Your book cover is your most important marketing asset.
However, as a self-published author, it can hard to know how to find a great artist, then work with them to properly capture your story's vision.
I certainly struggled the first time I did this. Which is why I'm sharing my complete correspondence with the cover artist who made the cover for The Thunder Heist (my oceanpunk fantasy novel).
I've packaged this up into a 30-page PDF. It includes:
- Every email and document my artist and I exchanged.
- My exact cover design contract (which you're welcome to copy).
- The pricing structure we used for the project.
- Examples of how I asked for corrections/adjustments when I wasn't happy with the design.
- Plus some bonus hints for finding a great artist & getting the most out of them.
I hope you find this useful!
"Ready to get the perfect cover art for your next book? Jed's Book Cover Art Correspondence is a great example of how to go about the process! He provides key insights, tips and even a contract you can use as a template for the process. He has neatly packaged all the correspondence between himself and his artist from his cover art project for his novel, The Thunder Heist. Being able to read through every step in the cover art project, provides great insight on how to prepare for and execute your own cover art acquisition. This is great resource and professional example of how to get cover art for your next novel! A must have!" - Luis Dall
A 30-page PDF containing every email and document exchanged between myself and my artist to create The Thunder Heist's cover.