What our clients thought about working with us

At AuthorPackages, we like to go above and beyond for our clients.
We see relationships rather than projects, and collaborations rather than commissions.


What an amazing team!

What an amazing team!

Mark and Lorna were very helpful with the cover and formatting stages of the self-publishing process. I felt overwhelmed with the DIY self-publishing tools available online and decided to seek help from professionals. It was worth the time and investment to work with them. The whole process went smoothly. Mark made several suggestions and produced several drafts to ensure the cover met my requirements. Lorna did a wonderful job as well with the formatting. I appreciate all the help and it was a pleasant experience to work with them.

Gary Karibyan
The Handyman

They helped me through every stage of this daunting process

Lorna and Mark helped me bring the book I have been working on for the past eleven years to fruition.  They helped me through every stage of this daunting process and provided expert advice and guidance.  They always responded to me in a very timely manner and I could always rely on them to answer my questions.  I will definitely be using them for any future publishing endeavors and highly recommend them.
J Demetres
Ocean Breeze

Better than we could have imagined

We’re very, very pleased with the amazing work Author Packages have done on this book.  From the superb cover to the perfectly formatted interior, the book looks better than we could have imagined.  And we already knew how good their work is.  Thanks, AP!

Olga Harkness
Small World

Unbeatable Team!

For a first-time author, navigating the curves of self-publishing could be daunting – a nightmare! With Mark and Lorna at AuthorPackages handling the editing, formatting, book cover, and hand-holding service, publishing a book is easy breezy. Friendly advice – all you need to do is hand over your creative writing to Mark and Lorna and watch it transform into an amazing book. I commend the awesome brains behind the four services and their outstanding communication with a client. I can’t thank them enough for a superlative job. Yes, I’ll be back, soon.

Fola Fasoranti
Sudden Dawn

I will be a repeat, repeat, and repeat client

Undoubtedly, an incredible team with a fantastic approach to work and a definitive personal style that is matchless.

I cannot recommend these guys enough. I will be a repeat, repeat, and repeat client. Their work is exceptionally high quality, but they add a personal touch that makes it fantastic and original – true professionals.

Not only did they do the job perfectly, but at all stages kept me informed and advised on all areas. Offering guidance and advice with explanations of what they were doing and why.

Authors: you cannot go wrong by using these guys, and they will make you feel welcome and special throughout the process.

Andrew Sharp
The Guardian of Magic

A work ethic and personal style that is unmatchable

I imagine all your clients feel just as I do—grateful to have found you and thrilled with the outcome. Not only is your work impeccable, spot on, and highly original—you are true professionals with a work ethic and personal style that is unmatchable.

You came into my literary career at precisely the right time. My sequel was due to release and I was in need of a cover designer who could improve upon the first book in my series and take it to a higher level of design. Not only did you do that, you were kind enough to explain what you were doing and why. The result: a remarkable, exciting stand-out cover that surpassed my expectations. I love what you created and how well you interpreted my story visually.

You are a genius and I am ecstatic we came to work together.

Authors: take note—this is a team that will not disappoint.  The bonus: you will have fun and have your work ready well before you expect! Don’t hesitate to work with these pros for one millisecond!

Carol B Allen
If Then

I was impressed and hired him on the spot

When I needed a professional cover for my latest novel, “Bodacious Creed and the Jade Lake,” I found a Facebook cover art group with some great cover designers and asked who might be interested in this project. Mark Reid came forward right away. Upon checking out his work, I was impressed and hired him on the spot.

I’m so glad I did. He worked quickly, kept me in the loop throughout the process and honored my requests, and delivered a cover that I can hardly wait to see on the printed book. He gave me several options, and while he let me choose what I wanted, he shared his professional opinion on what he thought would look best.

Mark knows cover design, that’s for sure. I look forward to working with him on the covers for my future novels.

Jonathan Fesmire
Bodacious Creed and the Jade Lake

Truly amazing to work with.

Mark is truly amazing to work with. I gave him a spotty description of what I had imagined in my head, and he brought it to life wonderfully. He is easy to work with and goes above and beyond what you would expect.

Annalise Carey
The Parenting Guidebook

I cannot recommend Author Packages highly enough.

Mark and Lorna were beyond brilliant. When I approached them with an idea of a concept, they didn’t balk at the fact that I hadn’t pulled together a full idea yet. They gave me honest feedback in consultation so that I could go away and pull together everything at my end. When I came back to them with a completed book and very vague directions as to what I wanted (honestly, I didn’t have a clue what I wanted) Mark ran with it and swiftly produced a brilliant cover. He was open to slight alterations (change of name, addition of extra pages etc.) and couldn’t have been more helpful. I was the typical nightmare client who had no clue, no direction, and gave very little input and they still managed to not only pull together the perfect package, but to do so within a matter of days. Within 24 hours of the first proof, I had the final item uploaded and ready to sell on Amazon. I cannot recommend Author Packages highly enough.

