Are you the creative sort with a talent for graphic design? If you’ve got what it takes and can produce striking, memorable and visually appealing book covers, we’d like to have you on our books (pun intended)!
A typical cover, just so that you know, is:
- 1,875 x 3,000 pixels (or thereabouts)
- 300 dpi (or greater)
- jpg format
- clear at both full size and thumbnail size
- a realistic depiction of the genre and contents of the book
Do you have an established track record? If so, send us some samples of your best work – today!
FAQ’s for Cover Designers Wanted
Here are some specific FAQ’s for the Book Cover Designers Wanted Jobs section:
How long do I commit for?
You commit on a job-by-job basis.
What if I can’t do a particular job?
Just be honest at the outset and we’ll wish you well and find someone else (maybe you can recommend someone).
What if I don’t want to design a book cover for other reasons?
Likewise – just be honest. Telling us why means that we can make a note of your preferences for future reference.
What do I get paid?
We prefer to pay on a specific job basis so all you’re agreeing to by signing up is to receive offers of work and to comply with our conditions once we’ve settled on a deal with you. We are generous but expect perfection in return. Does that sound fair?
What sort of things will I be doing?
Your principal function will be designing book covers but we’ll also call on you to produce banners and other creatives in a wide range of pixel sizes. Many of these will be themed – i.e. they’ll be spin-offs from the book cover’s design, albeit in a simplified and targeted form.
Are there any limitations on who else I can work for?
None whatsoever (as long as they’re above the law!)
What about the cost of licensing images?
Images will be supplied by the client, by us or by you (with license purchase costs reimbursed). Whichever it is, there will effectively be no cost to you.
Who comes up with the ideas?
The customer will give a:
- Detailed briefing about the book
- Description of the main characters, scene etc
- List of any ideas they’ve come up with
You’ll then take these pieces and assemble them into an attractive and commercial cover.
What about edits?
The number and type of edits that a customer is allowed ‘gratis’ depends upon which of our services they select – the more the service permits, the more you’ll get paid (within the limitations of the level of service). Don’t worry, all this will be discussed before a job is placed with you however, if you’d like to submit your fee structure, it’d be helpful for you to include your rates per edit.
An ‘edit’ by our books means a minor modification and NOT clients changing their minds about the original briefing or the creative’s size – both of those would be deemed a new creative. Moving text around, changing the colours, enlarging images etc are all part and parcel of performing an edit.
What do you want from me by way of application?
Just send us some sample images along with your pricelist.
What happens after I apply?
We’ll assess your application, confirm to you either way whether you’ve been accepted onto our list of approved design artists or not and, if you have, get in touch when a suitable job arrives. At that point we’ll tell you what we’ll need from you, what the work entails and what our best offer of payment is. Then it’s for you to say ‘Yea’ or ‘Nay’.