Price list for book covers, illustrations, posters
and Your Own fantasy portrait
I usually use two different rates for the covers, depending on the
kind of publisher you are.
The prices below are only indications. please tell me first what
your usual rates are.
For a regualar commercial publisher my rates are:
An original book cover € 500,- (front cover) to €
You can also use the cover as a poster or for promotion.
Small, vignet € 35,-
Black and white, full page € 90,-
Color, full page
Duoble page color
A poster has the same price as a book cover.
For the small press (no more than 300 copies) it is €150,- for a
cover that is already finished and €200,- if it is a wraparound
cover like Age of Steam and Iron.
For a new completely new cover to your specifications it is €
For €70,- more I can do your lettering, title, name of author,
elevator pitch on the back.
What do you get?
First world English language rights for both e-book and print.
You may use the picture on your website, on promotional
material, even on posters promoting your book, but not to sell the
picture apart as a poster.
I'll send you two different high-resolution versions of the
picture, one for use on the e-book and internet, and one in CYMK
color that is much lighter for printing. A picture always gets a lot
darker when it is printed and I have to compensate for that. On a
screen such a picture looks a bit washed-out.
I would like to be mentioned as the artist in the colophon of
the book, including my deviantart website and mail. I would also
like to receive a copy of the printed book and the e-book.
I'll make links on my websites and social media when your book
Does this help you? Perhaps it would be useful if you indicate
what your own budget is.
Most of the time I am able to work something out with a new
All prices exclusive BTW or VAT
These prices are only indications. They can vary depending on the
amount of work or the intended use.
I can make your
portrait in a fantasy, science fiction or horror setting. You can
get the picture in full colour or as a digital etching.
For €200,- you get a high resolution picture, suitable for
printing up to poster size. You will get all the rights on the
picture. You can use it as an icon, for the author's picture on
the back cover of your first novel or to announce a performance.
I only reserve right to put it on my Deviantart site to show to
other potential customers. You can contact me on
taisteng(at)gmail.com and pay by paypal.