A compelling cover is important to create interest in an Ebook.
Below are some Smashwords covers designed by Caligraphics. Hover over the thumbnails to show the full size image.
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Our original cover designs start at $65, and that's a pretty good deal, given the 20+ years of experience we at Caligraphics have in creative graphic design.
The cover is your first chance to grab a viewer's interest, and studies show that you've got only about 3 seconds before they click on it or keep surfing.
Mark Coker at Smashwords on the cover: "Your e-book cover image. That’s the first impression you make to an e-book buyer. A good cover image makes a promise to a reader: This is the book you’re looking for. If the cover image doesn’t make the right promise, it limits your virality."
Ebook covers $65
Our cover designs start at $65 with client-provided photos or other artwork. We can also create artwork from our graphics library or acquire photos and illustrations from online sources. We'll send you proofs until you're happy with your cover, and then you'll be provided with a high-quality .jpg for upload to Smashwords and/or Amazon. We can also create a version for your Audible book for an additional $10. Thumbnails, web banners and other formats and sizes, including the Photoshop file, are also available.
Print covers $85
We also do print covers for CreateSpace, Lulu, Booklocker and others.
Help! - FREE
If you're publishing your first ebook and have questions, don't worry - we provide professional guidance uploading your book and/or cover to your publisher.
Ebook formatting - $10 per 10,000 words
The interior of your book formatted from your Word document for inclusion into the Premium Catalogue at Smashwords. Linked Table of Contents, live links to your website/blog/Smashwords page. Print formatting for CreateSpace etc. also available.
Web Site Development, blogs, Facebook landing pages, Twitter and YouTube backgrounds to promote your ebook. Custom designed one-page site with links and graphics - $150. Hosting available.
all prices USD
All genres are cool with us. Proofs will be provided, and we will work with you to get what you want, because every client is important to us, and we take a personal interest in every cover we create.
We accept PayPal, checks and money orders.
To inquire about a cover, formatting or a web site please contact us and tell us about your project and we'll get back to you the same day.
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For a neophyte like myself venturing into the e-publishing world, dependable, knowledgeable professionals are a must. Caligraphics was a great find recommended by Smashwords. Cal did a flawless job of my book cover, prompt, good price and I will certainly use his expertise to format my book and also help with my web page.
- Larry Revene, Wham Bam $$ Ba Da Boom on Amazon.
Writing my oddball tale of a desperate excursion to Maui was an adventure, formatting a challenge, and if I’d tried doing the cover myself, it would have been a disaster. Well aware of this fact, I selected Cal from Mark Coker’s reference list and found him prompt, professional and willing to take as many stabs at it as necessary for a first-time author to make a decision. Very pleased with the end result, I’m actually hoping people judge the book by its cover. One sure bet is that I’ll be calling on Cal again when the Big Island adventure is ready.
- D. Robert Simpson, The Foraging Habits Of Tropical Bears on Smashwords.
Cal is a magician! I was so thrilled to find him since my last book cover designer charged much more and didn't do half as nice a job. Plus, his turnaround time is very fast and his design ideas are fabulous. I have 27 eBooks and gradually, Cal is re-designing each one of my covers for me, as well as modifying them for the audiobook sites. I can't recommend him highly enough!
-Lyn Kelley, Ph.D., How to Stick With Your Diet and Exercise Program on Amazon.
Cal has been super easy to work with. Absolutely no pressure. No time limits. Makes amendments no questions asked is genuinely keen to get the artwork just as you like it. Not afraid to change and try your ideas even if they don't work out. Really, a pleasure to work with and I'll definitely be using him for my next book. My advice is, for a great ebook cover, use Cal at Caligraphics!
-Mark Dark, Man Or Mouse on Amazon.
Stoneville, 6081, Western Australia. RE: Professional Book Cover Support:
I just registered with Smashwords, wanting to publish a book I have been working on for a few years. So, as you might imagine, I had a steep learning curve, getting everything formatted and fixed up to pass the Smashwords test. The last thing I needed was a crash course on Photoshop, or whatever, so that I could create a cover for my book, “Polaxe”.
