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Pre-made and Custom Covers by BZN Studio Covers
« on: February 02, 2017, 01:09:05 PM »


CUSTOM COVERS  -  PRE-MADE COVERS  -  ADVERTISING GRAPHICS  -  AND MORE!

Hi, guys!
I meant to do this for a while now, since I felt the page needed a somewhat more professional introduction. I have been working with the amazing authors at Kboards for almost a year now, designing covers and graphics for them. I've loved every moment and I definitely want to work some more with you guys and learn some more. In this thread I'll be posting the new pre-mades I create as well as some portfolio samples as I finish them. I look forward to working with all of you!

PRICES:
Pre-Made Cover: $50.00
Custom Cover: $150.00
Paperback Upgrade: $50.00
Typography and Layout: $75.00
Special offer for K-board writers: Order 3 covers or more and get a FREE series banner.

For more info or to check my gallery visit:
http://arebg452.deviantart.com/

Webpage coming soon!


« Last Edit: October 02, 2017, 09:06:46 AM by abgwriter »
 

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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 02:55:07 PM »
Just beautiful! You are very talented.


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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 07:22:40 PM »
Thank you! ;D
 

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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2017, 01:14:12 AM »
Just FYI, when I clicked on your website link it took me to a wix.com error page saying that your domain hasn't been connected to a website yet.
   
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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 11:26:51 AM »
Changed! Thanks for letting me know!

A couple more premades just out of the oven:
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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 11:33:26 AM »
Greetings, abgwriter! You're welcome to promote your business and website here in the Writers' Cafe!

Now that you have an official thread, you'll want to add your listing to our Yellow Pages, found here: http://www.kboards.com/yp/. The listing is free to KB members and is completely self-service; you can add and edit your listing from the page. More information on our Yellow Pages listing can be found here.

In your thread here, we ask that the same basic rules be followed as we have for authors in the Book Bazaar: you may have this one thread about your service and must post to it rather than start a new thread each time. New threads about the service will be removed. Please bookmark this thread so that you can find it again when you want to post. You may not make back-to-back posts to the thread within seven days. If someone responds (as I'm doing with this post), you may reply to them, but otherwise you must wait seven days. Please note that very short or (one- or two-word) posts with no meaningful information are discouraged and may be deleted at the moderators' discretion. Lastly, your posts and images will need to meet our "forum decorum" guidelines, which is the case for every member.

Note that members are allowed to provide civil and honest feedback about your service to this thread. This feedback may include criticisms as well as kudos. You may respond in a civil manner. Members may also ask questions -- about how the service works, for example, or what they will get for their money, or whether your service adheres to Amazon's terms of service.

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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2017, 11:51:49 AM »
Changed! Thanks for letting me know!

A couple more premades just out of the oven:

Do you have pre-made pricing somewhere? I clicked through on Deviant Art but couldn't find it.

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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2017, 02:04:12 PM »
Do you have pre-made pricing somewhere? I clicked through on Deviant Art but couldn't find it.

All the Pre-mades are $50.00 and you get a free Banner if you purchase 3 or more.
All the prices are on my Journal in the deviantart profile: http://arebg452.deviantart.com
 

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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2017, 11:00:52 AM »
Your work is really impressive. Would you mind shedding some light on how you work and what tools you use?

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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2017, 11:04:50 AM »
Very nice covers! Good luck with your business.

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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2017, 11:47:42 AM »
Those are very good! I'll have to bookmark this so I can check your stuff next time I need a cover.

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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2017, 10:23:41 AM »
Very nice covers! Good luck with your business.
Those are very good! I'll have to bookmark this so I can check your stuff next time I need a cover.
Thank you both, and thank you Shawna for keeping me in mind!


