After trying (and failing) to use Canva to create my own book cover, I finally bit the bullet and decided that I was going to have to pay someone to design my cover for me. Graphic design is something I know…basically nothing about. I got pretty good at using InDesign for the layout of my high school’s newspaper, but that’s not much help when you want a really professional book cover that will grab a reader’s attention mid-scroll.
Luckily, a writing acquaintance recommended a Fiverr user who made absolutely amazing covers for a very reasonable price. I just got the files about an hour ago and I can’t stop fangirling over it. It’s everything I could have ever wanted in a cover. There was one teensy tiny little detail that I’m hoping to tweak, but as soon as that happens I’m hoping to do a cover reveal…for, you know, the precisely three people reading this blog right now. (Hi, Mom!) Regardless, though, I’m dedicated to documenting this process in the hopes that it is helpful to someone else out there at some point in the future. So Isabel’s Tip #1- Hire a pro for your cover design needs. So, so, so worth it.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go stare at my cover some more.