Process

Discussion

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We will communicate by email.

  • Send me an excerpt from your book to feel the mood in the story and the description of the main characters

  • Tell me about the theme, plot, genre, symbolism, characters, scenes, environments. Everything you think I need to make you the perfect cover

  • I will offer you my point of view and you will decide whether you want it or to think of something more appropriate.

 

  • We will discuss the pros and cons and you will choose what to be the final concept.

Finding the right images

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Details such as the scene, weapons, characters' clothing are often found free of charge for commercial use on sites such as Pixabay. Persons, in most cases, have to be bought by the author additionally, with the price varying depending on the circulation of the book. For a small print run (up to 500,000 times across all formats.), prices are around $10-30 to purchase a commercial use license for each character's photo. Some complex objects are also difficult to find with free-for-commercial use (such as 7-head hydra or spacecraft, for example).

 

I'll search for the appropriate photos on the stock image banks and comment on what would work for your book cover. Finding the right images takes about 2-3 days, sometimes more, when several projects overlap at the same time.

Reach out through my contact page or email me directly at artofdonika@gmail.com. I will get back to you within 24 hours and we will go over any question you might have. I am happy to work with first time writers, so don’t worry about asking any kind of question. I am happy to help you through the process.

Contact me

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50% Initial deposit

I will issue you two invoices. One for a

50% deposit when we start working on the cover and one invoice for the balance before I send you the final files.  Financial transactions can be made through PayPal or TransferWise.

Second draft

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Once the first draft is approved, I will continue detailing. Depending on the project, I may reach out multiple times, or if it is fairly straightforward with no changes, I will simply detail it to completion. 

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I ask to be credited on the credits page at the start of the book like this:

 

Cover design by Donika Mishineva

www.artofdonika.com

Credits

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Once you approve the cover, I will send you the final deliverables.

 

This process from start to finish takes about two weeks generally, although it can be done faster if needed.

First draft

Once I have the necessary photo material, I will work on the cover for a day or two and send you the cover ready at about 70%. I will send this to you for approval and you can make any changes at this point, or we can start from scratch if it isn’t working.

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PROMISE

TO YOU

I stand behind my services with my 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

I want you to be happy with my work. If for any reason you don’t like something,

I’ll work with you to make it right or I will refund your money. 

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BOOK COVER PRICING

Example EBook Cover Design

$195

  • Custom designed ebook cover.

  • One concept*

  • The final deliverable - JPG file with size 2560x1600px, 300 dpi ready to upload to Amazon / IngramSpark.

  • Unlimited revisions.

       *Second concept $120

Example EBOOK + PRINT Book Cover

$245

  • Custom designed book cover.

  • Wraparound design continuing to spine and back cover.

  • One concept*

  • The final deliverable - ebook JPG and ready to print PDF print file, 300 dpi in the size of your choice.

  • Unlimited revisions.

       *Second concept $120

READY TO START?

LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR BOOK!

Contact

Reach out through my contact page or email me directly at artofdonika@gmail.com

I will get back to you within 24 hours, and we will go over any questions you might have. I am happy to help you through the process.

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