(PRWEB) February 11, 2014
Created by an author and artist team, SelfPubBookCovers.com has grown in a short time to feature the largest collection of professionally designed book covers on the web.
"Authors keep buying covers, but the number of covers that authors can choose from keeps growing. After a cover is sold, we never sell it again," says SelfPubBookCovers.com co-founder Shoshanna Evers, an Amazon Bestselling author who self-publishes in addition to being published by Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books.
That's because the site has attracted the attention of the freelance artist community. "We are proud to say that we have created a new revenue stream for artists who have the opportunity to post a cover and name their price," graphic designer and co-founder Rob Sturtz says. "We have over 3,500 original covers for authors to choose from, and artists from all over the world selling covers on our site on a daily basis."
Previously, indie authors either paid hundreds of dollars for a custom cover, waiting days or weeks for it to be ready to upload to retailers like Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or they bought a single stock photo and added a title and author name on it themselves. SelfPubBookCovers.com contrasts sharply with stock photo sites, where we see book cover "clones" after multiple authors use the same image for their covers without altering it, or premade cover sites with only a handful of covers that still need to be customized by the artist. Hundreds of authors are now choosing the vast selection and instant availability that SelfPubBookCovers.com offers instead.
Self-publishing is growing, with more than 391,000 new self-published book titles released in 2012, according to Bowker. The self-published books that hit the New York Times bestseller list all have one thing in common: amazing book covers that rival any cover made by "The Big 5," as the huge NY publishing houses such as Simon & Schuster and the newly-merged Penguin Random House are called.
With the rise in self-publishing, would-be authors with manuscripts gathering dust in their desk drawers (or on their hard-drives) are finding it easier than ever to get their books into the hands of readers. Unfortunately, many of these self-published books are published with DIY ebook covers so poorly made that many readers bypass some wonderful books based on the cover alone.
"You may have written a potential bestseller, but no one will know if your cover doesn't grab readers' attention -- people do judge a book by its cover," Shoshanna Evers says. "We have found that when an author gets a cover on SelfPubBookCovers.com, they tend to return and purchase multiple covers. Authors love the selection -- and the fact that they can see exactly what their cover will look like before they pay, and then can download it immediately, is really a tremendous benefit for authors."
Rob Sturtz adds, "This is a partnership between a multi-published author who knows what authors are looking for, and myself, a graphic designer who knows what artists need to open up another revenue stream and tap into the self-pub indie market. Authors are finding covers and artists are selling- it's a Win-Win for everyone!"
About SelfPubBookCovers, LLC:
SelfPubBookCovers, LLC is a partnership between author Shoshanna Evers and graphic artist Rob Sturtz. Launched in February 2013, SelfPubBookCovers.com is already revolutionizing the self-publishing industry, establishing itself as the place to go for a one-of-a-kind professional book cover at a fair price, with many covers starting at just $69. Shoshanna Evers is a critically-acclaimed Amazon Bestselling romance author who has written dozens of sexy stories, including the self-published Overheated and How to Write Hot Sex, as well as The Enslaved Trilogy and The Pulse Trilogy from Simon & Schuster. Rob Sturtz is an entrepreneurial professional graphic designer who has worked for many Fortune 500 companies doing web, print and logo design for nearly thirty years.