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Simon Avery

Simon Avery - Designer

Brighton, United Kingdom

My award-winning covers have worked to double sales overnight and turn a non-seller into an Amazon chart topper. E-Cover £350+vat

Overview

I'm book cover designer with experience in lots of genres.

I work with tons of indie authors & publishers both in Europe and the US.


Lots of the books I've designed covers for have gone on to become catagory best sellers,and some have sold over 200k copies.


I understandwhat works well on Amazon and have won several awards for my fiction and non-fiction covers.





Services
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Literature Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Law Self-help & Self-improvement Sports & outdoor recreation Travel

Certifications

  • BA Honours Graphic Design

Awards

  • e-Book Cover Design Award Winner for April 2015 in Fiction - www.thebookdesigner.com

Work experience

Book Cover Designer & Owner

I do book covers

January, 2014 – Present (almost 3 years)

After working as a creative director in design agency for many years I decided to start designing book covers and haven't looked back.

I love it and and it turns out I'm pretty good at it too.

Graphic Designer & Owner

Nice Graphic Design & Art Direction

September, 2013 – Present (over 3 years)

My very own design agency, I'm lucky enough to work with some fantastic clients and thank my lucky stars daily I took the plunge.

Creative Director

Wilddog Design

May, 2002 – September, 2013 (over 11 years)

I came to Wild Dog as a senior design and became the Creative Director where I ran the design department and oversaw (and did most of!) the design work.

Designer

Design Revolution

July, 2001 – May, 2002 (10 months)

My 1st role in a general design agency, working on books and with corporate clients

Designer

Esquire Magazine

January, 2001 – July, 2002 (over 1 year)

I was lucky enough work for this awesome magazine straight out of college, working under a great art director it gave me good understanding of typography

Portfolio (17 selected works)

The Good Enough Mother

Anoushka Beazley

All The Evil of This World

Jared Dillian

There are humans behind the big, bad vilified banks, there are humans behind the calculations of Wall Street, there are humans behind all the legal and illegal financial machinations in the news--they are not always the best humans, and they are not always the worst humans, but All The Evil Of This World tells their stories with abundant curiosity, empathy, and honesty. On March 2nd, 2000, the... read more

There are humans behind the big, bad vilified banks, there are humans behind the calculations of Wall Street, there are humans behind all the legal and illegal financial machinations in the news--they are not always the best humans, and they are not always the worst humans, but All The Evil Of This World tells their stories with abundant curiosity, empathy, and honesty. On March 2nd, 2000, the... read more

Please Don't Come Home: (Except for a Visit)

Allyson Hawkins Ward

In this game-changing book by Allyson Hawkins Ward, Life and Business Strategist, parents will discover: • The importance of parent’s transitioning from Supervisor to Trusted Advisor. • The GRIT formula to guide your teen to become an independent young adult. • Tools with step-by-step instructions to aide your teen. • The importance of allowing teens to fail so they can succeed. • AND Bonus st... read more

In this game-changing book by Allyson Hawkins Ward, Life and Business Strategist, parents will discover: • The importance of parent’s transitioning from Supervisor to Trusted Advisor. • The GRIT formula to guide your teen to become an independent young adult. • Tools with step-by-step instructions to aide your teen. • The importance of allowing teens to fail so they can succeed. • AND Bonus st... read more

Tumbleweed Adventures: A Novel

John Yurasek

Buckle up for a rollicking road trip across America with the fun-loving and occasionally responsible tour leaders of Tumbleweed Adventures Inc.! The year is 2008. Carson, Craig, Lori, Georgina, Lex and Devil Dog are young tour guides, leading budget travelers on legendary misadventures from sea to shining sea. Addicted to adrenaline and travel and mountain air, they crisscross the country at a... read more

Buckle up for a rollicking road trip across America with the fun-loving and occasionally responsible tour leaders of Tumbleweed Adventures Inc.! The year is 2008. Carson, Craig, Lori, Georgina, Lex and Devil Dog are young tour guides, leading budget travelers on legendary misadventures from sea to shining sea. Addicted to adrenaline and travel and mountain air, they crisscross the country at a... read more

Get Lost, Girlfriend!: How I Found Myself When My Best Friend Dumped Me

Sharon Livingston

Being dumped by your BFF may feel like the worst betrayal you could ever face,worse than being–•ditched by your man,•snubbed by your dog (the cat does it regularly, so that doesn’t count), or•fired by your housekeeper.But in every crisis there’s opportunity, right?This is story of how a quirky therapist answers the phone one day, only to hear her closest friend say the dreaded words that cut h... read more

Being dumped by your BFF may feel like the worst betrayal you could ever face,worse than being–•ditched by your man,•snubbed by your dog (the cat does it regularly, so that doesn’t count), or•fired by your housekeeper.But in every crisis there’s opportunity, right?This is story of how a quirky therapist answers the phone one day, only to hear her closest friend say the dreaded words that cut h... read more

