Getting very little traction on anything these days, reinforcing that I probably made the right decision in quitting awhile back, but I am trying to raise funds for a cause right now, so here I go, trying anyway…
New premade covers (email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested):
#1365, available for $60:
#1366, available for $25:
#1367, available for $50:
I will keep making premades until I sell something. What is everyone looking for these days?
If you want to check out my cause, here’s the GoFundMe I just set up: https://www.gofundme.com/f/emergency-pet-surgery-for-baby-moo
Even $5 helps. Feel free to share.
Hi all – just wanted to let you guys in on the biggest sale The Book Cover Machine has ever held! I’m in the process of marking my website’s ENTIRE inventory of premade covers down to $25 each. All these covers are on my old hard drive collecting dust and must go. If they don’t sell at the discounted price within the next few weeks, they’ll be going in the trash bin so I don’t have to keep storing them on the off chance that someone will purchase one someday. I really need to prioritize and clear out space for other things! If you’ve had your eye on something, now is the time to get it before it’s gone for good Not to mention, they’ll never be cheaper than this. Feel free to spread the word! www.thebookcovermachine.com/shop
Hint – if you see a cover that you want but it hasn’t been marked down yet, shoot me a note at email@example.com and I’ll mark it down for you!
It’s been awhile once again! Quick update on what’s going on in The Book Cover Machine world. I’ve decided to start offering premade banners in addition to premade book covers. These are great as-is if you just want to dress up your author profile, or you can add text, images, book covers, etc., and use them for all your promotional needs! I offer them for $5 each (or a sheet of 7 for $25) on my Facebook page. You can peruse the album here. Lots more coming soon! Also check out a few examples below:
And here are a couple examples of how you might add your book covers for promotional purposes:
Also, regarding summer availability: I have a lot of summer activities, gigs, and commitments stacking up outside of the office, so if you need anything from me before September, GET IT NOW. I’ll still be fulfilling premade orders, but if you were hoping to get any wrap covers, promotional material, etc, now’s the time to do it. Most of you know I don’t really do custom covers anymore, but if you really need something and are willing to pick out your images from depositphotos.com, and have worked with me enough to know you won’t need more than 3 drafts, feel free to inquire so I can help you out over the next week or two. Then I’m out! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 😛 )
This week I focused on romance covers, since there’s such a demand right now. Here are the new beauties:
What kind of premades would you like to see next week? Let me know in the comments!
Back in the game as promised! Here’s the latest batch of premades:
Purchase a cover here!
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!
Hi, All! I know I’m essentially absent on the blog these days, and to be honest it’s because I’m far less involved in the book cover business than I used to be (thanks to some other ventures and life events). However, we do still sell premade covers over at thebookcovermachine.com/shop for great prices, and I wanted to give you all a heads up that there are going to be some AMAZING opportunities coming your way for snatching up 70-90% off covers, and EVEN SOME OPPORTUNITIES FOR FREE ONES. These will be unfolding over the next couple months, and the exact promos going on will probably change month-to-month all the way into the end of the year and possibly beginning of next, so keep your eyes peeled, spread the word, and take advantage! I am practically going to be giving these away right and left, so be sure not to miss out on the details.
In the meantime, here’s a quick preview of one of the latest covers added to the shop! Kinda makes me want to write another book myself…