People absolutely do judge books by their covers. So I’ve compiled a list of cover designers you may want to consider hiring if you are self-publishing your book. This list is by no means comprehensive, so don’t stop here. Other places to look include the Editorial Freelancers Association and Reedsy (note I am a member of both of these).
Listed here are just a few designers I have come across, either because I met them at a conference or encountered them on social media. A couple have done covers for my friends or clients. They are here purely because I’m impressed by their portfolios.
I can 100% endorse Sara, because she did the cover for Alara’s Call!
Kirk DouPonce, DogEared Design
An award-winning designer specializing in Christian Speculative Fiction
An award-winning design firm with incredible range