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Cover designers that are also authors
« on: January 12, 2018, 03:06:49 PM »
Are there many of you out there?

Rules:
1. You can't have only designed your own book covers
2. You need to have sold at least 10 book covers
3. You need to have written at least one draft of a short story, novella, or novel


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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 03:30:43 PM »
I know several, but not on here.

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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 04:13:21 PM »
Yo.

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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 04:16:59 PM »
Me!

5 books across YA Fantasy and Paranormal Cozy, as well as 2 coloring books. Been doing covers for 4 or 5 years now.

(Sorry if my signature looks weird. I've been adjusting the bbcode to update it since I changed out some covers on two older books, but I seemed to just be messing things up!)

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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 04:17:11 PM »
Checking in! I'll hopefully be releasing my third book later this month. =)

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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 04:20:28 PM »
Have one published novella. ::) Hoping someday to get more writing out.

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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 09:14:08 PM »
I have one novel out, with a prequel and a sequel that should appear sometime this century...  :-\
 

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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 09:32:11 PM »
Me, too.
     

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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 10:14:56 PM »
Me! :)

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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2018, 02:14:27 AM »
Me. apart various children's books I published 15 novels

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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2018, 03:04:55 AM »
I'm basically retired from cover design now (except for a few series I'm still contracted for), but yes. I've sold dozens of book covers, plus published 8 books and a few short stories.

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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2018, 05:37:49 AM »
I had a great cover designer who charged me $40 for an ebook cover and $80 for the paperback. But then she decided to become an author!

I figured she'd be back within six months, but unfortunately it seems she either made a success of authoring or turned to Plan C, because I never heard from her again.
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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2018, 08:08:56 AM »
Me too.

I subscribed to a stockphoto site so I could make my own covers, but I only needed one image every few months, so my credits kept piling up. I started creating pre-mades for the practice and to do something with all those extra credits.

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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2018, 12:38:50 PM »
I am an author, editor, and part-time cover designer.

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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2018, 12:40:00 PM »
Many authors get into cover design - but my story is the other way round - I'm an actual graphic designer who also wrote three books (under a pen name). 

Why do you ask?

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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2018, 12:59:10 PM »
Why do you ask?

This is what I want to post in 90% of these threads.

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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2018, 01:05:01 PM »
Many authors get into cover design - but my story is the other way round - I'm an actual graphic designer who also wrote three books (under a pen name). 

Why do you ask?

Im trying to find a designer to swap services with but I didnt know who to ask.
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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2018, 04:48:23 PM »
Are any of you open to swapping services?
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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2018, 05:28:13 PM »
Based on your criteria, I qualify.

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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2018, 08:29:08 PM »
Are any of you open to swapping services?

Sorry I have no new manuscript at the moment...

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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2018, 10:18:50 PM »
Yup. But no time for swapping.

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Re: Cover designers that are also authors
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2018, 12:26:02 AM »
Well, I've written the Graphic novel and comics for Twelve Foot Ninja (also an Austrailian Rock band) and am currently co-writing and illustrating a graphic novel with Richard Tongue set in his "Battlecruiser Alamo" Universe.
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