Need a Graphic Designer?

Heather Paye discusses graphic design:

An often-overlooked feature of the book is the most important one—next to the words, of course—but I’m talking about the appearance of the book: the book cover and the interior layout. The book cover is what entices the reader to pick up the book and read the description on the back, and maybe even flip through the pages of the book. Many times, when an author is writing a book—especially new authors, these things are the last thing they think about, and if you’re planning on self-publishing, it’s very necessary. Creating a book cover early in the book writing process can also be great for marketing and gathering an interest in the book.

But if you’re caught off guard at the last moment, you’ll be rushing around looking for a graphic designer. I know, I’ve done that personally, but that was B.B.G.D (Before Becoming a Graphic Designer).

One thing is for sure, absolutely everyone needs a graphic designer—businesses especially, but even your everyday person! Flyers and business cards aren’t just for the professionals, and who doesn’t want a logo for their blog?

So if you’re going to be needing a graphic designer—or even if you’re mildly curious, you can drop by my website – – and check out my previous works as well as all of the services that I offer.

And if you’re planning on ordering one of my services, you may want to follow me on Twitter – - because when I reach 500 followers, I’m offering any one of my services for free to all of them. At that time, each follower can choose from my full list of services at

Here are a couple of examples of Heather's work:


Heather Paye has recently become the Ebook Digital Publishing Site/s Coordinator for Writers on the Move. She has uploaded our first group ebook, Writers on the Move Spring 2011: A Compilation of Writing and Marketing Articles, to Smashwords and will be adding it to Kindle in the near future.

In addition to this, I have used Heather’s services to have one of my own ebooks uploaded onto Smashwords.

Heather did a great job for both projects and has been professional in all aspects.

Karen Cioffi
Published author, ghostwriter, and founder of Writers on the Move


  1. I would like to add my testimonial to this. The cover above for "To Tell the Truth" - I know the author personally; we are members of the same Sisters in Crime chapter and I played a hand in editing the book long before it was being considered for publication. The cover that Heather has done is absolutely wonderful. She captured the essence of the book just as Ms. Tollison had pictured it in her mind.

    Heather is also doing the covers, layout and illustrations for my 50-state, mystery series and I'm totally loving the covers. I can't wait to see what she comes up with for subsequent books in the series.

    I'm in the process of editing my YA novel and will use Heather's services for a cover and the layout (probably not interior illustrations unless I do a beginning chapter type illustration but since it is geared for upper middle/high school may not go this way).

    I just started a picture book that she will be illustrating and designing also. So be on the lookout for more and more from this delightful, young lady who does superb work. E :)

    Ma America, The Travelin' Maven (Elysabeth Eldering)
    Author of the JGDS, 50-state, mystery, trivia series

    Where will the adventure take you next?

  2. Heather: Neat-O! I'm glad you provided some samples of your work, too!
    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Blogging writers resources at Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites pick www.sharingwithwriters


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