very cover is individually important and should be designed accordingly. At self-publish-books.co.uk we do not use stock templates for cover designs.
After discussion with you, the author, we will design an eye-catching cover which will hopefully help your book stand out from the crowd.
If at a later date you have other titles and you want them to all look as if they come from the same “stables” then this can be incorporated into the design, creating a set of individually designed covers that have a common style.
Having spent a great deal of time on writing your book, you want a cover that reflects the content of your book and at the same time helps the book sell by drawing potential readers in and making them want to open the pages of your book.
What will a cover design cost?
This depends on what level of design input is required for the cover of your book. Here is a simplified guide:
A simple photograph with text.
A simple graphic with text.
Something with a bit more design work.
A collage of images to create an impression of the story subtly merged. The example here has twelve photographs in the final design.
If you are planning on designing your own cover and are looking for inspiration, there are lots of examples available on the internet. Here is some sites from which you might find ideas:
What thickness will the spine of my paperback book be?
Please note that library photographs are not included in the cover price unless specifically mentioned in the quotation. Our photo library of choice is iStock Photo who have a vast range of quality photos that are not expensive:
Our current charge for supplying photographs from the iStock Essentials Collection is £10.00 and from the iStock Signature Collection is £26.00 per photo. If you supply photographs for us to scan the charge is £10.00 each. If, however, you supply digital photographs there is no additional charge for photographs. Digital photographs require to be of a suitable resolution for printing. (A minimum of 266dpi, preferably 300dpi, at printing size, but don't worry about this, we can discuss technical details with you later.)
As previously stated every book is designed individually, but from a pricing perspective, the cover will fit into one of the three categories levels mentioned above.
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