You want a quality cover design that is unique and eye-catching. I’m a firm believer in simplicity. The best way to sell books is the create a cover that invokes an emotional response, not recreate a particular scene from the book. You have two seconds to catch the attention of a potential reader with a thumbnail sized picture, and if all they see of your incredibly detailed scene is a blotch, they will move on.
You’ll work with me on the process. Just as I will listen to you about your book, I need you to listen to me about your cover design. It doesn’t matter how amazing your storytelling talents are, the skills involved in transforming those words into a single image that will convince a potential reader to pick your book aren’t the same. Please consider the needs of your target audience over your personal preferences.
You are open to advice and willing to let me do the job you hired me for. I will listen to your suggestions, but I’m no longer willing to compromise my design standards. If you hire me to design your book cover, you must give me the freedom to give you my best work.
You’re not in a rush. While I tend to be pretty responsive to emails, we’ll get along much better if you understand I can’t always get back to you immediately. My schedule can be crazy due to having a family, helping to run a ranch, writing my own books, and client work. I work within an established business schedule and due to the increase in my workload, I suggest scheduling your project 1-3 months in advanced of your deadline. I’m not going to rush a cover design or put in a late night because you didn’t plan ahead.
You are respectful of my time as I am of yours. I will do everything in my power to finish your cover in a timely manner. When I finish a project earlier than planned, I start on the next project on my list, so please be respectful to me and others and have everything ready ahead of time, otherwise, I will bump your project down my list and work on the next project that is ready to go.
If you think we would work good together, visit my Design Services for more information. I would love to help you on your journey!