Jo Rowan
I Remember When... In the Garden

They went above and beyond to help prepare me

I found Mark and Lorna’s AuthorPackages.com through a recommendation, and I am so appreciative that I did. I came to them with naïve ideas of the cover and how my novel should be formatted. Mark and Lorna quickly steered me towards a very professional design.

While the quality of the artwork and formatting was impeccable, what distinguished AuthorPackages for me was the concierge service and handholding that Mark and Lorna provided to me, a novice. They went above and beyond to help prepare me for the launch of the first book in The Rock & the Rose series. I cannot imagine how I would have navigated this process without their expertise, guidance, and understanding. It was invaluable; they were indispensable.

D.J. Paolini
The Infinite Passion of Life

They are friendly, accommodating and patient

Mark and Lorna more than live up to their claim of offering a publication service that is stress-free and offers everything under one roof. In a matter of days, they designed a striking cover for my book, formatted the text, and loaded the book onto multiple platforms. It is difficult to imagine how anyone could beat their efficiency, knowledge, ability, and professionalism. To top it all, they are friendly, accommodating and patient—essential traits when dealing with a client deficient in IT skills.

Michael Meyerson
Are Jews Really No Good At Sport?

A godsend, amazing to work with

I tried to make my own cover, after many hours of frustration and attempts to make something good, a friend reminded me of the “sunk cost fallacy” and said I should get a professional to help me.

There are cover designers for a REASON. Mark took the elements I had chosen and came back with something I could never have imagined, let alone designed. He is a godsend, amazing to work with, and I will use him for all my covers in the future

Caitlyn Ashe
Eternal Love Billionaires Series

Striking, atmospheric images that captured the look and feel that I was after

I needed three eye-catching and moody covers for my trilogy of post-apocalyptic novels. Mark did first rate work. He paid close attention to my requirements and then found ways of creating striking, atmospheric images that captured the look and feel that I was after. As he progressed, we discussed the images and decided to make several small but significant changes in order to produce covers that I really love. I have no hesitation in recommending Mark’s work to anyone looking for a creative and professional designer.

Huw Collingbourne
The Exodus Plague Series

They went for the extra mile both in results and communication

I found a recommendation for AuthorPackages on the Creative Penn. I immediately liked them based on their website, and they didn’t disappoint. Mark and Lorna were not only friendly while also being professional, they went for the extra mile both in results and communication. I couldn’t be happier with my proofreading service, cover, and interior formatting. They also guided me through the entire process given I was doing it for the first time, saving me money and time. I highly recommend AuthorPackages for both new and experienced indie authors.

S Kovax
The Uninvited Words Vol 1

An awesome team

Mark and Lorna are a GOD-sent help. Not only are they professional and friendly, they were very prompt with their turnaround time on my project. This was our first time working with them, and they made the process so easy and comfortable. All we did was tell them what we envisioned, and they brought it to life. They make an awesome team and I would highly recommend their services to any self-publishing or well-known author in need of awesome interior design and book cover work. Both Mark and Lorna were very efficient in answering questions and promptly getting the project completed. Thank you both and we look forward to working with you again. Because of your work and creativity, my book looks great!

Russell Mabry
Go Hard or Go Home

Fast, professional results

I was amazed at how quickly Mark put together an initial cover for me, as well as how he worked with me to get the details just right to attract my ideal reader. The variety of cover images he provided has given me everything I’ll need to market my book when it launches and it in the future. I recommend AuthorPackages for anyone who needs fast, professional results that fit your niche.

Rebekah Gienapp
Raising Antiracist Kids

A stunning book cover and an expertly formatted interior

I was absolutely delighted with AuthorPackages cover design and formatting services. Both Mark and Lorna went beyond reasonable expectations to deliver, what I believe to be, a stunning book cover and an expertly formatted interior for my novel, NO HARM DONE. I had considered having a go at doing this work myself but I’m really glad I contacted the professionals – definitely money well spent! Mark and Lorna are very easy to work with and make every effort to deliver authors with a product they can be proud of. Recommended.

AJ Liddle
No Harm Done

A wonderful experience

I was overwhelmed with the task of coming up with a cover and formatting my book for the printer.  Then I found AuthorPackages.  Working with Mark at AuthorPackages has been a wonderful experience.  I love the cover he designed (first try), and the enhancements he made to each illustration look beautiful.  Mark gave helpful suggestions and was always very quick to respond.  He kept me involved in the process from start to finish, holding my hand every step of the way.  I am grateful Mark shared his expertise and friendliness.  I absolutely recommend AuthorPackages.

