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Custom Book Cover Design Service

The book cover design is often argued to be the most important aspect of a book, as this is what catches the reader’s attention first and is often the ultimate factor in the purchase decision. Why opt for a templated, basic cover that might lose a reader’s interest when you can ensure that your book cover design is entirely unique?

In a nutshell

Work with one of our talented designers to produce a one of a kind, custom book cover design that will ensure your title stands out from the crowd. Your designer will collaborate with you to create a bespoke, beautiful, high-quality masterpiece that truly reflects your work.

What it costs

eBook Cover Design:

£125.00 

Paperback Cover Design:

£140.00

Comparison - 

£420.00 (Authorhouse)
£599.00 (Xlibris)

If you live outside of the UK, please ask your Publishing Advisor the correct price for your country.

Includes

eBook Cover:

- graphic design (manipulation of up to 2 licensed images) and/or bespoke artwork

- text placement (e.g. author name, title)

- copyright assigned to you so that you are free to use the cover for any purpose you wish 

- liaising directly with our Senior Designer, so she can fully understand your creative vision

- supply of both high resolution RGB jpeg/pdf and working files (Adobe InDesign) so that you are free to make adjustments later down the line, if required

Paperback Cover:

- graphic design (manipulation of up to 2 licensed images) and/or bespoke artwork

- text placement including author name, title, spine text, logo (if applicable), barcode and ISBN (if applicable), blurb (if applicable)

- sized to specific dimensions (if required)

- copyright assigned to you so that you are free to use the cover for any purpose you wish 

- liaising directly with our Senior Designer, so she can fully understand your creative vision

- supply of both high resolution RGB jpeg/pdf and working files (Adobe InDesign) so that you are free to make adjustments later down the line, if required

Browse examples in the Design Galleries.

Why do we do this?

We include the Book Cover Design Service as part of our publication services, as we believe that a unique and high-quality cover can make all the difference towards a book's reputation. The Book Cover Design Service is also available as a stand-alone option, which means that you can ensure your book cover design truly reflects the tone and content of your work, and can use it wherever and however you choose to publish. 

How do we do this?


If your boiler’s on the blink most of us would call in a plumber rather than attempt it ourselves, right? Well the same rules applies to writing. My Account Manager Tessa is a specialised expert in her field who guides you down the right channels, through the appropriate processes and makes something which at first feels so overwhelming, eventually become a comfortable breeze. Every aspect is covered; from the editing, proofing and polishing of your work down to the nitty gritty financial side of things regarding royalties and declaring earnings to the tax office. Without assisted self-publishing I would just be someone with an idea scribbled on a few scraps of paper with no idea where to go or what to do. It’s a no-brainer.…

The whole publication process was an alien concept to me prior to this and I have been guided through, step-by-step, with an unending level of support on hand throughout. You are not just a number or a commodity to them, they really do care about you as an individual and put you and your work at the heart of everything they do. My Account Manager Tessa was exceptional from start to finish and I am forever indebted to her for her continuous hard work, industry knowledge and (the poor lass) having to put up with my incessant rambling marathon-message emails over the past year. The illustrations produced by Callum are astounding and now I very much look forward to working alongside April with the marketing in the coming months. It genuinely feels like you are working with friends - that is the type of environment that Rowanvale Books create for their clients.

I've made my feelings about everything and everyone very clear many times before - you guys made magic happen for me and I'll never forget that. Thank you!!!!

​Jonathon Ward, author of Mutant Tummy Apple Tree
They also used our Proofreading & Copy-Editing Service, Book Illustrations Service, Paperback Publishing Service and Marketing & Aftercare Service