Hello, my name is Jacqueline Abromeit and I am a freelance book cover designer
As Art Director for Indepenpress Publishing Ltd, I have been designing book covers and enjoyed working with self-published authors for almost 20 years. Previously I was Head of Design for Gameplay.com and Virgin Net.
With the demise of Indepenpress, I decided to take my experience and knowledge and set up on my own. So here I am ready to help you making your work as successful as it can be! I guarantee a professional, reliable service at reasonable costs. However, I do not compete on price. There are plenty of folks out there who knock together a couple of stock photos and there is your book cover, but that is not me…
Whether you have an idea of what you want the cover to look like, or no idea at all – I am here from drawing-board to print, or eBook publishing, keeping you informed and involved every step of the way.
I am a keen photographer and prefer to use my own photos and illustrations when I design book covers, rather than stock. Stock agencies mainly serve the advertising sector and don’t encourage photographers of being overly arty. They prefer clean, commercial images. I should know having submitted images to Istock, Shutterstock and Dreamstime myself over the years. In my view, apart from nailing the genre, getting the typography right is the most important task when designing book cover artwork.
On a personal note, I’d like to add that reading books is one of my greatest pleasures. I am honestly grateful to so many authors who have filled my head with their words. So to be able to work in my chosen profession as a book cover designer, truly is a pleasure and a privilege.
Extensive experience in design and art direction. Leading the re-design of Virgin.net as Head of Creative before it became Virgin Media. While Head of Design at Gameplay we won the Yell website of the year 2000 award. I have designed the cover for the winner of the Kindle Storyteller Award 2019 UK.