Custom Book Covers

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Thank you for visiting the custom design shop. Here’s how I work:
  1. Contact me using the "Book A Custom Cover" button above to discuss what you're looking for and my availability.
  2. The price is based on the number of characters you need and what formats and marketing material you'd like. (See the Prices page for details). As soon as you're ready to reserve your spot, I’ll send you my custom cover questionnaire.
  3. If you're saving a slot for a specific future date, I'll send you an invoice for $50 (nonrefundable) booking fee, that will be credited to your project when it starts. (The 50% deposit will then be due before the project starts - minus any booking fee). If the project is to start straight away (dependent on availability), I'll just send you an invoice for a 50% deposit.
  4. You'll need to fill in the custom cover questionnaire, which tells me exactly what you're after so I can create a cover you love, that fits your market and what your potential readers are looking for, as well as your awesome story.
  5. I'll send you a first draft and work with you, through up to 4 rounds of revisions, until you’ve got the cover you were looking for.
  6. I’ll then send you the final invoice and the files will be delivered as soon as the payment is received.

a few Custom Examples

Below you'll see a small selection of the custom covers I've done, the rest are viewable within the genre specific portfolios.
My latest custom work however probably won't be shown here as I only display custom covers once the book has been released, or the author gives me permission to reveal the cover.

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  • Kim Richardson
    Karen was a pleasure to work with. Her work on my covers was absolutely fantastic. I wanted covers that stood out, and that’s exactly what I got. My covers came out better than I had imagined. Outstanding. She went above and beyond my expectations. I have a lot of books, and I can honestly say these covers are my favorite. I’m thrilled with her work and cannot recommended her highly enough.
    Kim Richardson, USA Today  Bestselling Author
  • Elizabeth Hunter
    Karen was a joy to work with for my new book! Her enthusiasm, vision, and flexibility ensured that I’ll be coming back to Arcane Covers in the future.
    Elizabeth Hunter,  USA Today  Bestselling Author
  • Christine Zane Thomas
    Karen makes the process fast and easy. She takes the time to get to know you (the author) and the book, studying the market to ensure your cover stands up against the bestsellers of your genre. I can't recommend Arcane Covers enough.
    Christine Zane Thomas,  USA Today  Bestselling Author
  • Kate Swansea
    I recently had the pleasure of working with Karen to redo the cover of one of my existing books. Karen has a great eye, a lovely personality, and is very aware of current market trends.
    When the new cover went live, it was as if my book had been reborn, and I saw a significant increase in sales right away. It was clear that Karen's design resonated with my audience, attracting both new readers and rekindling interest among those who had passed it by before. She is more than a designer; she is a storyteller, a brand builder, and an indispensable asset to any author.
    Highly recommend!
    Kate Swansea
  • Celia Kyle
    Karen is a hidden gem and the perfect choice to create my Paranormal Women's Fiction trilogy covers. She took my rambling ideas and crafted a trio of images that are both gorgeous and sure to help me sell books. Can't wait to publish these beauties!
    Celia Kyle,  New York Times & USA Today  Bestselling Author
  • Melanie Karsak
    Karen is delightful to work with! I cannot recommend her highly enough. I had been looking for a designer to help me rebrand an existing series. Karen had the perfect premade! She then transformed the single concept into a beautiful series of covers that she artfully crafted, keeping me in the loop every step of the way. I look forward to working with her again in the future.
    Melanie Karsak, New York Times  bestselling author
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Hi! My name is Karen Dimmick.
I've loved fantasy and magic for as long as I can remember & have been in the publishing industry for nearly a decade.
I know how important is it for a book to look its best, and for potential readers to be able to tell at a glance it's a book they'll enjoy. Without that, even great stories go unread.
As you'll see from my testimonials, my clients love working with me because I'm easy to work with, communicate well and deliver on time, like you'd expect any professional to do.
Born in England, I now live in Florida, USA with my husband. I've traveled the world, living in Europe and Asia. I've had my own bestselling non-fiction book, as well as fiction books, so I've seen both sides of the cover design process.
I believe authors should be able to give their books every possible chance to succeed, with a cover that attracts readers and meets the reader's expectations for the genre.
That's why I created Arcane Covers - to help you make your book shine.
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