The Book Cover Whisperer Open Book Design LLC
The Book Cover Whisperer Open Book Design LLC
Book Cover Design by the Book Cover Whisperer
The Book Cover Whisperer Open Book Design LLC
The Book Cover Whisperer Open Book Design LLC
The Book Cover Whisperer Open Book Design LLC

Professional Book Design for Authors and Publishers

The Book Cover Whisperer is an independent author and book publisher’s best friend. Design ethos: visually stunning covers and interiors your readers will love. Researched, quality production. Unlimited changes until you’re 100% satisfied. We make self-publishing easy! 

Jerry Pillarelli
Jerry Pillarelli
December 6, 2023.
Verified
Christine, The Book Cover Whisperer, was so helpful and professional while working on my book, Spectacular In A Losing Effort. She is a wealth of knowledge and always willing to explain the process and the ins-and-outs of self-publishing. Her assistance reduced my learning curve by months! She also did a spectacular job on my cover design; beautifully done. I highly recommend her to anyone publishing a book!
Alison
Alison
November 21, 2023.
Verified
If you are a new author and love to write but are daunted by the many technical requirements for getting your book ready for the self publishing process I would like to recommend The Book Cover Whisperer/Open Book Design. We recently entrusted our Cozy Christmas Mystery "The Night Visitors" for a book cover and interior design including typesetting. The result was a beautiful book cover and all the properly formatted files to self publish the paperback and e-book versions. How hard can it be to do this yourself you might ask. Well for most of us it would probably take a month or more just to learn the versions of software needed to correctly complete the project.. My representative Christine was professional, experienced and easy to work with. In addition she was open to my ideas and suggestions allowing me to ensure that my original concept was fulfilled.
Patricia Keene
Patricia Keene
November 15, 2023.
Verified
My first book "Almee Speaks" just went live on Amazon!!! Thank you so much Christine for your wonderful job. The cover is just stunning, and I loved the way you listened to my thoughts on that and just took it to the next level...So beautiful! Can't wait to see the next one!!!!
Harold Dawkins
Harold Dawkins
June 30, 2023.
Verified
When I decided to self-publish my first novel, Raging River, I knew that it was important to have a professional design the cover and interior for both print and eBook versions. It's crucial to make a good first impression, and having a well-designed book can make all the difference. I selected Christine, The Book Whisperer, and she did not disappoint. The book cover she designed for me was absolutely stunning. As I passed the picture of the cover around to friends and family they all had the exact same reaction, “Wow, that looks professional.” She did an equally impressive job with my interior and eBook design. I highly recommend Christine. She was easy to work with, always met her timelines, and completed my project ahead of schedule.
Jed hicks
Jed hicks
June 26, 2023.
Verified
I found Christine and Open Book Design LLC through a circuitous route trying to navigate previous formatting experiences. Those experience serve one purpose however. They demonstrated how far and above Open Book Design LLC was above those other interior book design folks. Dealing with someone so responsive, so experienced, so saavy was not only a breath of fresh air but a consistent professional business experience like I am used to. Quick to respond and quick to answer questions - of which I had many - was refreshing. All of this does not adequately give credit to the design eye. So many subtle design decisions that Christine made made the book clean, crisp, professional - like a book from any big 5 publisher. Ruinwaster's Bane: The Annals of the Last Emissary will stand out because of her skill. And now I know where to go for the rest of my books. An enthusiastic given and well-earned 5 stars.
Bill Hellman
Bill Hellman
June 14, 2023.
Verified
I highly recommend Open Book Design! Don't waste your time or money on anyone else. The finished product and communication during the process was excellent! I could not be happier!
Megan Haas
Megan Haas
May 5, 2023.
Verified
Finding Christine changed my entire attitude towards self-publishing. I had dreaded this task until I engaged her services to get my middle grade fantasy, the ADVENTURES OF THE WIZARD AQUARIUS up and running. Every task Christine gives you is simple, straightforward, and moves you and your project forward. It's still work, but it's work that suddenly makes sense with a light at the end of the tunnel. Christine has an amazing amount of knowledge and know-how, and she will warmly usher you into the world of self-publishing.
Sarah Jordan
Sarah Jordan
March 16, 2023.
Verified
I worked with Christine (The Book Cover Whisperer) on cover and interior design for my debut novel, THE OWNER & THE WIFE. From the start, Christine was always prompt with her responses which made for a seamless process. Her work is top quality, and she truly brought my novel to life with her design work. I highly recommend Christine for your next project, and I look forward to working with her again on my next book!
Yvonne B
Yvonne B
February 23, 2023.
Verified
Christine's cover design was fantastic, truly beautiful -- more than we hoped for! She was pleasant to work with, professional, knowledgeable, and patiently worked with our elderly author. Fast turn-around time, too! I highly recommend The Book Cover Whisperer. Book title: Our Heroes Next Door, by Helen Bigelow, 2022
Cecilia Aguero
Cecilia Aguero
January 11, 2023.
Verified
This is my first time publishing a book, Zussassa's Wish, and working with Christine made the process much easier than expected. She is fast and creative with her work. Thank you so much for your help Christine!.