Vicki Hutchings
The Life of a Potato

Your book is in excellent hands

Mark and Lorna are exceptionally talented, honest and good people to work with. I’ve worked with Mark on several books, and I have been thoroughly pleased with his impeccable eye for design, fast turnaround times and friendly communication. Each file has been technically perfect, and I’ve uploaded them all without issue. Plus, the delivery of the final files is well-organized, which I appreciate! I am glad to entrust my books to them and am grateful for the opportunity to work with them. Without question, your book is in excellent hands with Mark and Lorna!

Riya Aarini
Ollie's Haffiness

A cover packed full of depth and an absolutely faultless conversion

Ever since that first email from Mark, I knew I’d struck gold. Pleasant, courteous, and likeable, their cover design services actually come with taking the time to read a few chapters from the novel.

Who does that?

Mark and Lorna, that’s who. There’s so much more I could say, but you become aware, right off the bat, that there’s a standard being set, here, and they never take long to get back to you, at that.

Suffice to say, I ended up with a cover packed full of depth and an absolutely faultless conversion.

I couldn’t recommend them more.

S. M. Chapman

Final product exceeded my expectations

I cannot express my gratitude to Mark and Lorna for their brilliant work on my book. Attention to detail, ease of communication and final product exceeded my expectations. From the simple word document to the files ready to upload to KDP, everything was smooth and I was guided by a hand like a little child until the book was on a shelf. Thank you.

Bogdan Kross
Cathars' Treasure

Everything was seamless!!

I really enjoyed working with you both, everything was seamless!! And you are incredibly good at what you do! I truly appreciate it.

Melanie Bajrovic
The Most Awesome Money Book Ever

A pleasure to work with them from start to finish

I’m delighted with the services provided by Mark and Lorna of Author Packages. The quality of the service is excellent. I have an amazing cover design for my book and a very clean, professional formatting style. Over and above that, however, they worked with me to achieve the best results. We had several rounds of back-and-forth as I felt my way through the process; they were always quick to understand what I wanted and quick to make any necessary changes. So it was a pleasure to work with them from start to finish. I heartily recommend Author Packages for cover design and formatting. They provide a quality product, and they do so in a timely and gracious manner.

Carolyn Jenkins
7 Seconds to Connect

An absolute delight to work with

As a first-time author I don’t have negative experiences to compare to what just happened with Mark and Lorna at AuthorPackages. All I know is I wanted the best presentation into the marketplace for the work of fiction that took many months to complete, and that is exactly what I got. From cleaning up the grammar to suggestions for better words and phrasing to fantastic formatting and cover design, I couldn’t be more pleased. And these guys were an absolute delight to work with.

J B Bonham
The Ancient Box

A penchant for perfection

If I had to encapsulate in a few words the quality of service AuthorPackages provided to me, they would have to be: professional, prompt and a penchant for perfection. An eye-catching cover combined with perfect internal layout and formatting,  made the overall effect quite impressive.

I have no hesitation in recommending Mark and Lorna to budding authors, eager to have their books literally judged by the cover.

Joseph Buckley
The President's Fake Duty

Exceptional customer service

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Mark and Lorna. Their exceptional customer service and friendly attitude made this (what I first thought to be daunting) process both enjoyable and exciting. Whenever I had a concern or question, no matter how trifling they were always at hand to offer reassurance and advice.

In regards to the work itself, I could not be happier as they managed to quickly gain a familiarity with my story which allowed them to capture its mood and atmosphere perfectly. I can not recommend AuthorPackages enough, thank you so much.

Robert Maisey
Echoes of Fendamor

Much more than I could imagine

Mark is a genius at what he does. I’ve been searching for someone to design my cover for a while. He delivered much more than I could imagine; the cover is phenomenal. He’s very professional and understands how to communicate his designs to the right audience. Beyond amazing work!

Ray Merrill
Nobody Would Listen

Their quick response and guidance were exceptional

Mark and Lorna were a complete joy to work with. I was a little concerned with the communication aspect due to the distance but found it to be of no barrier. Their quick response and guidance were exceptional.

Mark’s years of experience and keen eye for detail had produced a spectacular cover. I highly recommend AuthorPackages and will definitely be using them for my next book.

Jacqueline Daudet
Calling Paradise

Literally nothing I could think of that would have improved their recommendations

When my book was ready for publishing, I knew it would be a difficult sell as it is nowhere near what you would call ‘mainstream’. For one, the style of writing was that of an earlier time. And, there was no blood, gore, guts or sex – except during the writing process. But I digress.

