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Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« on: March 20, 2018, 09:33:34 AM »
I'm knee-deep in Draft 3, and starting to think about book covers and the like. Who did you use, and how was your experience with them? Bonus points if they have a good track record with paranormal, horror, or suspense novels :)

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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2018, 09:43:03 AM »
I loved both of the cover designers I've worked with. For my Threats of Sky and Sea series, I worked with Nathalia Suellen. For my latest series (Over Raging Tides), I used Jenny from Seedlings Design Studio. Both of them are a little on the pricier side, but I think they were worth it. (Covers are below in my sig)

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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2018, 09:45:06 AM »
I loved both of the cover designers I've worked with. For my Threats of Sky and Sea series, I worked with Nathalia Suellen. For my latest series (Over Raging Tides), I used Jenny from Seedlings Design Studio. Both of them are a little on the pricier side, but I think they were worth it. (Covers are below in my sig)
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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2018, 11:06:04 AM »
My forthcoming #YA novel doesn't have a cover yet, so I'd like feedback as well. I just did my own temporary cover, and I expect to finish up the first draft over the summer.


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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2018, 11:45:31 AM »
I'd love to work with you on your YA novel, especially with the Paranormal/Horror genre.

I've worked on a fair few YA books, especially when I worked for Montlake and Carina Press. Feel free to check out my folio in the link in my signature. Feel free to PM me if you want to talk about your ideas for the cover.

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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2018, 12:36:20 PM »
I'd love to work with you on your YA novel, especially with the Paranormal/Horror genre.

I've worked on a fair few YA books, especially when I worked for Montlake and Carina Press. Feel free to check out my folio in the link in my signature. Feel free to PM me if you want to talk about your ideas for the cover.
Thank you for responding! I definitely am not ready to make a final selection yet (nor will I be for ... several months, at the earliest lol), but I will keep your name on my list!

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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2018, 12:43:26 PM »
Thank you for responding! I definitely am not ready to make a final selection yet (nor will I be for ... several months, at the earliest lol), but I will keep your name on my list!

That's very normal for the publishing journey! Deadlines come and go like tides when publishing your book.




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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2018, 04:08:46 PM »
That's very normal for the publishing journey! Deadlines come and go like tides when publishing your book.


It's my debut novel, so it's definitely taking me more drafts than I think others might need XD The coffee is needed!

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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2018, 05:55:54 PM »
Clarrisa Yeo: http://yocladesigns.com/  (You have to wait a couple of seconds for the book covers to load in)

These are her designs for my YA horror series: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBT8EVG

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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2018, 07:51:49 PM »
Clarrisa Yeo: http://yocladesigns.com/  (You have to wait a couple of seconds for the book covers to load in)

These are her designs for my YA horror series: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBT8EVG

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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2018, 08:29:06 PM »
Clarrisa Yeo: http://yocladesigns.com/  (You have to wait a couple of seconds for the book covers to load in)

These are her designs for my YA horror series: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBT8EVG

- how do I make this smaller?
Thank you for sharing!!!

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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2018, 04:32:03 AM »
For my YA book, I went with Scarlett Rugers of The Book Design House. She's currently doing the cover to the sequel. Really happy with her work and her professionalism. Would highly recommend.
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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2018, 07:14:47 AM »
*points to signature* The Fallen World series was done by Derranged Doctor Designs, A Mortal Song by Carlos Quevedo, Beast by Damonza, and Give Up the Ghost by me. :) I've working with Jennifer Munswami for my new (not yet revealed) series.

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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2018, 10:13:38 AM »
Clarrisa Yeo: http://yocladesigns.com/  (You have to wait a couple of seconds for the book covers to load in)

These are her designs for my YA horror series: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBT8EVG

- how do I make this smaller?



Love that cover! Nice work.

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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2018, 10:34:46 AM »
I do my own YA cover designs. I just finished this one in my YA Urban Fantasy series for older teens.



This is a YA spooky cover that I designed for only $25, and there are other premades on my site. Right now, all of my premades are only $24.99 or less. You might want to browse my site and see if you find anything you like, which might save you some money.



I have done quite a few young adult designs and my rates are fairly low. When you're ready, please feel free to contact me and we discuss the possibility of working together.

BTW, I also recommend Melody of Book Cover Cre8tive: https://bookcoverscre8tive.com/premade-ebook-covers-young-adult and Heather at Book Cover Artistry: http://www.bookcoverartistry.com/

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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2018, 10:39:52 AM »
SA Soule - thanks :), my designer came up with something that fitted the genre & story so well.
Your cover is absolutely gorgeous!!

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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2018, 10:46:27 AM »
I did my own for Witch Spelling (in sig) with a free stock pic, then built it in Canva.  :)

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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2018, 05:34:48 PM »
I do my own YA cover designs. I just finished this one in my YA Urban Fantasy series for older teens.



This is a YA spooky cover that I designed for only $25, and there are other premades on my site. Right now, all of my premades are only $24.99 or less. You might want to browse my site and see if you find anything you like, which might save you some money.



I have done quite a few young adult designs and my rates are fairly low. When you're ready, please feel free to contact me and we discuss the possibility of working together.

BTW, I also recommend Melody of Book Cover Cre8tive: https://bookcoverscre8tive.com/premade-ebook-covers-young-adult and Heather at Book Cover Artistry: http://www.bookcoverartistry.com/

Nice!!!!!!!!

And thanks for the shout out! :)

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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2018, 10:17:38 AM »
Nice!!!!!!!!

And thanks for the shout out! :)

Thanks! I redid it after taking your awesome advice on the glowy backlit. :-)

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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2018, 12:33:06 AM »
I have done a lot of covers for kboards authors.

Check out my website to see some of them.

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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2018, 02:54:25 AM »
For my covers I wanted original art. All the covers in my sig, bar the third and fourth one, were done by an artist named Liz Freeman: https://xxbattlelionessxx.deviantart.com/ I think she goes pretty good, keeps things original, and is from the UK.

The third cover in my sig was created by Russian artist, Roman Grigorev:https://romaniacc.deviantart.com/ I really love this guy's artwork.

I don't believe the bloke who drew the fourth cover in the sig, Aaron Haak, is doing commissions any more.

If you go with either artist, tell them Cameron sent you ;)

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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2018, 07:27:19 AM »
I'm knee-deep in Draft 3, and starting to think about book covers and the like. Who did you use, and how was your experience with them? Bonus points if they have a good track record with paranormal, horror, or suspense novels :)

Seedlings design studio i have used before.

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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2018, 07:30:24 AM »

Hi,

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Re: Young Adult Writers - Who did your cover design?
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2018, 10:21:13 AM »
Hi there,

You are welcome to check out my site.  I have designed books in all genres but my favorites are horror and suspense :)

https://www.ebook-coverdesigns.com/

Best of luck to you.

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