Book Cover Design Options
professional and affordable cover designs for your printed books and e-books
The cover that you choose for your book (including your e-books) is often your reader’s first impression. It pays to invest time, thought and effort into how you want to present your work to the world. With a cover design, you are trying to anticipate your target audience’s preferences, tastes, impulses and so forth, in a manner that will convert them into paying readers or, at least persuade them to take a look inside.
We design covers with both print and digital media considerations in mind. How your book comes across in an online environment can be quite a different experience to how it appears on the shelf of a bookshop, library, etc.
We design covers that are attractive, professional but also affordable. This is why our book cover design solutions come in two basic packages – template-based and bespoke.
Template-based Book Cover Design
These represent a simple, attractive but also very affordable solution, suitable for both print and e-book editions. You provide the basic elements – blurb, author bio, illustrations, etc. – while we create a customised design based on your specifications in terms of choice of colours, fonts, overall look and feel, etc. Once you have approved the finished design, it is outputted to a print-ready proof, which includes printers’ crop marks and bleeds, spine width calculated on the basis of page count, paper stock, etc.
Template designs are suitable for all printing and binding options. They can also be adapted for your e-book edition. Check out these template designs. They come in four basic formats (links open in new tab):
- No Cover Illustration
- Front Cover Illustration – Inset
- Full Front Cover Illustration
- Wraparound Cover Illustration
Bespoke Book Cover Design Service
With a bespoke cover design, we create a completely original cover concept for your book. This involves originating and/or sourcing the artwork that best represents the theme and purpose of your book, while also appealing to your target audience. We work with you in this endeavour, giving you full creative control and final say in the end result.
The rates which we charge for bespoke designs are generally more expensive than for designs based on templates. The higher cost reflects the greater complexity, as well as potential charges for copyright and reproduction fees.
Our Portfolio of Book Cover Designs
Contact us today to discuss your book cover design options and how we can help you with same. Browse our website for information about other assisted publishing services that we provide and download our free brochure, Publish, Promote and Sell Your Book the Modern, Professional and Affordable Way.