Book Cover Design Services

Your book cover is the first and maybe the ONLY impression potential readers will have about your book. The design should be simple, eye-catching, and evoke an emotional reaction that draws your readers in.

I charge  $195 for eBook Cover Design

This includes:

  • A minimum of 2 eBook cover design drafts, based on your specifications.
  • Unlimited changes (within reason) to one of those book cover drafts until you’re happy, or I’ll design new drafts!
  • 1 high resolution JPEG ready to upload to the eBook distributor of your choice
  • 1 high resolution JPEG ready to upload to your website (400×600)
  • Unlimited time to discuss ideas via email

I charge $295 for Print & eBook Cover Design

This includes:

  • A minimum of 2 cover design drafts, based on your specifications. For Print covers, I begin with the front cover, and work the design from there.
  • Unlimited changes (within reason) to one of those book cover drafts until you’re happy, or I’ll design new drafts!
  • 1 high resolution JPEG ready to upload to the eBook distributor of your choice
  • Barcode generation for your ISBN, if you need it
  • Print-ready PDF file for one printing service of your choice (e.g. CreateSpace or Lightning Source). Print files for additional printing services are $50 each.
  • Unlimited time to discuss ideas via email

IMPORTANT NOTE: As with character creation, it is strongly recommended that you NOT attempt to convey a specific scene from the book on the cover. Doing this not only over-complicate the scene on a thumbnail sized cover, but a potential reader will typically look at it for just 2 seconds before deciding whether or not to investigate further. If you want to grab a reader’s attention, this is best done through simplicity.

For legal and licensing reasons, I require clients to purchase all stock images and fonts (those not free for commercial use) that you want used in your design. The image sources I work with are easy to purchase from, just like using eBay or Amazon, and most images are between $2.49 and $20.00. I can walk you through the process of selecting and purchasing the correct image size and license. Click here to learn more about why I do this (link opens in new window) or contact me for more information.


Additional Services

Additional International Editions ($40 for eBooks & $60 for Print Books) – This is only for covers I design.

Audiobook Cover ($60)

Facebook or still web banner ($60)

Bookmark Design ($75) – One-sided or two-sided, have a promotional bookmark created to go with your book.

Add on a Back & Spine ($100) – If you already have the front cover for your book and all you need is the back and spine designed, I can usually do that. Please note that if the image is too small, I won’t be able to enlarge it. It creates fuzzy, pixellated front covers. If your cover was made to be an eBook cover, they aren’t always at the correct dpi and they won’t always work.

Upload Assistance Package ($45/ea place) – If you’d like me to upload your files to your printer or other distribution channels I can do that. Please provide login information and book details. If you aren’t sure what you need, please ask so I can provide the information for you.

Layered PSD of cover ($150)


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After completing the form below and upon my review, I will send you a confirmation email of when I can start and an itemized PayPal Invoice for tax and reference purposes. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay the invoice. A 50% deposit is required in advance, with the balance to be paid on final approval.