Thursday, December 20, 2012

Adventures in ebook cover art--Part 3

If you're wanting to get up to speed on parts 1 & 2 of this series of posts on my adventures in ebook cover artistry check these out real quick:

In the above-mentioned posts, I have expounded greatly on the merits of hiring freelance cover artists, freelance artists, and freelance digital graphics designers through  That's all fine and dandy, but it can be a time consuming pain in the ass.  If you want a quick and professional ebook cover, and you're willing to go with an artist's vision rather than your own design, consider exploring the wonderful world of PRE-MADE COVERS.

There's a whole bunch of affordable, high-quality ebook covers to be had if you spend some time hunting for them.  I spend far too much time doing just that.  But it paid off.  I found the cover I needed and wanted, and it was ready to go.  All they had to do was add a little blood.  No cover of the Nightlife Series is ever complete without a little blood.

Now I thought this was gorgeous, a real eye magnet.  Beyond the obvious aesthetics of the image, the woman actually looks like the Main Character in my novel, as I envisioned her.  I didn't have to compromise my standards and preference of design to go with this cover.  It pretty much fit my needs perfectly. This was the MOST AFFORDABLE cover I have ever purchased, $60.00.  I probably would've paid double that for this image because it fit my needs so well, and it looks awesome.  (Don't tell my cover artist)

Who did this wonderful cover? Amygdala Design.  She has numerous PRE-MADE COVERS available on her site for $60.  Her custom design services start at $150.00.  At this level of quality, you cannot complain about those prices.  I have seen cover artists charge much more for this quality of work. Here's the full URL of her site if you want to check her out:

Have I forsaken my days of hiring freelancers to get the quality of cover art I want at my price?  Not necessarily.   But I will definitely consider Amygdala Design for the next cover art project I have coming up.   Definitely.

Until next time.



  1. Thanks for this, Travis. It's definitely worth checking out. My cover cost me over $600 and that was 5 years ago!

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  2. From $600 to $60...its only one little zero. But that zero makes all the difference for Indies on a tight budget. :)

  3. Thanks for this cover art series. Lots of ideas and links to file away for future use and contemplation.

    This is a gorgeous image. I can't believe it was a premade and cost $60.

    I've seen professional, traditional pubbed book covers that weren't this intriguing.

    1. If you check out amygdaladesign's website, she just posted several new premades, some very sharp ones. They are all listed at $60.

      She recently dropped her pricing on custom cover design to $150.

      If you like her style, she is very affordable and professional. :)

  4. What a great cover and at such a great price! Well worth searching for.