With the Reluctant Messenger from Candice M Sanderson, MaryDes is a finalist for the da Vinci Eye Award 2019 for the best cover art. It’s one of the most prestigious awards a book cover designer can get.
MaryDes will be sponsoring the Annual Maryland Writers’ Conference. We want to support authors all over the world and recognize their efforts to create food for our thoughts.
Marydes was honored with her 26th award for winninng book cover design of “Goulston Street” by Janis Wilson. Going into competion has its advantages. Read here how we went to extreme to get the job done.
Occasionally we go in competition and we are proud to announce our 25th victory. We did this with a book cover for “Verfluchte Sieben” (The cursed seven), a book by the Austrian Count Reinhard Zellinger. “The Cursed Seven” is a huge success. Recently Maryna, who also created this design, was invited to the castle of Reinhard and Rita Zellinger, where he presented his book to, among others, the Austrian aristocracy.
STYLE OVERVIEW A designer is like an artist, he or she has a certain style. So if you use a book cover designer, your book covers will also reflect his or her style. However, not all books are the same and each has their style and target audience. Sometimes a book cover must be dramatic, Read more about Overview of different cover styles[…]
MaryDes supports the Young Readers Foundation. This foundations wants to provide books to youngsters in areas where it is nearly impossible and motivate young people all over the world to read more books.
As an author and publisher, it is important to have a marketing friendly design. But what is this exactly? In this article you will read how a marketing friendly book cover design should look like.
A report of Author Earnings confirmed the growing market share of indie author books, ebooks and audiobooks. In 2016 they even outranked the Big Five publishers. Read how publishers can increase their market share and provide full service to authors.
We are so accustomed to visual stimulation that we, unconsciously, preferably want to be contacted in this way. A book trailer is designed to get the buzz going and drive sales, or at least more interest. Read how we made this posible for all authors.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that by 2020, over 40% of the U.S. workforce will be contingent workers. Outsourcing is a fast-growing industry in the world, and the graphic design industry is no exception to this. Outsourcing your graphic design projects to MaryDes offers many advantages.