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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.35.255.243
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 02:44 pm:   

I've just posted this call out on Facebook, but if anyone here hasn't seen it I'm looking for suggestions for places who might be looking for artists for cover design. I'm very new in it but trying to stretch myself a bit each time. Anyone any ideas?
Thanks - yes, it's my 'Gis a job' plea! :-(
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 03:12 pm:   

Tony, you're a natural at cover design. Build up a portfolio of the kind of material you've shown me and you'll be snapped up in no time.

Only thing is you won't be able to pick and choose the kind of books you illustrate.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.151.109.99
Posted on Monday, August 06, 2012 - 09:24 am:   

I've been so very lucky with my book covers over the years. See them all collected here:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/ive-been-lucky-with-book-covers/
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 82.145.211.38
Posted on Monday, August 06, 2012 - 09:35 am:   

How much input do authors get into the covers of their books normally?
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Ramsey Campbell (Ramsey)
Username: Ramsey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 92.8.28.37
Posted on Monday, August 06, 2012 - 12:44 pm:   

Depends on the publisher.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.37.199.45
Posted on Monday, August 06, 2012 - 01:19 pm:   

I've been lucky with covers too and as much so where I wasn't consulted on the design or choice of image as where I was. But then, I've never had a mass-market publisher. I think the consultation level depends rather on the type of publisher:

Specialist small press: "What image/artist would you prefer?"
Specialist commercial publisher: "We think something weird by xxx would be great, do you agree?"
Mass-market publisher: "Skull."

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