THE PENDANT'S LIE
UP ALL NIGHT - J. S. GRANT (THE COVER GALLEYCAT USED IN THE FEATURE)
WALLS - ELIZABETH HUDSON
The Assassin's Slipper by Addison Brooks
Every author deserves a cover. A cover, for the hours unflinchingly dedicated to a project. A cover, for the imagination only a true writer possesses. A cover, for the story born from sweat and tears.
That is where – why – .book cover design comes in.
To bring a novel to life.
To let you be the author you always wished you could be.
To show you that even the simplest of writers can be someone.
.bcd aims to provide high-quality and affordable design, and focuses on a transparent and interactive creative process – every element of every cover is explained in detail, and every step of the way is fuelled by discussion. Because no one knows a story better than its author.
Biography of A Design Site
.book cover design began on the thirtieth of August in 2010 by a fifteen-year-old Fena on a whim, first appearing on a forum thread at NaNoWriMo artisans as an ‘experimental hobby’ and a way to contribute back to the publishing industry in the only way she knew how.
Since then, .bcd has had more than 700 clients – free or otherwise – ranging from historical non-fiction to YA romance, murder mysteries and thrillers. It also has a pro-bono arm ‘CoverUp!’ for aspiring authors who want a ‘fast-food’ version (more information can be found on the ’Give Me Freebies!' page)
It was featured in GalleyCat as 2010’s ‘Nanowrimo Tip #28’, and won Wattpad’s ‘Best Book Cover’ in the 2011 Watty Awards.
(In addition, .bcd also seems to have retained a name that is about as subtle as a brick – apparently names that could rival a hunk of mozzarella in cheese factor had been all the rage back then. As did abbreviations with a penchant for resembling sorry-looking extracts of the alphabet)
20% of all tips and 5% of all profit is donated to the Community Chest as well – more information can be gleaned by clicking the speech bubble above.
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