The first half of this month, I was on vacation in Mexico! It was actually a delayed honeymoon (delayed by almost 2 years), because when we got married, my husband and I prioritized getting a house over having a big wedding or a honeymoon. Still think that was the right decision, but it was amazing to get away at last!
Upon returning, I’m more convinced than ever that the direction I’m taking The Book Cover Machine is the right decision for me (little to no custom work, fancier premades in fantasy genres that I truly love designing, more freedom in my schedule to choose what I want to create and when I want to create it…). This approach has renewed my inspiration! So I’ve been gleefully working on covers like these, just for the pleasure of the artwork:
They were both listed as ‘premium premade covers’ over at The Book Cover Machine’s Facebook page, but as you can see the first one is no longer available, as I decided to keep it for myself and use it as a spin-off to one of my existing mermaid books. I just couldn’t resist.
If you’re interested in the second cover (which I also wanted to keep, but don’t have a story for at the moment), it’s available for $200, and you can inquire by emailing me at email@example.com.
I should be adding more regular premade covers (the cheaper ones available for $49 or less) to the shop soon!
(If you did a double-take at the $200 price tag and had a small heart attack and wonder how the leap in price fits in, suffice it to say these ‘premium’ covers take a lot more time, thought, and attention to detail to create, and while I still very much want to offer covers that all my clients can afford, I have also learned the worth of my work. After 5 years in the industry, it’s nice to finally realize the only one who’s limiting me to eating Ramen for the rest of my life is myself, and the low prices I put on my own work 😛 )
Posting this here before anywhere else… I am currently offering an opportunity for a FREE PREMADE BOOK COVER of your choice (from http://www.thebookcovermachine.com/shop) simply for signing up for my author newsletter. That’s right, I first got into creating book covers because I’m a writer myself, and it’s time to pull that dream back out of the drawer, dust it off, and get it moving back in the right direction. I’ve LOVED helping hundreds of authors fulfill their dreams on the book cover side of things these last four years, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to quit the book cover industry completely (premades will always be something I throw together in my down time), but I’ve put my own books aside for too long.
SO! In between drama with installing a house and some other family emergencies, I’ve been focusing on the writing side of things lately, and I’ve had a pretty amazing opportunity come up, but one of the crucial parts of marketing these days is to have a newsletter (and it’s required for this particular opportunity). So I’ve taken the plunge and set up a newsletter, and I would SO love any support that anyone’s willing to give! It’s just a short and sweet, once-monthly email (trust me, I don’t want to be obnoxious any more than you want to be spammed), which will include an update on writing progress, book release announcements when relevant, and a recommended read or book deal so I can help pay it forward to other authors as well (hey, maybe I can get yours in there at some point…)
So if you’re willing (or want to take advantage of that free premade book cover), simply sign up here, shoot me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org letting me know to look for you in my subscriber list, and let me know the cover # you want from thebookcovermachine.com/shop! It is a first-come, first serve basis, so if someone else has already asked for your cover you’ll need to pick a second one. This promotion is good ONLY FROM NOW (June 12th) through June 14th, but if you don’t see a cover you want just yet you’re welcome to take a rain-check on collecting your prize and come back for that whenever you want, so long as you subscribe within the June 12-14 window.
Thank you all so much for being loyal customers over the years, and supporting me as I launch my own long-overdue author career as well 🙂 Looking forward to finding ways to cross-promote with you all in the future!
A look at some of the latest premade covers! Visit the shop and purchase a cover here.
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.
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!
Now and then our authors advertise through us. Today is your chance to pick up Paradise by Harper Alexander, the first volume in the Deadly Lush trilogy, for free! Don’t miss this fresh new voice in the YA Dystopian genre.
Shiloh lives on the Coast of Hope, flanked by the decimated ruins of the earth. Every year, people brave crossing the Badlands to the coast, with the hopes that they will be one of the lucky souls who merits an invitation to Paradise – the legendary shore of sweet deliverance across the sea. When Shiloh receives one of the magical message-in-a-bottle invitations that grants her passage to that golden land of enchantment, she jumps at the chance to leave her dystopian shore behind. Alone and vulnerable but full of hope, she casts off into the vast watery wilderness, and touches down on utopian soil unscathed. Paradise is everything she could have dreamed. Everything the stories say. Beautiful. Lush. Tantalizing. Too marvelous to ever return from. But there is something all the stories have left out. Another reason nobody ever comes back from Paradise.
That’s right – another sale you won’t want to miss! Just because it’s been awhile since the last. Take advantage and scoop up covers at unbeatable prices for all of your stories and stories-to-be! Happy shopping! http://www.thebookcovermachine.com/shop