Why I’m avoiding ebook cover design houses.

A month later and I’m still looking for a ebook cover designer.

This is mostly my fault. I’m being selective and fussy about who I hire, because I want to develop a relationship with a designer.

I’m trying to avoided the big design houses, though, which would probably keep my prices lower and make this whole process faster. I’m sure I’d be done with my cover designer hunt, now, if I went with one of the many design houses that seem to be out there.

There are two reasons, in my opinion for avoiding these places: the price isn’t significantly better – if at all – and I don’t want to be a widget in a machine. Writing a book is a creative process, so is designing a book cover. If it’s mass produced it’s going to look mass produced.

So the hunt goes on.

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