I am writing in reference to book cover design and pricing. My own book, an independent local history publication, is in its advanced stages. Having already been in contact with an on demand publisher all I need to take care of now are little things such as aesthetics.
I contacted a graphic designers recently and I detailed how I imagined the cover. I was informed that the job would take the best part of a day and cost in excess of €400. I find this a bit ridiculous as I was personally supplying the props needed. Seeing as I was only planning on having 100 copies of the book printed, to coincide with a historic event. I find paying such a sum ridiculous, as I could have another 200 copies of the book printed with that money.
So I am asking, is €400 a reasonable price? Would my best option be to just try to design something my self, seeing as I have the props, or can anyone recommend another designer, as Goggle searching does not turn up much.
Many thanks in advance.