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background, font style, and will be tweaking all the tabs and pages over the next couple days, because everything is SO outdated.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!
Things have been busy this week for the Machine. We’ve cranked out some premade covers:
…Completed a couple custom covers:
…Sold a couple premade covers:
…And as usual, in the process of all this came up with more new book ideas on the writing front than I know what to do with.
Happy writing and cover shopping!
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!
It’s that time again – time to gear up to slam out an entire novel in thirty days during the month of November! I like to offer a discount every year for all of you awesome writerly folks who participate in NaNoWriMo, so here we go again. I’ve heard from many authors it helps immensely to browse cover designs for inspiration when brainstorming for story ideas, and keeps you motivated to have that cover ahead of time, just waiting for you to complete the story. So what are you waiting for! Get 15% off all covers found on thebookcovermachine.com with coupon code ‘nano’ now through the end of November. Spread the word! Get inspired! Get writing! Plenty of covers already starting at $25 (sometimes less!)
and don’t forget to like The Book Cover Machine on Facebook to keep up with all the latest covers and promotions!
Here’s the latest page of covers available in the shop! I’ve been adding a lot of covers under $50 lately, so be sure to check them out!
Need a cover for that NaNoWriMo project you’re stomping away on the keyboard at? Commission us! We have a sale going on this month on premade covers (all premade covers found on thebookcovermachine.com are 20% off with coupon code NaNoWriMo), but in the instance that none of the premade covers are quite right for your story, we’re back in the swing of doing custom work as well. I myself have had to take on far fewer projects lately, which has resulted in the unfortunate tragedy of turning down clients, but I’m happy to announce I’m working with some new associates who are helping me fulfill custom jobs! So go ahead, throw your requests at us again. We’re ready for more!
Here is a custom job just fulfilled for one of our NaNoWriMo clients: