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Fantasy Cover Design Course and Apprenticeship by Siren Book Covers

How to Design Your Own Fantasy Book Cover

Book Covers (help) sell books!

Without a great cover, authors won’t get the sales that they might see otherwise. Although the saying goes, “Never judge a book by it’s cover,” many readers admit that they do! A great cover tells them that the author cares about their product, and if that’s the case, the book inside must be wonderful, too!

In today’s competitive market, authors need exceptional book covers to stand out in the crowd. But although there’s a high demand for a certain style of covers in the Fantasy genres (including Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance), there’s not much supply. The best designers are booked sometimes 1-2 years in advance. We know that, with their amazing talent and millions of authors publishing, they will never see a shortage of work…so we’re easing the burden by teaching more authors how to design great covers!

If you’ve ever wanted to get into book design, either to design your own covers or design covers for others, then you’ll see the value of this course! Most high quality book covers in the fantasy genre cost anywhere from $250-$1000+ … but for $997, you’ll learn how to design your own over and over again…and how to start your own book cover design business! This course won’t just save you money…it will MAKE you money!

Are you ready to start creating bestselling book covers? Let’s take a look at a few things this course will include.

  • Effective Concepts
  • Quality Checkpoints
  • Designs That Sell
  • Creating a Mood Board
  • Setting Up Your Photoshop File
  • Typography Selections
  • Typography Styling
  • Finding the Right Stock Images
  • Extracting Images
  • Frankensteining
  • Digital Painting
  • Hair Painting
  • Background Selections
  • Adding Texture
  • Color Schemes
  • Color Painting
  • Lighting & Shadows
  • Backlighting
  • Highlighting
  • Adding Depth
  • Starting a Design Business
  • Pricing Recommendations
  • How to Save Your Clients Money (And Save Yourself Time)
  • Apprenticeship Application (Optional)
  • Cover Development Progressions

You will need Photoshop (not included) to utilize this course.

This Cover Design Course is brought to you by Siren Book Covers. It is separate from the other Author Grow courses and opportunities as this covers business practices for author service providers rather than for authors directly. If you are an author, you can still take this course to learn to design your own covers, but this course is not expressly for that purpose. Publishing Mastermind Students may contact Rebecca for a 20% Coupon.

This is an ongoing course. When you sign up, you will receive access to all current lessons. Not all planned lessons are currently live. As more lessons are posted, you will be able to access those as well. Price will go up to $1297 once all lessons are live. Please enjoy the $300 off (already reflected in price) for being a flagship student!


Your Instructor


Siren Book Covers
Siren Book Covers

Class Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Preparing to Design
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  Customer Questionnaires and Mood Boards
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  Typography
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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