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There’s no greater feeling than bringing an authors work to life. My team at BookFish Books couldn’t do that effectively without Anita B. Carroll and her amazing covers. Anita has a way of bringing our characters, scenes, and emotions to the surface, and that’s a talent that is very hard to find. We are complimented constantly on our covers, but we always have to give credit where credit is due. Thank you Anita…for everything.—Tammy McKee, Acquisitions Editor and Owner of BookFish Books & Author

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I came to Anita in search of covers that truly represented my work. I had a concept in mind, but I didn’t really know how I wanted it executed. I pretty much just dumped a bunch of information on poor Anita (“I like this” and “I don’t like that” sort of stuff). She actually took the time to review all my information AND read my books! When she presented her design, I was really impressed with her ideas. We worked together to tweak the cover. Then, I got THE email. This email contained the most beautiful covers I’d ever seen, and best of all, they were for MY books! I literally squealed and jumped up and down. I love the covers more than I have words to express (which is quite rare for me). Anita does a truly top-notched, exceptional job. Her work deserves to line bookshelves because it’s so incredibly amazing!—Erin Rhew, Author of the Fulfillment Series: The Prophecy, The Outlanders and the Fulfillment.

I cannot say enough about Anita and her work! I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside her on many projects for authors, and she’s designed the covers for my books as well. She’s a top-notch professional–great communication, superb product, and highly talented. Anita can take your ideas and transform them into magic. I recommend her to everyone because she’s truly one of the best in the business! —Erin Rhew, Operations Manager and Senior Editor at Tenacious Books Publishing,

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Anita created the design for MusicPlayers.com, the premiere online magazine for serious musicians. Key to our success has been the outstanding design work she accomplished for us. With over 125,000 readers per month, we know her design laid the foundation from which we grew. She’s great to work with. Hire her if you need an outstanding graphic designer who works great as a team player and idea contributor.  Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative. Scott Kahn, Editor in Chief and CEO, MusicPlayers.com

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In addition to being a full-time nerd (hence my occupation title), I also write. In order to help come up with concepts, Anita took the time to read my books, before beginning. In each case she worked tirelessly and patiently to create eye-catching and marketable graphics, far exceeding my expectations. I’m proud to display my book and even have them blown up to full poster size on the walls of my home. Over the last couple of years I’ve seen a lot of covers by Anita and every one is a piece of art. Anita is a total pro and will go well above and beyond for each of her clients. I could NOT recommend her enough! —Jay Scott at Tenacious Books Publishing, and Author of The Osiris Series, 122 Rules, Redemption, Birth of an American Gigolo

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There really aren’t enough stars in this rating system! Anita deserves all her hard-earned accolades, and then some. I have been continually blown away by her professionalism, her character, her communication, her design skills, and her diligence – not to mention her genius! Her concept for my novel “Absolution” was spot-on, and she made the whole book cover design process a true joy – the icing on the cake, really 🙂 Thank you Anita, for all you have done – I am a fan for life!—Amanda Dick, Author of Absolution, Between Before & After, The Trouble with Paper Planes, and Sliding Down the Sky.

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Why my business relationship with Anita Carroll works for me?   

Trust.

It is as simple as that and here is why.

I know what I am.  I am a writer.

I know what I am not.   I am not a graphic designer.  Tried to be – it did not work.  My covers were not only amateurish to say the least but, they had no emotion to back them.  When Anita sent me a brief email introducing herself to me, I was a skeptic at first.  Yet, the moment I viewed her work, I felt an emotion.  Her designs were beautiful and clean.  I could not wait to see what she would come up with for my fifth novel.   Her first pass on the book cover design for Kelly and the Angel was far beyond my expectations.  My approval was a resounding YES. Then, she did the unthinkable.  She went in a completely different direction, and sent me another design.  Because I trusted her and even though every pore in me screamed NO! I opened the file.  It was stunning.  That was the moment I realized that her love of design was just like my love for writing; Anita is personally vested in her work, and it shows.

I have since asked her to redesign my previous four book covers, already published.  Her respect for the written word and the author that wrote those words is evident in our working relationship.  She is the consummate professional, and I look forward to many years of seeing her vision gracing the covers of my work. —Kelly Ilebode, Self Published Author, The Birth of the Sparrow—Kelly and the Angel Series

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Artistic, creative, efficient are just a few words that come to mind when I think of Anita. She’s designed all three covers for my YA trilogy and to say she’s DA BOMB is an understatement. I don’t think she could ever disappoint. —Heather Letto, Author, Impervious, Implanted and Imparting

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Anita was absolutely fantastic to work with! She worked very fast, and was always super patient to make sure all the little details were perfect. She made a stunning cover for my novel, and I could not be happier with it. I can’t wait to work with her for my next book! —S.M. Pearce, Author, Outliers
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Anita made working together to design my book cover both stress-free and enjoyable! Not only was her insight into the book industry spot on, she was extremely professional and patient when it came to us hashing out ideas. I look forward to working with her again! —Bella Anton, Author, Those Who Never Knew, Those Who Survive

