from $160 USD
Often authors will come to us with an existing front book cover. We can take this and
design the rest of the layout with a back and spine styled to perfectly complement
the front. The book cover template is carefully constructed from all the measurements in your
printer's guidelines and we always perform checks on colors, resolution and
ink saturation to ensure everything looks great in print.
your front cover image in source format (Photoshop, InDesign) for best
results. If this is not possible, send what you have (pdf, jpg) and our designers
will determine how this might be best adapted for print.
Every printer has specific file requirements for their machines (crop marks, spreads).
We need to know about these so we produce your files correctly.
The size of the paper pages in your book. Most book printers offer a range of standard
trim sizes. Please provide your choice so we can layout your cover correctly.
The method of binding determines how your pages are held together. Tell us if you've
chosen paperback or hardback, sewn or glued.
we designed your book interior we will have this. If not, please provide it so your
spine width can be calculated.
thickness, color and coating of paper chosen for your interior pages will impact
the spine width. Most printers offer white or crème in various weights.
Provide synopsis, author bio and testimonial — up to 300 words total. Send
any author photo and publishing log at the highest possible quality.
this 13-digit number and we will use it to generate a barcode for your back cover.
Tell us anything else we need to know before we get started. For example maybe you
want part of the front cover extended or a book price next to the barcode.
We place your book front cover image making adjustments for print as required.
Designed to complement your front cover and display synopsis and other details as clearly
and attractively as possible.
Calculate exact spine width from the paper weight and page count. Spine text is added where
We generate the book cover template ready to place on your design. Measurements are all
determined by the trim size, binding type, spine width and book printer.
Ensure design is produced to the correct color model and ink levels so it will print as
well as possible without appearing dull or over-saturating the paper.
Generate barcode from 13-digit ISBN and place appropriately along with subject where
Generate a print-ready cover to all the requirements of your chosen printer to ensure pages
print without issue (bleed, crop marks, font embedding, transparency flattening).
$160 USD applies for a 3-piece book cover (paperback, casebound)
and ($200 USD minimum) for a 5-piece cover (dust jacket with flaps)
unless significant additional work is required on your front cover image in order
to make it work for the correct template. Read more about
receiving your quotation
This timescale is an estimate. The time required to complete your particular job
will be in your quotation. This does not include time you'll need to review
files or request changes. For tight deadlines we provide an
subject to availability.
We return to you a PDF prepared to all the specifications of your chosen printer
(spreads, ink saturation, transparency flattening, font embedding, bleed, crop marks).
Up to half hour of changes to the layout are included as standard. Please note a
cover layout is specific to your choice of printer, paper, binding or page count.
If you later need to change your choices then the file will require amendment. Read
reviewing your job
We request an initial 50% payment before our designers start work and a 50% payment
of the balance once you are totally happy. All instant payments paid via PayPal.
Read more about
The parts of a book
Choosing your book trim size
All about book paper
Printing in color or grayscale