Dark Sheep also provide custom made covers for ebook and print. Our package starts at $180 for ebook, with an additional charge of $50 for full wrap book covers intended for print.
All Dark Sheep finished covers also come with a 3D mockup of your cover for use in web publicity and marketing.
Dark Sheep specialize in Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror covers. At the moment, we don’t offer abstract or typographic covers, although we hope to do both in the near future.
Your cover design process will begin with a conversation about what you want for your cover — the tone, colour pallet, graphic elements, model and genre, plus any other factors that we need. Afterward, if you decide to proceed with the design process, we will give you a formal quote, with commencement of the work depending on payment of half the full balance.
Once the process is started, our first step will be to construct an agreed mood board, which will be used as a reference for style and tone for the rest of the process.
After our first draft cover, Dark Sheep offer up to three rounds of revisions free, with the option for other revisions for an additional fee of $20 per revision. Major revisions (anything that would essentially equate to starting the cover again) may be charged at a higher rate.
Once your cover is finished, you will be given Jpeg and PSD files, with other file formats available on request (we regret that we do not offer layered PSDs.)
While we we do not believe that it is necessarily the best in terms of design to try and create a book cover by depicting a specific scene in your work, we are happy to read your book as a part of the process, however this takes time, and so it will effect the price of your final quote.
Dark Sheep get our images from Deposit Photos, Neostock, Envato Elements, Freepiks Premium, and Scop.io, in addition to original photographic elements that we create ourselves.
We can provide watermarked and/or low-res samples of images on request.