Animated covers get more social media engagement than still covers, increasing your chances of making more sales
and of getting word out about your book. We tested this on Twitter with my close friend’s upcoming debut, Asteria.
He did one tweet with the still version of his cover and one tweet with the animated version of his cover.
The still cover received 4 replies, 11 retweets and 20 likes. The animated cover received 15 replies, 44 retweets, 101 likes.
A massive difference even though it was the same cover. The reason? Simple. Elements in motion drive the eye to focus on it longer as there’s more to see. And because people have to linger longer, they’re more likely to retweet/share, like, reply and/or check out the book on Amazon and other sites.
Animated covers is a marketing trend that’s becoming more and more popular. And eye-catching covers deserve recognition because the reality is that most people do still judge a book by its cover. It's the first thing readers see and
the first thing that makes them decide whether to check out the book or not. And since animation jumps out, having an animated cover ensures that future readers will hover over your book instead of just scrolling past it in their
social media timeline.
*BLACK FRIDAY SALE*
*Animated cover packages available at discounted prices!!*
^What do I animate &
^How do I work?^
Book Covers & 3D Mockups
*If you want me to animate something else (Facebook banners, audiobook covers, album covers etc), please get in touch and we’ll discuss.
*Bear in mind, I do not design book covers or 3D mockups. All files you want animated need to be provided by you.
I animate all genres (with a large focus sci-fi and fantasy) except erotica and exceedingly violent horror (i.e. no images with a great amount of gore, adult content etc). The reason for these exceptions is that I cannot upload these covers per Twitter and Youtube’s rules which have put limitations on the kinds of media that can be shared.
***Please note, for this reason, all submissions are subject to approval.
Most animators charge anywhere from $20-75 per cover and have a
“you get what I give you” mentality.
Because of negative past experiences with animators, I chose to learn how to do it myself and now I’m offering my skills for other authors to make use of.
I prefer the fully personalized, customized approach by keeping in touch with the author during the process via Twitter DM or email (whichever’s most convenient) to show you how your cover is coming and to bring any changes you like.
I’m an author myself so I know that this puts the author most at ease- if you’re anything like me, the standard, non-personalized approach is exactly the thing that puts you at risk of
a having a nervous breakdown.
"Morgan delivers mind-blowing results! What an amazing way to grab the attention of readers! She grasps your vision with both hands and masterfully represents it in a beautiful animation. Working with Morgan is always an uplifting experience; she is caring and passionate with a talent for design and a drive for ultimate perfection."
- David Collins, Author of Asteria
*Animated cover packages available at discounted prices!!*
(Due to extreme high demand and the incredible loyalty and support I have received from customers and Twitter followers, I am able to keep offering my animations at low rates. Thank you all so much. Here's my gift to you. This way any author, at any budget, can have their book cover animated. Thank you all for making this possible.)
*Although not listed in the packages below, I also animate audiobooks, banners and other images
for €12.99 (estimated $15).
**INFO APPLICABLE TO ALL PACKAGES:
Per month, 6-8 covers chosen at random will receive 1 free tweet with their animated cover/mockup to over 77K followers on @byMorganWright’s Twitter page.
If you haven’t done your cover reveal yet, you can ask me via email to schedule the Youtube placement (and the tweet, if applicable) in the future and then email me when I’m allowed to go live.
Payment proceeds via Paypal and is made in euros regardless of your country currency as I reside in Europe.
The estimated dollar amounts seen above next to the euro prices are very rough estimations and serve only to give you a rough idea of what it would cost you in another currency in case you are unaccustomed to seeing euros. Paypal’s exchange rates may differ so the cost in dollars may differ as well. To know what the equivalent in your country currency, you should check with Paypal.
"The reality of Morgan Wright's gorgeous book cover animations is amazing. We've been privileged to see several in-progress and are thrilled to be among her first published. Each animation has Morgan's unique, artistic touch...a welcome addition for Twitter's writers in publicizing their books!"
- Crassus Media,
Independent Publishing Company
^Steps to getting your animation^
Choose your package. Do you need a cover, mockup, audiobook or banner animated? How many? With or without music?
Email me here.
In the email: List the package you’re interested in, tell me what type of animation you’re looking for or if you want me to work my magic freely. Attach your Book Cover(s), Mockup(s), Banner(s) or Audiobook(s) in high resolution for an approval check.
Upon approval, I will send you the terms and conditions listed below and then payment will proceed via Paypal.
My regular turnaround time for the first variation(s) is 3-5 business days.
^Terms & Conditions^
**By purchasing an animated cover with me (Morgan Wright), you agree that:
Per month, 6-8 covers will be chosen at random and will receive 1 free tweet with their animated cover/mockup to over 75K followers on @byMorganWright’s Twitter page.
Payment proceeds via Paypal and is made in euros regardless of your country currency as I reside in Europe. (The estimated dollar amounts seen above next to the euro prices are very rough estimations of what the euro price equals in dollars and serve only to give you a rough idea of what it would cost you in another currency in case you are unaccustomed to seeing euros. Paypal’s exchange rates may differ so the cost in dollars may differ as well. If you wish to know what it would cost in your country currency- even though payment is made in euros- you should check with Paypal).
I do not guarantee sales, likes or retweets as a result of this service.
The fee is non-refundable.
I do not design book covers or book mockups. You must provide me with the files you want animated. And all submissions are subject to approval.
There are revision limits per cover, banner, audiobook or mockup to ensure that a clear vision of what the author is looking for is conveyed from the start. There’s a 5 revision limit overall per cover/mockup. If you would still want revisions after the 5th revision, €2.99 extra would be needed per added revision. In 99% of all cases, you won’t need more than 2 revisions per cover or mockup.
I maintain the right to send you promotional and/or new offers regarding Book Cover Animations via email.
Whenever possible, credit should be given and the animator should be listed as Morgan Wright or @byMorganWright.
You are allowed to use any of the final 2 variations I provide you with and if you like both variations, you are welcome to use both (in this case, you would get 2 animated covers/mockups for the price of 1 which is my ideal goal).
If your book is not yet published or you have not yet done your cover reveal, inform me of this via email & I will not share your cover(s)/mockup(s) anywhere until you have given me written permission via email to do so.
If you are purchasing a combo package of Cover Animation + Audio, you are granted a non-exclusive license to the personalized music (the musicians may reuse this in other projects at will). Your use of the music is limited only to the final project video you are provided with (you may not copy the music and reuse it in another video or form). Whenever possible, credit for the music should be given to GeeGee Music Productions or @GeeGeeMusicPro.
*I maintain the right to update these terms and conditions at any moment. In order to maintain updated on the most current version, check here regularly.
Terms & Conditions last updated: September 10, 2019.