A few weeks ago I tried Fiverr for the first time. Fiverr is a website where people offer their freelance services. It is a good option for me because I can get a product of better quality than whatever I could come up with and yet it doesn't empty my pockets. One day, if my books do well, I may have a bigger budget, but for now, this is the best I can afford.
Fiverr graphic designers take free photos, blend them together, and after working their magic, they come up with interesting covers.
I tried one such designer to revamp my first book's cover - The Recruit. I plan to use her again for my next book of the series. This time, since my collection of short stories is completely unrelated to N.A.V.S.A., I decided to try someone different.
I gave them a brief description of my short stories and, after a few revisions, they came up with this:
It's a bit dark, but I think it looks amazing. I wanted something that would attract people to read my stories and as I get more experience in the world of social media, I knew it had to be something interesting and catchy. I think they did a good job at that.
This time, I didn't pay for the Photoshop file, instead I used my funds to pay for the spine and back cover as well. That way, I can use it for the paperback, too! - which reminds me, I should do that for "The Recruit".