Can I order an e-book cover now and upgrade to a print cover later?

Yes, it’s not a problem to expand the e-book cover into a print cover in the future. We charge $150 for the print upgrade (the difference between the print cover package and the e-book cover package).

What do you charge?

Our e-book cover package costs $549, and our print book cover package (which includes an e-book cover) costs $699.

We charge $0.015 (1.5 cents) per word for copyediting and $0.005 (half a cent) per word for proofreading.

What’s the turnaround time for cover design? For editing?

Once we’ve scheduled your cover design, we give you a delivery date. We’ll send you a first draft on that date and then work with you through up to five rounds of revisions to fine-tune your cover. The time between the first draft and the final cover depends on the depth of revisions and usually takes one to two weeks.

Editing usually takes from two to four weeks, depending on the depth of editing and the length of your manuscript. We can give you an estimate when we’ve learned more about your book.

How do I contact you?

Just visit our Contact Us page to get in touch. Please note that we’re located on the West Coast of the US, so we're on Pacific Standard Time.

Should I wait until I have a final page count to order my print book?

You don’t need to wait. We can start on the front cover design and finish the spine and back once you have all the information for the print book.

What is your availability?

It varies, but lately we've been booked out at least six months in advance. We’re a small studio (one designer and one editor), so it’s best to get in touch as early as possible.

What genres do you work with?

We’re open to working with all genres.

How does the cover design process work?

First we gather information about your book via our About Your Book form. We ask for a detailed synopsis, an excerpt or the full manuscript for reference, your ideas, important themes and symbols, and example of covers you like or that convey the tone you’re looking for. Some authors have specific ideas for their covers, while some give us general thoughts on the design, and others just want to see what we come up with. Once we have all the information we need, we’ll develop a first draft and work with you through up to five rounds of revisions.

What should I put on the back of my print book?

Ultimately, that’s up to you. Some possible elements to include on the back are: the blurb, an author bio, an author photo, review quotes, your author website, social media links, your publishing name/logo, category, and price. It can be helpful to look at the backs of books in your genre for other ideas.

How does payment work?

We bill via PayPal (but you can pay with a credit or debit card even if you don’t have a PayPal account). We’ll send you an initial invoice for half the cost of your project before beginning your cover design or editing job, and we’ll send you a second invoice once the work is completed.

Still have questions? Contact us.