What I would need was an outstanding cover that would not only be an eye catcher, but would also portray the nature of my story. After reviewing the websites of a number of designers, Mark of AuthorPackages seemed to be the best fit. I couldn’t have made a better choice. From the beginning of our correspondence, Mark expressed a clear and thorough understanding of exactly the type of story I was trying to tell. With little guidance from me, he came up with an incredible cover that far surpassed expectations.

Lorna’s work on the interior design was equally impressive. At every step in the process, Mark and Lorna sent me their work and asked for my feedback and suggested changes. There was literally nothing I could think of that would have improved their recommendations. I highly recommend them for any and all work an author might need.

Michael Roblin
The Pride of Bergenville

I will be forever grateful

I don’t think that I’ll ever be able to thank Mark and Lorna enough for what they did for ‘The Album’. I came to Mark with a concept for the cover, told him that he couldn’t possibly make it better and to just do exactly what I’d already come up with. To his credit, he did that, but he also gave me another option…one that was, roughly one thousand percent better than what I’d made myself. I fell in love with that, but said “well, you can’t possibly make covers for the sequels that fit with it” and he was like, “hold my beer”, as he promptly gave me a set of covers that could compete with any traditionally published books. Mark’s proof reading was also on point, he found an extra 2,000+ things to change in a manuscript that I had already had professionally edited.

When the time came for formatting, Lorna went above and beyond. Like the cover, the interior is everything that I never knew I wanted for my book. I would recommend Author Packages to anyone and everyone who believes in their story and knows that part of any success is to recognise where your strengths lie. My strengths are in writing books, luckily for me, Mark and Lorna have strengths in designing covers, proof reading and formatting. Where my book would have failed, they have only strengthened it. For that, I will be forever grateful and will be coming back to them when the comes to finish off the sequels!

Sian Ceinwen
The Album

Great sense of layout and style

Professional cover art’s a must for any indie author. Working with Mark’s a breeze…  a real pro, great sense of layout, style, and what works in the ever-changing book market. Mark understands the artist-author relationship and gives you his full attention. Highly recommended!

Jack Price
A Kick in the Head

Your covers help sell my books!

You’re an amazing artist and a fabulous human being. I love working with you and I think anyone fortunate enough to work with you and your team is lucky indeed because you do excellent work, in a timely fashion and you always communicate. And your covers help sell my books!

Thanks for being part of my team and helping me grow my indie book business.

Taylor Ellwood
Learning How to be Free

A joy working with them

So glad I found Mark and Lorna at Author Packages. I was looking for someone to edit and format my poetry book and design a cover. It was a joy working with them and the end result speaks for itself, I love it. Will definitely be back to them when I’m ready to publish my next work and can highly recommend them to you.

Suzi French
Living in the Brambles

Fabulous to work with!

Mark and Lorna were absolutely fabulous to work with! Excellent quality work. Great price. I’d recommend Author Packages to any author needing book design services.

Jennifer Lovett Herbranson
Social Media for Authors

An absolute pleasure

It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Mark and Lorna.

They’ve provided exceptional customer service, fantastic cover design, copy editing and formatting. They’ve answered all my questions (no matter how stupid!) quickly, happily and patiently. They both go above and beyond and do a brilliant job. Highly recommended.

Claire Moore

One of the best in the business

I sent a copy of  Mark’s cover, “The Girl Who Came in From the Sea,” to all on my mailing list.  Without exception, 100 percent loved it! Mark did a great job on the cover of “The Girl Who Came in From the Sea.” He is one of the best in the business. He and will also do my next cover, “The Girl Who was Trained as a Sniper.”

JJ Luna
The Girl Who Came in from the Sea

Great to work with

Mark is great to work with, very communicative and has excellent taste in art. Will be using for my third book!

Tyler Nicholas
Galactic Conflicts - Dark Crusade

A pleasure to work with

Mark and Lorna at AuthorPackages were a pleasure to work with. They worked diligently to create a cover for my debut novel that was amazing and professional, answering all my questions and addressing all of my concerns. Mark’s design skills resulted in a cover that was beyond what I had envisioned. I will definitely use them again for my future design needs. I highly recommend them.

M A Torres
Kevin Martinez and the Crimson Knights Book 1 - A Game of Mirrors

Tomorrow’s Promise

It was a blessing to come across AuthorPackages. They were a very good team for my first fiction book, “Tomorrow’s Promise”. Their creativity and understanding of the book was outstanding. Mark edited my book and designed my cover art. He had a deep understanding of what I wanted for the cover and delivered it to a very a high quality. He also did a great job in editing my book. For authors whose first language is not English, Mark is a great resource as he could make sense of the text even if there was some ambiguity, without jeopardizing the original context. He was like a mind reader. Lorna was very good at formatting my book. I was very impressed with her work and did not expect that the interior could look so amazing. She was very polite and understanding. When you work with her, it is like working with your own best friend or sisters. Once more, thank you very much Mark and Lorna.

