Where do people on RR usually get cover art?
However, if you plan to publish a book, and want it to sell well to a broader audience, then you should work with a professional book cover designer, which isn't necessarily the same thing as a cover artist--those are two separate skills. But, that can cost a lot of money. (For some genres, you can get a good-looking pre-made cover for cheap, but that doesn't work so well for fantasy or sci-fi.)
I commissioned a cover from a professional cover designer, and I like it so much that I've already commissioned a cover from the same company for Book 2 in the series (though I'm still a few weeks away from publishing Book 1). But like I said, it isn't cheap. (Though it counts as a business expense against earned income, come tax time.) My cover doesn't really fit RR's typical style, but that's because it's designed for Amazon--it can fit in with book covers from actual publishers, and wouldn't look out of place.
realitybend Wrote: Thanks, all. I'm currently checking out Go On Write. Looks like I might be able to find something there.
If you don't find a good pre-made at Go On Write, here are some other sites I put on my short list when I was investigating pre-mades:
I ended up buying four erotica pre-mades (only one published so far) from BookCoverZone because it lets you format the appearance through the website.
My commissioned fantasy cover came from Damonza.
I don't have any actual experience with the other sites, other than browsing their catalog, but I looked at over a dozen sites for pre-made covers, and these four plus Go On Write were the best that I was able to find.
I mean I paid just over $50 for this one, and the artist made it exactly like I wanted. Worth every penny imo: