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What background experience does your book cover designer have in design?

Robin is an award winning book cover designer and President of an advertising design and printing company which was established in 2002. She has a diploma in Electronic Publishing from an education based in the computer arts. Robin worked several years for a large photo lab doing retouching, restoration, collage and marketing before starting Robin Ludwig Design Inc.

book cover design

Professional book cover design, graphics and author swag printing!

We are excited to have the opportunity to work with authors on their book cover design needs. Book cover designs are custom created based on photographic elements and illustrations by a Photoshop artist with more than 15 years of experience. Author input is invaluable when designing book covers. We ask for opinions and make changes to the book cover along the way to achieve the results your book deserves.

To get started we need a brief description of the book, the book genre, intended audience, a description of any characters or objects to be included on the design, and any additional design preferences (such as color, fonts or layout). If you have seen a book cover you like, please include a link to the book cover and let us know what caught your eye on the design. If you have not had an opportunity to browse for stock we recommend Dreamstime.com.

Fiction Book Cover Request Form (optional): PDF | Word Doc

If the book will be printed, we will need a template from the printer with the appropriate spine size based on the final page count. Most printers have an application to create these book cover templates online. We prefer book cover print templates in PDF format. Ebook covers are created in 6x9 inch size, unless a different size is requested.

After we have received your design preferences, we will email our suggestions and/or email a sample design (once the photography has been narrowed down).

When the photography has been chosen for the book cover design we will email instructions for purchasing the stock and creating an account with the stock provider (when applicable). The images can then be purchased directly by our client and emailed to us. Most stock can be purchased with standard, royalty free licensing for under $25.00 per image. Purchasing the photography and art for book cover design in this manner gives all rights for the imagery to the purchaser based on the stock provider's terms of use. Before purchasing stock imagery please be sure to read the licensing carefully.

Our minimum fee and prepayment for new ebook cover design is $80.00. Ebook covers typically range in price from $80.00 to $120.00. Print designs can be created from the ebook design at a later date and start at $80.00.

The minimum fee and prepayment for new print cover design is $120.00. New designs for print can range in price from $120.00 to $240.00. Ebook designs can be created from the front of the print design for no additional fee.

Our design fees are billed in 15 minute ($20.00) increments and are based on the time spent and the complexity of the design. Prepayment is due upon approval of the comp design before finished design begins. We do not charge royalties on book cover design.

Book cover design is a non-refundable service. Prepayment must be paid before work will begin. Once the book cover design is complete and proof approved we will invoice for the remaining amount due based on time spent if applicable. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or for a quote on your book cover design.

Once the book cover design is complete we will email the finished files. If the book cover files are too large to email we will place the files online for downloading. Generally ebook cover designs will be emailed and print book cover designs will be placed online for download.

Service Time: The initial book cover design proof will be created within 5-7 business days after the comp design has been approved, prepayment and all photograpghy has been recieved. Additional book cover design proofs can add 1-3 business days of service time.

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