Here at Book Nouveau my mission is simple: help readers find and identify quality self-published books. I get the books I read sent to me directly by authors, but in the marketplace what brings a book to a potential reader’s attention is the cover. We’ve all heard the adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but that’s exactly how it works. Your cover has to look professional and grip a reader instantly.
I strongly encourage authors to commission a new cover from a designer, but this can take hundreds of dollars and weeks of worth. A new author doesn’t always have the capital to invest, and it takes time to learn the layout skills yourself if you don’t have the background in design.
Fortunately for authors there is an intermediate step. I’m offering pre-made covers for sale, currently at $30 each, though this price may increase if demand is high enough. Just pick out a cover, tell me what author name and byline you want, and if there is any other text. I’ll send you a watermarked copy to approve, you pay me, and I send you an ebook-sized .jpeg file you can use.