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“Anyone who says ‘you can’t judge a book by its cover’ has never met the category buyer from Barnes & Noble.”
— Terri Lonier, author, Working Solo.
Good packaging sells soap, breakfast food and pantyhose. It can also be used to sell books. Put your imagination into your title and your advertising money into your cover. Since everyone from the distributor, to wholesalers, to bookstore buyers, to the ultimate customer judges a book by its cover, give them what they need—a compelling cover with art and a sales message that will encourage a buying decision.
Book Cover Designers
Robert Howard Graphic Design, Robert Howard, 631 Mansfield Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Tel: (970) 225-0083; email: email@example.com. http://www.BookGraphics.com.
Arrow Graphics, Inc., Alvart Badalian, PO Box 291, Cambridge, MA 02238. Tel: (617) 926-8585; Fax: (617) 926-0982; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dunn + Associates, Mary Jo Jirik, PO Box 870, Hayward, WI 54843. Tel:(715) 634-4857; Fax: (715) 634-5617.info@Dunn-Design.com, http://www.Dunn-Design.com.
Lightbourne, Gaelyn Larrick & Shannon Bodie, 258 A Street, #5, Ashland, OR 97520. Tel: (800) 697-9833; Tel: 541-488-3060; Fax: (541) 482-1730; Gaelyn@Lightbourne.com; http://www.Lightbourne.com.
Quest Press, Pamela Terry, 1858 So. Crescent Heights Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035. Tel: 323-935-6666; Fax: 323-934-2881; email@example.com
Knockout Design, Peri Poloni, 3784 Archwood Road, Cameron Park, CA 95682. Tel: 530-676-2744; Fax: 530-676-2741; peri@KnockOutBooks.com; http://www.KnockOutBooks.com.
R.J. Communications, Ron Pramschufer, 51 East 42nd Street, #1202, New York, NY 10017. Tel: 800-621-2556; Fax: 212-681-8002; West Coast Office tel: 800-754-7089; Ron@RJC-LLC.com; http://BooksJustBooks.com.
BookMasters, Inc., Sherry Ringler, 2541 Ashland Road, Mansfield, OH 44905. Tel: (800) 537-6727; tel: (419) 589-5100; fax: (419) 589-4040; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.BookMasters.com.
Be It Now/Karen Ross Design, Karen Ross, 12516 Washington Place, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Tel: 310-915-0920; Fax: 310-390-0419; Karoons@yahoo.com; http://www.beitnow.com/publishingdesign.htm
Dan Poynter, the Voice of Self-Publishing, has written more than 100 books since 1969 including Writing Nonfiction and The Self-Publishing Manual. Dan is a past vice-president of the Publishers Marketing Association. For more help on book publishing and promoting, see http://ParaPub.com.