Print and eBook Cover Design

The cover of your eBook and print book is the first thing anyone notices - make it powerful

Print and eBook Cover Design

STAND OUT WITH A PROFESSIONAL PRINT AND EBOOK COVER DESIGN

If you are looking for a professional print and eBook cover design for your book then our combined design bundle is truly the best option. Utilising our years of design experience, we offer a professional cover design service that is ideal for both experienced indie authors and those self-publishers who are taking their first steps on an exciting journey.

As soon as we receive your form and deposit, we will create your first print and ebook cover design draft based on the information you’ve provided us. We then work with any feedback you may have and hone the design until you are happy. Should you not like the first draft, then we will provide another and go from there until you have the perfect cover for your book.

It is generally recommended throughout the industry (and we 100% agree) that a strong, professional print and ebook cover design should be clear, concise, and convey the right tone and feel for book and genre. As such, it is not recommended that you steer towards a specific scene or character group, or have too many competing key elements. This can lead to a ‘busy’ or cluttered feeling and potentially confuse or put off readers. So please trust us to use our years of design experience to deliver the best cover for you and your book.

We don’t create character artwork or general illustrations. If you have hired an illustrator to do this for you, then we can happily chat about working with it in your cover creation, but sadly we don’t offer this service.

Service includes

  • Professional print and eBook cover design*
  • No stock image fees**
  • Dropbox with all final images
  • 3D mockup of finished book as well as on devices

THE NEXT STEP

Simply complete the form on the right, giving as much information as possible, and this will allow us to know whether we have enough to start with or whether we need to contact you to discuss requirements before getting back to you with our initial concept and thoughts.  When we, and you, are ready to begin the process, a deposit of 50% of the standard fee is required.  The balance of the payment, as well as any additional costs for optional extras, will be required once a design has been agreed upon and prior to the release of any artwork. If you’d rather discuss your requirements in a more informal manner prior to going ahead, please use our standard contact form.

*As standard, you will be provided covers for both KDP and IngamSpark platforms in paperback format for your print cover.  If you require hardcover and/or dust jacket, you must specify this otherwise your cover will only be created in paperback format for the aforementioned platforms.  Similarly, if you require that your paperback or hardback covers be produced for a platform other than KDP and Ingram, there will be an additional fee of £100 per platform, and you will be required to provide the necessary templates or provide access to your account to allow us to request templates on your behalf.

**All images used are royalty-free and are typically sourced from DepositPhotos and Dreamstime. These are included in the cost of your cover design and this gives you the right to their use for sales of up to 500,000 units/books (physical/print books). However, if you exceed this, or are planning on using your cover design on non-book items/merchandise for sale then an extended license will need to be purchased for each image used in your design. Please speak with us if this is the case and we can facilitate this or offer advice. You are responsible for ensuring that you act within the law with regards to image licensing beyond what we have provided, and paying your deposit is an acknowledgement of that. If your cover design requires elements that cannot be obtained from our subscription-based stock libraries, such as specific character types from NeoStock, or imagery from Shutterstock, Alamy, or AdobeStock, there will be an additional fee but there will be no mark-up.

ABOUT YOU

ABOUT YOUR BOOK

EBOOK INFORMATION

Where will you be selling/distributing your eBook?

PAPERBACK PRINT BOOK SPECIFICATIONS

Trim Size
Your trim size is the width and height of your book as you look at it lying flat on a surface. It is the finished size your book will be, based on if you were to measure your front cover. Knowing your trim size in advance is important as this will not only affect the shape of your back and front covers, but also the thickness of the spine, based on the number of pages and paper type. Please select your preferred trim size from below.

Paper Colour
Please specify which colour of paper you're planning on using for your internal pages. It's important to note that white is generally reserved for non-fiction and reference books, whereas cream is the standard for fiction.

Who will you be using to print your book?
Please note that, unlike other cover design services, we will always provide covers for KDP and Ingram as standard, rather than only provide one and charge for the other. We DO, however require an additional fee if you are using someone who is not in our typical daily workflow for print copies (B&N or Draft2Digital, for example). We also require an additional fee if you want to have both paperback and hardcover versions produced as the design process is very different for both. Please also note that the costs quoted below for hardcover and dustjacket are based on Ingram and KDP specifically, and only apply if you opt for these at the outset as it's more complicated to go back and retrofit a hardcover when the artwork has been finalised. If we're not notified in advance of a hardcover or dustjacket and you come back to request one after your paperbacks have reached completion, there will be an additional fee, so please be sure to let us know below if you require them.

BOOK INFORMATION

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

If selected, these will be added to your final balance, which is due to be paid on completion. Your deposit remains unaffected.

Handholding Service* (£75)Print and eBook Formatting (£150)Audiobook Cover (£50)Facebook and Twitter Headers (£50)Provision of additional images (min £10 each)PSD of flattened final artwork with editable text layers (£250)PDF of final artwork as A2 (420x594mm) poster (£100)PDF of final artwork as A1 (594x841mm) poster (£150)Proofreading (Price on Application)Author Website (£600)

*Our handholding service allows us to take the burden of uploading and submitting your books for publication to the various platforms. We would stress that this is only required if you are genuinely uncomfortable at the thought of doing this yourself. It is a relatively simple process, but we understand that those who are not necessarily computer-literate might prefer not to do it themselves.

EBook and print formatting
We can provide a professional formatting service for eBook and/or print.
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