RockingBookCovers.com was created to improve book cover design standards for those who don’t have one of Big 5 Publisher company behind them, doesn’t matter if you’re Self-Published author, Hybrid-Published or are a Indie Publisher etc. A lot of book covers have been stale and boring and I think they should be in the same level as multi-million dollar budget Movie Posters. If not better! 😉 And while book cover quality has improved a lot, there are still lots of ugly covers. I hope RBC will hopefully play a part in making things better.
I want to take your ideas, my vision and make something that is different and better than the competition. My job is to come up with the best possible cover design. I will suggest ideas and tips, explain design principles if some of the author’s ideas won’t be feasible, but I won’t override your final decision (I may make an additional design to show how it would work better). So the final decision is on the author.
Making a gorgeous book cover is a collaboration and little bit of a ‘dance’ between author’s vision and designer’s skill and insight. With effective and frequent communication the result can be great! It’s not super easy, but it’s worth it!
I’m Adrijus and I’m a big reading, creativity, business, and music fan. I love all things Creative and working with Adobe Photoshop. I’ve been a book cover designer for over 7 years and I’m now expanding into author website designs. It started off as a passion working on my own at home, making desktop wallpapers about basketball. But in 2012 after getting fired from the day job I had to choose… look for another soul-sucking job… or chase my dream and become a freelance designer instead. So I went with it and focused on Book Cover Design and working with Authors.
In 2018, my personal goal is to make RBC into the world’s best book cover design resource for authors – I want that authors would be amazed by the articles and even if they don’t buy my covers, they still would recommend RBC as a must-read resource in groups and forums etc. That would be my way of contributing to the industry in more ways than just making covers. 🙂