Book Cover Design
Friday 24th October 2014
This week has seen some changes to our website (mostly behind the scenes and something which always takes a lot longer than you’d like!) and the launch of several new books which have either just come out on Amazon or are about to. Working with some exciting new authors it’s great to be involved at such an important stage of their books and a part which they’ve been looking forward to also.
When chatting with our clients it’s very clear that the choice of book cover design and designer can seem a little confusing to the first time author, not only will you have many websites to browse you’ll also need to fathom out what’s going to be right for you with regards to the packages and prices on offer.
Some will offer stock images whilst others get you to pay for them, some will charge a flat fee for the work and then an hourly rate for any revisions and some will just charge an hourly design rate from the get go. This can lead to a book cover design costing you anything up to £1000 (which for most indie authors is outside of their specific budget set aside for the project.
The flat rate (from listening to authors) was an important area, most people want to know from the very beginning how much the design is going to cost, if you make revisions to a client’s draft cover it really should be in with the fee they’re paying already (and not an hourly rate).
The cost of stock imagery was another area of confusion, depending upon where you obtain your stock images you will see a variation in both price and the licence to use the image. Again, this seems to be a mixed bag too, some book cover designers include it in the price and others will bill the client on top of the design fee.
Designing a book cover should be free of any worry or hassle, working with our many clients we strive to ensure that every author or publisher we work with has not only the best cover design from us but also the best service. I think what makes the difference is that we totally enjoy what we do, design and creativity is our passion and that shows in how we work with our clients.
So, speaking with many of our clients it’s enabled us to develop our design packages to be straight forward and clear, our prices are on display for our pre-made and our bespoke book cover service, we don’t charge hourly rates and have unlimited revisions until your book cover is finalized. We want you to be happy with the complete process and that will always come from clear and honest communication.
Feel free to browse our website and the many pages within the ‘Writer’s Room’ too (a handy selection of guides collected over time with the design of making publishing your new work a bit easier), and if you have any questions just drop us an email, we’ll be more than happy to help!
As an author or publisher you’ll want only the best for your book, a creative and professional book cover design will help your work stand out upon the shelves, appeal to your readership and increase its sales whether it’s online or in-store.
We are a book cover design company who create covers which are beautiful, creative and show the concept behind your work in a way specific to your genre and needs. Working with clients from all over the world we pride ourselves on a committed work ethic, great service and attention to detail.
We offer a package to suit every budget starting with our fantastic Pre-made book cover design service, moving on to our tailored design package, these are one-off creations made specifically around your book's concept (created for both eBook and printed books alike). We also offer a design service for many of the promotional materials which will help with the launch and sale of your book too.
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We specialise in designing book covers that are both unique and beautiful with an attention to detail and a clear focus on each and every one of our clients, from the beginning to the completion of your project our designers work hard to ensure you’re delighted with your new book's cover.
Using the latest industry leading applications and Adobe software we ensure the highest standards and are able to work on a wide range of styles and mediums. We create designs for use with ebooks, with the likes of Kindle, ipad, Nook, Barnes & Noble being some of our most popular.
Along with the ebook designs we of course create great covers for the more traditional printed book, we design for hardbacks, paperbacks and full dust jackets, all with the same dedication, passion and respect.
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Milo Spires (book cover design - JD&J)
The world is now failing as mother-nature loses her grip and the vampires choose to fight back and the humans are to blame. What good is immortality without a planet to live on?
With the global release of Werewolves imminent, a vision from a good vampire many years before sees the sick & evil plan ahead. Scared that another war will start and this time maybe the Werewolves will win, they decided to intervene.
If the plan of releasing the beasts is to go ahead, a magical silver sword must be found but will this be the answer? having a spell placed over it by the Church many years prior. With a story involving a High Priest having a child with a nun and discarding her at birth, the evil vampires aim to use it to blackmail their way into having the spell released.
The story follows the girl Jenny, who lives in Brighton and was dumped on the steps of an orphanage, unknown to her is that her father (The High Priest) is soon to be approached by the vampires and that they know of her existence.
Chased through time, they MUST get Jenny at all costs, believing that she is the key to their persuasion, will the Church bow to them or will there be a holy war?
Vampire Uprising has an ending that YOU are guaranteed not to be able to predict.
FIXIN' TO DIE RAG
Roy Mark (book cover design JD&J)
FIXIN' TO DIE RAG is the true story of the helicopter pilots and their crews serving in Vietnam. It’s the story of those young warriors that were called to duty by conscience or country.
They flew many hazardous missions; they fought a deadly enemy; they prevailed against horrific odds; some good men died.
This is the story of Charlie Company of the First Cavalry Division’s 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion. They were decorated with many medals of valor and Purple Hearts—far too many Purple Hearts.
Fasten your seat belts and join them in the war-torn Vietnamese skies of 1970.
By Steven Loton (book cover design - JD&J)
In a gritty future dystopia, Turo is the world’s most lethal bounty hunter. This tough mercenary survives on a mix of booze, deadly narcotics, women – and his gift for snuffing out human life.
