When you’ve put your heart and soul into writing a book, you want the cover to be perfect. And you know a cover can make or break your book, so you want to work with a book cover design professional who is on top of what themes, colors, and fonts will speak to readers in your genre.

While some book cover design services use only a form to collect your ideas, the Write Place believes a personalized experience is the only way to truly create a cover that exceeds your expectations and inspires readers to buy your book. 

How we create your book cover

We start every project with an in-person meeting or phone consultation. We want to know what drove you to write this story, what you envision on your cover. We’ll discuss your budget, because we know that matters when you’re self-publishing. We offer four book cover design packages to suit a variety of price points.

Our experienced cover designers specialize in typography selection and have access to a vast font library. We can work with your own high-quality images and illustrations or curate a stock photo.

We also consider things like how your book cover will look in thumbnail size. Write Place book cover designers specialize in creating covers that stand out among other covers in your genre, yet fit into what a lover of that genre expects in a cover.

The package that fits your needs will determine the number of custom cover concepts you receive. Authors interested in our full range of publishing services can pick which cover design package is included in their price quote.

Simple cover design
For authors on a budget who can provide their own high-quality cover images.

  • Initial consultation with author by designer
  • 1 cover concept of normal complexity and Photoshop work
  • 1 back cover and spine concept
  • 5 hours of fine-tuning based on author feedback (Additional modifications: $65/hour)
  • Barcode
  • Free e-book cover
  • Free digital files of cover to suit your printer’s requirements
  • Free high-resolution image of cover for book marketing materials

$500

Basic cover design
Recommended for memoirs, children’s books, poetry books, and e-books.

  • Initial consultation with author by designer
  • 1 cover concept of normal complexity and Photoshop work
  • 1 back cover and spine concept
  • 3 hours of fine-tuning based on author feedback (Additional modifications: $65/hour)
  • Curation and purchase of 1 stock image (or authors may provide their own)
  • Back cover text editing
  • Barcode
  • Free e-book cover
  • Free digital files of cover to suit your printer’s requirements
  • Free high-resolution image of cover for book marketing materials

$750

Basic Plus cover design
Recommended for novels and authors who can envision multiple possibilities for their cover.

  • Review of key parts of manuscript by designer
  • Initial consultation with author by designer
  • Up to 3 front cover concepts of normal complexity and Photoshop work
  • Follow-up conversation with designer about the cover concepts
  • Curation and purchase of up to 3 stock images (or authors may provide their own)
  • Refining chosen front cover concept (includes complex Photoshop work if needed)
  • 1 back cover and spine concept
  • 3 hours of fine-tuning to full final concept (Additional modifications: $65/hour)
  • Book title consulting
  • Back cover text writing & editing
  • Barcode
  • Free e-book cover
  • Free digital files of cover to suit your printer’s requirements
  • Free high-resolution image of cover for book marketing materials

$1,200

Premium cover design
Recommended for authors who want several covers to choose from and have big plans for their book.

  • Initial consultation with author by designer
  • In depth review of manuscript by designer
  • Market research of comparable titles and best sellers in your genre (includes research on what sells and what doesn’t)
  • Second conversation with author by designer after research is complete, talking through the best cover solutions
  • Curation and purchase of up to 3 stock images (or authors may provide their own)
  • Up to 3 front cover concepts of normal complexity and Photoshop work
  • Follow-up conversation with designer about the cover concepts
  • Refining chosen front cover concept (includes complex Photoshop work if needed)
  • 1 back cover and spine concept
  • Fine-tuning chosen concept until you are completely satisfied
  • Book title consulting
  • Back cover text writing & editing
  • Barcode
  • Free e-book cover
  • Free digital files of cover to suit your printer’s requirements
  • Free high-resolution image of cover for book marketing materials

$2,100

Optional add-ons
  • Additional cover concept – $200
  • ISBN – $105
  • Back cover text writing & editing – $175
  • Book title consulting – $150

 

Let’s get started!

Fill out the form below and our book cover designer will follow-up to schedule your initial consultation. There’s no obligation. We’ll get to know you and your book, make a cover package recommendation, and you can decide if we’re the right designers for you!

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