Book Cover Design
Now you can take advantage of Book Marketing Connections to produce your next book cover in gorgeous, beautiful colors. Browse our cover gallery below to see some examples of the more than 40 covers we have designed for authors in a wide variety of subject areas from professional training manuals to children's books. Librarians, bookstore buyers, and readers judge books by their covers; we can make yours stand out on the shelf: front, back and spine.
Deliverables: What You Get From Us!
If this is your first venture into the world of book cover design and creation, you might want a little more information about what you receive for the design dollars you spend. The design process lifecycle includes:
- concept creation
- print-ready deliverable files
- web-optimized images
- project backup and delivery
What is a "concept"?
Quite simply, a bookcover treatment begins with up to four concepts which is a fancy name for mockups. The discussion of concepts gets us aligned better with your vision for the book and more importantly, its desired audience. Although we may experiment some with the font treatment of the concept book covers, the most important aspects to determine are the color scheme and the artwork which will be used. The following slides show the evolution of one of our covers towards its final look.
What are "print-ready files"?
In the 21st century, the printing industry runs entirely on Portable Document Format (.PDF) files for both the cover treatment and the interior (a.k.a. "bookblock"). Our process uses Adobe Acrobat Professional V8.1 to produce the most widely accepted CMYK PDF color standard, known as PDF/x-1a:2001. This specially tagged and constructed PDF file is vastly different from PDFs created by shareware tools or even Office 2007 products. It matches exactly the requirements for both Print-on-Demand houses such as Lightning Source Inc. and offset printing runs.
What do satisfied authors say?
"I am overwhelmed by seeing this book in final form. In the beginning, I had no idea that a book could be transformed so beautifully and professionally. When I look at it today, I nearly buckled." -- Heyward Bruce Ewart, III, PhD"
"Thanks, I absolutely love the cover!" -- Tami Brady (3-time author)
"You could not have done a better job on this cover. I really like the white and it is so kid friendly. I can't wait to start really diving into promoting it." -- Robin Marvel
How much is this going to cost me?