Resources


There are some things that I am incapable of doing or creating so the following people and/or businesses are great places to go for book cover design, stock photos, editing, places to get your promo and so much more!


Editors:
Kristin Anders: The Romantic Editor offers line edits, copy editing, sample edits and other editing services. See her website for more service.

Rachel Daven Skinner: Romance Refined offers all sorts of editing services. See her website for details.


Cover Designers:
Picky Me: OMG! This designer is AMAZING! She's very much in demand so be sure to book her months, maybe even a year in advance for your next cover. She's designed books for Elisabeth Naughton, Sara Ramsey, Donna Grant, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Tes Hilaire, Cynthia Eden and Lara Adrian, just to name a few. Check out her website for details.

Syd Gill: Syd has partnered with Illustrated Romance for some sexy, gorgeous pre-made covers so if you can't afford a custom design, you can still get a pretty awesome cover. She's also created Facebook Timeline covers, web pages, ads and promo, and has an amazing list of clients like Shiloh Walker, Jeaniene Frost, Carly Phillips and Larissa Ione. Check out her website for more design services.

Seductive Designs: Carrie does a fantastic job designing sweet and sexy covers. Check out her website for details.

EDH Graphics: Custom design as well as pre-made covers. Check out her website for details.


Stock photos:
Illustrated Romance aka Studio Smexy: I am a bit partial to the stock because I work for the photographer but you can get unique stock that no one else has. Cowboys, Highlanders, M/M, menage, contemporary, historical, New Adult, shirtless torsos, interracial, military, BDSM...she's got it. You can also get a custom shoot, make requests when Jenn does a major studio shoot or just browse the site for regular stock. Get your smexy on.

Bigstock: I like to get most of my generic photos from Bigstock. You know the ones you see on multiple covers. Cut, flipped, hair color change, blurred. Credits are reasonably priced.

Novel Expressions: They provide reasonably priced images you can use for book covers, promo items, website graphics, and more. Whether it's historical, contemporary, M/M, F/F, and paranormal. Check it out.


Promo:
GotPrint: Perfect place to get your bookmarks, trading cards, business cards, stickers or any paper promo. Find a list of printable promo here. Pretty reasonable prices.

Wacky Buttons: Make some cute buttons to giveaway or distribute at conferences. Reasonable priced. Buttons come in different sizes. You can also order mirrors. Get to creating!

Tattoo Manufacturing: Got a hero or heroine that has a tattoo and want your readers to sport a temporary one like theirs? Design and upload your creation. Check out their site to upload your own design or get a pre-made one (in stock)

Oriental Trading: Need some novelty or small items in bulk? This site has some great little do-dads and trinkets to giveaway on your site or conferences. Get your party on!