Your work is really impressive. Would you mind shedding some light on how you work and what tools you use?
Thank you! And as for shedding some light, I'll say it's nothing really that special. I work with the Adobe Creative Cloud studio, so most of my software tools are found there. As for the image tools, I also work a lot with Deviantart stock accounts and royalty free image sites such as Unsplash. I find that the stock images in these sites look less "stocky" and more unique. Sometimes authors bring their own stock and I'm more than happy to include them in the products, but I think a more unique look is definitely better. In that spirit, I also do a lot of custom photography in my own studio, so I can have images nobody else has ;). Other than that, my process is pretty normal. I make a conscious effort to focus on laying down a branding framework as I work, so that all my images can be expanded into series if the author wants to later on. Since series are all the rage now, is better to be safe and sorry and strong branding is I think one of the key things.
For instance this new pre-made series I just finished a couple of days ago:

I'm selling it as a series of 3, but if the author is thinking of expanding into more books, the work is pretty simple, because a good framework is already in place. This series can be taken into infinity, for as long as colors exist. Also, the model in this series is one of my own, so you won't find her pic anywhere else!
Thank you for the interest. I hope we'll get to work together sometime.
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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2017, 09:40:10 AM »
Congrats on getting things up and running.
I was just thinking I need to send you an email and I found your post.

I can't recomend Arel enough. You will never go wrong.
Since hiring her to revamp my covers and create a brand for me I have begun to have consistantdownlodads on my freebie where as previously it was 0 for months.

So thank you.
Hopefully her work is showing in my sig line. I did update it.

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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2017, 12:43:56 PM »
Hi, Marie!
I'm so glad the covers are working for you! I'm excited to see the three of them together all so pretty. Thanks for the shout out  :-* and please don't hesitate to send me the e-mail if you need anything new done, I loved working with you!

And well I'll go ahead and drop in my newest pieces, in case someone is interested. All of these are pre-mades and available for purchase!
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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2017, 01:18:34 PM »
Hi, guys!
So I fixed the broken links in the thread (sorry for not realizing sooner that the images were not showing ??? ) and put it back on track. All the covers I show in here are for sale, and I will eliminate the ones no longer available from the display so there's no confusion. For now, I'll leave the newest batch below. Thanks so much for all the support the lovely people at kboards are giving me. It really is a blast to work with you guys!





 
 

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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2017, 12:05:42 PM »
Hi, guys!
I've been busy with orders lately (thank you for all the support and trust the good folks at Kboards have given me! :-* ) and a trip to Vegas at the beginning of the month, but I'm back on the saddle and with some new content I wanted to share!
Here are a couple of pre-mades that I just finished tinkering with:


And also, in honor of the brand-new live-action Beauty and The Beast that is premiering here in the states, an allegorical one, for the lovers of the classic (like me!):

 

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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2017, 06:10:23 PM »
your covers are wonderful. so much talent-bookmarking!

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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2017, 06:15:34 PM »
Third one in the first post is really nice. The fourth one creeps me out, but blood and chains will do that to a person. They're all really nice. It's clear you have talent!

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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2017, 01:39:57 AM »
You list a source file option under the custom cover pricing. Is that also available for the premades?
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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2017, 02:26:57 AM »
I love your covers so much!! I need to finish the book first! :)

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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2017, 02:38:23 AM »
I think your covers are among the best I have ever seen, but where are the prices?


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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2017, 11:20:37 AM »
Thank you for the nice words, guys!
And about the questions
You list a source file option under the custom cover pricing. Is that also available for the premades?
Yes, the source file options also include pre-mades.

I think your covers are among the best I have ever seen, but where are the prices?
All pre-mades are $50.00 and all custom are $150.00. You can see a complete list here: http://arebg452.deviantart.com/journal/Services-and-Pricing-660684271
 

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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2017, 01:35:38 PM »
I want every single one of these! But I already have all my designs booked for my writing schedule through this year. Sigh. I have bookmarked your page. Twice.

Beautiful work.
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« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2017, 07:05:28 PM »
Thank you! :)
 

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Re: Finally jumped in with the design business!
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2017, 09:58:30 AM »
Hi, guys!
I've been busy with custom work and haven't put out any pre-mades in a couple of weeks, but I had some free time yesterday and whipped something together. Hopefully somebody will find something that they like  ;D


 

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