I was one of Andrew’s first clients, so I always get a good deal from him.
His prices now are, I think, around  for ebook only and  for the ebook “front” cover and a full Create Space paperback cover as well. I met Joel Friedlander of The Book Designer and paid him as a pro for book cover design for my first book, but he doesn’t do it anymore.
The illustrations have always gotten great feedback from reviewers.As if that wasn’t enough, you also want your cover to stand out and be legible in crowded pages of tiny thumbnail images. Look for quality designers who are just getting started in their careers and develop a relationship early on (the top recommended designers are usually booked quite far in advance!) The Book Designer’s Monthly Ebook Cover Design Awards are a great resource for cover design tips and finding designers who specialize in your genre.I design all my covers in Photoshop, which I owned previously, so I don’t consider it a publishing cost.While it’s easy to disregard these additions to save money and time, custom images on your cover or throughout your book add a unique touch that gets readers talking.