5 Top Designers of African American Custom and Premade Book Covers

5 Top Designers of African American Custom and Premade Book Covers

By on Aug 29, 2017 in Publishing

african american custom and premade book covers

African American novels are those which depict black culture and diversity. They are unique, as they give deep insights into the experience of black American people through fiction.

There have been numerous bestselling and awarding winning novels and short stories written by leading African American authors.

Are you a relatively new author who has written a book or an ebook targeted to a segment of the African American community?

Are you now looking for a book cover designer to create a dazzling, eye-catching cover that will draw readers towards your book?

If so, continue reading to learn about 5 top designers of African American custom and premade book covers.


1. Designs by Rachelle

Designs by Rachelle, is run by Rachelle Gould-Harris, a graphic designer and creative artist who is based in Orlando, Florida. If you’re looking for either a premade African American cover design, or a custom one, Rachelle offers both. Rachelle creates designs for various genres and subgenres, which among others, includes general fiction, mystery, fantasy, horror, historical, paranormal, western, business and nonfiction. There are various custom options for ebook cover designs ranging from a Basic Kit where Rachelle would create a design using a photo you provide, priced at $60.00 to an Ultimate Kit, where you would get 3 original cover designs to select from, and is priced at $250.00. Take a look at this page to find out about all of the kits on offer, what they include and how much they cost. All of these options can be upgraded to also include the creation of a full wrap print design. Also, take a look here to see what premade designs are currently offer if that’s what you’re after. These are priced between $29.00 and $129.00 depending on the design.


2. GoOnWrite

If you’re looking for a huge selection of premade book covers including African American ones, then you’re spoilt for choice at GoOnWrite, which is run by James. With all the covers made with fully licensed stock images, GoOnWrite has a super easy order process. Once you’ve found the African American premade cover you want, you just click ‘order’, and make payment. Once you’ve ordered your design, you can earmark it, so this essentially reserves the cover you’re selected. James then starts working on your cover by adding your book title, tagline and author name, and get back to you within 2 days. Take a look at this page to get some useful answers to any questions you might have. Premade covers are very reasonably priced at $50 each. Additional services are also available for print designs for any premade cover you purchase to enable you to sell your book through CreateSpace and IngramSpark. Take a look here to understand the order process.


3. Beetiful Book Covers

Launched in 2013 by Stefanie Fontecha, Beetiful Book Covers offers African American premade book covers, so if you’re on a budget, you may want to take a look at these. Most are priced at $99.00 each with a few at $150.00, and you can upgrade to include a design for print, either for paperback, hardback or both. If a premade design isn’t available in the genre or subgenre you want, and you have a larger budget, you may want to contact Stefanie to enquire about her custom book cover designs.


4. Cover Your Dreams

If you’re a self-published author, or a small independent press looking for affordable custom African American covers, you may want to take a look at Cover Your Dreams. Custom ebook designs start at $99 and designs for paperback can also be created. You can contact Cover Your Dreams with details about your proposed custom cover design using this email address: info@coveryourdreams.net. To take a look at premade cover designs on offer from Cover Your Dreams, these are available through SelfPubBookCovers at this page for $69.00 each.


5. Marion Designs

Marion Designs was founded by Keith Saunders, a graduate of American Intercontinental University in Illinois, and is based in Stockbridge, Georgia. It is an agency offering various graphic and photography services, one of which is the design of African American book covers. Marion Design has worked with a number of big clients, which among others, includes Simon & Schuster, Random House Publishing, AT&T and Nissan automotive. Send an email to info@mariondesigns.com to enquire about its book cover design service, and to provide some information about the custom book cover you’re looking for.

Are you a designer of African American book covers? Please introduce yourself in the comments box below and leave a link to your website!

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