Prices & Formats

Below you'll find details for all my prices, from custom covers, to the different formats, to various marketing images. You can jump to the section they are in via the quick access links below.
You can get custom covers in one of three ways: individually, through custom premades or in my premium custom cover package.
Premades are individually priced. Simply select the premade you want in the premade shop, to see the price.

Custom Cover Details

Custom covers start at $320. This gives you the eBook version of the cover. This is for both typography / symbol covers as well as those with just one character.
Additional characters are $40 each.
4 revisions.
Word Doc with links to all the licenses for all the individual images and fonts used on your cover.
Any images used from Deposit Photos are included in the price.
Any in-house custom renders used are included in the price. (If a specific 3D asset I don't own is required, the cost will be passed on.)
Initial concept delivered within 3 business days.

Custom Premades

These are only available for paranormal women's fiction (PWF) with a series of 3 or more.
Custom premades work like a cross over between premades and customs. They function as a premade as in the covers are finished before you purchase them. However, they have an element of custom about them as you provide a list of objects that I can use as the main object (eg glass jar, potions etc), an idea of the location (eg in a bakery, at the beach etc) and a color scheme (eg purple).
Using that information, I will then create a set of 3 PWF covers which you then have the opportunity to purchase.
If you wanted more than 3, as soon as you've paid for the first three, I will then create the remaining ones using the list of objects you gave me, as well as putting in your titles and author name on all the covers. (If you've not got anymore than the first title at this point, that's fine, that can be altered at a later date just like a premade.)
Custom premades are $200 each. This gives you the eBook version of the covers only.
  • Like a custom, you get the objects, location and color scheme you want without custom prices
  • Like a custom, you get the first chance to buy the set without risking someone else buying it
  • You get the same price per cover for the entire set, however many you need, at a price significantly less than my custom price
  • Like a premade, you have to purchase all the ones you want up front in one go, with a minimum of 3 covers, no maximum
  • Like a premade, there are no changes to the artwork
  • If you don't purchase it, I have the right to sell the triology as a premade set without needing to change anything. You will not be allowed to then buy the set as a premade set at my premade prices.
Custom Premade Book CoversCustom Premade Book Covers

Premium Custom Cover Package

For those who want the ultimate experience with "The Works" and a discount.
Please note, the paperback and hardback covers can be done (together) at a later date, but the rest must all be done together at the time of the cover and payment is due at that time.
Package includes:
  • Custom eBook Cover - with up to 3 main characters and 2 animals
  • (Optional) Up to 2 hour long Zoom call at the start of the project where we dress & pose the characters together
  • Word doc with links to all the licenses for all the individual images and fonts used on your cover
  • KDP Paperback Cover
  • KDP Hardback Cover
  • Audiobook Cover
  • Title Page Graphic (for both eBook and physical books)
  • Your choice of 3 Social Media Header Banners based on the cover (Facebook page, Facebook group, Twitter, LinkedIn etc)
  • 3 Social Media Posts based on the cover, each sized for your choice of 3 different platforms (total of 9 image posts)
  • 3D Paperback Mockup on a transparent background
  • 3D Digital Reader Mockup on a transparent background
  • Book Cover Title on a transparent background
  • Artwork without text (3200px square size) - for use in marketing
  • 1 Bookmark (double sided) based on your cover
($1,015 total)

Additional Formats / Marketing Images / Other Extras

Paperback full wrap /cover - $50 (Extra paperback full wraps for different PoD companies $10)
Audiobook / Vella cover - $30 (just audiobook, or both on request in you need Vella)
Ingram Hardback cover with sleeve - $60
KDP Hardback cover - $60
3D paperback image of your book on a transparent background - $25
Digital reader image of your book on a transparent background - $25
Social media header banners based on your cover (eg Facebook page / group, Twitter, LinkedIn, Patreon, YouTube) - $25 each
Social media posts in various sizes based on your cover (inc Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc) - $25 each
Image ad (eg Facebook, Bookbub etc) - $25 each
3D Boxset with 3+ books (only available when I've done all the paperback full wraps) - $50
Wallpaper (for your computer background screen) - $25
Postcards - $25
Bookmarks - $25
A+ Content - $65 (2 stripes & 3 squares / 3 stripes)
Author Logos - $100
Website or other banner not based on your cover will depend on the amount of work - please ask me for a quote if you need this
Rush job fee (provided I have availability and you respond quickly with feedback) - cover within 5 business days + $150

Alterations On Finished Projects

For times when you've changed things that affect already completed covers (eg you change the book title, or number of pages in a paperback or hardback etc) - these instances are charged at $60/hr with a 15 minute minimum. I'll keep track of the time it takes and invoice you accordingly.

