If you commission an illustration expect a much larger fee (I would typically charge £250 for a commission, other designer/illustrators would obviously vary.
But there are many royalty free illustrations too. With this one I strengthened and tweaked the colours, and cropped it considerably. There is a lot that can be done with illustrations that you can’t do with a photograph.
This is a royalty free image and the main typeface is ITC Anna. The original image file came from pixabay.com.
Book cover design costs vary depending on whether it’s an ebook or paperback but around £80 ($100) is a good guide.
If you need a cover for your new novel or if you’re short of an idea for a plot? Browse these imagined book covers and strap lines for ideas.