I merely recommend my wife to a fellow author friend looking for someone to design book covers, and below is how my wife responded. (Note: Pretty much everything she said is true…)
Danah Akin Mitchell: “Wait…you mean to tell me that people actually pay for book cover design? The gig at the Mitchell Sweatshop is that I get to eat so long as I work. Do they also pay for editors? Because I’ve been polishing this one turd for what seems like forever. I get paid in cheese puffs for that. Then I’ve been informed (on a neurotic daily basis) that the second I’m done editing I need to slap together an award-winning cover with the expectation being that “it shouldn’t take more than a couple of seconds.” Tell me, Mark! Do they have still have sunlight where you are?”
Keep the faith,
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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