PREMADE BOOK COVER DESIGN
There are a lot of options out there when it comes to getting a book cover design. So, what about a premade book cover design? Is it a good option? Today, we will discuss the pros and cons.
#1 It’s cheap.
If you are on a shoestring budget, this may be a good way to go. Our premade covers are priced at $149 for the cover, spine, and back, compared to $495 for a custom paperback cover. That is a significant savings.
#2 Knowing what you’re going to get.
Sometimes it’s hard to shell out your cash for something when you aren’t quite sure what you will end up with. Luckily, at Book Creatives, we do have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, but if that is still difficult for you, you may be able to sleep better paying for a premade cover.
#4 It’s done, which is great if you’re in a hurry.
If you have a tight deadline, working with designer may take too long (usually 1-3 weeks). You may find it easier to choose a cover that’s already finished and skip the hours that would be spent in concept creation, design, and proofing.
Often, a premade book cover design is the rejected concept from another client, so it will not customized to your particular book. The chances of finding “the perfect cover” are small, and you’ll have to settle on something that’s “close enough.” If you’ve read our previous posts, you’ll know how we feel about a design being an extension of the book itself. A premade cover could have an end result of feeling like a poor cut and paste job.
#2 Going it alone.
Most of the time, when you purchase a premade book cover design, you are just buying the art, not the assistance of the designer. It will be up to you to find a design software that you can edit the cover in, add your own text and tweeks, etc. If you run into any problems, you may end up paying a designer to help you anyway, which will eat up the money you saved buying the premade cover in the first place. Again, luckily for you, if you choose Book Creatives premade covers, a designer will help you place your text into the artwork. Yay!
An experienced book cover designer will help you get your book ready for publishing. Does the sizing need to be adjusted? Did your page count change so now the spine width is off? Are the colors not printing right? Do you need a version for kindle, ipad, and print? Do you need additional marketing materials designed, like business cards, posters, a website etc? These issues occur with almost every book cover we design, so having a designer there to help you through these issues as well, will most likely be well worth your money.