I’ve created more than 2,500 book covers for indie authors, self-publishers, small presses, university presses, larger publishing companies, life coaches, business professionals, and corporations.
I have given talks on book cover design to indie publishers, design students, and writers’ groups. I once even share a platform with the recognized founder of the self-publishing movement, the late Dan Poynter, and his advice and encouragement saw my “side gig” became a successful career.
I also regularly write for industry newsletters, including the IBPA’s Independent.
People sometimes assume that I only work on nonfiction covers, and while they have become something of a house specialty, I still regularly design book covers for fiction authors. In fact, one of my historical fiction covers was recently seen face-out on the shelves at a Barnes and Noble.
I have been so very fortunate and privileged to work with the authors and publishing companies I’ve designed books for. My clients have been featured on television and in major print publications including, Oprah, 48-Hours, People Magazine and the Today show.
I now work with a small but mighty team who have allowed me to expand my services to include interior book layout, and website design. So, it’s no longer “me” and “my” and “I” but rather “our.” And that’s a good thing.
– Cathi Stevenson