Fully illustrated, custom book cover design

Prices start at £200

 

Example book covers

Some designers offer pre-made book covers. These are not they.

I don’t do pre-made covers, but I do recognise that you will want to see the sort of work I do. These are example covers, representing a range of genres and styles of artwork that I can produce.


Let’s get started

You’ve read all the information about what makes a great cover design and you are ready to get cracking with your cover.

Why not let me help? I create custom covers, with illustrations designed specifically for your book.

Alternatively, please drop me an email at info@recycledwords.co.uk or get in touch via the Contact page. Let me know what you are looking for and we can begin the discussion about creating your cover.


What happens next?

On receipt of your enquiry, I will request some information about your cover. Things that are useful to know at the outset can include:

  • What are you publishing? – A printed book, an ebook, or both?
  • Who are you using to publish your book? – If you are using multiple printers, we may need to create different files for each one – not a problem, just let me know
  • What are the dimensions for your cover? – I can accommodate changes down the line, however it is handy to know this from the start
  • What is your book about and what genre will you be marketing it in? – If you can send a sample chapter from the book, that is even better
  • What ideas do you have for the cover? – Sketches, thought balloons, anything you’ve come up with that helps communicate your ideas for the cover
  • Which of my examples appealed to you? – This helps me understand the best style to use for your cover
  • Is this part of a series of books? – We can then consider future books (even if they’re not written yet) and how to accommodate them

Paperwork

After this initial exchange/discussion, I will provide a quote for the work and an Acceptance of Commission contract.

Assuming you are happy with both of these, we can begin to create your cover. I ask for a 50% deposit upfront, with the balance payable at the end of the process once you have confirmed that you are happy with the completed cover. In the unlikely event that you (or I) decide that something isn’t working and we don’t complete the process there will be no more to pay, however the initial deposit will not be refunded.

Sketches, designing, and revisions

I will create some initial sketches for your consideration and, once we have decided on the design, I will work this up into the actual artwork. Again, this will be shared with you for comments and I will then make any required revisions.

We keep revisiting this process until you are happy with the design.

Future changes

I don’t treat this as a one-and-done activity, so you can also get in touch if you experience any issues down-the-line or if you want to expand from just an ebook to a printed cover. There may be some additional costs, depending on what you require, but we will discuss those before you commit to any additional work.

3D covers

I will also provide, for no extra cost, a 3D version of your book cover. It will look a little like this…

Book cover design on 3d mockup, paperback design with red illustration

These 3D versions are a great way to publicise your book. Put it on your website, plaster it across social media, and see your book gain an added dimension.

The image will be supplied as a PNG file with a transparent background, so you can slot it on top of your existing branding. And at no additional cost.


I have questions…

Please get in touch if there is anything else I can tell you, or if you have any questions about my services.

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