George with his wife and creative partner, Mary

George Foster has helped create 122 bestsellers to date and many #1 bestsellers including three of the earliest books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and Pope Francis’ first book in English. Books with his covers have won more than 300 national and international book awards, including many awards for the cover itself. He’s been called the best book cover designer in the country and a master at designing book covers that sell. His approach is to open doors at every stage of selling, from distributors to reviewers to retailers to customers. Self-publishers, first-time authors and established book publishers all benefit from his marketing knowledge as it applies to a book cover whether it is fiction or non-fiction. His clients include Simon & Schuster, Harcourt Brace, Pearson Education, St. Martin’s Press, Crossroad Publishing, and Oceanview Publishing.

George wrote the chapter on book cover design for the perennial bestseller 1001 Ways to Market Your Books and was interviewed for the acclaimed The Writer’s Essential Tackle Box. He is also a contributor to the ezine Book Marketing Matters.

Fairfield, Iowa, is a vibrant artists’ colony surrounded by gentle landscapes, tall corn, big-hearted people and a subtle, expansive beauty. George’s lovely wife, Mary, is among the writers included in the bestelling Thank God I book series. She is also an artist and has excellent ideas. Designing your book cover is really a team process and not truly complete without Mary’s input and approval.