book design
 

 

Book designer David Moratto, professional book cover designer

Your book cover design is your marketing tool

 

A PROFESSIONAL BOOK COVER DESIGN—

Covers, Dust Jackets, and Cover Flaps

 

 

YOUR BOOK COVER IS YOUR MARKETING TOOL

 

Your book cover is the first impression that the viewer has to all the hard work that you have put into your manuscript. Your book cover has only a few seconds to make an impression that captures the viewer’s attention. To pick up your book, open it, and buy it.

 

Below you will find my professional book cover designs.

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Education, Business, Workbooks

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Behind Barbed Wire

• Historical.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Agon Culture

• Social Theory / Sociology

• de Sitter Publications,

www.desitterpublications.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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2012 Padma’s Plantation

• Business Catalog.

• Padma's Plantation,

www.padmasplantation.com

• 8.5” width x 11” high.

• Full Color Print.

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2011 Padma’s Plantation

• Business Catalog.

• Padma's Plantation,

www.padmasplantation.com

• 8.5” width x 11” high.

• Full Color Print.

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2012 Padma’s Plantation

• Business Catalog.

• Padma's Plantation,

www.padmasplantation.com

• 8.5” width x 11” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Writing Poetry to Save Your Life

• Writing

• Miroland Publishers,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Austin Clarke:

Essays On His Works

• Essays.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Nino Ricci:

Essays On His Works

• Essays.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Voices from a Forgotten Tragedy

• Oral History.

• 29th November 1963 Productions,

www.tcaflight831.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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S.H.I.N.E.

• Self Help / Inspirational

• Greyden Press,

www.greydenpress.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Pay Your Priorities First

• Leadership / Self Help

• Sun Mountain Self Management,

www.managingme.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Build Your Motivation

• Self Help / Inspirational.

• 5.25” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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The Death of Buy and Hold

• Investing / Retirement Planning.

• 7” width x 10” high.

• Full Color Print.

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the Vision and the Journey

• Leadership / Career Building.

• 7” width x 10” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Thin Diabetes, Fat Diabetes

• Nutrition / Diabetes.

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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No More Measles!

• Medical / Healthcare.

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Not Trivial

• Education.

• Freedom of Speech Publishing,

www.FreedomOfSpeechPublishing.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Don't Feed the Narcissists!

• Science / Heathcare.

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Coming Here, Being Here

• Anthology.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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A Second Coming

• Anthology / Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Clark Blaise

The Interviews

• Interviews.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Clark Blaise

Essays on His Works

• Essays.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Robert Kroetsch:

Essays On His Works

• Essays.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Cybercrisis

• Social Networking.

www.williamkeiper.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Food Fight Inc.

• Entrepreneurism.

• Miroland Publishers,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Revisioning Activism

• Social Science.

• Belly Song Press,

www.bellysongpress.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Waking Up An Empath

• Spiritual.

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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The Battle For Life

• Fantasy.

• OTTO Publishing.

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Dust Jackets & Cover Flaps

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Exaltation in Cadmium Red

• Cover with Flaps.

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Not Only Women Bleed

• Dust Jacket.

• Vignette Style Memoir.

• Desert Dreams,

www.desertdreamsllc.com

• 6.19” width x 9.25” high.

• Full Color Print, Production design.

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Final Tributes

• Dust Jacket.

• Historical.

• 6.19” width x 9.25” high.

• Full Color Print.

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(FLIP BOOK)

Poems and Songs of Love

• Cover with Flaps.

• Translation — Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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(FLIP BOOK)

A Hunger Artist & Other Stories

• Cover with Flaps.

• Translation — Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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A Boy From Solta

• Dust Jacket.

• Memoir.

• 7” width x 9.75” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Save The Last Dance

• Dust Jacket.

• Memoir / Fiction.

•6.19” width x 9.25” high.

• Full Color Print.

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San Diego City Father

William Augustus Begole

• Dust Jacket.

• Memoir.

• 6.4375” width x 9.25” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Plays, Humor

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Help Me, Asia

• Travel / Memoir

www.outsiderspress.com

• 5.5” width x 8.5” high.

• Full Color Print.

