No products in the cart.

Book Cover Design Service

Book Cover Design Service

BookSelf’s Book Cover Design Service is here to make the process as easy as possible. We will ensure your story is told on the cover before the customer opens the book by discussing with you the theme, plot, characters, settings etc. The key its to convey as much as possible at first glance.

When Mr Tulliver said; ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover,’ he didn’t realise that every reader in the 21st century would be doing exactly that.

Metaphors aside, we all know the last book we bought probably had an awful lot to do with the cover. No doubt the cover design probably piqued our interest sufficiently to make us further explore its contents.

Book cover design separates genres and promotes themes, sometimes in a seemingly subliminal way and often with cues that subtly but clearly represent an era, location, character, theme or a feeling.

 

A man wearing a purple beanie and patterned shirt sits at a desk working on a digital art piece for his Book Cover Design Service displayed on dual monitors. The workspace is modern, with a small plant, tablet, color samples, and a lamp, creating a cozy, well-lit environment. A photograph is on the screen of a nearby laptop. BookSelf Book Cover Design & Premade Book Covers

The Book Cover Design Process

The aims of a book cover designer are to ensure readers are drawn in the moment they see your book cover. Often, it’s not about cramming all of the characters or themes onto the cover (which would be messy) but of creating a feeling or concept for the overarching narrative. If, for example, it’s a romance book, there is a world of difference between images that convey meaning in books such as Wuthering Heights; sultry, desperate, and brooding vs. Bridget Jones, light-hearted, upbeat and funny.

Meaning, message and feeling are what the reader wants to connect with immediately, which is why imagery is so important, but equally important is the typography used.

Typography enhances themes, and you’ll often find certain typographies are only used for certain genres, thereby forcing subliminal messaging on the reader. For example, romance books use script fonts, and sci-fi books use sans-serif fonts. 

Book cover designers pay attention to the subtle message as much as the greater theme. They work to ensure that your book cover is totally unique. By adding original elements, blending several images, using unique typography, and emphasising themes, your book cover will stand out from the crowd.

      ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Try searching for inspiration on one of these sites: Waterstones or  Barnes & Noble that will help our graphic designer leap quickly to your vision.

      ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

During the design process, we will keep you informed and work with you to ensure that your idea hasn’t already been done. We employ several steps to ensure that the theme of your book is clearly represented to ensure that the reader experience matches expectations; hence positive reviews etc.

Because every cover is unique, the pricing depends on the elements used and number of hours involved. However, to give you some idea of cost we have separated our design process into three categories:

Bronze Package

Tailored images/illustrations

Basic typography

Basic additional elements

2-3 **revisions

3 mock-ups

Proofread

Multiple file types

Help to upload

£145 – £195

Silver Package

Tailored images/illustrations

Unique typography

Unique additional elements

Up to 5 **revisions

5 mock-ups

Proofread

Multiple file types

Help to upload

£195-245

Gold Package

Tailored images/illustrations

One-off illustrations specific to your story

Premium additional elements

Up to 10 **revisions

Multiple mock-ups

Multiple file types

Copy edit of blurb etc.

10% off next purchase

Help to upload

£245-495

If you want BookSelf to write or edit a blurb or compose taglines front matter or back matter of the book this will be discussed at the time of booking and a fee agreed.

** revisions include changes to title, tagline, blurb, author name, or changes to the overall typography. Also, changes to certain elements such as adding or removing an image or smaller elements such as shadows, change of colours, rearranging elements. It does not include an entire rework of the cover, however all elements will be discussed before work commences, so be assured that we will adhere to the brief set out in advance.

*** Premium typography will be unique and tailored to the theme. If raised typography is required this might involve an additional fee.

A logo consisting of a stylized "BS" design in lines above the word "BookSelf" written in bold, large font. Below "BookSelf," the tagline "Self-Publishing Services For Authors" is displayed in smaller, all-capital letters. The overall color of the text and design is gray. BookSelf Book Cover Design & Premade Book Covers

BookSelf is a self-publishing website with a difference in that it is run by people that have experienced and embraced the self-publishing journey themselves.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis das ist wirklich iste natus.
[contact-form-7 id="0"]