Original Cover Design – Paperback, Hardcover and/or Ebook!

    

SEE MORE SAMPLES AT THE END OF THIS PAGE.


Original cover design means the designer will use pre-existing photos/graphics, supplied by the designer or the author, and will put those together with the verbiage that will appear on the cover, all to the printer’s specs.

If you need original artwork/illustrations, please see our list of recommended freelance illustrators HERE.


PRICES:

You can order original cover design right now, RIGHT HERE. You will work directly with Todd to ensure your cover is exactly what you want. The process takes approximately 3-4 weeks but a 2-week rush option is available.


NOTE ABOUT FREELANCE COVER DESIGNERS OFFERING THEIR SERVICES ONLINE: There is no licensing agency for cover designers and there are many online now who are NOT professional designers. In fact, some steal book covers from other websites, and claim them as their own designs.

A WARNING ABOUT LETTING YOUR PUBLISHER DESIGN YOUR COVER: Many print on demand publishers and publishing service providers now claim ownership of the author’s files – including cover design (what they call the “production files”) – even though authors paid THEM for those services. We call this a “forced marriage” because it makes it almost impossible for an author to move to another publisher someday, even if they are unhappy with their current publisher. We strongly recommend NOT paying a publisher to design your cover. If you use the service below, YOU will own all rights to your cover.

NOTE: BookLocker.com authors ALWAYS own all rights to their files. 


ORIGINAL COVER DESIGN 

 

Todd Engel – Engel Creative 

Todd Engel has been BookLocker’s lead cover designer since 2007, and has designed thousands of covers for authors across the globe. You do NOT need to publish your book through BookLocker to receive Todd’s outstanding service! However, cover design is less expensive at BookLocker as compared to this site because it’s incorporated into their publishing packages.

Todd is an award-winning graphic designer with vast experience in the world of advertising, publishing and communications. With a focus on book cover design, Todd receives raves from Booklocker authors both on his creative designs and his customer service. He has also designed book covers and marketing materials for some of the nation’s leading speakers and authors.

Todd started his career as an advertising assistant at the corporate offices of Fruit of the Loom, to which he would add…“Yes, I did dress up in a grape costume once for a parade!” Still early in his career, Todd worked for two leading advertising agencies. “I loved working on the Opryland Showpark account and even got to ride on the General Jackson showboat on its maiden voyage into Nashville.”

“What I like most about working with the BookLocker authors is the personal interaction with new authors and their fascinating stories and bios. It really makes me wish I had time to read every book. For years my creative talents focused on both large and small corporations. I love using my talents to help launch authors in their exciting journeys into publishing.”

NOTE: When non-BookLocker authors approach Todd directly, he charges $1,000 and up for the same service he provides to BookLocker and WritersWeekly. We get a fantastic deal because we send him so much business and we’re happy to pass those savings along to YOU!

Unlike the “other guys,” when you order cover design services from BookLocker/WritersWeekly, YOU own ALL RIGHTS to your cover!


PRICES:

  • Image search and purchase – $25 flat fee + cost of image(s) (this is included in BookLocker’s publishing packages!)

You can order original cover design right now, RIGHT HERE. You will work directly with Todd to ensure your cover is exactly what you want. The process takes approximately 3-4 weeks but a 2-week rush option is available.


Samples of Todd’s covers are below. Also, see the covers at the top of THIS PAGE.