Bookfly Design is a small studio on the Oregon coast dedicated to helping indie authors self-publish with success. We love books, and our mission is to help your work reach the audience it deserves.



James T. Egan, designer

I've spent six years working in the creative services department of an audiobook publisher designing covers for audiobooks, including two Grammy-nominated titles. This gave me valuable experience working with major publishers and authors and developing a sense of the design conventions of each genre. I'm a self-professed Photoshop nerd and will happily spend hours searching for the right image or the perfect typeface. I focused on graphic arts when earning my bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication, and I have twelve years of experience in advertising, print, and book design.


Kira Rubenthaler, editor

I've been devouring books since I learned to read at the age of three, and I've wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. In college, I earned minors in creative writing and Spanish while completing my bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and I later went on to obtain a Master of Arts in Teaching, English Education. My career path has always centered around the written word. Over the last twelve years, I have worked as a proofer, a reporter, a newspaper editor, and a high school English teacher, while continuing to read voraciously and write fiction in my free time.