About

Most importantly:

  • Contact: bookcovermachine@gmail.com
  • Over 400 premade covers currently available! I have a huge variety of genres and styles. Click on the ‘Shop’ tab above to browse all covers, or use the ‘Product Categories’ list or ‘Product Search’ box on the right to browse by category or keyword!
  • My covers are unique. While I do use stock imagery to create many of my covers, I ALWAYS combine multiple images and/or add effects on top to make an end product that is unique.
  • My covers are exclusive. Once you purchase a cover from my premade gallery, or I create you a custom cover, it is yours and yours alone. It will be taken off the market and never sold again.
  • My covers are affordable. Starting in 2016, almost all premade covers will be $49 or less. Tons of discount covers will be available for only $25. Custom packages range between $100-$200. I pride myself in competitive rates – many other designers charge between $100-$200 for premades and anywhere between $200-$700 for custom covers.
  • I do offer a collection of 100% Unique, Original Artwork premade covers, for those who want every pixel of their cover to be unique and exclusive. NO STOCK IMAGES used for these. Just original art by yours truly. Find these under the ‘100% Original Art’ category using the Product Category list to the right! This is a very small section at the moment, but I’m hoping to develop it more in the future.

Now, for a lengthier introduction:

Hi there! My name is Laura Gordon, and I am a professional book cover designer and artist. I make both pre-made and custom covers.

Making book covers is like eating chips, for me – I can’t eat/make just one. Once I sit down to make a design, I end up cranking out a few (if not a dozen) at a time. So be sure to check my gallery frequently for any book-cover needs. Chances are, I’ll have something similar to what you want. And if I don’t, but you like my work, feel free to check out my Custom Covers page for info on commissioning me for a custom job!

The premade book cover business is really starting to take off. This is both good and bad for all of you authors out there looking for an affordable, quality cover. It’s good because there are a lot of quality premades being produced, and you don’t have to break the bank to get a decent cover, or throw something haphazard together yourself. But it’s bad because a lot of designers shop at the same places for images, and so what’s happening is that designers are buying the same images, and many covers come out looking strikingly similar. This is inevitable to a point. Such is the nature of stock imagery. However, what’s troubling is how little designers are making an effort to lessen this effect. You can’t hold it against designers for ending up using some of the same imagery, but that doesn’t mean these images can’t be worked into a design in a new and unique way. That’s why it’s called book cover ‘design’. In my opinion, purchasing a model image and splashing on some text doesn’t count as designing a book cover, and it simply shouldn’t be done. No author wants to see something that might as well be his cover used on someone else’s book, and quite frankly this type of thing is going to give a bad name to premade designers in general, tainting business for the rest of us.

This is why I’m up front about my policies. I don’t want any confusion or disappointment, and I don’t want to be grouped in with the designers who don’t care about standards.

So, I think that about covers it! I hope you find something you like in my gallery. I try to keep a huge variety in stock. And there is no end to creativity, when it’s something that you have, so you can look forward to an endless supply of unique new covers!

Happy browsing!

8 thoughts on “About

    1. bookcovermachine@gmail.com Post author

      I create all my covers to be unique and exclusive, so your cover will be taken down once sold and never sold again 🙂 All of that is explained on this ‘About’ page, so if anything is unclear, please read through this page again. Thanks!

      Reply
    1. bookcovermachine@gmail.com Post author

      Hi Again,

      I just ran a test to see what the deal is, and it looks like if you simply add the cover(s) to your cart and proceed to checkout, all you have to do is put in your billing/shipping info, and at the bottom of that page there is a little check box that says ‘create an account’. Let me know if that works! 🙂

      Laura

      Reply
  1. Pete Barber

    Hi Laura,

    I liked the cover with the lit match. It’s featured in your page banner, but I couldn’t find it on the site. Can you point me to it?

    Thanks . . . Pete

    Reply
    1. bookcovermachine@gmail.com Post author

      Hi Pete,

      Unfortunately that one was just purchased yesterday. Sorry about that!

      Let me know if I can be of any further assistance,
      Laura

      Reply
  2. Amanda

    Hi Laura! I’ve been looking at your work for months, and happy to say i’ve finally chosen my cover for my first book (a little squeeing from the author here)!

    Reply
    1. bookcovermachine@gmail.com Post author

      I’m so glad you found something that you like! Thank you for ordering!

      Reply

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