Your book cover designer is an essential part of your publishing team. While I can’t speak for all book cover designers, I can say the ones I know live, eat and breathe their craft. They spend hours combing bricks-and-mortar stores and online book review sites. Book cover designers get excited when someone displays a new cover and think six or seven hours is a perfectly reasonable amount of time to spend searching for the perfect font. The amount of knowledge and experience your book cover designer has will be a great asset to your publishing efforts because readers, retailers, and reviewers glance at a book for only a few seconds before they make a choice™. Make sure it’s your book they’re choosing.
Book Cover Express authors have been featured on Good Morning America, the Today show, Oprah Winfrey, Entertainment Tonight, and 48-hours. My book cover designs have appeared in People Magazine, the L.A. Times, The Washington Post and TV Guide. One of our self-published authors sold 900 copies of his book in 48 hours.
I designed my first book cover in December of 1999 and founded Book Cover Express a month later. I’ve created more than 2,000 book covers for traditional publishing houses and independent authors and have had the honor of creating book covers for many famous writers. These are a few of the covers I’ve created over the years.
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When I asked Cathi Stevenson to design a cover for our timeline book “Wonders of Old”, I didn’t expect the gorgeous cover that I received. The reason that I didn’t expect it was just simply because I didn’t know Cathi at the time nor the quality of her work. Since then, I now expect nothing less and she delivers EVERY time. She has designed many covers for our company. Cathi is an amazing cover artist. We get compliments all the time on this particular cover. People say that they choose our book because it has a keepsake quality to it and I know that this is largely in part to the beautiful cover. This book will be kept by the purchaser for years because of its enduring quality and beauty. —
Our book was a Best Seller from the first day it came out. Thanks to Cathi, we had a cover that grabbed the readers attention and made them pick it up! Cathi’s work proves that you actually can judge a book by its cover. She was fantastic to work with, professional and reasonably priced. Book Cover Express is the company to work with if you want the very best.
— Keith Leon, best-selling author, Who Do You Think You Are? Discover the Purpose of Your Life
I hired Cathi Stevenson to do my book cover design and Gwen Gades to do my interior book layout design. Both women know all the ins and outs of producing files needed for both print and e-books. They each give 100% effort to get your book professionally presented to your readers. Even after they were both paid and completed their work, they each did a follow-up contact as to any further help needed. For me, that means they both cared and that I was completely satisfied. You can’t put a price on that.
— Leonard Rattina, author of Accidental Ambassador