I am often asked to design book covers for various authors, sometimes they are vague as to what they want which makes my job that bit harder. On rare occasions they are very clear as to what they require and this saves so much time and money for everyone. My job as ever is to translate their requirements but at the same time, when required, to advice where things could be improved. This is especially important when it comes to selling ebooks. Unlike the good old book shop, your cover will not be displayed in all its glory on a shelf at a size where most people will have no difficulty distinguishing your name, book title and last but not least your cover art. Ebooks are often displayed at no more than a few centimetres high, even the big preview is often no bigger, so it is imperative that you get noticed. Its all very well having a great cover but if the typography is illegible, or badly designed you are on a loosing streak before you've even begun.
Earlier this year I was approached by an author to design a new book cover. The brief was concise, reference photos and ideas were supplied, costings were agreed and the complete job was turned around in record time. I am now glad to announce that the book The Crimson Diamond is now available on iTunes.
If any other authors are contemplating a new book design for their book it would be wise too follow in Andreas Lemus footsteps.