The Art Side:
“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” — Miuccia Prada
A well thought out, and intriguing quote isn’t it? They were not talking about book covers, but the parallel is worth noting. In a time where our muscle memory is practically itching to scroll down, the time you have to catch a potential reader’s attention may be less than a second. If that is all the time you have, you need a cover to instantly present your book to the world in the best possible light. A cover that not just fits a trend, but one that is memorable and fits the feel of your book.
“…the time you have to catch a potential reader’s attention may be less than a second.”
We at KPS are not only obsessed with writing and reading, we love art. More than just art, we love the art of a good book cover. But what does that mean for you? It means that we have thought long and hard, and hashed out some great options for you.
Option 1: Free Covers
You did, indeed, read that correctly. Just for choosing to let us come on this great adventure with you, we have an ever growing portfolio of book covers, custom and exclusively available to KPS authors.
Option 2: Commissioned Covers
Maybe you have something particular in mind, or nothing in the portfolio catches your eye. No worries! We have a (I am contractually obligated to refer to him as:) “Phenomenal” cover designer on staff. Again, here at KPS, there are no hidden fees or upfront costs. So what does that leave us with then? Well…
Let us worry about that! All costs associated with the production of your book are paid back through our portion of the royalties (50%).
Option 3: BYOC
Maybe you have a connection with another book cover designer or you are, yourself, a bit of a wiz with the digital pens—as it were. That is fine, we play well with others here. HOWEVER, there is a bit of a caveat to this. Book covers are vital to marketing your book. This means, while you can bring your own cover for consideration, it may not pass our minimum standards for a marketable cover. So, while you don’t have to utilize a cover from us, we do reserve the right to not accept a cover from other sources.
“Why would they have book covers if we aren’t supposed to judge the book by them? It makes no sense.”