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Christmas SALE on ALL book covers!

 

Hi, authors! Christmas is just around the corner and we’ve decided to prepare something magical for you this holiday season! Our Black Friday sale just ended, but that doesn’t mean that you still can’t get the perfect book cover for your next best-seller on a discount!

 

ALL book covers on The Book Cover Designer website will be on 10% SALE between the 1st of December and the 22nd of December. That’s right – you can get 10% discount on your order for the upcoming three weeks. All you need to do is enter the coupon code  XMAS16  at checkout! And the best part? The coupon codes are UNLIMITED!

 

This means that you can use as many codes as you like for as many covers as you wish! Don’t forget to use the coupon code at checkout and get your 10% discount on book covers this holiday season!

 

If you’d like to stay tuned on daily updates on book covers, designers and all things related to the website, you can follow us on Facebook: The Book Cover Designer and Twitter: @TheBkCvrDesignr 

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Black Friday SALE on ALL book covers!

Hey, authors! It’s that time of the year again. That’s right – we’re talking about Black Friday!

 

We’ll be holding a massive Black Friday sale on ALL book covers between the 25th of November (Friday) and the 30th of November (Wednesday). All book covers on TBCD will be on a 20% discount throughout this period.

How can you get your discount? Easy! Just keep your eyes open for the special 20% discount coupon code, which will be posted on TBCD website on the 25th of November (the code is  BLACKFRIDAY16). Enter the code at checkout and get the discount!

And here’s the best part – the coupon codes are unlimited! Yes, you read that right – it means that you can use as many coupons as you’d like for as many covers as you wish!

 

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HALLOWEEN SALE!

Attention, authors! We’ve prepared a spooky Halloween sale on book covers!

Here, at The Book Cover Designer, you can grab the perfect book cover for your next best-seller! We’ll be running a Halloween sale on all Fantasy, Horror and Paranormal themed book covers between the 25th of October and the 1st of November. That’s right – all Fantasy, Horror and Paranormal covers will be on sale!

So, how can you benefit from all of this? We’ll post a special coupon code on our website on the 25th of October (code now published, it’s HALLOWEEN16). Keep your eyes open for the coupon code and enter it at checkout to get a 10% discount off your order!

And here’s the BEST part! The coupon codes are UNLIMITED!

Yeap, you read that right! You can use the 10% discount coupon code as many times as you wish for as many book covers as you’d like! Just remember – the code is valid only for Fantasy, Horror and Paranormal book covers! Don’t miss out on your chance to get the discount and keep your eyes open for the special code on the 25th of October!

If you’d like to stay tuned on daily updates on book covers, designers and all things related to the website, you can follow us on Facebook: The Book Cover Designer and Twitter: @TheBkCvrDesignr 

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10% Back-To-School SALE on ALL book covers!

ATTENTION, AUTHORS! We have some very exciting news for you!

We’ll be hosting a new sale here, at The Book Cover Designer! Since we received tons and tons of requests to do another big sale after our massive 20% sale back in June, we’ve decided to do another one and it’s coming your way this September!

Currently we have over 7,000 pre-made covers on The Book Cover Designer catalog. And you’ll have the chance to get any of these covers on a 10% sale between the 15th and the 30th of September! That’s right – 10% off of any cover!

Keep your eyes open for the special coupon code. We’ll publish it on the top of the homepage on the 15th! Don’t miss your chance on getting your next bestseller’s perfect book cover on the special 10% Back-To-School discount for all book covers in all genres!

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Why it’s important for you to choose the right typography?

How typography can make a change? Why does a bad typography make a good cover design look bad? What does a good font do? How can you make a best-selling design by focusing on the typography? Why is the text so important?

Have you ever asked yourself any of the above stated questions? If you want to be a best-selling book cover designer, then you should know the answers. Today we want to offer you some tips and tricks on the importance of typography and the tremendous ways in which a simple font can change the overall design of any book cover.

Let’s start with the term “typography”. It’s not just some text. The stylization of font itself is a form of art, just like the rest of your cover design. Coming up with the perfect concept, using the ideal tools and presenting the best visual design for the cover you want to sell isn’t an easy task. Unfortunately, even if your design catches the attention of the next New York Times best-selling author, your chances of selling it will be slimmed down to nothing if your typography sucks. Why? It’s actually quite simple.

By default a book cover shouldn’t be taken up by big chunks of text. The book’s title, the author’s name, a subtitle, a tagline or a quote are all you need. And that’s exactly the reason why it’s so important to focus on those blurbs and texts. Potential readers want an eye-catching cover with an eye-catching title. This means that the author needs an eye-catching cover with an eye-catching stylization for the title and for the rest of the blurbs. Here, at The Book Cover Designer, we require a standard mock-up writing (Book Title/ Author Name/ etc.) so that authors and publishing houses can get a clear idea of what your design will look like on their books. If the fonts you chose are boring, difficult to read, too small, too murky and colored inappropriately, your design won’t be bought.

