The final design was the culmination of a 3 month collaboration between myself and DFW.
When Andrew presented me with the first pass proofs, I was impressed with how he well had captured the essence of my book.
Going into the process, I did not have a clear idea of what the cover should look like, only that it needed to be somewhat enigmatic and not stereotypically post-apocalyptic, because the story, while placed in a post-apocalyptic setting, is not stereo-typically post-apocalyptic.
I wanted a cover that could appeal across genres. A cover that could appeal to those who would not normally consider picking up a post-apocalyptic novella.
The process at Design For Writers is geared for success — they have a very lengthy, in-depth intake form, which not only elicits information, it forces you to think seriously about what your story “looks” like and what emotional response you want your cover to evoke.
Their attitude is also geared for success — they are responsive, they listen, and they respect their clients’ feelings, wishes, and input.
You might also like my proofreader, Chereese.
For a review of Kirkus Editorial services, you can visit my post here.
And for a review of AutoCrit’s online editing service, go here.