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K C Designs & Publishing

Book and Web Design Services

Since retiring, I only take on a few select clients.

“A special thanks to my production manager, Kim Cox, for providing her expertise, time, and efforts in getting my books out to you. ” ~ Maureen McMahon, author in Wandering Spirits Anthologies, author of Shadows in the Mist and Stacey Christian & Peter Mansfield Trilogy

As an author, I have unique abilities and experience in book publishing from both sides of the aisle–as one who needs these services and as one who provides them.

Services Offered:

Book Cover Design

“I’m so tickled! As always, thank you so much for all your hard work. You are truly a blessing.” ~ Sheryl Hames Torres, an author in the Wandering Spirits Anthologies.

I created all of my own book covers (with two exceptions) as well as covers for other authors. I have evolved artistically throughout the years. See my Web Technology credentials that helped to contribute to my Book Cover Design competence.

“Thanks for all your work on our books.” ~ Elizabeth Delisi, an author in the Wandering Spirits Anthologies

To improve my ability with book cover design, I enrolled in Stuart Bache’s Book Cover Design Course, provided through Self-Publishing Formula courses. They have a Facebook page at SPF – Cover Design For Authors. See my cover portfolio below. More recently, I’ve enrolled in a few Photoshop course tutorials through Nucly with Photoshop genius, Rickard Rodkin, to polish my skills.

Note: I can also create book cover promo for your advertising needs. I  use book cover mockup templates for this. See the gallery below with a few of the mockups I’ve done in the past. 

“Super cover…thanks…” G.L. Rockey – covers created for “Observations in a Local Television Newsroom…“, “Five-Star Review” (kindle only), and “The Fish House” (paperback only).

Book Formatting Services

These services include eBook formatting for Amazon and Draft2Digital, and paperback and hardcover book formatting for Amazon. I have compiled books for a few authors including myself. I use Microsoft Word for formatting. I graduated with an associate’s degree in Office Systems Technology, winning the academic achievement award for the course. Office Systems included multiple courses in Microsoft. Besides education, I worked in the field for over ten years.

Web Design

I have been creating and maintaining Websites since 1995. My first web creation software was AOLpress but I eventually graduated to FrontPage, then no software. In 2010, I graduated with an associate’s degree in Web Technologies with the highest honors. This provided me with courses in both media software instruction and Web Design creation, giving me the expertise I needed in HTML, CSS, PHP, and Javascript.

Websites I Still Maintain:
Mountain International, LLC
G. L. Rockey, Author
Kim Cox, Author
Karen Rita Rautenberg, Children’s Author
Lee’s Chainsaw Art, Lee Cox – Artist
Sarah Winn, Author

Pricing:

Web Design: For Website Maintenance, Bonus packages that will save you money are available, otherwise, prices range between $50 and $100 per hour for most assignments.

Note: Prices for packages have gone up this year to at least $300 annually. Pricing will be based on the content and the complexity of the job. If the client requires a particular template, it will need to be purchased by the client and it will be adapted their website.

Book Covers and Book Formatting cost is generally $50 per hour. Again, price is according to the content and complexity of the job. For example, picture books would cost more.

Book Cover Portfolio

Pre-Made Covers

Below are book covers for the Contemporary Romance genre, created in both eBook and Print formats. If you’d like a price for one, both, or something different, contact me for an estimate. I can also add an audible cover for $15 more.

 

All covers and mockups are copyrighted and should not be copied, taken, or used without permission.

Promotion Mockup Portfolio

These are not my best mockups but all I could get my hands on right now.

 

And there are many more…

Book Trailers

I’ve done a few video trailers. I’m not that great at these but I prefer a simple version with just a cover with a moving scene in the background like the one below.

Here’s a more complicated version with multiple videos put together to create a story for each short story:

More videos on the following pages:

Before We Wed
Haunted Hearts (NOTE: on the Haunted Hearts page, the trailer is a series trailer of the first four books in the series and was a collaboration between Kathy Golden and myself. She put together the trailer with the images I created. This was my first experience with creating a book trailer, and it was done using the first covers for those books.)
The Wedding Crasher
Christmas Cruise

My first commissioned book cover:

Indigo Billy by John Markestad