How To Get A Book Cover As An Indie Author

Jason A. Kilgore
9 min readMar 5, 2024

You’ve written a book. Congratulations! But as a self-published author, you now need to get a cover image. What do you do? Read on….

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Publishing houses hire their own artists to make cover images, and have graphic artists format those images into book covers with text. They also have a marketing department to help decide what sort of cover art is selling the best, collect “voice of customer”…

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Jason A. Kilgore

Jason Kilgore is a published author of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, and is a scientist by career. He lives in Oregon and is addicted to chocolate.