You've done it. You've taken the leap and decided to get the stories out of your head and down on paper for the world to see. It's daunting. You've poured your heart and soul out, and you're ready to take that next step and publish it. What's the first thing people notice when they view your book? The first thing they see when browsing on amazon, or scrolling through facebook? Your book cover. It's their first impression, and you want it to be a good one. Yes, the most important part of your book is the inside, but an eye popping book cover can make new readers pick it up and fall in love with your words. Make your book cover pop with a beautiful exclusive photo. Purchasing your cover through Kruse Images and Photography it means you will have an original and exclusive photo with real life models for your cover that will get your book the attention it deserves.
This is where I come in. I am passionate about what I do, and hope that comes across in my photos. I have licensed over 400 stock images for book covers. I've worked with authors on their first books, New York Times and Wall Street bestsellers, and everyone in between. As an avid reader, this is a dream for me. Every time I see a cover with my photo or hold an actual book in my hand with one, it's an indescribable feeling. It's an absolute honor to have my photos chosen for your books, so I want to help you in any way I can. I offer payment plans, work hard to promote my authors. I have also instituted a new Author Loyalty Program. With this program my authors are rewarded for working with me by receiving discounts for purchasing multiple covers over time. Feel free to contact me for more details.
By purchasing a beautiful cover through me you aren't just buying a stock photo, you are purchasing the help of the person behind the lens. You are also supporting another small business owner/artist instead of the big stock sites. You're photo is also exclusive. Once one of our stock photos is sold for a cover that same photo will not be sold to any other authors, and I pull similar ones from the gallery as well so that your cover remains unique. Now let's make your book cover come to life!
I have two options, I can bring your vision to life with a custom shoot, or help you find an existing stock image to fit your needs. Please read below to see which works best for you! Feel free to contact me with any questions, or if you need help finding a model that fits your character. I understand that many of you are independent authors without big payrolls behind you, so I am happy to offer payment plans if needed. I also have several albums of stock images that are on sale for $200-350.
My stock images can also be purchased for non-exclusive promos, to be used as teasers on social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. These images are $75 each, non-exclusive, will have the watermark on them and can only be used as teasers and not as covers.
Existing Stock photo
My prices for an existing image are $525 for a photo with one model and $725 for a photo with two models. This gets you exclusive rights to use of the photo for book covers and other promotional materials, but doesn't include commercial rights to sell items other than your books. The prices includes a model fee of $200 for each model unless the model requires more than that $200. Please inquire about the fees if you are looking for a specific model as some models charge for for their fees. We can save your image with a deposit and work out a payment plan if needed!
Custom book cover shoots
There is nothing more amazing than being able to bring an author's book to life with a custom shoot. They are a great way to make sure your cover is unique and perfect for your book, especially if you have a specific vision. It also gives you those extra images for teasers and other promotional items leading up to your cover reveal.
Custom shoots start at $500+a model fee (starts at $250 unless you are using your own model) This includes a photo shoot catered to your vision, an exclusive gallery, and either a front cover and nine teaser images, or a front and back cover with four teaser images. You have exclusive rights for a book cover and promotional material (but of course it does not include the commercial rights to sell products) Please be aware that model fees for the custom shoots may vary depending on the model, some may charge more than the base cost of $250.
If I am not in the same place as the model, Travel costs up to and including airfare, mileage, hotel and food must be covered as well.
I am excited to help bring your story to life with the perfect image. It's an honor to work with you. Send me an email and let's get started.