Maria SP Uran
Tomorrow's Promise

A tremendous help

Mark and Lorna have been a tremendous help directing me through the self-publishing world for the first time. When I began looking for a graphic artist for my cover, Mark was the first to reach out to me with real encouragement. He did a brilliant job creating a cover that invites everyone to open the book. Lorna put the fine touches on my manuscript and they did this in a timely manner. After all of that, they are still there for me if I have any additional questions or changes. They were very easy to work with, I will surely be contacting them when I finish my second book!

Ginger Rodeghero
Brothers in War

Immensely effective on the communication side

Working with AuthorPackages was a pleasure. I had faced tremendous challenges on my book cover and had even received a couple of unsatisfactory book covers proofs from other designers prior to finding AuthorPackages. Many of the book publishing tutorials mention that one should not endeavor to place characters on the book cover as this is a very difficult task to master. Nevertheless, Mark managed to include every aspect of my brief into the design. Not only is he skilled, but he was attentive, provided suggestions, and was immensely effective on the communication side. I am very happy with the result and highly recommend AuthorPackages.

André Costa

Wonderfully thorough

Mark does a wonderfully thorough job of editing. He even leaves encouragement in the margins to let you know your story is hitting the mark!

Gayle Leeson
Putting Down Roots in Kinsey Falls

More than just business associates

Mark and Lorna are more than great professional artists and editors, they are truly kind, fair and honest people, who are making a positive difference in the world of literature. The value I received from their work far outweighs what I paid. Being a first-time author, I was understandably ignorant of the details of the publishing process. Lorna helped me navigate the complex waters and potential hazards, and I am beyond pleased with the end results. I have an eye-catching cover, beautifully formatted books, and the peace of mind that my book has been edited to the highest professional standard. All of the services that Mark and Lorna provide are outstanding, but the copy-editing quality is almost magical. They have become more than just business associates to me. I am honored to call them friends.

S K Vaughn
Time Runners

A very satisfied customer

The editing services provided by AuthorPackages are professional, well done, and I received my document back very quickly. Mark worked through my manuscript with a fine-toothed comb to make sure every detail of my story was edited correctly. While correcting my spelling, punctuation and flow, Mark made sure to keep my author voice intact throughout my book. I am very pleased with the end results and will definitely continue to choose to work with AuthorPackages on every book I write from here on out.

A J Walker
Dragon Wars


Mark and Lorna are amazing! They reworked my first book to make it shine…and match the sequel. My covers are getting amazing feedback such as, “Wow! That cover just begs me to read it!” Mark and Lorna are quick, flexible, fun, and great at what they do. I have officially found my cover artist and book formatter.

J F Rogers
Astray - Ariboslia Book I

A delight to work with

Finding myself in sudden need of a cover for a long-running series, I stumbled across AuthorPackages. I can’t speak more highly of their work. Having contacted them on a Tuesday, I had a finished cover on Friday. Their team was a delight to work with. Working to a specific and complex brief, they produced a wonderfully eye-catching cover. Not only does it perfectly capture the mixture of desperation and hope within the novel, but they paid particular attention to the very smallest details (I love the footprints in the snow!) They were courteous and professional at all times, providing quick and detailed replies to every query, and numerous options on the images to be used, as well as a thorough explanations as to why some combinations of character and background would be less effective.

In fact, I was so pleased with this cover, I’ve already asked AuthorPackages to begin work on the next. I can’t wait to see what they come up with!

Frank Tayell
Future's Beginning - Surviving the Evacuation Book 13

I highly recommend AuthorPackages

Mark and Lorna are wonderful! They both worked quickly and efficiently to get my files done to my satisfaction. Despite the time difference, communication was seamless. I highly recommend AuthorPackages.

Gayle Leeson
Hightail It To Kinsey Falls

Worked tirelessly to meet tight deadlines

I am so fortunate to have found Author Packages to provide their talent, creativity and insights to our project!  Mark’s keen eye for design, style, symmetry and penchant for perfection was exactly what we needed to bring this story to life.  Mark was a powerful collaborator and provided his ideas and opinions to steer critical decisions and worked tirelessly to meet tight deadlines without compromising details.

I am honored to have worked with Mark and highly recommend him as a creative partner.  I am already looking forward to our next project!

LaRae Wright
Very Bear and the Butterfly

Looks like it could easily be a bestseller

Readers will always judge books by their covers, so it’s crucial to make it attractive to future readers.  When I was looking for a cover designer, I was new to the industry and had no recommendations, and had to find my own way.  I Googled cover designers and looked through a number of website portfolios, but not many caught my eye.  When I visited AuthorPackages I saw they had a number of amazing science fiction and fantasy covers, which was exactly what I was looking for.