The solution came in the form of Cal Sharp, at Caligraphics. I chose him from Mark Coker’s list, found a few likely photos and sent them to Cal, and got a great cover back within 24 hours, and at a very reasonable price! Check it out here. Thanks, Cal!
- John Ford , Smashwords profile
I highly recommend Cal for creating your ebook cover. He provided me with a few different concepts for my books cover, all of which were winners. Plus, he always responded quickly to all my emails. I couldn't ask for more! David Donohue, "Money Shift"
Cal made my first foray into e-book publishing smooth and easy. An attractive cover is a huge addition to any e-book, and Cal's aesthetic sense is excellent. Based on my suggestions, he proposed several initial alternatives, each of which had a lot to offer. Once we decided on the favorite, Cal presented another excellent set of options based on that design. I was really pleased with the final cover design for "Raising Cyberethical Kids," and even more pleased with the rapid turnaround and reasonable cost. I'm looking forward to working with him again. Frederick S. Lane
Cal Sharp is my hero! He sprang into action when I sent the bat signal. I had written four books and posted them to Kindle, but I couldn’t find anyone to do book covers for me. I had specific ideas in mind for each cover, and Cal was able to bring my ideas to life. He’s a genius! I also wanted to have a theme for my covers: my pug, Roxie, who is in every book. He didn’t bat an eye when I requested such a thing, and the results were amazing. Within a week I had four book covers uploaded on Amazon.
Thank you, Cal, for your creative brilliance and your lightning speed. I will continue to write and you will always be my cover guy!
I had many responses to my inquiry for a graphic arts designer to create covers for my new book series. After looking through my responses, the only person I wanted to work with was you.
Your professionalism and creativity impressed me from our first conversation. You remained positive to work with, were available at all times to fit my schedule, and completed all work on or before schedule.
What I appreciate most is that you were effective in taking my lack of direction and focusing my interests leading us to a design that exceeded my expectations.
I can’t wait for my next book so we can work together again!
Thank you for all of your hard work and making this project enjoyable.
Working with Cal at Caligraphics was a pure pleasure. He envisioned what I wanted and nailed it perfectly and very quickly too. I will definitely use him again, in fact, I have a second book soon to ready and you can be sure Caligraphics will design the cover. L.E. Sam Koon
I have to admit this is the first time I published an ebook. The whole idea of designing a cover was beyond my expertise. However, Cal did a wonderful job capturing just the right image for ‘A Voice for Marlene’. Without knowing he created her perfectly from a copy of an old newspaper photograph. I can’t thank him enough for the attention he gave to the cover. The next book, ‘A Family of Women’ will come to Cal, too! J.L. Beecher
Cal, Thanks for getting me from start to finish on this process. As you know, I started out knowing zero about how to begin getting a cover for my book. You kindly showed me how to search for a suitable cover image, to acquire to rights to use it and to work with you to get an end product. I really appreciate your expertise and patience. Victor VanGogh
Cal at Caligraphics designed my latest book cover and I was thrilled with everything from the creativity, the colors, the wording, the time frame of production and the price!! Fantastic customer service and most importantly, Cal listened to what I wanted then blended my ideas with his own unique talent and expertise for a fabulous result. Dr. Stacey Hilton-Davis, July 1, 2011
I wanted to take a few quick moments to recommend the work done by Cal Sharp. I have used him in to design book covers and for advice relating to publishing a book. I have always found his work to be of the highest quality, he has a gift in how he works with clients, his ideas are fresh and exciting, and has a genuine interest in his clients work. He takes the initiative in solving problems, and is a confident instructor. Signed Gregory Yowell
It was a pleasure, from beginning to the end, working with Cal to design the cover for my eBook. He was attentive to my needs and our friendly exchange produced a beautiful cover. I always got from him a prompt and straight answer to my questions and needs and also a very reasonable price. I had my cover finished in record time. Cal showed a genuine professionalism, interest and care in my project, which I consider to be a priceless gift. I highly recommend Cal Sharp at Caligraphics and definitively will use him again for my other books. Ton Pascal, Dream Your Life Positively
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