The Weekly Machine

This week has been a doozy! But the best kind. I redesigned the blog, complete with a new banner, background, font style, and will be tweaking all the tabs and pages over the next couple days, because everything is SO outdated. Most notable of all, perhaps, is that I FINALLY designed a company logo, after 5 years in business. You would think anyone who’s been in business multiple years would have a logo…but ESPECIALLY SOMEONE WHOSE BUSINESS IS DESIGN… The irony is not lost on me. But I finally have one! Yay!

Next on the list of what I’m most excited about is the new direction I’m going with premade covers:

From the beginning, I have ALWAYS wanted to brand myself more with this type of artwork – more complex, detailed scenes in the vein of fantasy, because that’s what I really love and am passionate about, but as I got bogged down in custom work and requests I kind of never had time to make what I wanted, and really got burnt-out creatively as well. But now I’m being extremely picky about the custom projects I take on (and how often I take them on), and am focusing more on what I get inspired to create. You can expect a lot more covers like this! Although they do make more time, so they won’t get cranked out quite like the rest.

Due to the romance cover demand, and how quickly they seem to sell after I post them, I will be doing more of those as well. Here are a couple new ones from yesterday:

And here’s a look at the latest custom cover, which exemplifies the type of project I’m most willing to take on these days, very fantasy-esque:

Last but not least, I want to invite everyone to come hang out over at my Facebook page: Come Hang Out with Me! You get a much more ‘live’ experience over there, can participate in ‘flash’ sales, peruse clearance covers, chat with yours truly, etc. Hope to see you around!

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New Computer = New Premade Covers!

One of the reasons I slowed down on adding premades to the shop over the last year was because of my poor, ancient, ailing computer. It was getting so slow that all I could manage was the work I was absolutely required to do. When it takes ten minutes to open a file, another 5 minutes to change one thing, another five minutes to save the file, and then maybe a computer crash and a restart to then email said file to a client, which takes another 20 minutes… Well, you get the picture. It was maddening. But then my husband spilled cherry coke all over my keyboard, and then a few days later my cat threw up all over the keyboard, and that was just it, and I finally had little choice but to bite the bullet and spring for a new machine!

So I’m back in business. Still not doing much with custom work because of other life commitments, but I’m loving getting back in the premade game. Here are a couple from the past few days:

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40% Off Fall Premade Book Cover Sale

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We are having a HUGE Fall sale. Now through October 31st, get 40% off all covers found at thebookcovermachine.com with coupon code FALLenprices. Don’t wait, because covers always go pretty fast when we have a sale this irresistible.

As a reminder, our office is mostly vacant right now and we are unable to respond to most custom requests, but premade cover orders are still being fulfilled.

Happy shopping!

Summer Burnout Sale on Premade Book Covers

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It’s that time again – time for our annual summer burnout sale! Take advantage of our best prices all year. Now through August 31st, get 35% off all premade book covers found at thebookcovermachine.com when you use coupon code ‘sumburn’ at checkout. Covers always go quickly when we have a sale, so scoop them up while you can! If you’ve had your eye on a cover, now is the time.

Last Week of March Madness Sale!

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Last 5 days to take advantage of this awesome sale! Thus far the sale has been a huge success, so scoop up these discounted covers while you can. If you see something you like, don’t hesitate, or it’s likely to get swiped¬†up before your next visit!

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