Testimonials

From customers:


— Working with Karen is an absolute pleasure. Her covers are beautifully designed. She works with flair and creativity to produce a cover that captures the true essence of the synopsis she has been given, at the same time incorporating the author/publisher’s ideas. Karen provides a professional, prompt service and I have no hesitation in recommending her services.  –Karen Butler, CEO Rudling House Publishing


I feel fortunate to have learned of Karen Ronan and her services. She quickly came up with a superb cover for me, then revised it in various ways according to my requests, as well as her own evolving sense of what would look best. She is prompt, responsive to your needs, and a pleasure to work with. Her fee is extremely reasonable, especially given her willingness to work through many revisions to produce a great cover. Because of my experience on the cover, I asked Karen to format my Ebook — she was equally quick, responsive, and helpful. There are different issues with formatting that come up, and what you want is a person who has the same commitment that you, the author, have to getting it absolutely right. Karen does.Paul Machlis, Author of Even As We Sleep


Karen Ronan produces amazing book covers. As it turns out, sometimes you can judge a book by its cover and that is why I have Karen do all of my ebooks. She is a delight to work with, very flexible and talented. Her suggestions have bailed me out of a quandary a few times, after all I’m a writer not an artist. The level of  detail and composition she puts into her work really shines. Karen, here’s to you. Thank you for your patience and unrelenting quest for perfection! Kevin Keller, Author of Voyagers and The Breakup


— I’m so impressed with Covers by Karen I don’t even know where to start. Karen has designed 4 book covers for me and continues to impress me with her skill, competency, and quickness. I’ve never worked with someone who is so efficient and that great with response time. I’ve had pictures I wanted to use and I’ve also come in on a deadline completely at a loss for an idea and she managed to produce exactly what I didn’t even know I wanted within minutes! I don’t know how she does it, I’m pretty sure she is part super human but I wouldn’t trust anyone else with any of my books. She has  been a life saver several times, and my last book she really saved my bacon! Karen goes completely above and beyond anyone I’ve ever worked with in this industry. I will continue to go back to her with every book I write and refuse to use anyone else!


— Karen worked with me in such a timely manner when I was deceived by another company that promised a free cover but did not deliver. Her work was perfect for my wants.


— I’ve used Covers by Karen for several projects and each time I’m impressed, not only with Karen’s talent and knowledge, but with her professionalism and efficiency. Karen has become an integral part of my self-publishing team. The Summer of Annah wouldn’t be soaring without Karen’s help and I’m blessed to have found her.Tinthia Clemant, Author of  The Summer of Annah: A Midsummer’s Wish


— I had the good fortune of stumbling upon Karen’s name on goodreads.com. I  initially contacted Karen in March, but due to formatting issues I was having to make my book compatible with the Kindle, I didn’t get serious about the cover until October.
When I made contact the second time, she gave me an estimate of the cost and time frame. I sent her a couple of pics I was thinking about using and a mock layout. She sent me two sample cover ideas that same day! I asked her to make a couple of minor changes, and she responded within 24 hours.
We exchanged emails a couple of more times because I wanted a few minor changes to be made(for example, the font style). Each time she responded within 24 hours. She even sent back one sample where she had made changes to the layout that I hadn’t even thought about and liked much more than the original mock-up I sent her.
I found Karen to be very professional, responsive, and creative. The pricing was very reasonable as well. I definitely recommend using her services.


In my experience, people like Karen are few and far between. Not only is she very good at her work, she’s a genuinely considerate person and will stop at nothing to ensure your ideas come out exactly as you have envisioned them. There’s not another designer that I would rather work with. Karen is an absolute godsend.Hunter J. Schweppes, Author of How To Cheapskate


“My formatter is not so great at designing covers. So I googled the matter and landed on an obscure thread in goodreads where Karen was recommended. She has done three covers for me so far. Even after I was satisfied, she had the good sense and consideration to make things even better. I would not think of hiring anyone else for the covers that I need. Karen loves her work. That’s why she’s good.”


“I have just received my first cover order from Covers by Karen. I have to say what I received, far exceeded my expectations, and I had high expectations. Karen delivered the first draft less than five hours after I ordered. I asked for a revision in the image and it came promptly. Then, as if that weren’t enough she offered a side by side comparison and made a great suggestion. I accepted the suggestion and received the final. Another email, saying she had decided a portion of the background was too dark, and fixed it. On top of all this, she taught me how to use DropBox, I now have a perfect ebook cover, as well as a place to store files. Karen is easily the best artist with whom I have worked.”


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“I really don’t have any experience working with a designer, but I have to say you have been great to work with. Your responses to all of my questions and requests have been friendly and accommodating and very fast! I really appreciate those qualities! You can quote me on that too!”


“I found Karen by a search in the Internet.  She was obviously well thought of.  I liked samples of her work shown – and her rates were very reasonable. I soon realised that I made an excellent choice. She was extremely sensitive to my requirements, adaptable, imaginative and resourceful.  She was very prompt in sending copies or amendments. She went the extra mile in that nothing was too much trouble. Whether I discussed things by email or phone she was an excellent and easy communicator. The book I was writing was about the game of cricket and though she knew very little about this English game, she was a quick learner and readily produced a number of highly attractive versions of the cover. I have no hesitation in recommending her and if I were to write another book, whatever the topic, it is to Karen I would turn. I can recommend her without reservation.”


“I wasn’t sure exactly what I imagined, when I contacted Covers by Karen to work on a cover for my eBook. The work I got as a result was work so far beyond my expectations; it left me breathless when I first viewed the final cover draft. Not only did I get the cover wanted, but importantly, I got the cover I needed. A cover that was the result of extensive communication and collaboration, between myself and the artist. A collaboration that was not only fun, but exciting as well, because I got to be a part of the whole process. I got to see my story, my vision, come to life in cover form. As someone new to the world of eBooks, let me tell you…It creates a very singular moment of overwhelming awe. A moment Karen gave to me through her amazing talents, and for that I will always be grateful.”

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