My recent covers and starting prices!!

Done with the 5 free I offered and they were so much fun!! Thank you to all the authors that took a chance on me!

Check out their testimonials at https://zitaharrison.com/book-covers/cover-design-testimonials/

My goal is to provide quality covers at affordable prices. Check out my fees below.

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75% due in the beginning. The rest due before work on final begins. 🙂

 

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“LOVE IS STRONGEST WHEN IT’S CRUEL” – Harlots Season 2

Being a fan of anything that might be seen as objectionable, I of course had to check out the show Harlots on Hulu. At first it seemed like it was going to be a soap opera in the world of prostitutes; two madams of two different houses looking for ways to outdo the other, a theme that has been done in all sectors of life, not just those that involve madams. My husband wanted to quit watching it right away. But he’s squeamish, although he’ll deny that to his last breath. Being also a huge fan of Jessica Findlay Brown, I stuck it out and I’m glad I did, because half way through season one I was hooked.

It got me thinking about a few different things in life. First of all, the show doesn’t glorify prostitution, but merely shows it as another arena for life to take place. They do what they do because they have no other choice. Women who appear at first to be shallow and feather-brained turn out to be anything but. Yes, their ways of expression are different given their lack of breeding, but the thoughts are there and the depth of emotions is there. Ultimately it’s about human nature…the good, the bad, the ugly…about how abuse breeds abuse, and hate breeds hate, about man’s need for validation, for power over women.

– “Women will always be at the mercy of men’s power.”

– “It’s not your power we’re at the mercy of. It’s your weakness.” — Harlots, Season Two

Wow, wasn’t expecting that! That kind of depth from a prostitute who is supposed to be uneducated and the lowest of society. And it’s believable. It does not take a college education to give people insights into life. Perhaps experience, another kind of education, is more valuable when it comes to that.

Second, the issue of “tough love”. Margaret Wells, recruited when she was only ten to sell her body, knows nothing else. So she raises her own daughters to be prostitutes because, in her mind, that is the best she can do for them. No one was kind and gentle with her – how would she even know what those words mean?

Tough love, believed in by many even now, is the only kind of love in the show.

– “Love is strongest when it’s cruel.

– “Does it ease your pain inflicting it upon others?” – Harlots season 2

Whoa…that made me stop and think. Is love strongest when it’s cruel? And is that love? What if those who dish it out believe that is love and know no other way of showing it? That’s what they were subjected to by their parents. They felt the pain. But then why would they dish it out to their kids and not stop it? Why would they not adopt a kinder, more compassionate love? Children will face enough hurt and misery in life without getting it from family. Shouldn’t family provide support, compassion and kindness, the cushion for the fall when life becomes painful?

Maybe they don’t question their parents “cruel love” because people like to believe their parents love them. If they admitted their parents were wrong, maybe they would have to question that love. Because if you truly love someone, why would you hurt them? So people ease the pain inflicted on them by their parents by inflicting pain on their offspring. It’s a vicious cycle.

My father was all about tough love, both verbally and physically. I have no doubt he loved me, but I couldn’t wait to get away from him. When my son was a teenager, I caught myself behaving in ways my father would have, and was backed by others who believed in tough love and encouraged me. Then I saw the effect it was having on my child. Our words have a huge effect on our children. And a wise friend said to me, “Be kind to your child. Love him.” That doesn’t mean spoil him or give him everything he wants, but essentially speak to him from a place of love, not anger and frustration. I became mindful of this and threw in a “sweetheart” or “honey” when I spoke to him, then changed my entire approach to motherhood. Because I did not want to be my father and did not want my child to feel like he couldn’t wait to get away from me.

It was a changing point in all our lives. All of a sudden he became hard working, responsible, considerate. I saw the results of compassion versus anger. Maybe I was trying to ease my own pain by inflicting it on him, by continuing the cycle of tough love, but I was also hurting myself and my family. When I decided it was not about me anymore, but about him, I eased my own pain and his. It took the focus off pain and put it on love and growth.

In the end, I think the only way our pain is eased is not by inflicting it on others, but by consciously choosing not to. By consciously choosing to be kind and compassionate.

The show “Harlots” is nothing if not thought provoking and once again Jessica Brown Findlay does not disappoint!

Have you seen it? What do you think of the show and the issues in the show?

COVER DESIGN TESTIMONIALS – 1 FREE LEFT!!! $100.00 A COVER AFTER THAT!

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“I love the cover Zita designed for me. I was at the beginning stages of thinking about getting a cover created for my upcoming book when I ran across Zita Harrison. From the beginning, she was very professional and easy to work with. She has an outlined process that helps keep things organized, especially for someone like me that didn’t have many ideas of what I wanted. Every step of the way, I was more impressed than the last. When we got to the finished design for the cover I was floored. Her skills are amazing and she created an awesome cover. Can’t wait for my book release so I can show off the cover Zita created.”  –  DL Jones, author of Billette Hall.

 

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“Zita’s design abilities, professionalism and creativity are amazing. She is very enthusiastic and easy to work with. She created a great cover that matched the concept of my book. Not every designer will do that. If you want your book to stand out from the crowd, Zita is the ‘go to’ designer for you.”   –  Joseph Gallup, author of American Freedom – from the Agrarian Age to the Digital.

 

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HOT Introductory Offer for AUTHORS! 5 free cover designs!! 2 left so hurry before they run out!)

2 left so hurry before they run out!

