Welcome to the Book Cover Labs BMM Store!
“Don’t judge a book by the cover,” they say… precisely because we do! Whether you are trying to sell an eBook or a printed physical book, your book cover design can make it or break it for you.
Hi, my name is Natalia Hawthorne and I am the person behind Book Cover Labs. My mission is to help independent authors and publishers sell more books by designing attractive, compelling book covers that make sales.
Did you know that according to marketing studies your potential reader has on average 2 seconds (!) to glance at your book cover to decide if they want to check it out or not? That’s bad news and good news for you. Bad news, because your potential reader may never even look inside your book to discover your wonderful writing if your book cover is not up to the mark… The good news is, a professional, compelling book cover attracts your target audience, sets the right mood and anticipation, and “pulls” your potential reader right into your content – your realm where you are King or Queen!
As an author, writing is what you live and breathe and what you’re awesome at. Let’s be honest (just between you and me), designing book covers is probably not something you practice every day. You may try to make your own cover yourself by simply pasting some text onto a picture, and your friends and family may even complement you on a “nice” design… but your book sales will suffer.
I’ve seen many cases when simply changing the book cover design from an awkward DIY attempt to an attractive professionally designed cover increased the book sales and rankings. As the officials at NOOK Press put it, “We find that the quality of a cover image has a direct impact on sales.” In other words, your book cover is your most important sales tool that has to be designed in a certain way to actually sell your book for you. Unfortunately, most writers are even less versed in sales and marketing than they are in graphic design.
I am confident that the products and services available here at Bella Media Management will help you overcome some of the most common challenges that you as an independent author may be facing. I am happy and honored to have been invited as a contributing designer to this Indie-friendly portal and, of course, I would be thrilled if you choose one of my premade covers for your book!
What Some of Book Cover Labs Clients Are Saying
“I am very happy about my new cover! You understood exactly what I wanted, thank you for your great work, very quick response and very good communication!” ~ Chuck Staruch, Author
“Natalia Hawthorne has created professional graphics that appear on our websites and in our publications. Her design work, creativity, and eye for ‘what looks good’ is brilliant. Nat over delivers and provides exceptional value! I highly recommend her services.” ~ Dr. Mike Gosling, Co-Founder of EmotionMatters.com, Partner at Gosling International
“My experience working with Book Cover Labs has only been positive. Natalia cares. She researches the market, reviewing tons of other similar books’ covers. She looks at the book itself to see what type of cover is best suited. And she works with us and our little design quirks that we request.” ~ Jeremiah Zeiset, Publisher, Aneko Press
When you are ready, browse my available premade book covers (bookmark this page in your browser as I will be adding more covers on a regular basis) and choose the one that best suits your needs.
I look forward to connecting with you, learning more about your work, and designing book covers that will help you stand out from the crowd, attract more readers, and sell more books!