álainn e-pub cover art

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BOOK COVERS : $50 CAD NANOWRIMO DISCOUNT: $37.50 (November only)

This is a full front, spine and back cover piece. It is in the standard soft cover or e-pub size of 6X9.

There are other sizes that álainn e-pub accommodates such as hard backs which are 9X7.

For online use in marketing most authors use just the front cover of  their book, I accommodate this as well.

All my covers, regardless of sizing, are in 300 DPI format.

I will do conversions into PDF format at no extra cost.


  • Please send an email to álainn e-pub services – thecva at gmail dot com
  • Include the subject header as “RE: Publishing Services <cover art>
  • Include what sizing standard you require
  • Include the title of the book
  • Author name
  • Back cover blurb (if applicable)
  • An ISBN (if applicable)
  • Author photo (if applicable)
  • Format of book (ie: e-pub online, e-reader, for print)
  • A synopsis and general plot outline (chapter titles are fine for plot outline)
  • Release date of the book
After I have your information:
I will send you a client contract to look over and sign.
*IF* this is a bulk project I will require a 40% non refundable deposit.
I take online banking wire transfers, banking interact and AlertPay.

New Author Services Available!



If you would like to inquire about my services in bulk as a cover artist or technical writer send an email to thecva at gmail dot com for your free consultation and price quote. I also have other services that I provide such as copy editing, desktop publishing, typography & graphics design as well as web research and technical writing. I also do freelance content articles and web site content.

Book Covers: NANOWRIMO $37.50
$50 CAD per cover with one revision at any time after mock up phase.
Ask me for my full portfolio
Limited portfolio: http://s1181.photobucket.com/albums/x438/TheCVA/Book%20Covers/

NEW SERVICE! Book Trailers : $100 CAD NANOWRIMO $75.00
All trailers come in 360P HD
The duration of trailers is between 1 minute and 1.5 minutes long.
I take no responsibility for copyrights and royalty use photos or music.
Client is to provide the photos and music for the trailer.
Example work: http://youtu.be/Q63MCD6cQ40

When submitting for trailers please provide:

A synopsis of the book
A general plot line
Author name

If you are not sure about music and photos I can make suggestions.

Content Articles :
5 articles of 500 words or less for $5 CAD
5 articles of 501 to 1000 words for $10 CAD
5 articles above 1000 words for $45 CAD

Copy Editing :
Articles – $2 CAD per 250 – 500 words
Articles – $1.50 CAD per 1000+ words
Manuscripts – $2 CAD per 250 word page
I don’t do non-fiction manuscripts or screen plays.

I will consider memoirs.

Email me with your submission RE: Publishing Services (service required)

Example subject header:

RE: Publishing Services (cover art, trailer)

thecva at gmail dot com or send me a nanomail

I require a full contract to be signed digitally by my clients.
With larger projects I require a 40% non refundable deposit.
I take money transfers, online banking, interact and AlertPay.

Thank you for your interests in my work

New Cover Art

6 new covers for your enjoyment. I’ve been working both on my Silent Invasion online serial and the covers portfolio.


New Chapter for Serial Novel

As you all know, a new chapter for the serial online novel Silent Invasion has been posted today. You can view that at http://silentinvasion.wordpress.com/

Comments, as usual, are always welcome. Have fun reading, I hope as much as I have fun writing it!


New Book Cover


Another book cover under my belt and I am working on a new subsidiary of Amped Designs dedicated to authors and cover art services. I’ll let you know when the web site is ready and running. I’m having a wonderful time creating a new cover art portfolio. I think I’ve found a new niche in the graphics designing world. Absolutely loving it, I think I’ll take a business proposal and attempt to get this thing off the ground.

Hopefully I find a way to make it work, I bet I can.


Guess Who I Met

Yesterday at work (my secondary, out of home part time job) I met an interesting man. I was working the long shift which is our 8 hour shift (3pm to 11pm) and this lovely man comes in to make a purchase. Turns out we got to talking and he’s lived here all his life. That’s not the interesting part (besides the fact he knows hubbs’ family and family name as well as an uncle who was very much loved by everyone in town who had passed away in 2003). He is the man who did the cover art for both Minnow Trap and Frozen Beneath!!!

Those are two of the books from an in town author who used Elliot Lake as the main location for both books that went very huge (Frozen Beneath just recently released) here with the towns people and nationally in some parts of Canada.

I found it fascinating that we should meet up in such a manner. I hope to meet up with him again, he said he did frequent the store often enough. Bright man, very inquisitive and awesome conversationalist. I look forward to many conversations with him, albeit as brief as they are when I’m at work.

Minnow Trap:
Frozen Beneath:

I hope my aspirations are as well met and successful as Mr. Brian Horeck’s are. I applaud him with his successes and admire him greatly for the great literary works he has accomplished. It’s amazing that even a small town man can successfully be published and gives me renewed hope that I too can become published as well.


As I Sit Here

As I sit here pondering my writing I am still met with a lull in my ability to even churn out a single word let alone a sentence. I figure my mind is just forcing a much needed break on its feverish self. Ideas dance around my head like my own hellish version of dreams of sugar plums and fairies (or is that faeries, perhaps fayries? So many new spellings of that word).

I can write without cause and aim for the blog but it seems when that file opens in LSB for Silent Invasion or The Immortal Chronicles series my mind does a double back flip and says no go. Or rather, a much resounding FU Miss TT, I’m not going there today, tomorrow and didn’t yesterday or the day before Kaithxby..Have a nice, frustrating day!

Is it writer’s block or a fevered mind unable to settle long enough to write. Perhaps it is both, or neither. Maybe, just maybe I think to myself, I am not cut out to be a writer. The infliction of self doubt and kick to the self esteem is a hard hit. It makes me doubt my full manuscript I already have and I see nothing but flaws and aggravation. I’m sure most writers go through this periodically just as I am now but I can’t help but wonder am I alone, am I truly the only one?

I guess all I really need is a break of sorts, it seems fitting perhaps that I take a hiatus and focus on the inner me for a little while instead of trying to force myself to do what is just not in the cards to do at this point in time. I know I’ll never give up my dreams of being published, nor should any aspiring writer at any level do so.