HIRED, FIRED, FLED: One Man's Global Quest To Beat The Rat Race

Charlie Raymond

"Informative and entertaining in equal measures, HIRED, FIRED, FLED will have you hooked from the very first page." - Kaye Holland, TNT Magazine UK "HIRED, FIRED, FLED describes the emotional rollercoaster that is the modern job hunt, and anyone who’s graduated in the last 10-15 years, particularly post-recession, is sure to empathise with him... a witty and entertaining read with plenty of la... read more

"Informative and entertaining in equal measures, HIRED, FIRED, FLED will have you hooked from the very first page." - Kaye Holland, TNT Magazine UK "HIRED, FIRED, FLED describes the emotional rollercoaster that is the modern job hunt, and anyone who’s graduated in the last 10-15 years, particularly post-recession, is sure to empathise with him... a witty and entertaining read with plenty of la... read more

The Latte Segment

Zoe Landon

Sarah Madsen is a modern young rabbit with a cozy urban life. A yuppie, perhaps, though she’d disagree with the label. After all, yuppies don’t hang with eccentric artists in beat-down studios, much less date them. And they don’t get pushed out of their apartment by profit-hunting developers, forced to pick between an impossible market and an unsustainable rent.As she hunts for a new place to ... read more

Sarah Madsen is a modern young rabbit with a cozy urban life. A yuppie, perhaps, though she’d disagree with the label. After all, yuppies don’t hang with eccentric artists in beat-down studios, much less date them. And they don’t get pushed out of their apartment by profit-hunting developers, forced to pick between an impossible market and an unsustainable rent.As she hunts for a new place to ... read more

The Brighton Maverick: An contemporary novel of love, life and liaisons in Brighton's Lanes

Scott Chadwick

The Brighton Maverick A contemporary novel of love, life and adventure in Brighton's Lanes As Rick Matthews sat shivering on the midnight train to Brighton three things dawned on him. He had a boyfriend who resembled a Hollywood celebrity and had the money to match. He lived in a penthouse apartment and had a walk-in closet the size of a designer boutique. And he was desperate to get as far aw... read more

The Brighton Maverick A contemporary novel of love, life and adventure in Brighton's Lanes As Rick Matthews sat shivering on the midnight train to Brighton three things dawned on him. He had a boyfriend who resembled a Hollywood celebrity and had the money to match. He lived in a penthouse apartment and had a walk-in closet the size of a designer boutique. And he was desperate to get as far aw... read more

Dogstar: It's Moonlight Robbery (Dogstar Trilogy Part 1)

Jez Campbell

Jez Campbell’s Dogstar Trilogy is redefining the werewolf myth, ‘a must-read horror’ Commended at the Hollywood Halloween Book Festival Commendation at the London Book Festival 'Campbell's books paint a dangerous and seedy portrait of London, oozing a sense of grubbiness and sleaze which has seen the writing compared to the great Irvine Welsh' Scream Magazine 'Cinematic... werewolves in a grit... read more

Jez Campbell’s Dogstar Trilogy is redefining the werewolf myth, ‘a must-read horror’ Commended at the Hollywood Halloween Book Festival Commendation at the London Book Festival 'Campbell's books paint a dangerous and seedy portrait of London, oozing a sense of grubbiness and sleaze which has seen the writing compared to the great Irvine Welsh' Scream Magazine 'Cinematic... werewolves in a grit... read more

The Joy of Oysters

Don Quinn

The Joy of Oysters. Preparing, cooking, and above all eating. It doesn't matter whether you've never eaten an oyster or you're a lifetime lover. This is the book for you featuring recipes old and new. With a bit of history, a bit of culture and a bit of fun thrown in by legendary food festival guru, Don Quinn. This book provides the definitive answer to the age old question: "Are oysters an ap... read more

The Joy of Oysters. Preparing, cooking, and above all eating. It doesn't matter whether you've never eaten an oyster or you're a lifetime lover. This is the book for you featuring recipes old and new. With a bit of history, a bit of culture and a bit of fun thrown in by legendary food festival guru, Don Quinn. This book provides the definitive answer to the age old question: "Are oysters an ap... read more

The Modigliani Girl

Jacqui Lofthouse

"An unusual page turner of a novel that dares to be a bit different. I really warmed to the character of Anna, as she faces that dilemma faced by woman writers since time began – how to have ‘a room of one’s own." – ‎Louise McIvor, Creative Writing Teacher, Queen's University Belfast Anna Bright never wanted to write a novel. At least, that’s what she tells herself. But a chance encounter with... read more

"An unusual page turner of a novel that dares to be a bit different. I really warmed to the character of Anna, as she faces that dilemma faced by woman writers since time began – how to have ‘a room of one’s own." – ‎Louise McIvor, Creative Writing Teacher, Queen's University Belfast Anna Bright never wanted to write a novel. At least, that’s what she tells herself. But a chance encounter with... read more

The Levels: Can Your Business Step Up to the Growth Challenge?

