Through another design colleague, I have become aware of selfpubbookcovers.com, a site where designers can create and sell book covers, and self-publishing authors can buy the rights to use them for their books. My colleague loves it and does well on it. I am considering it as a revenue stream, but I have some reservations and would like to hear your opinions.
Is it worth my time?
Each cover must be unique and can be used for one book only. It looks like the prices vary from designer to designer and range from $75 to $125. That is a really low price for the time it takes to create a unique design that cannot be reused. I can’t design this quickly if I want to produce good work, stock or no stock.
Will it hurt my future prospects in the publishing industry?
If I ever get a project designing for a publishing house, which I hope I do, will a stock cover gig hurt my reputation?
Have you had any experience with the site and/or what are your thoughts on the issue?