His only friends are the quasi-dictator who runs the city, a local drug dealer, and the artificial intelligence system within his flying car.
Turo has other big problems: He spent most of his life as an orphan with no memory of his father and only a silver chain and ring to remind him of the mother he briefly knew.
But when a deranged military commando from the past returns to exact revenge on Turo and the city he calls home, he must confront the dark secrets of his own history and the genetic experiments responsible for his superhuman powers.
A Life Divided
By Mike Strul (book cover design - JD&J)
Imagine that you’re not the person that you thought you were?
In 1934 the whole of Europe is on the verge of World War.
At the young age of 17, Hans Myerhoffer is the charismatic Bavarian leader of the Hitler Youth. A passionate Aryan German, he is steeped in Nazi ideology and destined for great things within the Third Reich’s inner circle.
Spin forward to 2002 – and Max Samuels at the age of 41, is the archetypal British Jewish businessman.
However, a meeting with a clairvoyant takes him to a shocking discovery that makes him confront his past and at the same time look to his future. Fate then conspires in bringing both Max and Hans together - culminating in a final, dramatic showdown in Germany’s Berlin.
Bathing and the single girl
By Christine Elise McCarthy
(book cover design - JD&J)
It’s true that the life of an actress in LA is not all glamour, money, and sleeping with rock stars. At times it's more along the lines of humiliation, red wine hangovers, and the terrible choices they lead to. Ruby Fitzgerald has hardly worked in years, not that anyone remembers her for anything other than a short stint on a long-canceled but iconic TV series. But that was back when her career seemed on the up and now awkward sex with regrettable men is doing nothing to take the edge off. Everything that once worked in her house is now going on strike, the unemployment checks barely covering the mortgage, and a self-respecting girl needs to be able to pay her bar bill too!! So the repairs stay on hold. One more bubble bath and several more cocktails. A gal can always be responsible tomorrow.
With everything beginning to stack against her, an increasingly despairing Ruby will have to find out if life's larger indignities are the result of bad luck, or a bad attitude. What follows is a walking tour of the hilarious depths you can sink to if you stop using your best judgment.
The Dawnlands Catch
By Sam Audley (book cover design - JD&J)
John Tyler & Tim Edgerton gradually begin to suspect that an offer of help from IT billionaire, Randall Hawke, has a catch, though they don’t realise until too late just how deadly it will be. With help from two unexpected sources, FBI Agent, Maria Ruiz, tracks the links between the kidnapping of a mining company executive in West Africa by an unknown jihadi group, the teething problems of a telecommunications joint venture in Singapore and the suspicious deaths of three successful business leaders in the USA. However, as she uncovers the real targets of the Dawnlands Project, the fatal nature of the catch becomes clear. Randall has been using his IT group as cover for pursuing his own criminal agenda and has misled people regarding his true intentions. In preventing further deaths, Maria and her team have a race against time to prove the extent of Randall Hawke’s involvement in the Dawnlands Project.
But ultimately, Randall can only be brought to trial if Tim becomes the man his father never thought he could be.
Ophiuchus Cube – Book 1
By Hendrik de Jong (book cover design JD&J)
People knew that something was wrong when several stars vanished from the night’s sky.
The Cube appeared to a highly frightened Earth from the deep edges of space. Its landing was a disaster of epic proportions: covering half of the planet and killing billions of people in doing so. The planet then fell into chaos. Inevitably societies broke down. Many people turned to God for an answer.
But what next? Was this colossus friend or foe? Who sent the Cube to us, and what was its purpose? Where and when will it attack next? Will it simply leave, or will it stay?
Against this apocalyptic backdrop a host of unsavoury characters is set free. A serial rapist within China terrorises an innocent woman. A manic and drug addicted gang-leader in Russia fights to keep his dominance. And in the City of London a religious fanatic with a perverted mind and diabolic ideas works on reshaping the future. Pitted against these elements are the reluctant Rick, courageous Martin and autistic genius Thomas, who fight at unlocking the mysteries of the Cube and the chance to save mankind.
But this is a race against time, with a shocking revelation forcing everyone on Earth to choose.
The retirement of Daniel Fairfax
By Robert Harrell (book cover design - JD&J)
For most of us, the move from work into retirement is a smooth one, but not for Daniel Fairfax.
After a lifetime career as a highly professional criminal, Daniel resigns himself to retirement at Her Majesty's pleasure. That is until luck hands him a perfect get out of jail free card, that even he never saw coming. But now he’s a fugitive and on the run from the law. Not only this, but he further complicates matters with a decision which also finds him on the run from his crime boss too. In this comic novel, Daniel makes his escape via the channel and travelling between Spain and France, all in a desperate attempt to secure his freedom and a safer future. However, nothing is ever that simple. It seems that his efforts to retire peacefully are thwarted by chance, and farce, through a series of hilarious circumstances that will have you sure that Daniel Fairfax will never achieve a peaceful retirement. Or will he?
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