A+ Content Examples

A+ Content
A+ Content

Author Logo Example

Author Logo - MNJolleyWriting-Black
Author Logo - MNJolleyWriting-White
Single color logos are especially useful for authors as you can place them on your website or the back covers of books without having to worry whether the color will allow the logo to show up.
A single color logo like this comes in both the black and white version that you can use interchangeably. This means that no matter what color your website or book cover is, your logo will work on it.
The files are delivered in PNG form with a transparent background. Any stock image parts & fonts used to create the logo are licensed under a commercial license that specfically states they are usuable as part of a logo, as long as it is integrated into a larger whole.
Max Jolley
Karen is a pro - After dealing with some concerns over art licensing with a previous designer, I came to her. All my concerns were immediately solved, and the finished product looks better than I'd hoped, with extremely clear communication, good pricing, and a quick turnaround.
I've worked with big design studios and plenty of freelancers - Karen ranks at the top of my list.
M. J. Jolley

Character Cards

Character cards are the same price as a custom cover with a single character.
You'll receive both the RGB and CMYK versions of the final card so you can get them printed, as well as put them on your website or social media.
Cards come with two sides, the front being the image, the back can then have information on it, for instance details about the character / your logo / details of the book /  your website...
Sizes are decided by you, so you can ask your printer for the sizes they will print. I recommend 3 1/4 inches width, 5 1/4 inches height, with an 1/8 inch bleed.
Everything used within the image will have the license that allows you to use your card as merchandise.
(If a specific DAZ asset I don't own is required, the cost will be passed on.)
Initial concept delivered within 3 business days.
For multiple purchases I offer the following extras:
  • 3+ cards and I'll convert them all into bookmarks as well
  • 5+ cards and I'll also add in a social media header banner (your choice of platform - Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn) featuring your cards or your book cover (provided I was the one that created your book cover)
Cassie Sanchez

Karen was a blast to work with on my cover, which I’ve received so many compliments for, and my character cards. She made my protagonist come to life in a way that blew my mind. Her experience, patience, and responsiveness will have me coming back time and time again.

Cassie Sanchez
Character Card - Dark Fantasy - Kord HaringCharacter Card - Pippa Stanhope

Typography Service

I also offer a typography service, for those authors who have a favorite illustration artist and just need the typography to turn the artwork into a finished book cover.

Since the amount of work required depends somewhat on the image and whether the artist has left enough space for the typography, there isn't a one price fits all cases...

In general, provided there's enough space for the typography, or if something needs adjusting and you can supply me with the PSD, or put me in contact with the artist, then the price is $60. However, in the rare cases where I have to extend the artwork because it's not the right size for what you want, or there's no space for any typography, then the price is going to be dependent on the amount of work. Please message me with your specific request - if it is one of the rare cases, I will explain why.

See my Typography On Artwork Portfolio for full details.

Dark Fantasy Book Cover Typography - Lady Vagos Malediction
A K M Beach
We loved the artwork for our cover but realized it would take top notch custom typography to make the minimalist style truly shine. The very first conversation with Karen put us immediately at ease; we knew our work was in expert, genre-savvy hands. In addition to providing a gorgeous design, she was communicative every step of the way and delivered the final product much sooner than expected. Highly recommended, and would work with her again in a heartbeat!

A. K. M. Beach (coauthors )


A full page custom title page graphic you can use as your title page inside your book, instead of the standard text based one (only available if I've created your cover.) - $20
The Gunman Wastelander Custom Title Page
Custom Title Page
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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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