book cover designs

Here’s the deal.  I’m offering my two decades of expertise in graphic design and corporate branding to the indie author world.  As an author, I understand the unique needs of your cover speaking to your audience, and as a designer I enjoy creating images that tell a story.  I am reaching out to my author peers because I love and support authors and think this could be a beneficial arrangement.

Here’s what I can bring to the table:

  • Almost two decades of experience
  • The understanding and symbolic analysis of your project that only another author can bring
  • A low-cost alternative without a low-cost look – hey, I’m an author too and understand all the expenses that go into producing your own work
  • The added benefit of author branding and keeping your image consistent and recognizable (I have branded Fortune 500 companies along with myself and my friends! I advise on an overall branding vision to go far beyond one cover!)

Please take a look at some of my recent cover designs below.  Though these are mainly romance and fantasy, I can do a variety of styles with the exception of drawing completely from scratch–I tend toward photo manipulation to accomplish the looks of my designs.

What you’ll get:

  • A questionnaire to discern your vision and taste
  • Along with a comprehensive branding questionnaire to determine who you are an as author
  • Advice on your author and/or series brand
  • After complete analysis of your book, vision, taste and desire to communicate a specific look, image and mood to your audience, I will deliver two different concepts based on your needs
  • Once a concept is decided upon I will work to incorporate all your changes and concerns until you are happy with the final product

Again, all this is provided at an affordable cost.  If this sounds good to you, we should talk.  Email me at: mande@mandematthews.com for questions and an indie author friendly price quote.

 

COVER DESIGNS SAMPLES

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Cover Design for Bonded - ShadowLight Saga
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Cover Design for The Light Keepers - ShadowLight Saga
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Book Cover Design for In The Spotlight - Mayne Attraction
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Cover Design for Raven's Watch
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Cover Design for Enchantment
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Cover Design for After Daybreak
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Cover Design for Chasing Sparrows
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Cover Design for Confessions of a Debutante
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Cover Design Sample
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Cover Design for Ignited
Do You Need a Cover Artist?
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4 thoughts on “Do You Need a Cover Artist?

  • Yay! Mande Matthews is going FREELANCE!!! As one of her satisfied cover design customers, I can tell you that she’s thorough, quick, extremely professional and fun to work with. She did the design for my book “Mayne Attraction: In The Spotlight” (pictured above) in December of 2011. Sales of the book on Amazon doubled the month after the new cover was introduced and have remained steady ever since. I am thrilled and I owe it all to Mande’s amazing design skills! Do I recommend her? You bet I do!!!

    1. Ann! You are such a sweetheart. Thanks for the wonderful endorsement. I loved collaborating on your cover with you. Ellery was a fun and charming character to work with. I can’t wait to see book two and three online!

  • Mande,
    I had no idea you were so creative, WOW! These are all gorgeous. Take it from a Kinde-aholic with well over 270 ebooks, these are some of the best covers I have ever seen. I wish I knew more authors to recommend you to. I will keep my ears and eyes open for you though. You probably already know this, but with all of the ebooks out there now, there are plenty of books that I don’t give a second glance to because their covers are pretty dull or don’t protray what the story is. Great job on these, love them!
    Mary

    1. Thanks Mary! I am humbled by your compliments! I’ve been a designer for years, and it’s turning out to be rather convenient. I like to help other authors whenever I get the chance.

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