“Big 5” Publisher Quality Book Cover Design

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Cover Design by The Book Cover Whis
Design by the Book Cover Whisperer

Covers from just $395

We work with individual authors, small to large publishers, and businesses.

Save when you bundle

Offering print interior layout and design along with e-book design.

No production worries

Unlimited layout/text revisions on your custom-whispered pre-press design.

Christine Horner
Meet Christine, the Book Cover Whisperer:

Over 20 years design experience, “Please be sure to review my book cover gallery to appreciate the professional artistry that goes into every cover. My gift is that I intuitively design covers that make an emotional impact on my clients and their readers. Clients say, ‘I never would have thought of that! I love it!’ I often pass out virtual tissues. I would love to work with you and your unique story!”

"I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Well done Christine!"

Terry Mort — Author of What Hamlet Said

"Christine is a pleasure to work with and her covers are gorgeous!"

Sylvie Kurtz — Author of the Midnight Whispers and The Seekers series

"I love it!!! Christine, your cover designs are pure genius. I'll need you to make me a banner in a few weeks for advertising purposes."

Leah Devlin, USA — Author of Forger’s Revenge and the Chesapeake Tugboat Murder Mystery Series

Cover Consideration

A Magical Balancing Act.

The Book Cover Whisperer turns a blank canvas into your gorgeous custom cover that is researched, visually balanced, appealing to readers, and also meets your printing company’s exact specifications.

Book Title

A book’s cover should visually connect with the title. Do your title and cover stand out?

Time Period & Setting

Period clothing or settings not always available, there are many ways to convey era.

Professionalism

Have an idea? Years of experience allow for immediate feedback to your ideas.

Cover Design by The Book Cover Whisperer

Genre

We’ve got your genre covered. We can even make technical books visually appealing.

Image Selection

It’s critical to use quality images that are suitable in the overall design and for print.

Trust the Whisperer

The work is guaranteed. Need we say more? Get started today!

Simple pricing.

eBook Cover

  • Complex cover design
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Final eBook cover file
  • 3D image for marketing
  • High-res cover images
  • Digital-res cover images
  • Exclusive licensing
  • Free QR code

Print + eBook Cover

  • Complex cover design
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Final print cover file
  • 3D image for marketing
  • High-res cover images
  • Exclusive licensing
  • Free barcode
  • Free QR code

Covers + Interior + eBook

  • Complex cover design
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Final cover files
  • 3D image for marketing
  • High-res cover images
  • Exclusive licensing
  • Free barcode/QR code
  • 1/2 down option
Open Book Design LLC

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Tell me about your project.

Would you like a custom bundle? Are you a larger publisher, educator, or business? Please get in touch!

2 + 4 =

Your book cover questions answered.

Providing custom book cover artistry and a whole lot more.

How do you go about designing so many gorgeous covers?

Lots of experience! Most authors (and my regular publishers) provide me with the blurb and let me run with my ideas as my design and marketing experience exceed anything they might suggest. The Book Cover Whisperer offers complex stock image cover design. D-I-Y single-image covers or hiring services that pay a corral of designers bare bones or use cover contests will generate amateur covers that can be spotted a mile away. Your readers won’t be fooled.

After carefully considering genre, time period, your synopsis, and any style request, extensive research begins. It takes the expert blending of resources, artistry, fonts, and colors to create an overall “feeling.” The goal is a stunning cover your readers would stop to check out on any Barnes & Noble display table. All that said, your collaboration and images are most welcome. I also occasionally work with digital illustrators if you need custom characters/scenes not available via stock photo manipulation. Your cover will be optimized to appeal to the widest audience and generate the most sales.