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With over twenty years of Graphic Design background, I would now like to focus on designing book covers only!! As an introduction to my skills, I am offering 5 free cover designs in exchange for credit in the front matter! Check out my cover design comps on https://zitaharrison.com/book-covers/

Process: (book cover designers charge $300 – $500 or more for this whole process.)

1. Initial consultation:

  1. What is the book about?
  2. Mood, images you have, or have in mind. If you already have images, you can send those to me.
  3. Colors, fonts (bright? Dark? Monochrome? Bw?; fancy fonts? Blocky? Quirky? Jazzy? Fun? Etc.)
  4. Layout: simple – one image and text? Complex – blend of images and text? Photos or vector art? Literal or symbolic?
  5. Text for front cover and back cover
  6. size of book, number of pages

2. Pass 1:

3-6 rough comps. Pick and choose direction, narrow down to one look, request changes (color lightening, font changes, etc.)

3. Pass 2:

2nd round of comps: 2-3 depending on pass 1.

4. Pass 3:

One comp with changes requested in pass 1. Any further changes at this point are minor. Proof front and back matter.

5. Pass 4:

Final high res comp with all front and back matter in place. 3 more passes allowed for text changes but layout and design are final.

6. Pass 5 and 6:

text changes if needed.

7. Final high res comp.

I do all different styles for both fiction and non-fiction. After the initial 5 designs, I will also be offering my services for a low price to begin! So contact me soon if you need a cover designed!!

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Reviews for Owl manor – the Dawning: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – Good book! Highly recommended!

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V. Timmons (Amazon reader)

“I thoroughly enjoyed Owl Manor. I read books across a variety of genres, but not typically Gothic romance. After reading this book, I will definitely add Gothic romance to my reading list, as well as other novels by this author. I was attracted to this book by the beautiful cover and the suggestions of dark suspense of the woman protagonist living in the 1800’s.

Linda Dunbar

Silvia Curry, Silvia’s Reading Corner

“Owl Manor the Dawning is an amazing Gothic horror novel that instantly takes you back to a time where life was harder and misery seemed to love company. The story follows Eva, Mr. Bradstone, Gilbert, and Joseph on a wild ride to madness, and every single unexpected twist and turn left me breathless. 

Zita Harrison’s writing is reminiscent of Poe, in which the entire story comes alive and leaves you anxiously turning the pages to see what is going to happen. The foreshadowing is amazing, and if you aren’t careful, you just may miss it (and it is so much more fun to find them the second time around!). 

Zita Harrison does an incredible job with this epic gothic horror novel. Her story will stay with me long, and I will never look at owls the same again!”

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HOT Introductory Offer for AUTHORS! 5 free cover designs!! (1st 5 to contact me. 2 left so hurry before they run out!)

2 left so hurry before they run out!

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With over twenty years of Graphic Design background, I would now like to focus on designing book covers only!! As an introduction to my skills, I am offering 5 free cover designs in exchange for credit in the front matter! Check out my cover design comps on https://zitaharrison.com/book-covers/

Process: (book cover designers charge $300 – $500 or more for this whole process.)

  1. Initial consultation:

    1. What is the book about?
    2. Mood, images you have, or have in mind. If you already have images, you can send those to me.
    3. Colors, fonts (bright? Dark? Monochrome? Bw?; fancy fonts? Blocky? Quirky? Jazzy? Fun? Etc.)
    4. Layout: simple – one image and text? Complex – blend of images and text? Photos or vector art? Literal or symbolic?
    5. Text for front cover and back cover
    6. size of book, number of pages
  2. Pass 1:

    Three rough comps. Pick and choose direction, narrow down to one look, request changes (color lightening, font changes, etc.)

  3. Pass 2:

    One comp with changes requested in pass 1. Any further changes at this point are minor. Proof front and back matter.

  4. Pass 3:

    Final high res comp with all front and back matter in place. 3 more passes allowed for text changes but layout and design are final.

  5. Pass 4, 5 and 6:

    text changes if needed.

  6. Final high res comp.

I do all different styles for both fiction and non-fiction. After the initial 5 designs, I will also be offering my services for a low price to begin! So contact me soon if you need a cover designed!!

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HOT Introductory Offer for AUTHORS! 5 free cover designs!! (1st 5 to contact me)

3 left so hurry before they run out!

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With over twenty years of Graphic Design background, I would now like to focus on designing book covers only!! As an introduction to my skills, I am offering 5 free cover designs in exchange for credit in the front matter! Check out my cover design comps on https://zitaharrison.com/book-covers/

Process: (book cover designers charge $300 – $500 or more for this whole process.)

  1. Initial consultation:
    1. What is the book about?
    2. Mood, images you have, or have in mind. If you already have images, you can send those to me.
    3. Colors, fonts (bright? Dark? Monochrome? Bw?; fancy fonts? Blocky? Quirky? Jazzy? Fun? Etc.)
    4. Layout: simple – one image and text? Complex – blend of images and text? Photos or vector art? Literal or symbolic?
    5. Text for front cover and back cover
    6. size of book
  2. Pass 1: three rough comps. Pick and choose direction, narrow down to one look, request changes (color lightening, font changes, etc.)
  3. Pass 2: One comp with changes requested in pass 1. Any further changes at this point are minor. Proof front and back matter.
  4. Pass 3: Final high res comp with all front and back matter in place. 3 more passes allowed for text changes but layout and design are final.
  5. Pass 4, 5 and 6: text changes if needed.
  6. Final high res comp.

I do all different styles for both fiction and non-fiction. After the initial 5 designs, I will also be offering my services for a low price to begin! So contact me soon if you need a cover designed!!