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Anita discovered the essence of my story, Dunster’s Calling, and portrayed it beautifully. She captured its humor and style while providing this rookie author with gracious guidance. It was truly an honor working with her and I won’t hesitate to place my second novel in her capable hands. Thank you, Anita! —Tracey Gemmel, Author, Dunster’s Calling

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Anita is an a genius when it comes to cover design and a pleasure to work with. When I saw the big reveal of my middle grade novel I was speechless. She captured the true essence of the entire book right there on the cover. It is BEAUTIFUL. Thanks, Anita. Can’t wait to work with you again. —Judith Natelli McLaughlin, Author, Dear Diary, E.P. Thompson Here
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Anita designed me a cover for my as yet uncompleted detective/political thriller ‘Dexxman’ which I hope to release before January 2014. I think it is brilliant, and it reflects my story down to the ground particularly the faint impression of the CIA seal at the bottom of the picture. I found her to be very professional in her approach, and always open to suggestions and change.  I don’t believe I could have got a better cover anywhere else.  So thank you Anita, your work is great.—Robert A.V. Jacobs, Self Published Author, Dexxman

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Anita took the time to help me with the cover art for my novella Welcome to the Fight. Before she fixed the cover it was a great picture with simple text that showed all of the experience I have, none. Now, because of her I have a cover that looks professional with great art. Her work is fantastic and she is easy to work with. When I publish my next novella I will go to her. I have seen a noticeable increase in traffic with the number of down loads from Smashwords and Amazon, which I contribute to her work on my cover. —Glen Romero, Self Published Author, Welcome to the Fight.

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I wanted to let you know that I think the two book covers which you created, are just lovely! They are a great combination of beautiful, sassy, and edgy. Thank you so much, Anita! The cover is beautiful, I can’t wait to see it on the book!  Thank you so much for all of your hard work and artistic talent, as well as your patience with all of our requests.  Sincerely, Cristy Cummings, Project Administrator at University of Notre Dame

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Anita has been a joy to work with! As faculty advisor for Indiana University South Bend’s theater group, the Michiana Monologues, I hired Anita to do the poster design for our 2009 production. It was so successful that we asked her to design spin-off t-shirt images, a book cover, program cover, and business cards. We hired her again this year and she very quickly came up with a very different design that is sure to be a hit once again. She is super-fast, very responsive to suggestions, and incredibly patient. Her delightful personality comes through even in her very professional email exchanges. I wasn’t sure we could work long-distance with a designer, but now I cannot imagine working with anyone else. She took the time to understand our vision, and used her expertise to design logos that have become beloved all over town.  She is a STAR. Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative. Dr. April Lidinsky, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies, IU South Bend

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I had a visual of what I wanted the Michiana Monologues’ logo to look like. Anita was able to make that vision a reality. The design was so good that we hired her to design the 2009 and 2010 Michiana Monologues’ book covers and even produced temporary tattoos of the logo to sell as additional revenue for our nonprofit organization. —Zorina Frey, Self Published Author and Owner at I.W.A. Publishing Services

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The best graphic designer ever! Always satisfied with her work! Reliable, listens to your need and fast turn around! Thanks so much Anita!! You are such a talented and wonderful graphic designer! You really know what I wanted! So glad I found you! Arie Sanders, Founder and CEO, Rage Minerals

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I can’t say enough about how wonderful Anita was to work with. She increased my social network following by more than 30% and really helped me with so many other things outside of her original quote. A great deal of her time was also spent explaining everything she was doing, which was so helpful. I would very highly recommend her services to anyone looking for any type of website or social media assistance. She was an absolute pleasure to work with, very creative and completed everything exactly when she said she would! A true joy!!!—Pamela Clemente, Owner, Making It Personal, Inc.

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The most amazing designer.  So helpful and the graphic design is so incredible.  Anita is such a wonderful person to work with. It just doesn’t get any better than her service!!! I cannot believe all the help and care you have given me. Thank you so much!!!!! —Heather Poccia, Owner, Tije

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This designer is fabulous.  Works to please customer and does amazing original designs. I highly recommend her!!!! Absolutely wonderful design and this graphic designer is awesome to work with!!!!!! I highly recommend you check with her if you need any graphic design work!!!:)  AAAAA++++ Sharon, Owner, Gypsy Spirit Studio

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Anita is very talented and worked with me to get the product I wanted exactly the way I wanted it. Thank you so much for doing what I couldn’t.  Much appreciated! —Maureen, Owner, MCR Designs

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Amazing graphic designer! The business cards she created are FANTASTIC! Wonderful to work with, professional and very fast! Working with Anita is an absolute pleasure. Exceedingly creative!! Kristin Cravens, Editorial Board, Indiana University South Bend

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