Books are judged by their covers, and consumers look at the cover of a book for approximately 3 seconds, on average, before deciding whether or not they are interested enough to look closer. That’s also how long a prospective wholesaler or distributor or editor or agent looks at your book when deciding whether or not to stock/order/buy/represent it.
That is all you have to get someone interested in your book. After the months, years, or decades it took to write it, don’t drop the ball when it comes to the cover. Fortunately, Outskirts Press offers a variety of cover options to help. Yes, we let authors submit their own covers, although believe it or not, most authors are writers, not designers. And yes, we offer customizable covers that are already professionally pre-designed as a part of all our publising packages.
But for the “best of the best” for your book, the artistic custom cover option available with the Diamond, Pearl, and Ruby packages is the only way to go. For $299 you get what other publishers charge upwards of $999 for.
So, without further ado, we kick off a week-long celebration recognizing some of the truly extraordinary covers on the high-quality books published by Outskirts Press, presented in no particular order below. And if you think your cover has what it takes, submit it to the Random Book Machine to see how it stacks up with others.