Mr Ray Moore

The Levels focuses on challenges faced by business owners between the small to medium size transition- often a turbulent time for even the most accomplished entrepreneur! A tried and tested model, author Ray Moore brings together his extensive knowledge, experience and challenges faced over his long and successful career in business ownership. At its simplest, The Levels can be described as a ... read more

The Levels focuses on challenges faced by business owners between the small to medium size transition- often a turbulent time for even the most accomplished entrepreneur! A tried and tested model, author Ray Moore brings together his extensive knowledge, experience and challenges faced over his long and successful career in business ownership. At its simplest, The Levels can be described as a ... read more

Back to Creative Writing School

Bridget Whelan

'The creative writing bible Catherine Quinn, bestselling author of No Contacts, No Problem BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL isn’t a manual on marketing or a guide to finding a publisher. There are other books – good books – that can help with that. It’s about using 30 imaginative writing exercises to experiment with new ideas. It’s about defeating the blank page. It’s about producing the best k... read more

'The creative writing bible Catherine Quinn, bestselling author of No Contacts, No Problem BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL isn’t a manual on marketing or a guide to finding a publisher. There are other books – good books – that can help with that. It’s about using 30 imaginative writing exercises to experiment with new ideas. It’s about defeating the blank page. It’s about producing the best k... read more

Baby, Me, OMG: Motherhood fiction (Surprise Baby Romance)

Suzy K Quinn

Absolutely F*****g Hilarious! If you like Bridget Jones, Not Quite Mine and I Don’t Know How She Does it, you’ll LOVE this new motherhood fiction. Juliette Duffy has had a baby. But motherhood isn’t quite how she imagined it. She doesn’t live in a cottage with roses around the door. She doesn’t know how to get Daisy to sleep. She doesn’t own a rolling pin. And then there’s Daisy’s father … Thi... read more

Absolutely F*****g Hilarious! If you like Bridget Jones, Not Quite Mine and I Don’t Know How She Does it, you’ll LOVE this new motherhood fiction. Juliette Duffy has had a baby. But motherhood isn’t quite how she imagined it. She doesn’t live in a cottage with roses around the door. She doesn’t know how to get Daisy to sleep. She doesn’t own a rolling pin. And then there’s Daisy’s father … Thi... read more

Death Magic: Bestselling CS Quinn's latest short read

CS Quinn

'Quinn is a brilliant new talent!’ —Peter James From author of the bestselling Thief Taker series London 1663. A murdered girl. An attic full of charms … Charlie Tuesday has a new case. A maid-servant has been brutally murdered, leaving an array of strange protectorates in her attic room. Stolen from her body was a silver thimble which no-one can explain how she came to have. Was the dead girl... read more

'Quinn is a brilliant new talent!’ —Peter James From author of the bestselling Thief Taker series London 1663. A murdered girl. An attic full of charms … Charlie Tuesday has a new case. A maid-servant has been brutally murdered, leaving an array of strange protectorates in her attic room. Stolen from her body was a silver thimble which no-one can explain how she came to have. Was the dead girl... read more

The Five Year Mark: Lessons Learnt Chasing a Dream

Mike Saunders

The Five Year Mark is collection of personal stories and lessons I have learnt , while building a business. In short, easy to read chapters, I cover a range of principles and lessons learnt during our company’s first five years, including: vision; leadership; operations; personal development; culture and more. In many ways, this book is something I wish I could have read during the early years... read more

The Five Year Mark is collection of personal stories and lessons I have learnt , while building a business. In short, easy to read chapters, I cover a range of principles and lessons learnt during our company’s first five years, including: vision; leadership; operations; personal development; culture and more. In many ways, this book is something I wish I could have read during the early years... read more

Twelve Lessons

Kate Spencer

What if you had one year to bring your life back from the brink? Stephanie Slater appears to have it all, the house, the car, the fairy tale marriage and the new start she so desperately needed. No one knows yet she is secretly living a lie, but with mounting debts, a cheating husband and an obsession to do better than the Jonses, her perfect facade is about to shatter. When her life begins to... read more

What if you had one year to bring your life back from the brink? Stephanie Slater appears to have it all, the house, the car, the fairy tale marriage and the new start she so desperately needed. No one knows yet she is secretly living a lie, but with mounting debts, a cheating husband and an obsession to do better than the Jonses, her perfect facade is about to shatter. When her life begins to... read more

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