David Drummond

David Drummond – Designer

I charge $1200 US for a cover design.

Overview

You would not believe the number of requests I get from self-published authors that introduce themselves, explain what their book is about and the very next question is always how much it will cost to have a cover designed. For the most they are expecting to have it done for a fraction of what I charge and once I disclose my fee that usually brings the correspondence to an end.

A book's cover is the single most important aspect of promoting and marketing a book. A book cover has to not only represent the book, but also by set it apart by the originality and creativity of its design.

I am a book cover designer who works out of a rambling 200 year old farm house in rural Quebec for a wide range of clients from around the world. This includes self-published authors and small independent presses right up to the big publishing houses. My covers have won awards in Print Magazine, Communication Arts Design Annual, and AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) 50 Books/50 Covers design competition.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Economics Humanities & Social Sciences
Fiction
Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Poetry Short Story Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction
Languages
English
Awards
  • Communication Arts Design Annual
  • Print Magazine
  • AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers
  • AAUP (American Association of University Presses) Book and Jacket shows

Portfolio

You see it everywhere: on bumper stickers, tee shirts, lapel pins, in shop windows, and in front of nearly every school or government building. Yet while the American flag is ubiquitous, as a symbol it is both heavily freighted and misunderstood.Now an acclaim... read more
From Black Mischief to The Buddha of Suburbia, twentieth-century British fiction is rife with racial humour. Challenging the common reluctance to take such comedy seriously, Michael Ross shows how humour directed at ethnic others exposes deep-seated national a... read more
How did one act like a modern man in postwar Canada? With a great deal of difficulty. During the Great Depression and Second World War, many men were first out of work and then away from their families. After the war came attempts to re-establish the tradition... read more
Michel Foucault and Paul Veyne: the philosopher and the historian. Two major figures in the world of ideas, resisting all attempts at categorization. Two timeless thinkers who have long walked and fought together. In this short book Paul Veyne offers a fresh p... read more
These prayers spark the spiritual imagination back to life and reorient us to a mystical unity with the universe, Spirit, and all of creation. Emerging out of the conversation between the science of evolution and spirituality, these prayers continually surpris... read more
Dog Ear

Johnstone Jim

Like the “page turned down to make another / page,” Dog Ear explores the marks we leave on a world whose social and political markers are constantly shifting. In his fourth book of poems—and most powerful work to date—Jim Johnstone establishes himself as an ex... read more
Donald E. Westlake is one of the greats of crime fiction. Under the pseudonym Richard Stark, he wrote twenty-four fast-paced, hardboiled novels featuring Parker, a shrewd career criminal with a talent for heists. Using the same nom de plume, Westlake also comp... read more
Clothes protect our vulnerable skin and they keep us warm or cool. They help us show that we are young or old, rich or poor, at work or play, and whether we may be good to know. But though they are basic, much as food and shelter are - and also may be beautifu... read more
With sharp humor and fascinating insight, this memoir of the Canadian publishing industry travels from the boom years of the 1970s to the changing world of books today. Readers are invited along for the ride as Lecker's turn in academia gives way to pop cultur... read more
A well-intentioned English family unwittingly becomes complicit in state violence while traveling through China. A ploddingly respectable London lawyer chances upon a stash of cocaine and realizes it offers the wealth and status he's always hungered for. A sal... read more
The verb “declutter” has not yet made it into the Oxford English Dictionary, but its ever-increasing usage suggests that it’s only a matter of time. Articles containing tips and tricks on how to get organized cover magazine pages and pop up in TV programs and ... read more
Although Juicy Fruit® gum was introduced to North Americans in 1893, Native Americans in Mesoamerica were chewing gum thousands of years earlier. And although in the last decade “biographies” have been devoted to salt, spices, chocolate, coffee, and other stap... read more
We look for missing links in the sciences and humanities, but the essential missing link - metaphor - is always in front of us. In Missing Link, Jeffery Donaldson unites literary criticism and evolutionary and cognitive science to show how metaphor has been wi... read more
Sedaris

Kevin Kopelson

“When you're laughing aloud at David Sedaris’s every sentence, it’s easy to miss the more serious side of what he’s up to. Fortunately, Kevin Kopelson has come along to guide readers through the work of the best and most subversive social satirist in America.”... read more
At first, it seemed like a small story. The royal editor of the News of the World was caught listening to the voicemail messages of staff at Buckingham Palace. He and a private investigator were jailed, and the case was closed. But Nick Davies, special corresp... read more
"An indelible portrait of a peculiar society." ―VogueSarah Thornton's vivid ethnography―an international hit, now available in twenty translations―reveals the inner workings of the sophisticated subcultures that make up the contemporary art world. In a series ... read more
Not too long ago, literary theorists were writing about the death of the novel and the death of the author; today many are talking about the death of Theory. Theory, as the many theoretical ism's (among them postcolonialism, postmodernism, and New Historicism)... read more
The Crow's Vow

Susan Briscoe

Following the story of a marriage come undone, this moving book-length sequence is broken down into four seasons, distilling the details of the failed relationship through physical processes of nature, such as the buzzing life of wildflowers and birds that the... read more

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