Today I will be interviewing Ginger Elinburg (@elinburgedits), creator of the book cover for my new novella, Crimson Vows. Ginger is also a talented independent author, known for her books: Wicked Welcome, Whispered Deceit, her newest release, Demon’s Angel, and many others. To check out Ginger’s books, please click the link below:
How did you get interested in graphic design/designing book covers?
First, I’d like to say thanks for the interview. I’m a little nervous, so I’ll probably make a few typos
I’ve always loved editing photos and creating something new by merging two or more pictures together.
What was the first cover you designed?
The first cover I ever designed was for my own book Wicked Welcome. It was the original cover and I used photos that I had taken myself.
What’s your favorite thing about designing book covers? Your least favorite?
Favorite thing – That *gasp* moment. The moment everything comes together and I catch my breath because it’s better than I hoped.
Least favorite – When my program freezes.
What programs do you use when designing your covers?
I used to use Gimp (which I still LOVE), now I use Lightroom and Photoshop.
Your favorite cover that you’ve designed?
One of my recent ones, Evil Comes Home.
Your favorite book cover that someone else has created?
Oh, this is a hard question to answer. I don’t know that I have a favorite because I love books, all books. The cover for Creatura by Nely Cab is gorgeous. And the formatting for the interior is stunning.
In addition to graphic design, you also enjoy writing and are a published author. Tell us a little about your books.
My books are mostly paranormal, but I always add a little humor and a bit of romance in each one. A few are suspense thrillers. I’ve recently started writing short psychological thrillers under a pen name, Ellie DaKaye, and I just published the first book this year.
You are now selling book covers. How much are you selling them for? How much do you sell your books for?
The ebook premade covers are $55 each. I want to be able to deliver a great cover at an affordable price. My hope is that authors wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to me if they see a cover they want to use, but maybe can’t swing the price right now. I’ve been there, I know how hard it is when you first start out. So, please, feel free to email me (email@example.com) with questions and such.
My book prices vary from Free (Wicked Welcome) to $5.99 (Hunted by Death BOOKS ONE AND TWO).
How does one go about buying a cover from you?
Contact me via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work out the details.
What/who inspires your work?
Nature, my children (they’re adults, but still), and (don’t laugh) my dreams.
I created the cover Losing Faith because of a dream and I wrote my Hunted by Death books because of a reoccurring nightmare.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
I’m working on creating a webpage for my ebook covers to make it easier for potential clients to get in touch with me and I’ll post on my Facebook page as soon as it’s up and going.
If you find an eBook cover that you like, there’s a good chance I also have the paperback cover created as well.
Ginger can be found @arkansasauthor and @elinburgedits on Instagram. The link to her Facebbok page is https://m.facebook.com/authorgingerelinburg/