It started with an IDEA, some sort of spark. Sometimes it’s a visual image, sometimes a line of dialog, sometimes an interesting fact, maybe even a song lyric. A small potent thing that ignites in your mind driving a wake of creativity.
You ride it, you write it down diligently, and you KNOW that this is what you have always wanted to do — this is what you are meant for. Finally after a marathon of writing, you finish it. The last act has closed, or the final insight disclosed.
Now you edit it. You take this beautiful brainchild and you tutor it. You dress it up, then you strip it and dress it again. You torture yourself. You start to doubt your own grasp of the language. You consult friends, family, strangers in the park. It seems that this work you’ve created will never be done! And then, one day, you feel that it is “good ’nuff.” It’s NOW or never. Time to publish it, time to sell it.
But wait, books must be covered, as salads must be dressed. A good cover invites the reader into the heart of the book. And a great book cover can be the difference between selling and failing! EGADS!
VISION PRESS is here to help you with a best selling book cover!
Hi, I’m Rick. I am the founder of Vision Press. I’ve worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for the past 15 years. I’ve done work for big companies like Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Atlantic Records, ROAR and for big acts like Elvis Costello, Mötley Crüe, MGMT, Genesis, Aisha Tyler, Mindless Self Indulgence, and Zac Brown Band. I have taken on a broad range work including page layout, identity design, web & social media design, advertising design and post-production.
I’ve been a busy, busy bee, and it wasn’t until I took some time off that I finally had a life changing realization. I was relaxing on a beach in New England during a much needed summer vacation. I could feel the heat of the sun seeping into my skin, relaxing every muscle. My breathing slowed and opened as my mind emptied. The world went away and I had what I call a ‘forever moment.’ And then it happened, a little voice in me said, “I wouldn’t mind just making book covers for a living.” At that moment I realized that of all the work I have done what I REALLY enjoyed was those smaller jobs. Jobs for friends, and friends of friends — illustrations for children’s writers and small time papers, BOOK COVERS for INDEPENDENT AUTHORS who are full of spirit. These are the things that meant the most to me. So I decided right then that I would indeed make book covers for a living. I traded a ‘sure’ path for a path with heart and now my life is a continual adventure!
And so Vision Press was born. I am here to provide the highest quality cover designs for the people who need it most. When you work with Vision Press you end up paying less than you would at a big company like Amazon’s CreateSpace or LULU, and getting a much better cover. Click here to find out WHY!