Note from Suzanne: I met Debbie, from TheCoverCollection.com, one evening when I was wandering the Internet looking at pre-made book covers. As I've mentioned before, pre-made book covers can be amateurish and inexpensive, or beautifully professional and very expensive. Rarely do price and professionalism intersect in a good way. Which is why I was so surprised when I found The Cover Collection and the incredible gallery of pre-made book covers Debbie has created, and their very reasonable price.
Debbie created the new cover for Mrs. Tuesday's Departure and a cover for Trusting God with Your Dream. I've asked Debbie to do a guest post today so that I can share more about her approach to creating beautiful book covers. By the way, not only does she offer beautiful pre-made book covers, her customer service is unmatched, she isn't happy until you're completely satisfied with the end-result.
The Cover Collection website opened in July of this year, and I quickly realized there's a huge stigma attached to pre-made ebook covers. People assume that they’re amateurish and poorly made, but there are actually some great pre-made covers out there!
I design for thrillers, sci-fi, horror, romance and children's books. Here are some examples from each of the genres.
I always send customers multiple draft options to choose from. They may spot something on one of the drafts that I didn't include on the original design. If they like it, I'll edit it in. I prefer to work this way as it gives people more choice, and ultimately a cover that works for them. I don't ever want someone to "make do" with a design. I want them to love it!
I offer unlimited revisions on all my ebook covers. I don't want someone to purchase a cover and because they're only allowed 3 or 4 revisions, they end up with a design that's not quite right for them. There are no additional charges, and you only receive your final design when you're 100% happy with it. Once all design concepts have been agreed, I usually have the completed cover back to you the same day.
There are currently around 300 ebook covers on the website, and new ones are added every few days. Here are some of the latest designs:
CHOOSING A BOOK COVER DESIGNER
A lot of authors tell me it's hard to pick a cover designer, as there are so many to choose from. If you're undecided about which one to use, it helps to find out more about them. Don't just take their word for it (and that includes me!)
- See what other people are saying about them on Twitter, Facebook, forums, blog posts etc.
- Ask to see links to other work they've produced.
- Contact other people who've dealt with them to ask about their experience.
Once you've checked out a few different designers, you should have a better idea as to whether they're the type of person you could work with. Don't ever take anyone at face value. Your book cover is too important to leave things to chance.
I've recently introduced the option of a 3D graphic for your cover. It can help an author’s book to stand out during promotions or when featuring the novel on their website or blog.
3D BANNER PIC
In the next few days I'll be introducing a page on the website which will feature covers I've recently designed for customers, and a link to where their book can be purchased. It's just my way of saying thanks for choosing me for your cover and to help to promote the author's work.
If you'd like to know more about me or want to know when new cover designs are added, the best way is to follow me on Twitter or Facebook. I usually post new designs there when they're uploaded. Alternatively you can sign up for the Newsletter via the website.
Check out TheCoverCollection.com today!