With years of experience helping with everything from plot holes to promotion, The Author Buddy is your one-stop-shop for pre-publishing and post-publishing services!

Two real-life buddies, Rachel Christley and Perrin Brunson, bring their knowledge of story and design to The Author Buddy services, working together to make sure you have everything you need! Please see below for a list of current services we offer.


Premade Cover Design

Your readers will fall in love with your story…but first, they have to pick your book, and that’s where we come in! Our premade cover designs are high quality, affordable, and delivered ready for publishing.

  • Over 100 designs available including contemporary, dark, historical, fantasy, paranormal, illustrated, object, and more!
  • Title, Author Name & Blurb can be changed after purchase for any premade design. Further revisions can be requested for an additional fee.
  • All premade cover purchases include a choice of free or discounted add-on services.
  • Paperback add-on starting at $20. eBook purchase with Print layaway is available for all premade cover designs.

eBook Covers starting at:

$75

Custom Cover Design

  • Requiring minimal revisions, photo manipulation
  • Includes most contemporary, romantic suspense, new adult covers
  • Paperback add-on starting at $20
  • All custom cover orders include a choice of free or discounted add-on services

eBook covers starting at:

$95

Advanced Custom Cover Design

  • Covers requiring heavy photo manipulation
  • Fantasy, hand drawn, or illustrated covers
  • Paperback add-on starting at $40
  • All custom cover orders include a choice of free or discounted add-on services

eBook covers starting at:

$125

Check Out Our Custom Cover Portfolio

  • This Thing Between Us
  • Hollywood Nights
  • Midlife Charmed Cosmos

Professional Beta Reading

We’ll help you take your book to the next level!

Are you looking for a beta reader, but not sure where to start? Are you in need of help getting your story polished and ready to go to your editor? Do you wish you had some help on your troublesome chapters?

Our team of professional beta readers provide valuable feedback to take your story to the next level, including analysis of:

  • Story and sentence structure
  • Continuity & Flow
  • Plot Holes & Character Likability

$1.25

per 1,000 words

Booking link will take you to an external site, Christley Creatives

Quotes & Teaser Service

  • Available as an add-on or standalone service
  • Quotes for your #sundaysnippets & #tuesdayteasers, Bookstagram Reels, and Booktok
  •  Long & short quotes for promotional materials & graphics
  •  Selected to draw readers in

Starting at:

$15

Booking link will take you to an external site, Christley Creatives

Marketing & Promotion

Let us help you find new readers through our special partnership with these amazing promotion opportunities! Steamy Book Bargains and Boxed Romance Bargains are headed by our very own Rachel!

With subgenre-specific targeted dedicated websites, daily and weekly newsletters, social media cross promotion, and special sales and giveaways, there are so many ways to reach the very readers who are looking for your stories!

  • Steamy Book Bargains – With a reader reach of thousands in newsletter and social media combined, and growing, this is the perfect place to promote your steamy stories priced at $2.99 or less
  • Boxed Romance Bargains – Promotion for Boxed Sets and Bundles $2.99 or less, including Charity Anthologies

Starting at only:

$7

Ready to get your book in front of tons of new readers?

FREE & Premium Premade GraphiCs Packs

Our themed Premade Graphics Packs are perfect for making your own author promo graphics in your favorite graphics app (Photoshop, Canva, etc). These graphics packs include holiday themed backgrounds, frames, and more!


FREE Author Promo Graphics

Our newsletter subscribers also receive FREE Author Promo Graphics Packs every month, in addition to receiving exclusive deals and discounts, first dibs on premade covers, and first look at new services!