You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but people do it all the time. An amateurly designed or even garish cover can deter potential readers from choosing your book over somebody else’s. We don’t want that to happen. Let our graphic consultant design a professional grade cover for your masterpiece to give it its best fighting change in the dog-eat-dog world of publishing.
Our book cover design service includes front and back cover design with spine placement. It can include author provided credits, promotional copy, ISBN # etc. Optionally you may wish to also include additional graphics inside the book jacket or as chapter headers.
- $350 for eBook cover design only
- $400 for a full print cover design
Book Cover Design Service Specs
The Process: We’ll discuss with you the feeling, genre and story elements of your book. After brainstorming with you about what you want to portray to potential readers, you will be presented with one or more concepts based on our discussions about the book and cover. From there, we will begin to shape, and fine tune the concept until you are 100% satisfied with the result. Once we have a finalized front cover, you will be given both high res and web versions of the cover for any uses you need, from advertising to eBook cover uploading.
For those who purchase the print package, the spine and back cover are not created until after you have a finalized interior PDF file for print with a page count. This is crucial in the creation of the jacket for your book and cannot be done without it. This step is much quicker and simpler than the front cover process. I will put together the full jacket layout, including back cover content you provide (synopsis, tag line, author bio and picture, etc), extending the style and design from the front cover to the spine and back. Once you approve the jacket, you will be provided with a print ready PDF file for upload.
The Time Frame: Initial concept/s takes no more than 3 days from the time we discuss ideas and go over your book and needs for the cover. After the initial concept/s has been reviewed the amount of time to a finalize cover will vary. We will fine tune and tweak the concept until you are 100% satisfied. We do not have a cut off or limit on this, so every project will be different. All of our revisions to final files are handled promptly to ensure expedient completion of your book launch.
The Licensing Rights: For print runs under 500,000 the final book cover design will be copyrighted and licensed to you, the author. Novel Publicity does not retain licensing rights to your book cover or any other images created for your promotions. For books with print runs above 500,000, additional licensing fees may apply, but the copyright of the final image will always be yours.