I contacted AuthorPackages and received an immediate response from Mark.  He was so friendly and helpful, and didn’t ask for any advance payment until we had discussed all the details of the cover and agreed upon a particular design.  I was also surprised at how quickly he designed the draft!  He loves what he does and is a great fan of cover design, so will also work weekends.  I contacted AuthorPackages on Friday, received the draft on Saturday, and the finished cover on Sunday along with some additional marketing mockups.  The cover turned out to be amazing!  It’s a professionally designed cover that looks like it could easily be a bestseller, and worth every pound I paid for it.  I am so satisfied, and feel that the cover is perfect for my e-book!

If you want your book to have a professional cover and look like a bestseller, I recommend AuthorPackages!

Artem Kofanov
The Last Party

They came to my rescue!

I had used another company to design the cover and format the manuscript of my first two novels; however, as I finished the third, I panicked to learn that this company had discontinued its paid author services. I did a frantic search on Google and found AuthorPackages. Mark’s immediate response to my inquiry was friendly and reassuring. And, the package was reasonably priced!

Mark and Lorna worked seamlessly to provide a cover design and interior format that was ready in well under two weeks. Mark did a wonderful job of matching the colors and the design concept of Over the Mountain—a sequel—to the other two novels. Lorna maintained the original font and formatting of the first two books as well. I couldn’t be happier with the results!

AuthorPackages came to my rescue when I needed professional help in getting my novel ready for publication. I am grateful for their expertise and for their customer-friendly approach to getting things done. I will definitely use this company for my next book.

Kathy Stillerman
Over the Mountain

An outstanding cover design

One of the biggest advantages to working with Mark and Lorna was that even though I’m half a world away, my emails were often answered in minutes.  That, along with what turned out to be an outstanding cover design, is why I will continue to use AuthorPackages for my future books.

Mark Knoblauch
Overcoming Ménière’s

KAH-BOOM!!! A dynamite job!!!

There’s nothing like finding a professional cover designer and interior formatter that can take your words and ideas and have them explode into the big bang of LIFE!

Mark and Lorna at AuthorPackages did just that… KAH-BOOM!!! A dynamite job!!!

They created an eye-popping attractive cover that’ll make onlookers long for a dose of what’s inside the book!

The explosive, morbid, and psychedelic cover art brilliantly catches the vision and imagination of my work! Thanks!

Allen H Walcott
Tentacles of Destruction

An amazing job

The service Mark and Lorna provided was fantastic. I unfortunately had to switch cover designers in the middle of my series, but Mark did an amazing job matching the cover perfectly to the theme of the first two books. Not only that, but he made it look even better! Both Mark and Lorna work quickly but thoroughly and keep in regular contact so you always know what’s happening.

They’re also more than happy to make any little tweaks you ask for and provide suggestions about what might work better. I would absolutely recommend AuthorPackages, and will definitely be going back to them for the final book in my series.

Lisa Cassidy
Darkmage: Book 3 of the Mage Chronicles

Every single detail from start to finish was perfect

It’s hard to trust your heart and soul with just anyone. Especially if that heart and soul consists of over five years of hard work. ‘The Outcasts’, my debut novel, was just a dream. AuthorPackages turned it into something so much more.

Thanks go out to Mark and Lorna Reid who tirelessly made sure every single detail from start to finish was perfect. They went above and beyond what was needed in order to get me through the hump of self-publishing. From AMAZING and sometimes scary-intuitive cover design, to interior formatting beyond my wildest dreams, they do it all.

Their motto: ‘At AuthorPackages, we like to go above and beyond for our clients. We see relationships rather than projects, and collaborations rather than commissions.’ is exactly spot on.

Misty Hayes
The Blood Dagger Volume 1: The Outcasts

A great experience in the creation of my cover

I had a great experience in the creation of my cover. Mark was very accomodating and patient with me and wanted to be sure I was happy with the final product. Very easy to work with and very professional.

Drew Schroeder
Taking Chances

Light beer with a zesty pumpkin twist

As the man who knows value as a customer and a supplier, I can honestly say that AuthorPackages takes 1st Place for providing great value to its customers.  That is, I can’t remember a company offering a better package of benefits to cost for literally ANY service — large or small.

As a business consultant, I would have to advise AuthorPackages to stop offering so much for so little.  It’s downright embarrassing to the competition and it goes against the grain of enterprise behavior, at least in the United States. The company’s tag line should be: “We offer more, for less — much less”.

This service is light beer with a zesty pumpkin twist.  I hope their customers hurry up and buy more service before the owners recognize the error of their ways.

