Hey there rebel!
My name is Violeta and among other things, I make eye-catching and one-of-a-kind book covers for indie authors. :)
I’m a writer myself, and if you’re about to self-publish a book, then I’m in awe of you because I know how much work and discipline it takes. I also believe that a book cover can make or break a book, especially for indie authors, which is why I am in love with the art form and why I want to help you have the success you seek.
What you can see here is my portfolio of premade covers (that are absolutely not sold more than once, that’s gross) and I also take on custom orders, so if you want a book cover tailor-made for your story, you can now order one. Wheeeeeeee.
I know you're creative and you want to design your own book cover, but trust me, if you don't have the experience and training, you'll fail and your sales will fail, so trust the professionals. (Wouldn’t it be such a relief to outsource this scary thing to someone else?)
Now go ahead and see what the premades I have available or order your very own custom-made book cover.
I can’t wait to work with you! :)
How it works
I have two options for you:
Order a premade book cover.
Pick the one you like and once you buy it, you’ll be the only one who has it.
It costs $45 for an ebook cover, $75 for ebook cover + print cover, and you can pay an extra $20 for a promo banner (just pick the add-ons you like).
You’ll get an email from me with questions.
You can request changes, yay!!! (Minor changes are free, but if you want bigger ones, it will cost you extra.)
Since the premades are already done, this process will be quicker.
YOUR INVESTMENT: $45+
Order a custom book cover.
Pay the deposit and I’ll add you to the queue - you might have to wait a few weeks.
A custom ebook cover costs $175 - you pay $90 upfront and $85 at the end. For ebook + print cover it’s $225 overall - $115 upfront and $110 at the end. For a promo banner it’s an extra $20.
You’ll get an email from me with questions.
You’ll get 3 concepts within 5-7 days.
You can have up to 5 rounds of revision and you can ask for any adjustments you want.
This process takes anywhere between 2 and 4 weeks, but if you’re working with a deadline, you should let me know.
YOUR INVESTMENT: $175+
Make sure to book your spot 2 months before your deadline - that gives you a month on the waiting queue and a month for the cover to be made.
Will I be the sole owner of my cover?
Of course! Nobody else will have your cover, ever. Once you buy it, it’s yours forever, and I won’t make anything similar again either. There are some shady people out there who’ll sell their premade designs multiple times, but I don’t see how this is helpful to anyone. Your design should be unique.
These are ebook covers. Do you make print covers?
Yep, any premade cover you see can easily be made into a print cover and you can also order a custom ebook and print cover for your book launch.
Do you do illustrations?
No, I don’t do illustrated covers. I work with photos. :)
Do you make non-fiction book covers?
Not generally, but if you want one, I’ll make it.
Is there anything you don’t do?
Actually, yes. I don’t do heavy manipulations (like changing someone’s face or body in unnatural ways). I’m not into the glossy face trend either. I’d rather my covers look real and raw than fake photoshopped magazine covers.
And for children’s books, I think illustrations are best, so let me know if I can recommend an illustrator. Everything else I’m happy to try. :)
Can I bring my own images?
You don’t have to, but if you absolutely need a specific image in your design, then you can let me find it OR bring your own, as long as it’s high resolution and you have the right to be using it for commercial purposes
Can I request changes?
Yes, you can request changes to both the premade covers and the custom covers, and they’re included in the price. Don’t worry about whether I can do it or not, just ask for what you want and I’ll let you know if it’s possible, but generally speaking, positioning, resizing, changing fonts and colors is all doable.
Can I request changes to the premades?
You can request minor changes - font, color, etc. - and stay within the price range OR request bigger changes - new elements, etc. - and pay extra. However, the result may fit your story better and make you happier, so… your call.
Do I need to pay extra for licenses?
Nope, I pay for all the fonts and photos. The only thing you might have to pay for eventually is if your book runs over 500,000 sales and you have a special photo in your cover that requires an extended license, of which I’ll let you know.
Do I need to worry about copyright?
Your designer has to worry about that, not you. I use both 100% free photos and fonts AND pay for some extra-special fonts and photos (for example, photos of recognizable faces and places you need permission for), but I always double check if I have the right to use the font or image I’m using for your cover.
Are the photos commonly used stock photos?
I believe that you deserve a unique design that matches your unique story.
That said, I try to collect photos that are unique and then I add enough treatment to make the covers original enough to be different from anything you’ve seen. You can also use Google Image Search or TinEye to check if there’s something remotely similar to your cover. The tools aren’t perfect, though.
Do you offer book banners?
I do in fact offer book banners to my clients. I think using a banner for your #CoverReveal is more professional and it can include a mockup of your cover on a kindle, ipad, and paperback. Truth is, your book cover will look better on some social media platforms (Pinterest) than on others (facebook), so a banner kind of solves that problem as it can be made to fit all the platforms.
What do you recommend I get?
If you have enough money to order a custom cover, that’s my #1 recommendation because that way you’ll have a more original and more specific to your story design rather than a generic one that could match a lot of stories.
If you have a miniscule budget, get a premade book cover, but from an ethical designer who won’t sell it to a bunch of other people as well.
Just don’t do your own book cover unless you have design skills. (It’s just that more often than not, it results in confused readers, low sales, etc.)
What if I have a deadline?
You’re going to have to tell me about your deadline and I’ll work with it, but bear in mind that you might be on the waiting queue about a month and then add another couple of weeks (minimum) for the making of your cover, and you’re looking at booking your sport at least a month and a half in advance.
So no last minute requests, okay? I could possibly help you with a last-minute request, but there’s a charge for it - it’s $50 on top of everything else.
What software do you use?
Photoshop. I don’t use any templates or programs that make ready covers, I actually enjoy making designs from scratch. So don’t worry, what you get is a completely original design from my brain to your hands. Ha.