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#1 Divine Walker

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 06:30 AM

Hi, anyone could advice me on the estimate cost of a book cover?

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 10:45 AM

Depends on what sort of cover you want. A custom illustrated one will run between $300 and $1500, depending on the artist, the scene, etc. A custom photo manip will probably be more in the $150-$300 range. Some people sell cover templates (so not custom) more in the $50-$150 range. 


So it all depends on what you want and who you hire to do it for you.

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 04:57 PM

Yes, it can vary dramatically, depending on what you want. Of course, genre also plays a role here. There are lots of wonderful pre-made covers available for certain genres (particularly easy to find great ones for Romance). For other genres it is much more difficult to find a pre-made cover that will work for your book.

This company is awesome (they did my fantasy book covers) and not exorbitantly expensive for the quality of the work, but they have a long waiting list: http://www.derangeddoctordesign.com/

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