I know you're the Book Cover Whisperer but is my new book cover happy dance guaranteed?

Yes! you receive unlimited changes until you’re 100% satisfied or we’ll refund your money. Terms and Conditions.

Once we review the overall design concept whispered just for you based on your book brief, you provide me with feedback. Sometimes images need to be changed. i.e. A client requested snow in the foreground to lend a colder feel to the overall tone of the cover. This meant Russia’s Red Square had to go from a summer to winter requiring a different photo. We may change fonts or color tonality. I want you so excited about your new cover, you’re doing the happy dance and 100% satisfied. After the design concept is approved, you receive unlimited layout, text, and page count changes as the book goes into final production.

Do I need to credit your cover/interior design inside my book?

Yes, it would be appreciated! Like this: Book Cover/Interior Design by The Book Cover Whisperer: ProfessionalBookCoverDesign.com

May I provide my own art and photography for you to use?

Yes, as long as you own the images! Please allow me to advise you on any any photos submitted for your cover design at no additional cost. As authors and publishers are not professional designers, many times quality is an issue which will lead to less than optimal results. I research the highest quality and most appropriate images for your project and purchase the license. Image perspective and cropping is important. Images must harmonize with other art and elements. Providing your own images tends to work best with nonfiction or memoirs, however, I’ve fairly pulled off a few miracles in my design career. Images must be large files at 300dpi for print. Additionally, author sometimes ask for discounts if they provide any artwork for the cover. Due to the above considerations, no discounts are provided as I will spend just as much if not more time trying to make your art work.

How does your two-payment plan work?

Prolific low-quality covers are a stumbling block impeding independent author and small publisher success in today’s competitive marketplace. The two-payment option is not an extension of credit. It’s designed to make you feel more comfortable about plunking down your hard-earned money on a cover design you’ve not yet seen. A minimum of half down allows your project to be placed on the work calendar. BCW Terms and Conditions state once you are have approved the design concept presented to you, the remaining balance is due. Final payment extensions will not be granted for production delays such as editing or waiting on review blurbs. Your files are held in safekeeping while you collect the finished elements of your book after design approval is given until you are ready. Of course, we offer an incentive savings of $25 to make full payment at time of purchase.

How are you able to provide discounted quality design AND free publishing consulting?

I’m happy to answer your questions about the publishing process and make recommendations at no additional charge whereas other designers charge for the enhanced service. Free publishing consulting is internet based via email. Telephone or Zoom consultations and coaching are available for a fee. This allows me to keep design prices as low as possible to give authors on a budget access to design work my peers charge thousands for.

What additional expenses do I need to know about?

Interior book / ebook formatting
Interior copyediting after design  begins
Additional file formats i.e. hardcover, audiobook, duplex cover, dust jacket + casebound
Additional vendor files i.e. IngramSpark + Amazon + Audible
Digital illustration beyond stock photo manipulation (custom characters/scenes)
Stock photos outside of Shutterstock.com
Custom vector file design/conversion
Logo design for branding
Post-production file changes/corrections/review additions
Author interior text copy/editing after design initiated
Special-formatted fixed layout eBook in addition to standard ePub file
Telephone/Zoom-based publishing coaching and consulting

Is it really that easy? What else do I need to do?
First, peruse the book covers above and elsewhere to decide your preferred style.

Please click Get Started and fill out the confidential, no-obligation Book Cover Brief.

I’ll be in touch to say hello and introduce myself.

Provide as many specifics as you can, like book cover dimensions, printing requirements and the information that needs to go on the front and back covers of your book. For the front cover this usually includes: title, author’s name, subtitle, tagline, imagery and a quote. For the back cover you may need an ISBN number, blurb, author’s biography and a quote.

Send any artwork to whisperer(at)professionalbookcoverdesign.com.

I form long-term relationships with most of my clients as they come back for additional services and to share exciting book news!

The Book Cover Whisperer

Christine HornerWith over twenty years graphic design and marketing experience, the Book Cover Whisperer designs book covers, book interiors, and eBooks for independent authors and publishers all around the world. Christine is located in Tucson, Arizona.

Custom Services

Book Cover Design
Book Interior Design
eBook Design