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Larah Ritchie

Larah Ritchie - Designer

USA

I'm a graphic artist and fellow writer. I make gorgeously professional book covers for publication or for motivation to keep writing.

Overview

Your book cover has a big job to do! It needs to stand out enough to catch the eye of your future mega-fans. It has to give would be readers a sense of what they’re going to find on the inside, without giving too much away. And it absolutely must look professional, even if this is your first step into self-publishing. An amateur book cover is detrimental to your credibility. Great design is an incredibly affordable investment in your book. The visible fact that you believe in this enough to risk the investment gives would-be readers a nudge of confidence.

I'd love to work with you to create the perfect package for your book baby.

While we're at it, I can also format the interior of your manuscript, making sure your readers can enjoy your words without the distraction of errors or awkward page structure.

Not yet ready for publication? I also create "motivational book covers" for authors who are struggling through drafts and revisions.

Seeing your book...seeing the vision realized...often helps my clients find the momentum they need to keep writing. I've even had authors tell me that my visual interpretation has helped them solve challenging holes in their books. Some clients post the cover in their writing space as a visible reminder of the finish line. Some choose to share the motivational cover with their fans and friends as a "Coming Soon" which creates buzz and external motivation.

Connect with me. Let's talk about your book!

Services
Fiction
Anthologies Classics Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Literature Science Fiction Themes & Motifs Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Economics Education & Reference Parenting & Families Publishing

Work experience

Graphic Designer & Creative Director

MindMeld Creative
December, 1998 – Present (over 18 years)

I've been a freelance graphic designer with a variety of specializations for over 15 years. My favorite projects involve creating personal brands for emerging authors including cover design, web platform development, and promotional graphics for the web and print.

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