• Cover/Back photos by Henry Feather / Art direction by David Moratto.

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Indigo, My Latin Tongue

• Poetry.

• 5.5” width x 8.5” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Symposium Library of Poetry

• Poetry.

• 5.5” width x 8.5” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Leper Tango

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Halifax

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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the Bones of his Being

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Summer of the Dancing Bear

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Rooms the Wind Makes

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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The Tenants Of The Hotel Biron

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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The Ecstatic Torture of Gratitude

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Expulsion

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Life On The Rocks

• Travel / Memoir

• 7.5” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Habibi

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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The Bread We Ate

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Navy Blue

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.
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Poet to Poet

• Anthology.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Giant Sky of the Shepherds

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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The Giulio Metaphysics III

• Poetry.

• Leapfrog Press,

www.leapfrogpress.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Foreplay & My Italian Wife

• Plays.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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That Cloud Looks Like Jesus

• Humor.

• 5.5” width x 8.5” high.

• Full Color Print.

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A Small Map of Experience

• Translation.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 4.25” width x 7” high.

• Full Color Print.

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exile at last

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Moon On Wild Grasses

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 4.25” width x 7” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Where The Sun Shines Best

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Italian Canadians at Table

• Anthology.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• Full Color Print.

• 6” width x 9” high.

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My Multi-Ethnic Friends

• Prose.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Loddy-Dah

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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My Silent Pledge

• Memoir.

• Miroland Publishers,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Two Letters ... And Counting!

• Play.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Reaching V

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Hard Lumps

• Memoir.

• MiroLand Publishers,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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The Beautiful West

& the Beloved of God

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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The Sex Life of the Amoeba

• Fiction.

• MiroLand Publishers,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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The Goat in the Tree

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Marinetti dines

with the High Command

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 4.25” width x 7” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Critics Who Know Jack

• Satire.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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In Your Crib

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Two Color Print.

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Vows

• Fiction.

• 5.25” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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The King of the Sea Monkeys

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Palestine

• Translation / Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Letters From the Land of Fear

• Memoir.

• Miroland Publishers,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Lotusland

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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No Safeguards

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Get Onboard

• Memoir.

• Miroland Publishers,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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The Light of the Soul

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Images

• Translation / Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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We Are No Longer

The Smart Kids In Class

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Weather Permitting

& Other Stories

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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The Morelli Thing

• Fiction / Non-fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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The Expo Affair

• Memoir.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Talk About God & Other Stories

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Thieves Never Steal in the Rain

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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The Magic Dogs of San Vicente

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Arguments for Lawn Chairs

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Mankind

& Other Stories of Women

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Freeze

• Play.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Maniac Drifter

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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The Sea-Wave

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 4.25” width x 7” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Max's Folly

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Date With Destiny

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Sarah & Abraham

• Memoir.

• Miroland Publishers,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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The Eel

• Non-fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Sightlines

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Songs of Exile

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Pride and Pain

in Difficuly Times

• Poetry.

• Belle Marquise Books,

www.bellemarquisebooks.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Cadillac Road

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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The Midwife of Torment

& Other Stories

• Fiction.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 5” width x 8” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Everything Reminds You

of Something Else

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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Canticles I

• Poetry.

• Guernica Editions,

www.guernicaeditions.com

• 6” width x 9” high.

• Full Color Print.

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TESTIMONIALS

 

Shawn D. Phelps, ' Help Me, Asia '

Author

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

I loved working with David on my book. He was collaborative from the start and professional to the finish. But what makes him special is how much he truly cares about the details and "getting it right." I highly recommend him for designing book covers or anything else.

 

 

Mary Goodman, ' Assess Opportunities '

Co-founder and CEO of Bottom Line Up Enterprises, Author

Austin, Texas, U.S.A

 

David did an amazing job in an impossibly short time frame. It's hard to say which was better - his creative designs or the ease of working with him. Both were perfect! Both Rich and I appreciate everything you've done and look forward to working with you on the next project.

 

Best,

Mary

 

 

Renee Fanjon, ' 2011 Padma’s Plantation '

President, Padma’s Plantation

West Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A

 

Working with David was a pleasure. I had the best in terms of design aesthetic and professionalism.

 

 

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