Here are some tips on choosing the right typography:

  • Don’t use your OS’s default fonts. They are boring, they are over-used and they lack the possibilities custom fonts can offer.
  • Browse for some ideas and resources on websites like DaFont.com, 1001fonts.com, UrbanFonts.com, FontSquirrel.com.
  • Be creative! There’s more to typography than just using a pre-made font. Use your creativity when it comes to colors, styles and effects.
  • Pay attention to sizing and spacing. The ideal book cover typography should have the Book Title in a big, sharp, easily readable size, and it should be eye-catching even as a thumbnail.

Choosing the right typography is just as important as coming up with a best-selling design. The font is basically the thing that represents your cover. It gives your design that final touch, which helps you sell your covers faster.

If you’d like to stay tuned on daily updates on book covers, designers and all things related to the website, you can follows us on Facebook: The Book Cover Designer and Twitter: @TheBkCvrDesignr 

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Mass 20% SALE on ALL book covers in June!

To all authors out there – we have prepared something exciting for you this June – a mass 20% sale on all book covers on The Book Cover Designer website!
What’s so special about this sale? Well, it’s actually a competitive game. We will give out a total of 72 discount coupon codes between 1.06.2016 and 30.06.2016. Each code will give you a 20% discount on any book cover regardless of its price. There will be a new coupon code for each new week of June.
So, what’s the catch and why is it competitive? There are limited coupons for each week and the numbers are varying per week. The limited coupon codes will be as following:
1st week of June (from 1.06 to 05.06) – 8 coupons SOLD OUT!
2nd week of June (from 06.06 to 12.06) – 16 coupons SOLD OUT!
3rd week of June (from 13.06 to 19.06) – 24 coupons SOLD OUT!
4th week of June (from 20.06 to 26.06) – 16 coupons SOLD OUT!
5th week of June (from 27.06 to 30.06) – 8 coupons SOLD OUT!

 

You’ll find each new coupon code listed at the top of TBCD’s homepage. Each coupon will have a Summer-related theme, so keep your eyes open for each week’s new code! Discover the codes with each new week and use them to get 20% discount on any book cover!
*The 20% sale starts on the 1st of June. Don’t forget – there’s a new code each week!

 

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More African American covers wanted!

Attention, book cover designers!

We introduced a new feature on The Book Cover Designer website earlier this month – a search bar for tags. We conducted a vast study on what authors and publishing houses are looking for in a book cover and the results from the searched tags and key words showed that there is a significant demand for covers with African American models – something we’re currently lacking in.

Here, at The Book Cover Designer website, each designer can sell his or her covers at the best possible terms and conditions. You can choose the genres, the themes, the prices and the conditions on which you’re selling your designs. Which is exactly why we’re asking you to consider submitting more covers with African American models. If you decide to submit more African American covers, keep in mind that you should tag them with as many and as specific tag words as possible (e.g. African American, ebony), so that authors and publishing houses can find your designs easier. You can read more about the search bar and how you can benefit from it on our blog right here –https://thebookcoverdesigner.com/new-feature-a-search-bar-for-tag-words/

We look forward to seeing your new submissions!

 

P. S.: As always, it will take up to 72 hours for us to review your submissions. In case you have submitted more than a few covers at once, we will approve them in batches of 4 or 5 so that our front page won’t be overloaded by only one designer’s creations.

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NEW FEATURE – a search bar for tag words

We’re super excited to announce that we’re introducing a brand new feature on The Book Cover Designer – a search bar for tags!

Our catalog with pre-made book covers currently stores more than 6,000 ebook and paperback/hardcover book covers designed by hundreds of vendors. Each cover is submitted into up to 4 various genre categories from a total of 17 genre categories, which makes browsing for that one special best-selling cover a bit slow. Thus, we have decided to finally introduce the search bar – something not only designers, but also authors have been suggesting for a while. You can find the new search bar located on the side bar of the catalog with pre-made covers – it’s right between the Genres and Featured Artists tabs.

The search bar allows you to easily navigate through the thousands of pre-made book covers when you’re looking for something particular. For example, if you want to browse for covers with red-haired models, you can simply search for the “redhead” or “red hair” tag. If you’re looking for that perfect Fantasy-slash-Romance cover, try out the “paranormal romance” tag – you get the idea. The search bar will help you navigate easily through the thousands of book covers and will help you find the perfect cover for your next book.

 

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HOW TO SELL MORE COVERS – Your Ultimate Guide

 

How To Sell More Covers – Your Ultimate Guide

 

How to become a best-selling cover designer on The Book Cover Designer website?

We know you want to start selling more covers on the website and making more profits through your creations. That’s why we’ve put together a guide that will help you become a best-selling designer.

