I launched an eBook cover design contest at +99designs (http://99d.me/c/7imq)! I'm working with the 99 Designs team so that I can see just how easy it is as a small business owner to (painlessly) draw up design requirements, select designers, and select a eBook cover design that best represents what I want to convey in my book (http://www.lynetteyoung.com/books). So far – so good!
Why did I want to go with 99 Designs? Well, not only am I busy running a business, I'm also busy writing a book. I have a lot of designer friends, but don't know if they specialize in book cover design (and it's as much an art as it is a science). Even if my friends know eBook covers, their art style may not jive with me. It would take me WEEKS just to find and vet a great artist.
The old adage is that you "shouldn't judge a book by its cover." Sadly, in the world of .3 second attention spans and a gazillion books on Amazon, I need all the leverage I can get to get my book noticed… and that means GREAT cover art! So if you are interested in following along, follow the link and see what cover I go with!
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The thing about places like 99Designs is that it makes it that much harder for professional designers to not only get a rate that they deserve, but then they find themselves having to constantly justify their rate. Also, I know that it's their choice, but then you have a bunch of people doing work for nothing if you don't choose their design. I've seen some good work on these sites, but also a lot of stock art/images.
Personally these sites are a bane.
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