need graphics for book covers and sometimes to illustrate their
stories. Here are some websites that may prove handy. A quick note
about royalty free images. A royalty free image is one that you buy
and then have the rights to use as you wish without paying further
royalties. Prices vary from site to site. Sometimes the right is an
exclusive use and sometimes the image will be sold to more than one
Acapella Book Cover Design - a book cover designer for
over 15 years, you can see some of the designs
BigStockPhoto.com - regular plans are fairly pricey but
if your needs are limited, you can two different free plans. An
indefinite one image a month free trial and a seven day free
trial that lets you download five images a day. If all you need
is a graphic for your book cover, this is worth checking out.
These are royalty free images.
Graphics - the former journalist behind this company
does custom as well as pre-made book covers. Her work is in high
- design your own book cover at Canva.
Deranged Doctor Design - they do unique custom cover
design work. Check out their
portfolio! Prices start at $95.
Tree Studio - this Canadian company does web design and
branding as well as book covers.
Photo Club - you can subscribe for $10 a month and get
ten stock photos a month. You can discontinue at any time. These
are royalty free graphics that you can manipulate and use as you
Extended Imagery - this site specializes in book cover
design. Owner Carl Graves designed the covers for Joe Konrath's
books and charges about $200 a cover.
Fiverr eBook Cover Designers - here's a whole bunch of
inexpensive eBook cover designers.
- at Fotolia you can buy royalty free stock images giving you
the unrestricted right to manipulate and use as you want. Great
for websites as well as for book covers.
- GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program and is a free
Juliane Schneeweiss - this freelance artist from Germany
does excellent cover art.
Ares - Jun Ares is a freelance book cover designer. Ares
designed the covers for Martin Crosbie's books among others.
Kip Ayers Illustration - this artist from New York State
does a lot of work designing book covers for indie authors.
Nancimila's Cottage Magic - Nancy Donahue (Nancimila as
she is known to friends) does book cover art and illustrations
as well as photography.
Paint.net - Paint.net is free downloadable image editing
Picasa - Picasa is primarily a photo organiser but you
can modify photos as well. It is a free downloadable program you
install on your computer.
Romance Novel Covers - this site specializes in
designing covers for romance novels.
Cover Collection - this British designer does e-book
covers for £40 and e-book and full print covers for £85. Cover
designs are unique and once sold, are removed from their stock
of available artwork.
The Illustrated Author - this group does book covers as
well as illustrations. Prices vary.
Tibbs Design - Valerie Tibbs does book cover design as
well as websites, business cards, banners, posters and a host of
other design work.
- VisualPhotos.com - royalty free photos can be purchased