DESIGN UNLIKELY

"Don't judge a book by its cover."

A line everyone's heard.

And nobody heeds.


We're a visual people in a visual culture, and what's the first thing you see when you pick a book off the shelf (or scroll through on the web)? The cover! You've put in the time, sweat, and tears crafting that next great novel, so why would you do it such a disservice by going with an average, ordinary, dime-store cover art? You want people to take your book seriously, right? Then you need a serious cover that displays just how professional you - and your words - are. There's no better marketing strategy, no better sales pitch, no greater leg up you can give yourself than by getting the right cover for your book. And guess what, dear author? We can help.


FEATURED DESIGNS

We're not pulling your leg when we say we're doing the best illustrations on the market. Go ahead, let our work speak for itself.

ECONOMY BOOK DESIGN

Our Economy book cover package is the most cost effective way to get a quality cover tailored for your novel by leaving the details up to us. Economy book designs generally take a week or two to complete, and cost $299.


HOW IT WORKS

1. Client contacts us with scope of the project.
2. We confirm our ability to take on the project.
3. Client agrees and pays the Economy package up front.
4. We get to work, and using the information provided, complete the entire book cover and send over a low resolution version once complete.
5. If the client is satisfied, we send all high resolution files needed. If the client is not satisfied, we will make slight alterations to existing cover or completely redo the cover. No more changes are offered after this with our Economy package.

In our sample, client provided information about their fantasy story featuring an assassin, which we used as the main feature for the cover.

Please note that with the Economy package, the client is leaning entirely on our expertise. Changes can be made to the final product at additional cost to the client. If you desire more input and various rounds of feedback and changes, you may wish to select our Custom Book Design.

Would you like to start an Economy design cover art for your novel? Send an email to designunlikely@mailbox.org with the following information:Indicate the type of design (Economy, Custom, or Premium)
-Title
-Author Name
-Any other wording you desire to be on the cover
-Genre/s
-Description of the book (A summary in a few paragraphs is sufficient)
-Please provide key elements to the story. IE Significant locations, characters, items, themes, etc.
Options:
eBook and paperback/hardcover formatting/creation (includes back cover and spine) - $150.

CUSTOM BOOK DESIGN

Our Custom book cover package is for the author who has something specific in mind and wants to work with a professional to bring this idea to life. Custom book design packages usually take a few weeks to complete, and start at $599 (though prices can increase depending on the difficulty).


HOW IT WORKS

Step 1: Agreement
Client contacts us with details of project. Specifics and options are discussed, cost estimate and scope of work is agreed. Half of total estimate is paid before we move on to step two.

We gather pertinent information about the book, the concept, genre, theme, etc. Half of the estimate is paid up front.

Step 2: Concept and initial proofs
After discussion with client, we provide three varying proofs of concept. If client wants to change concept, we'll provide another concept art at no additional cost.

In our sample, client expressed his desire for a creepy winter woodland scene. We provided three proofs for client with varying imagery and theme. Client selected one to move forward with.

Step 3: Imagery detail work (if any)
If client desires additional detail work (whether discussed up front or added later in the process for an additional cost), we add them in this phase of the work. If not, we move on to step 4.

Per our original scope, client requested a silhouette of a man standing on the path and glowing eyes in the background. We altered the photo to fit the 'creepy' theme the client desired. Client approved photo, though clarified detail on silhouette by changing attire to hoodie and sweats.

Step 4: Lettering
We design three proofs with TITLE and AUTHOR name, taking into account specifics for lettering by client. Client selects proof of choice, provides feedback for additional changes, if any.

Step 5: Final approval
If everything has been done to client's approval, per scope of original work, client pay's remaining half of balance, and we send over all necessary high resolution images for specified dimensions.

Would you like a cost estimate to start a custom design cover art for your novel? Send an email to designunlikely@mailbox.org with the following information:Indicate the type of design (Economy, Custom, or Premium)
-Title
-Author Name
-Genre/s
-Any other wording you desire to be on the cover
-Description of the book (A summary in a few paragraphs is sufficient)
-Your vision (if any) - What are you envisioning for the cover?
If you don't have a specific vision, please provide key elements to the story. IE Significant locations, characters, items, themes, etc.
-Include links (or attachments) to other covers you like.
Options:
eBook and paperback/hardcover formatting/creation (includes back cover and spine) - $150.

PREMIUM BOOK DESIGN

Our Premium book cover package is for the publisher with a marketing budget, or the author who desires to go the extra mile in getting their completely customized cover created. Premium book design packages, though more complicated and time-consuming, are considered high priority and generally take one to two weeks to complete, and cost $1,999.


HOW IT WORKS

Step 1: Agreement
Client contacts us with details of project. Specifics and options are discussed, cost estimate and scope of work is agreed. Half of total estimate is paid before moving on to step two.
2. Phone call with designer.
3. 6 cover design drafts.
4. Feedback. Select one draft to further hone. If not satisfied by 6 drafts, will mock up additional 3, and select one draft from there.
5. Here we move on to the lettering, where we mock up covers with 6 different lettering options. If not satisfied by one of the 6 drafts, will mock up additional 3 and select one draft from there.
6. If necessary, we will make any minor changes to the draft before final approval.
7. Once final draft is approved, the remaining balance shall be paid in full, and we will create and send over all high resolution files for print edition, E-book, and audio book. We will also create a banner to be used for a website or social media, along with providing full cover formatting for E-book and hardcover/paperback (back and spine).
Please note, that while our Premium package is given high priority and will be worked on diligently from start to finish, the more changes requested, and the longer client takes in responding to changes, the longer this process will take.
Alongside the artwork, our editorial team from *Story Unlikely* will help perfect your author bio and synopsis.

Would you like to start a premium design cover art for your novel? Send an email to designunlikely@mailbox.org with the following information:Indicate the type of design (Economy, Custom, or Premium)
-Title
-Author Name
-Genre/s
-Any other wording you desire to be on the cover
-Description of the book (A summary in a few paragraphs is sufficient)
-Your vision (if any) - What are you envisioning for the cover?
If you don't have a specific vision, please provide key elements to the story. IE Significant locations, characters, items, themes, etc.
-Include links (or attachments) to other covers you like.

Thank You

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