Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Finding a Cover Artist

How important is that book cover? VERY. It is the first impression a reader gets of your book. I know I scan the hundreds of books on amazon or B&N and stop to read the blurb only when a cover catches my eye.

I work with many self/indie/hybrid published authors and everyone is looking for a cover artist at a reasonable price. Well, I don't know about price, but I was told about two websites that might help you find someone to work with. I can't vouch for these sites because I don't know anyone who has used them, but at first glance they look promising.

I also want to tell you how I found out about the websites. I went to Concarolinas 2015. Conventions are a great place for any writer to network and get helpful information. I suggest finding some in your area.

there are free and paid levels of service

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four levels of pricing depending on need

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1 comment:

  1. Very useful information, thank you. I'll investigate them for my next three novels due out before the end of the year.