WHY design BOOK COVERS FOR RELAY PUBLISHING?
You are one of the best in the industry
Readers do judge a book by its cover—and that’s fine with you, as you are one of the brightest and most talented artists around. Work on exciting projects from a full creative brief, and get quick, specific feedback from experienced designers. You enjoy a team environment with clear expectations and creative wiggle room. You enjoy creating a thoughtful design that will engage readers before they even pick up the book. You love knowing where your next project is coming from. Giving you the ability to focus on your creative work without being bogged down in searching for new clients.
How It WOrksYou’ll receive a full creative brief with proposed color schemes, comp covers, and overall vision. We understand what goes into a cover that sells and how to give a designer everything they need to create one. Because we’ve done so many covers, we’re clear on exactly what we want and so the revision process is often quick and painless. We leave you to do what you do best—create.
I love that Relay recognizes authors’ and editors’ strengths and lets us use them. They respect our input on projects and work with us to make the books the best they can be. They’re more interested in what works for a story than in enforcing a rigid outline or vision. And it doesn’t hurt that Relay pays fairly and reliably, either
As a Relay Editor, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a team in seeing projects through from beginning to end—engaging in fleshing out concepts and characters, then full outlines, and even remaining with a project straight through until it’s ready for copy-editing. This has been incredibly satisfying, and I always enjoy the work since Relay pairs professionals with projects that are right in line with their talents and interests.