Steven A Zecola
Piercing the Big Bang

They truly care about their clients

I will be coming to AuthorPackages for all my future books. Mark and Lorna were extraordinary and went above and beyond. Mystic Princess was my first book and they took the time to explain things to me that had nothing to do with my book cover and formatting. They helped me navigate the rather confusing world of book writing. They truly care about their clients and I felt that through our entire experience together.

I had a bad situation with an editor and Mark graciously reached out to the editor in order to get a resolution. When no resolution was found, Lorna lead me to a solution that allowed me to get my money back. They saved me hundreds of dollars. I cannot thank them enough for all their hard work. They are dedicated and thoughtful and truly gifted in their talents.

When I first came to them I told them just a few small details about my book and they transformed those few things into my beautiful cover. I still look at it in disbelief. Lorna did a magnificent job formatting the inside of both the ebook and paperback. And when it came time to put everything into action they sent me step by step instructions on how to upload to Createspace and Amazon. If you are in search of a wonderful book cover designer and formatter look no further than AuthorPackages. I will be referring anyone I can to this awesome company.

Kelli Marie
Mystic Princess

The best help I could have asked for

I was in the process of publishing my first book when I stumbled on AuthorPackages.  Everything that needed to be done to get my book ready seemed to daunting to me but with their help it all went incredibly smoothly.  Mark was the best help I could have asked for and he had the perfect cover mock-up for me on the first attempt.  He made the little changes I wanted but didn’t think I could have.  He even helped me brainstorm a tagline, canvasing the whole office for reactions.  Given that there was an immense time difference between us I was surprised and delighted by how responsive Mark was to all my questions.  Honestly, if you have the chance you should absolutely work with AuthorPackages.  They really care about their authors and their service is top-notch.  I have every intention of coming back for any book I do in the future.

Kate Davidson
Animal Instinct

You are not just a customer but are treated like a friend too

As I was nearing the completion of my first novel The Incarnadine Thread, I knew I would have to begin the daunting task of finding the right people I could work with to design my book cover and to format my manuscript and I was totally overwhelmed by the prospect. I started to investigate some options but soon realised that there were many potential pitfalls ahead if I didn’t choose wisely.

After a few enquiries and a few dead ends – which left me feeling more at sea, I came across authorpackages – and what a serendipitous find! From the moment of first contact to the completion of the formatting of all my files, nothing was too much trouble; this company are truly amazing. Being new to all of this process, I really needed gentle guidance step by step the whole way, which is what I felt I received.  Mark and Lorna are not only professional but friendly and very approachable and because of this, I was able to convey my ideas and I had the utmost confidence in their ability to deliver.

Initially I sent a synopsis of my novel off and straight away Mark got a feel of the genre and the plot. After discussing what my own vision for the cover was, Mark produced something that not only conveys the mood of the narrative but the historical context it sits in too. I am really delighted with the result.

In addition, Lorna did a great job on the formatting of both the ebook and the print version. After asking whether it was possible to have an embellishment or motif at the start of each chapter to reflect the era, Lorna was able to fulfil my request. Now each new chapter heading and each page break has a motif which not only adorns the page really well and breaks up the text but it gives the book a historical feel.

If you want something bespoke and original, then you have come to the right place!  Authorpackages will support you during the process and long after. You are not just a customer but are treated like a friend too.

Julia Povall
The Incarnadine Thread

I can’t imagine writing another book without AuthorPackages on my team

I searched for a book designer for months, interviewed several, and almost hired one that charged four-times what AuthorPackages charges. Then, on a fluke (and a fortunate fluke, I might add) I emailed Mark. Our first email correspondence is what drew me in. I felt like we were friends, like he cared about me and my first novel, Catfish. I felt like Mark wanted more for my book than even I did.

When I told Mark what I envisioned, he brought it to life and far exceeded anything I could have imagined. When my husband saw the final cover design, he cried; I had chills. Then Lorna took my manuscript and turned it into beautiful pages. She made edits and held my hand, sending me email after email with instructions on how to submit it to the various publishing sources. Booth Mark and Lorna sent me links with files and detailed instructions for uploading to the various sources—and those uploads went off without a hitch.

Mark and Lorna read my mind from the getgo. As a first-time novelist I was lost about how to get everything done. I feel like I hit jackpot when I found Author Packages. They held my hand through the entire process from designing the cover to laying out the interior to giving me instructions on “how to.”

It takes a village to get a book written, edited, designed and published; and I will always want Mark and Lorna in my village—on my team. They are the best teammates any writer could have My gratitude for everything Mark and Lorna did for me for Catfish is immeasurable. I’m a client for life, as I can’t imagine writing another book without AuthorPackages on my team.

I am forever grateful to you both.

