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A list of premade print cover sites
« on: May 01, 2013, 01:17:31 PM »
After following the amazing thread of Bethany B. for premade covers (Here if you want general premade ebook covers http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,148623.0.html) I loved it, except for one thing.

Not everyone does print, and a lot of sites you either have to email or ask about it. Point is, it takes awhile to investigate each site to find that golden nugget. So I made a list of sites that I have found information about print covers, or that I have worked with before (so I know they have print covers.)

If you know for a fact you want a print cover with an ebook cover premade, I hope this list helps you save some time.

These sites are of course, all different. Some only provide front print covers, while other may add a back and spine. Some will cost extra, and some will come free with the ebook. Be sure if you are getting a print cover, that the text isn't too close to the edge if you are using createspace. (.125" I believe)

If your site isn't here, and you offer print covers for your premades, please let me know and I'll add you to my handy dandy list. ;D

My favorites (I have bought a premade for print with them before.)

http://www.litteradesigns.com/p/pre-made-covers.html
http://ebookindiecovers.com/pre-made-covers-fiction/
http://covershotcreations.com/
http://www.dreamscapecovers.com/pre-made-covers.html

Others who I have found info on their own site somewhere, and/or emailed to inquire:

http://art.kalenodonnell.com/ (Currently buying. Extra shoutout since you can see what a full print cover will look like  right on the site.) ;D
http://goonwrite.com
http://libbiegrant.blogspot.com/p/pre-made-covers.html
http://kalosysart.deviantart.com/gallery/36311301
http://apocalypsewriters.com/premadecovers4u/
http://graphiczxdesigns.zenfolio.com/f641008928
http://www.kitfosterdesign.com/PreDesignedCovers.aspx
http://www.llpix.com/premade.html
http://www.tugboatdesign.net/ready-to-go.html
http://www.coverbistro.com/
http://indie-spiredbookcovers.blogspot.com/
http://coverpub.samanthabagood.com/premade-book-cover-guarantees/
http://alchemybookcover.blogspot.com/
http://indieauthorservices.com/pre-made-book-covers.html

Another one I just discovered:
http://www.ccrbookcoverdesign.com/2012/08/pre-designed-book-covers.html
« Last Edit: May 08, 2013, 12:24:27 PM by Melanie Ray »
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Re: A list of premade print cover sites
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 03:27:56 PM »
I do full print covers (including from premades). It's an extra $25 added onto the cost of the cover. http://alchemybookcover.blogspot.com/

Here's a few recent ones:


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Re: A list of premade print cover sites
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 03:41:15 PM »
Thank you very much, I added your site to my list. :)
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Re: A list of premade print cover sites
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 04:31:26 PM »
Thread bookmarked!  Thanks for putting together this list!

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Re: A list of premade print cover sites
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 04:32:25 PM »
Hi Melanie

Very cool list! :)
Every designer on our cover portfolio site does print: http://portfolios.bookcoversmarket.com/

Edited to say: Oh wait, premade print? Scratch that - I'm not sure on that one.
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Re: A list of premade print cover sites
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013, 04:44:49 PM »
It seems to me that it would be difficult to have true "pre-made" print covers, as they will vary depending on the print book's length and trim size (and interior paper color).

I do print covers all the time, and if anyone ever wanted to get one of my pre-mades and add a wraparound to it for an additional fee, that would be easy enough. I still wouldn't think of it as a true pre-made, though, since I wouldn't be able to put together the wraparound until I had all the information to alter it to fit that particular project.

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Re: A list of premade print cover sites
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 10:03:31 AM »
It seems to me that it would be difficult to have true "pre-made" print covers, as they will vary depending on the print book's length and trim size (and interior paper color).

I do print covers all the time, and if anyone ever wanted to get one of my pre-mades and add a wraparound to it for an additional fee, that would be easy enough. I still wouldn't think of it as a true pre-made, though, since I wouldn't be able to put together the wraparound until I had all the information to alter it to fit that particular project.

If an artist can work with an author to get a premade turned into print, that's all I need to know. I will add you to the list.:)
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