PS – Pre-made Book Covers

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I’ve started loading book covers for sale on my new Pre-made Book Covers tab at the top there. I must admit that it’s quite nerve wracking, but never mind, I love making them so it’s very unlikely that I’ll stop now.

All of them are made with my own photos or sketches so far. I might use stock or public domain pictures in the future, but only ever for very small elements or manipulated to totally individual works. I’ve resized them for web use, so I’m wondering about the visual quality as they are, so I’ll tack on a very high resolution image here just in case anyone thinks the web size is a bad idea. Hopefully easy to see. I’m working on a haunted house cover at the moment – love it – but only in between the scribbling and editing. I’d really love it if anyone has any ideas for covers to make. I don’t want them to be too generic, and I don’t have tons of ideas myself.

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47 thoughts on “PS – Pre-made Book Covers

    T Ibara Photo said:
    January 21, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Hello Jo,
    The pre-made cover designs are beautiful! I like how you’ve created a variety of themes and styles πŸ™‚ ❀

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 21, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      Thank you Takami! Yours is the first opinion, and I’m really glad you like them. Phew! Hopefully I’ll get better as I go along – I’ve gotten a little rusty with the art. HUGS! ❀ πŸ™‚

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        T Ibara Photo said:
        January 21, 2015 at 2:57 pm

        And I’m looking forward to your sketches too, like the Elvis one πŸ˜‰ And…how about some lions? πŸ˜€ ❀
        Your friend (and fan),
        Takami πŸ™‚

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          January 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm

          You are lovely my friend! Lions! That’s a brilliant idea – here I am in Africa thinking of butterflies and typewriters. πŸ˜€ X

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            T Ibara Photo said:
            January 21, 2015 at 3:02 pm

            Your country (and the huge continent) has an amazing heritage of wildlife, culture and nature. The themes must be endless πŸ™‚

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              jorobinson176 responded:
              January 21, 2015 at 3:48 pm

              It really does, and I know that a lot of people are interested in Africa. I suppose that living here I’m interested in seeing the rest of the world. Yours is the best idea and a new project for me. πŸ™‚

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    The Story Reading Ape said:
    January 21, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog….. An Author Promotions Enterprise! and commented:
    AUTHORS – Check out this (and OTHER) awesome pre-made book covers by Author Jo Robinson – They’re GREAT! πŸ˜€

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    Jack Eason said:
    January 21, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    What about a few possible Sci-fi covers, pretty please Jo? πŸ™‚ xx

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 21, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      I’ve got two on the go right now Jack. One with a Mars cliff background and a animal skull and bits, and the other a bit time warpey (new word). πŸ˜€ If you have any suggestions I’d be a very happy bunny – I need ideas! XXXX

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    coldhandboyack said:
    January 21, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Very nice. I can see these working across a broad spectrum, which is important.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 21, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      Thank you Craig! I’m just starting out with it all – but I’m really so happy to be back doing art of any kind. Making it especially with book covers in mind is lovely – the best form for me I reckon. I can’t wait to see one of these on somebodies book! πŸ™‚

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    D. Wallace Peach said:
    January 21, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    That’s such an interesting idea! I love making covers too, but mine aren’t nearly so creative. Beautiful.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 21, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      Thank you! I think that if you love making covers you should go for it. Bespoke covers are seriously expensive in the hundreds of dollars, and most times beyond the means of Indie authors. If you sell your covers cheaply you not only get the fun of creating, but also get to help fellow scribblers out with one of a kind covers for their books so that’s all for the good of the tribe I reckon. Lots of traditional publishers use stock images with very slight variations in colour or placement and I’ve seen loads of reproductions, so have at that art and help while doing what you love I reckon.

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    First Night Design said:
    January 21, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    I should be doing this too! Well done, Jo, for getting it together.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 22, 2015 at 4:11 pm

      You definitely should – your art would be fantastic as book covers – go for it! πŸ™‚

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    Ali Isaac said:
    January 21, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Very nice Jo! I admire anyone with the skills to create a book cover… not something I could ever do. I’ll bear you in mind for future covers. Good luck with this new venture!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 22, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks Ali! I’m really loving doing this – just as much as the writing, and I’m going to do it every day too to get better hopefully. πŸ™‚

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    olganm said:
    January 21, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I’ll also keep it in mind. Good luck Jo!

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    Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
    January 22, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    If you are looking for ideas for your next cover and do not have the necessary skills then it is a great idea to collaborate with someone who has.. Pop over to Jo’s and have a chat about your ideas and I am sure that you can work something out that will be both original and very inexpensive.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 22, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Thanks for sharing this my lovely friend. HUGS ❀

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    SexwAnnie said:
    January 22, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Wow, Joe this one is amazing! I’m not sure if I asked you this before but Do you do covers for erotic romance books?

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 22, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      Thanks Annie! I’m doing all genres – I’ve got one in the works at the moment that would work for erotica. I’ll post it in the next couple of days. I’d love some ideas from an expert such as yourself though – what sort of images would you like to see?

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    Charles Yallowitz said:
    January 22, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Reblogged this on Legends of Windemere.

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    M T McGuire said:
    January 22, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Good stuff, I hope you do well with them. They’re interesting.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 25, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Thanks! I’m really enjoying doing this much more than I realised I would so hopefully I’ll get better at it too. πŸ™‚

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    Susanne Leist said:
    January 23, 2015 at 7:03 am

    I’m writing my second book. I might be interested in a book cover after I’m finished.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 25, 2015 at 12:29 pm

      Awesome Susanne! If you let me know what you’d like I’ll make one according to that in the meantime.

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    mari wells said:
    January 23, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Reblogged this on Mari Wells and commented:
    Looking for a book cover? Jo may have what you need.

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    theowllady said:
    January 24, 2015 at 3:11 am

    Reblogged this on theowlladyblog.

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    theowllady said:
    January 24, 2015 at 3:13 am
      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Thanks for sharing here too Viv! ❀

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    marjma2014 said:
    January 27, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Looks great, thanks for sharing.

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    An Allergic Foodie said:
    February 6, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    I shared your covers with my son who is taking a class on computer graphics. He thought they were very cool! πŸ™‚

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 7, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      Thank you! Thank your son too! I’ve been trying to teach myself the computer graphics, and I’m probably a bit too long in the tooth so that bit has gone slow. It’s a lovely thing though – I generally start with a drawing or a photo. Does your son share his work online anywhere? I’d love to see some! πŸ™‚

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