Sunday, April 19, 2009

Book cover..

well i did not mean to post twice today, but i just got back my quote on the artist making my book cover.. it is a full wrap and it will cost me around $ 3k he is well know cover artist, he did the cover for the lord of the ring series not to mention hundreds of other....

have you ever did a cover design even before you sent it to an publisher or agent?

i think it will help sell my book better an publisher if i show the investment of the book cover, some have said publisher do not like the cover to be done before hand.. some have told me they like to take most of the control for the design in house..

is this true? what has been your exp in this matter.. or do you have any thoughts about it even if you have never been in this predicament.. thx


  1. From everything I've heard, most publishers handle the book cover and usually the author has very little say. If you work with a smaller publishing house, they might be willing to discuss this with you, but I would have to say I don't think it's a good idea to spend that kind of money on something that may end up not getting used.

    Most publishers are going to ask for an outline and some sample chapters. They're not looking for a full book complete with cover.

    If you were going to self publish, you might find it worth it to get the professional cover done, but it's still a big investment for a first novel.

    Just my thoughts. I don't have vast amounts of experience, but I have some, and that's my take. Hope this helps.

  2. yes it helps alot thx for the input...