Author Services

Helping your characters jump out of the pages and into the world.

Book Covers

Author Websites

Marketing Materials

Book Trailers



BOOK COVERS

We take your words and transform them into art, using your manuscript and author questionnaire to guide our creative vision. We provide you with between 3-5 cover options based on different concepts and artistic styles. After receiving your feedback on the first drafts, we retouch the top two choices, from which a winner is chosen. All Koehler Books authors receive an audience cover poll on the Koehler Books website to help determine the crowd favorite.




All of our book covers include a one-day, online Cover Release promotional event from Xpresso Book Tours. This is a great way to get maximum exposure through 40-60 participating blogs posting your book cover and information on their websites and social media.

*Note: Xpresso Book Tours mostly hosts Young Adult and New Adult book events.



AUTHOR WEBSITES

We create original author websites with one-of-a-kind designs based on your genre and books. Each author website comes with interactive flip-book style excerpts, custom slideshows and image galleries, automatic social media connections, and step-by-step instructions for adding blog posts and events.

Having worked with several newer authors, we have also decided to create ready-to-go “Streamlined Website Plans” for quicker, cheaper websites for those on a stricter budget.


Social Media Integration:

We don’t just stop with your website! Every website comes with full social media integration for Facebook and Twitter, including a custom-designed banner image and automated updates when you post to your blog.

Popular Elements:

Slideshows and Layered Sliders
Media Galleries
Event Calendars
Press Room
Book Clubs with Discussion
Blog Page with Automatic Connection to Social Networks

Looking for something that’s not on the list above? Don’t worry. Anything you dream up for your website, we can make into reality.

MARKETING MATERIALS

We can work with you to create a variety of marketing materials including:

  • Magazine Ads

  • Bookmarks

  • Facebook/Twitter Campaigns

  • Goodreads Giveaways

  • Book Cover Reveals

  • Book Trailer Reveals

The Book Cover and Trailer Reveals are a one-day, online promotional event from Xpresso Book Tours. This is a great way to get maximum exposure through 40-60 participating blogs posting your cover or trailer on their websites and social media.

*Note: Xpresso Book Tours mostly hosts Young Adult and New Adult book events.

 


Book Trailers

In today’s high-tech world, you need to keep up with changing trends and use any resources available to stand out. A book trailer is a great way to do that. While it’s true that book lovers prefer to use their imagination to visualize your characters and landscapes, a carefully crafted trailer reveals just enough to get people interested, but not enough to give too much away. This leaves viewers on the edge of their seat – what happens next? They’ll have to buy the book to find out!

All of our trailers include a one-day, online Trailer Release promotional event from Xpresso Book Tours. This is a great way to get maximum exposure through 40-60 participating blogs posting your trailer on their websites and social media.

*Note: Xpresso Book Tours mostly hosts Young Adult and New Adult book events.

Basic Book Teaser

Concept: The teaser uses the most-shocking or most-compelling part of your book to literally “tease” readers, prompting them to buy the book to find out what happens. It is meant to be released prior to your book release to build interest, but may also be released after.
Features: HD Post-Production, Royalty Free Music, Stock Photography, Advanced 2D and 3D animation effects of text and imagery
Duration: 1 minute or two 30-second teasers

Intermediate Book Trailer

Concept: The Intermediate Book Trailer is meant to bring your plot to life, while ending on a cliffhanger. Text moves the story along as compelling images are animated in layers. Effects may be added such as clouds, fire, smoke, feathers, etc.
Features: HD Post-Production, Royalty Free Music, Stock Photography, Advanced 2D and 3D animation effects of text and imagery
*Client may provide any additional images or audio such as voice narration (not included)
Duration: 2 minutes

Professional Book Trailer

Concept: One or two meaningful scenes are chosen from the book and up to two actors are cast to act without dialogue as voice-over narration plays over top.
Features: HD Production and Post-Production, Location Scouting, Royalty Free Music, Casting up to 2 Actors (No Dialogue), Voice Over Narration, Simple Visual Effects
Duration: 2-3 minutes



 


  • Dalitopia incorporated the fundamental pillars of our company into the website development. I also had a chance to confirm the professionalism of Dalitopia’s team in the creation of our branding imagery.

  • My web site looks incredible, and has functions and features I did not even anticipate. Danielle at Dalitopia was not just incredibly competent and professional and creative, she was patient with my questions and concerns and responsive to everything.

  • The website design far exceeded my expectations. I am not a “technical” person and was concerned by all I would need to learn. Dalitopia made it easy for me and provided solid direction for me at each step of the way.

  • I enjoyed working with Danielle, as her ideas were helpful and she was eager to go the extra mile to make it the best possible. I would highly recommend working with Dalitopia Media, as I hope to do again as well!

  • It was a pleasure to work with Gustavo. Everything went very smooth and the client was happy. Looking forward to the next project we can do together.