formatted for the publisher of your choice.


Advanced eBook formatting for one publisher – Add $65
This is for manuscripts that have more than ten images, include tables, or other specialized formatting. As with the basic version, I will format to your publisher’s requirements, run an epub check, and correct any errors within thirty days.

After payment clears, you will receive a word document formatted for your publisher of choice.


Additional eBook formats - $10 each
This is for authors who have had me format their eBook, and would like to publish at more than one site (for instance at both Smashwords and Amazon at the same time) because each has different requirements.

After payment clears, you will receive one word document per publisher.


Basic paperback formatting - Add $65
This is for authors who need their book formatted for paper back/Print On Demand, and whose books contain no more than ten images, and no tables, or other specialized formatting. I will need to know the trim size of your book (6x9, 5x8, etc.), the publisher (Amazon, Lighting Source, etc.) and will need the ISBN number.

If I need to manually insert images, then please send them as numbered attachments and indicate in the body of the book manuscript where the image belong.

I’ll then send the formatted file to you to look over, and make any changes you require. Once approved, if the publisher has problems with the document within 30 days of my formatting, I’ll fix it for free, however after that time – or if it’s something you changed your mind about (for instance, you re-edited the book, found mistakes, etc.), there will be a fee for changes.

After payment clears, you will receive a PDF file ready to upload and, if you like, a word document.


Advanced paperback formatting – Add $80
This is for authors whose manuscript includes more than ten images, tables, or other specialized formatting. As with the basic package, I’ll need to know your publisher, trim size, and your ISBN number. I’ll also make corrections that are my fault for up to thirty days.

After payment clears you will receive a PDF file ready to upload and, if you like, a word document.


Formatting touch-ups for paperback or Ebook - $30$
This is for manuscripts that have already been formatted, but that need touched up due to the author adding small things, the submission requirements changing, etc. If, after I get the document, I see that it has been formatted incorrectly from the get-go - meaning the whole thing needs formatted from scratch - I’ll send the author a message before starting, as this will then throw it into the 65$ bracket above

After payment clears, you will receive your word document or PDF for publishing.


Website/Facebook/Twitter /Advertising banners - Add $30
This is for authors who need advertising banners for their blogs, websites, Twitter, Facebook covers or other places. Please send me any text and images you want/need on it, along with the pixel dimensions it needs to be. You can usually get this information from the website that the banner is for. If the banner is for Facebook, or Twitter, I already know the dimensions.

After payment clears, you will receive a single banner.


Single sided bookmarks, business cards, banners, etc. - Add $45 (Plus the cost of any images we need)
This is for authors who want to have bookmarks/business cards etc. made by a printer such as Vista Print or comparable site. I’ll need the file requirements from the printer - the image size/dimensions, file type (like PDF or JPG), etc. - and what you would like on it. In this case you will probably want to use your pre-existing book cover or logo, but should we need any stock images, the licenses are extra.

After payment clears, you will receive a file formatted for your printer.


Simple Illustrations - $55+
This is a ballpark figure, since all illustration jobs are different – simple images would be cheaper than a super complicated illustration, so for a set price you’d have to message me, I’m afraid.


All Other Graphics: Advertisements/Banners/Flow Charts/Infograms/etc. - $55+
If it's a graphic, I can make it. e-mail me the details of your project and I'll let you know what I need and a final price.
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