Category Archives: Book Cover Design

My Latest Book Cover Designs

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Robert Mackey

Robert lives by the following adage: No matter how many heads have to roll in the attainment of you goals, be certain to smile and wave at them as they pass. It’s best to do your beheading on a hill with your opponent uphill from you to insure the head actually rolls and to prolong the amount of time you get to smile and wave. (Very important.)

Check out Roberts books at the Amazon link below.

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Peter Clark Nelson

Peter works as a ghostwriter, and content strategist. he works with heart-centered entrepreneurs, authors, subject matter experts, energy healers, coaches and companies with a genuine and inspiring message. If are you seeking new and more joyous ways to…

  • Tap into the creative power of Self-Love through your inspired Voice…
  • Improve on emotionally and spiritually connecting with your audience through words, images, and sound…
  • And enhance the overall vibrations in your own self, your brand and message…

Connect with Peter using the Facebook link below.

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Lee Erlywine

Lee’s Novels are intense and receiving five star reviews. Go grab yourself a copy through the links below and check out the action! I’m reading the first book now and can’t put it down!

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Connect with Lee on Facebook!

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Enter to Win: Free Book Cover Design May 1st, 2017

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Giving Makes Me Smile 🙂

I am excited to be getting the word out about the upcoming drawing I’ve scheduled for this May 1st, 2017.

I started this drawing as a way of giving back to the Indie Author Community: I consider myself blessed because I get to do what I love within the publishing Industry and I just want to pay it forward.

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Everyone is welcome to enter for a prize of a free design package that includes: Trade Paperback Cover (front-back-spine) and eBook cover, two 3D Covers, and a Book Teaser.

  • Trade Paperback Cover (front-back-spine) and eBook Cover
  • Two 3D Covers
  • A Book Teaser

Winners also receive an invitation to be interviewed on this blog for their upcoming book release.

All winners will be announced and listed on the ‘Winning Authors’ page along with their new cover design and a link to the books point of sale.

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There are no hidden fees


Enter today! This drawing takes place on May 1st, 2017 and the prizes can be claimed anytime.

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Send me an email telling me a little about yourself and your book to enter.

If your name is drawn as the winner, I’ll contact you via email with the happy news.


Enter To Win Below

Good Luck!

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Free Book Cover Design

 

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Giving Makes Me Smile 🙂

I am happy to be gearing up for the next drawing with the Indie Author Advocate.

Everyone is welcome to enter for a prize of a free design package that includes both your Trade Paperback cover and eBook cover. The winner will also receive a selection of two of my most popular items like social media banner design, book teaser design, logo design, business card design, bookmark design, poster design, postcard design, etc.

Winners also receive an invitation to be interviewed on this blog for their upcoming book release and a discount toward their next cover design.

All winners will be announced and listed on the upcoming ‘Winner’s Circle’ page along with their new cover design that will be linked to the books point of sale.

There are no hidden fees

*unless your design package includes items that must be printed and shipped like bookmarks or business cards


Enter today! The next drawing takes place on March 1st, 2017 and the prizes can be claimed anytime.

Send me an email telling me a little about yourself and your book to enter. If your name is drawn as the winner, I’ll contact you via email on March 1st with the happy news.

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Good Luck!

 

Labor Day at Mundus Media Ink

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Monday Aug 22nd – Sep 5th

We are celebrating Labor Day here at Mundus Media Ink by offering 30% off our regular Book Cover Design Services.

Come have a look at our Book Cover Design services provided by our award winning cover designer and illustrator. Michelle Rene got her start with ACE Books of New York over a decade ago and now serves the independent author community, as well as several publishing agencies, through Mundus Media Ink.

What she will create for you is a custom book cover design for your eBook and print covers. Plus, get two free 3D covers for use in your marketing efforts. There are no hidden fees. You get a unique and stunning design that will skyrocket your book sales.

Learn more here.

Or just send us an email via our contact information below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Mundus Media Ink
USA 360-399-3665 PST
MichelleRene@MundusMediaInk.com
http://mundusmediaink.com

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The Importance of Your Book Cover

 

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The cover of your book is important because it’s the first thing a reader sees. You’ll want it to have a design that grabs their attention and portrays an accurate idea of what your book is about. Your book deserves an exceptional cover—a cover that you feel proud of—one that reflects the quality of your book, as well as the commitment and attention to detail that went into writing it.

The more general your cover idea is, the more likely I’ll be able to create a successful design. If your cover idea is too detailed, I may have difficulty creating a design that looks professional. For example, if you want to see a man and a woman on the beach, this is a general idea that can probably be turned into a very attractive cover. But if you want a man and a woman of very specific ages, ethnicities, hair color, and clothing, we may have a very hard time finding images that match your description. My covers are created from stock images and photography in a large subscription library. While I’m able to manipulate these images to an extent, it is still a good idea to keep your cover idea as general as possible.

Also, try to be as open minded about your idea, and if possible try to think of more than one possible design concept. This will keep my options open, allowing me to pursue the idea or design that can be completed the most professionally and attractively.

Don’t Show Too Much of Your Character

It may be tempting to show your book’s main character on the cover but this usually isn’t a very good idea. Most readers prefer to use their imagination to depict the story and characters in their head. In addition, it can be very difficult for a designer to find a stock-image that lives up to your expectations of what your character looks like. If you want a face on the cover, it’s a good idea to be generalized as far as looks are concerned. Woman with red hair is a good example and still gives me room to find good images for you.

If you think it is important for your main character to be represented on the cover, there are ways to do this without revealing the whole character. Consider using a silhouette of the character or perhaps showing them in either small part or from behind. These alternatives will spark your reader’s interest without limiting their imaginations.

Be Simple, Strong and Symbolic

Refrain from depicting a specific scene on the cover of your book. A specific scene is often difficult to assemble using stock images and is usually not the best way to tell potential readers what your book is about. Remember that the front cover is the first thing that most readers will see. Without the proper context, a specific scene may not have any meaning to them.

It is better to be more symbolic or iconic with your cover design. Try to come up with a simple eye-catching idea that anyone will understand upon first sight. Keep in mind that most people will see your book as a tiny picture on a bookstore website or out the corner of their eye in a bookstore. In either instance, a strong, simple, symbolic cover is much more likely to catch their attention than one that is complicated or cluttered.

Research at Your Local Book Store and Browse Stock Images

If you’re having trouble coming up with an idea for your cover, it may be a good idea to do some research. Go online and examine books of the same genre. This can give you some ideas or suggestions for your own book’s cover design. Once you have an idea in mind, you can browse and purchase stock images on the web or give some sample covers to your designer and let them find the perfect stock-images.

Don’t Forget the Technical Stuff

There are a few technical guidelines to keep in mind when it comes to your book’s cover design. The first is to be aware of copyright issues when submitting images for your cover. If an image appears to be copyrighted, we will not be able to use it without written permission from the copyright holder. Submitting copyrighted images without permission may also delay your book’s production. You can avoid potential copyright infringement by submitting images you have taken yourself or by choosing licensed images from stock-image websites. Or better yet, as mentioned before, let the designer choose the best stock images for you. They are professional designers with an eye for detail and would know what would create the right emotional response from the viewer.

It is also important that your images be high resolution. Resolution refers to the crispness or quality of focus in your images. Cover images must have a resolution of no less than 300 DPI. In addition, they must be a size suitable for their intended use.

Click here if you’re looking to hire an award winning designer and illustrator.