Madelyn Bennett Edwards

A very personal, dedicated service from start to finish

When I set out to create this book I had no idea exactly how it should look. First contact with AuthorPackages resulted in an email full of information and questions relating to the book. Mark talked me through his ideas and lead me through the process step by step. He impressed me with his creativity and professionalism, both of which are in abundance. The whole process was great from start to end. I would definitely use AuthorPackages again as it felt like a very personal dedicated service from start to finish.

Peter J Swann
My First Barbecue Book

A sixth and a half sense for knowing what needs to done

The importance of a good cover can never be under-emphasized or overstated; it is the first impression anyone will get of your work, which I find kind of ironic. But, if you are like me and work in the world of pen and ink, whilst you “pen and ink” in the world of art then you need to get Mark on board. He can transfer your two-dimensional words into the three dimensions you need to get those rods and cones dancing like an ice cream vendor on a Barbados beach.

Mark seems to have a sixth and a half sense for knowing what needs to done and at the right level of detail. The extra half is for the speed at which results appear in your inbox. And, this in NO WAY supplants the quality of the end product.

I have needed some “hand holding” in the whole publishing process and the guidance has been invaluable. It has also been “top drawer” getting some witty banter in the midst of something that can get you reaching for the brown trousers… I thank you most wholeheartedly.

I will certainly be utilizing the skills of Mark, and the team at AuthorPackages, in the future-there are many tales to tell and many places to evolve in. There is also the old adage, “if it’s not broken, then don’t try to fix it.” Well, even if it’s not broken these guys and gals will make it better, and that is sometimes what you need if you want to sell books.

Chris L
Fenmarsh: A Tale of Evolution

I will definitely come back for other projects

I had a challenge ahead of me when I lost contact with my prior cover artist. I needed to find someone who could step in and do a cover for the third and final book in my steampunk trilogy that fit the mood and style of the first two book covers.

I found Author Packages through a query on Goodreads and was impressed with Mark’s previous work. I thought he might be the right artist to pull off the cover I needed. I was not at all disappointed. We worked through several iterations together and I was delighted by how pleasant he was to work with and was extremely happy with the final product. I will definitely come back for other projects.

Nikki McCormack
The Girl and the Clockwork Crossfire

Professional, caring, dedicated, and devoted to the project at hand

AMAZING is the only way I can describe authorpackages.com. Mark and Lorna are both professional, caring, dedicated, and devoted to the project at hand. This was my first novel and they held my hand and helped me every step of the way.

Cover: Mark has a true sense of what needs to be done. He read a short summary of my book and was able to get it right the very first time. From his initial email of an idea, to a draft of the cover within hours, I couldn’t have thought up a better cover let alone create it. His talent is unreal!

Formatting: Lorna is a whiz at formatting. She turned a manuscript into a real life novel. I had tears when she sent me the draft.

I could not have asked for a better result for my first novel. They both answered each and every question I had, even the silly questions. They even were able to answer questions I hadn’t asked yet. There is no one better out there. They are the BEST!

Sharon A DeNofa
Happily Ever Not

Very skilled and an outstanding knowledge of the book industry

As I started shopping around for my book cover, I discovered authorpackages.com among many other websites that provide book cover design services. I carefully read the package each website offered and the price before I emailed them, seven websites in total. Following their responses, I selected authorpackages.com among the other options based on two things: the way Mark communicated with me and the fact that he said he wouldn’t charge me if I need to change something on the back cover.

Mark impressed me with his level of professionalism. He didn’t just design the cover, he made sure the cover looked professional. Mark is very patient and always replies on time. In a short period, Mark and I have somehow become friends. Mark is more interested about providing his clients a great cover design than making money. Once I’ve presented the physical copy (the proof copy) to some friends and colleagues, they all loved it. I recall one of them said, “The cover is sexy, I love it.” Mark is very skilled and has an outstanding knowledge of the book industry when it comes for cover design.

Authorpackages have an affordable price for the amazing service they are offering. Just give them a try and you will be surprised.

Elie Jerome
Unplanned Destination

An excellent job

Having initially been made aware of Mark’s work via a recommendation, I contacted him to see if he would be suitable for what I was trying to achieve.

As it was my debut book, I felt it important to have a striking cover design that made an impact, when viewed online/Kindle etc, thus, I wanted it to stand out and make a bold statement. I was not disappointed in my choice of designer.

After providing Mark with a brief on how I roughly visualized it, he brought it to life, far more than I could’ve imagined. It captured the essence of the book, without giving too much away and made the bold statement I was looking for.

His use of colours, design and attention to detail were fantastic.

I can’t praise Mark’s work enough; he was diligent, hard working and ran things past me before initiating the final version. Many people who’ve bought the book have praised the cover highly. I have no hesitation in utilising Mark’s skills in the future, nor have I any hesitation in recommending him to others. An excellent job.

C.E. Cumming
The Admiralty Adventures: Treasure of the High Seas