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

Book Cover Design for IngramSpark Authors & Publishers

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Cover Design by The Book Cover Whis
Cover Design by The Book Cover Whis
Cover Design by The Book Cover Whis
“Big 5” Book Cover Design

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. Don’t let an amateur design ruin your book’s chances. Researched, quality production. Unlimited changes until you’re 100% satisfied. Self-publishing made easy! 

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

With 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.


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

Cover Design by The Book Cover Whisperer


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


eBook + Print
  • 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
  • 1 Complex cover design
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Covers/interior/eBook
  • 3D image for marketing
  • High-res cover images
  • Exclusive licensing
  • Free barcode
  • Free QR code


Open Book Design LLC

Request a Quote

Tell me about your project.

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

6 + 1 =

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 work with digital illustrators if you need custom characters/scenes not available via stock photo manipulation.

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 design inside my book?

Yes, it would be appreciated! Like this: Book Cover Design by The Book Cover Whisperer:

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.

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.

What additional expenses do I need to know about?

Interior book / ebook formatting
Additional print formats i.e. hardcover, audiobook
Additional vendor files i.e. IngramSpark + Amazon + Audible
Digital illustration beyond stock photo manipulation (custom characters/scenes)
Stock photos outside of
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 mobi ebook in addition to standard epub file

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)

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 HornerChristine Horner has 20+ years graphic design experience. She has been designing covers for independent authors and publishers for over 6 years. A writer with her own small publishing company, there really isn't anything Christine can't help you with. Book cover design is her passion. Did Christine mention she loves books? Christine is located in Tucson, Arizona.

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