Pre-MADE covers: TO BUY or
NOT TO BUY....
Are Premade Covers worth the HYPE??? I think so....here's why....(I say Do it...this is why)
SO, I've noticed a big trend on Facebook recently (maybe other social media)....premade covers, available for purchase, on the spot, to waiting authors. I've pulled out my first thoughts about premade book covers below.
-Authors get the opportunity to see a finished product, EVEN before committing to a design
-That being said, authors do NOT have to ever commit to a particular cover design (unless they purchase it, of course)
-Social media platforms provide a storefront experience for window-shopping authors
-Authors can spend less time designing the perfect cover in their heads, and relax a little (browsing premade designs allows a visual idea of what may work for a particular novel
-Browsing covers can be very fun, AND can foster friendships between authors admiring the artwork
-Joining multiple premade cover groups allows authors to build professional relationships with several graphic artists
-Authors can have beautiful covers on hand in a relatively short time, AND can even have covers purchased ahead of time, in preparation for marketing, even before their novel is complete
-Due to the availability of stock images, authors may end up with a main character who may turn out to be exactly the same as another author's main character
-Similarities in cover designs can occur even if authors purchase from different graphic artists
-No major alteration of designs is provided (other than the title and other cover text)
-Also, the cover designers still need to protect their work regardless of whether the cover was sold premade or not (even if the author might be handy in Photoshop and a few other programs, major changes to the cover will be frowned upon)
-Browsing stylish covers makes it hard to resist purchasing one....
WHAT DO YOU THINK? ARE PREMADES WORTH IT???
[Psst...I can be found yapping further in depth about this on my YouTube page HERE.]