 

  1.    Step one: Quality over Quantity

It may sound like a cliché, but when your clients (authors or publishing houses) look for a cover, they don’t want to see a portfolio filled with hundreds of pre-made book covers. They want to see quality covers and they won’t care if you have 30 or 50 pre-mades on your page, as long as the final results are outstanding. Don’t upload tons of covers at once hoping they will get sold faster because their number is high. Submit the creations you’re satisfied with and aim higher with each new book cover.

  1.    Step two: Avoid being too specific

If you have a concept for your cover, which includes tons of specific elements, you’re lowering your chances of getting your cover sold. What does this mean? For example, if you design a cover that has a romantic couple on it, many authors and publishing houses will be looking forward to buying it. However, if the cover includes the couple, as well as several other people, a background that shows a big city landmark and similar additional elements, you will be lowering the chances for a client to be searching for the exact same concept that you had in mind when you designed your cover. The less specific and less “overcrowded” a cover is, the faster it will get sold.

  1.    Step three: Submit in the right category

Always submit your book covers in the right categories. This way when a client is browsing through his/her ideal category, he/she will find your cover easily.

  1.    Step four: Pay attention to typography

Designing the images for your covers is your main focus as a book cover designer, but don’t underestimate the effect a nice typography has. Pay attention to the fonts you want to use, their style, colors and effects. They will represent the author’s name and book title, which means they have to be eye-catching and bring the reader’s attention, as well as the author’s one.

  1.    Step five: Be creative

Creativity is what authors and publishing houses are looking for. They want something fresh that will make the books stand out. Be creative when designing your book covers and they will grab your potential clients’ attention.

  1.    Step six: Promote your covers

Use social media, forums, and other websites to promote your own work. If you have a Twitter account, follows us so that we can feature your name and a link to your profile in the daily cover updates we post in order to promote our designers. Use your personal and professional social media accounts to insert links to your designer page on The Book Cover Designer website and don’t be shy about displaying your book covers.

You can follow us on Twitter: @TheBkCvrDesignr and Facebook: The Book Cover Designer

  1.    Step seven: Don’t forget to have fun

Being a book cover designer can bring you a sufficient amount of income, especially if your covers are selling fast. Regardless of your current success on our website, don’t forget to have fun while coming up with new designs for book covers. It will show in the final results!

 

If you’d like to stay tuned on daily updates on book covers, designers and all things related to the website, you can follow us on Facebook: The Book Cover Designer and Twitter: @TheBkCvrDesignr

 

 

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Here’s A Warm Welcome To Our New Designers!

Hello everyone!

We are super excited to give a warm welcome to all of our newest designers here at The Book Cover Designer website – your one stop shop for the perfect book cover! Our pre-made ebook and paperback/hardcover book covers have surpassed the 6,000 milestone we set at the beginning of this year and they are currently nearing 6,500!

In the past couple of months we have seen and shared an incredible portion of growth and success with vendors and authors from all over the world and we are thrilled to welcome more than 20 new designers since the start of 2016!

If you’d like to stay tuned on daily updates on book covers, designers and all things related to the website, you can follow us on Facebook: The Book Cover Designer and Twitter: @TheBkCvrDesignr

 

 

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More Dystopia Covers Wanted!

ATTENTION, BOOK COVER DESIGNERS!

We here at The Book Cover Designer aim to provide the best marketplace so that you can sell your awesome book covers on your own terms and conditions, on your own prices, and most of all – on a user-friendly interface. Which is exactly why we would like to share with you a little secret we’ve learned about your customers.

In recent years the Dystopia genre grew much larger than we could have ever imagined. Blockbuster movie franchises and TV shows like The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Maze Runner, Iron Man, The Colony, Oblivion, The Walking Dead, The 100, and so on have sparked an interest towards audiences of all ages, which in turn, has sparked the interest of many authors. Tons of up and coming, already acclaimed or even newbie writers are trying to break into the Dystopia genre, which is why we need more Dystopia/ Post-Apocalyptic/ Disaster book covers on the website.

We have gathered a small collection of the most vivid pre-made Dystopia book covers on our website (check the attached image featuring 10 book covers). We need more covers like these! If you’re interested in rebranding your style or if you’re secretly a Dystopia fan, this is your chance to show off your new designs!

 

dystopianexamples

 

P. S.: As always, it will take up to 72 hours for us to review your submissions. In case you have submitted more than a few covers at once, we will approve them in batches of 4 or 5 so that our front page won’t be overloaded by only one designer’s creations.

 

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Massive February SALE!

 

Attention, authors and designers! We’re holding a massive sale on all Romance/Erotica book covers on The Book Cover Designer!

Till the end of February all Romance/Erotica book covers will have a 10% sale in honor of the month of love and Valentine’s Day! If you want to take advantage of this sale, you can get your discount by entering the code valentines16 at checkout. The sale is running from the 1st to the 29th of February 2016.

 

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