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Book Covers and Graphic Design

You've spent hundreds of hours writing your book, and now it's time to publish. This is not the time to cut corners by trying to design your own book cover layout; you're a writer, not a graphic designer. Don't try to do for yourself something that you've never been trained to do. Your work is better than that, and it deserves better than that.

Check out various graphic artists and compare prices for the work you need done. Find someone who is willing to listen to what you want, and build a design that will suit the tone of your work. We have used Virtu Software for graphic development; Virtu Software has developed graphics for advertising campaigns, websites, CD labels, jewel case inserts, and books. Their prices are reasonable, and they'll listen to what you want. 

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