New sites added 7-28-15
How about relaxing with a cup of coffee and your favorite romance. Your favorite romance cover, that is. Dream a little for your story!
So I've compiled a list of designers who offer pre-made covers (most in the under $50 range) and thought I'd move this "research" to a blog post. I had a great time browsing the covers and I hope you do too! Oh, and most, if not all, of these designers will work with you for the customized look, if that is the route you want to take now or later. (One more thing: I linked to the site's home page and not always directly to the "pre-made" page, but you'll find it.)
Please keep in mind these are only suggestions for you to follow up on and make your own decision. I have not been paid to recommend anyone. Also note that some vendors/publishers require the cover to be a different size (i.e. larger) than what some designers provide.
Cheeky Covers - Ebook covers at cheeky prices -- Update! 5/25/14 -- Yes, Carrie Spencer has done my new cover for my paranormal romance Ghost of a Promise.
Amazing, right? I can't imagine why you'd want to look further now, but I'll keep the list below intact!
Sheri L. McGathy Pre-made Covers - gorgeous! Many historical and fantasy covers, as well as others.
RomanceNovelCovers.com by cover model Jimmy Thomas. You need to do a login registration for this one.
General and Romantic Fiction Premades Melchelle Designs
Amanda C. Davis Premade Book Covers - most at $35. (Added to the list 3-24-15.)
Fantasia Frog Designs
Book Graphics - both fiction and non-fiction so not all romance.
Cloud 9 Pre-made book covers -- $5!
TellTale Books - classy and romantic! These beautiful covers are a new favorite!
Pre-Made Covers - Karri Klawiter
Estrella Cover Art
The Book Cover Designer - a large selection and range of prices from many different designers
AM Design Studios - very nice! Many with a fantasy element.
Go On Write - Romance Premade Book Covers $40 or less
Or also of interest, try:
Period Images - awesome book cover stock and images
Digital Fantasy Backgrounds
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So that's it, for now. Feel free to leave a comment if there is a pre-made cover designer (for mostly romances) you'd like to add.
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