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Compare Our Custom Book Cover Design Packages

We can work with you to bring your book cover ideas to life with a custom book cover design package. Our custom book cover design packages are cost-effective without sacrificing creativity or quality.

Ebook Cover Design

$199
$199
  • Custom Ebook Cover Design
    and Artwork
  • What you will receive:
  • In depth design meeting/discussion
  • 2 to 3 book cover design concepts
  • Multiple cover revisions
  • 1 to 2 Stock photographs and
    PhotoShop work
  • 1 JPEG or TIFF eBook File

Print Cover Design

$349
$349
  • Custom Print Cover Design
    and Artwork
  • What you will receive:
  • In depth design meeting/discussion
  • 2 to 3 book cover design concepts
  • Multiple cover revisions
  • 1 to 2 Stock photographs and
    PhotoShop work
  • Book spine artwork
  • Back cover artwork
  • 1 high resolution printing PDF

THE COMBO

$399
$399
  • Custom Ebook + Print Cover Design
    and Artwork
  • What you will receive:
  • In depth design meeting/discussion
  • 2 to 3 Book cover design concepts
  • Multiple cover revisions
  • 1 to 2 Stock Photographs and
    Photoshop work
  • Book spine artwork
  • Back cover artwork
  • 1 high resolution printing PDF file
  • 1 JPEG or TIFF eBook file
  • 2 FREE TIFF, JPEG or PDF files
    (You specify size)

THE WORKS

$699
$699
  • Custom Print Cover and Artwork
    + Extensive Photoshop + eBook
  • What you will receive:
  • In depth design meeting/discussion
  • 2 to 3 book cover design concepts
  • Multiple cover revisions
  • 3 to 4 Stock Photographs and
    Extensive Photoshop Manipulation
  • Book spine artwork
  • Back cover artwork
  • 1 high resolution printing PDF
  • 1 JPEG or TIFF eBook file
  • 5 FREE TIFF, JPEG or PDF files
    (You specify size)
  • 3D artwork JPEG file

We offer the following four custom book cover design packages:

Ebook Cover Design Package

Ebook CoverIf all you need is a professional eBook cover design to “wow” your readers, this package is perfect.

Services included:

  • In-depth cover design consultation
  • 2 to 3 cover design concepts
  • Multiple revisions
  • 1 to 2 stock photographs and PhotoShop work

What will you receive?

  • JPEG or TIFF file in the size needed by your ebook publishing platform

Turnaround time:

  • 4 to 5 business days
  • 3 day rush service is available for an additional fee

Price: $199

Purchase This Package

Print Cover Design Package

Front Cover Spine and Back CoverIf all you need is a dynamic, custom book cover design for print, this package is perfect.

Services included:

  • In-depth cover design consultation
  • 2 to 3 cover design concepts
  • Multiple revisions
  • 1 to 2 stock photographs and PhotoShop work
  • Book spine artwork
  • Back cover artwork
  • Barcode artwork created from your ISBN

What will you receive?

  • 1 high resolution printing PDF.

Turnaround time:

  • 4 to 7 business days
  • 3 day rush service is available for an additional fee

Price: $349

Purchase This Package

THE COMBO – Ebook + Print Cover

comboThis package is for authors who are publishing their book in both ebook and print.

Services included:

  • In-depth cover design consultation
  • 2 to 3 cover design concepts
  • Multiple revisions
  • 1 to 2 stock photographs and PhotoShop work
  • Book spine artwork
  • Back cover artwork
  • Barcode artwork created from your ISBN

What will you receive?

  • 1 JPEG or TIFF ebook file
  • 1 high resolution printing PDF
  • 2 FREE TIFF, JPEG or PDF files of the cover in the sizes you specify

Turnaround time:

  • 4 to 7 business days
  • 3 day rush service is is available for an additional fee

Price: $399

Purchase This Package

THE WORKS – Extensive Photoshop Work + Ebook + Print Covers

THE WORKS - Ready Made Cover DesignThis package is for authors who want to “push the envelope” with knock out cover design that goes above and beyond.

The WORKS offers more of everything. From extensive PhotoShop work using up to 4 images to 3D artwork, this package also includes 5 FREE TIFF, JPG or PDF files sized so you can maximize your book marketing.

Services included:

  • In-depth cover design consultation
  • 2 to 3 cover design concepts
  • Multiple revisions
  • 3 to 4 stock photographs
  • Extensive PhotoShop manipulation
  • Book spine artwork
  • Back cover artwork
  • Barcode artwork created from your ISBN

What will you receive?

  • 1 JPEG or TIFF ebook file
  • 1 high resolution printing PDF
  • 3D book cover JPEG
  • 5 FREE TIFF, JPEG or PDF files of the cover in the sizes you specify

Turnaround time:

  • 6 to 9 business days
  • 5 day rush service is is available for an additional fee

Price: $699

Purchase This Package

Take advantage of our FREE book cover design consultation.

Email us details about your book and let’s talk about your book cover design!

Get Started Now!

Custom book cover frequently asked questions

How do we get started with designing my book cover?

Option 1:  Choose one of the book cover design packages and click on the “Get Started Now” button. You can purchase the package in our store. After purchasing the package, your purchase confirmation will have a link to our Getting Started page, where you can answer a few questions about your book prior to our in-depth book design consultation.

Option 2:  Go to the Getting Started page and complete the brief form. You can use this form to tell us about your book, your vision, main characters and locations, all of which will help us in creating a cover design.

You can also schedule a day and time for us to call and talk about your book project. It’s important that we talk about your ideas as well.

How do I pay for the Elegant Book Design cover design services?

50% deposit

Your first payment, a 50% deposit, is due when the cover design concept work is started.

We have four custom cover design packages which can be purchased through our secure shopping cart system. Payments can be made via credit card.

Second Payment

The second payment for the cover design is due upon approval of final artwork. After receipt of the second payment, we will email you the printing and/or ebook files you will use for publishing your book cover.

 

How long does the custom book cover process take?

Custom ebook covers take from 4 to 5 days typically from start to finish, but if there are a lot of changes and additional reviews, it can take a few more days.

Custom print book covers take from 4 to 7 days to complete. If there are additional rounds of changes and reviews, it may take a few more days for completion and approval.

The COMBO (custom ebook cover, front cover and back cover) design and artwork take 4 to 7 days to complete. If there are additional rounds of changes and reviews, it may take a few more days for completion and approval.

The WORKS (custom ebook cover, front cover and back cover) design and artwork take 7 to 9 days to complete. If there are additional rounds of changes and reviews, it may take a few more days for completion and approval.

I just need an ebook cover at the moment. Can I upgrade later and get a print cover with a spine and back cover artwork?

Yes. When we create your ebook cover, the artwork is high resolution so we can also use it just for printed materials as well.

What resolution will you use for my book cover artwork?

All book cover design work is created at 300 dpi. This resolution is perfect for four-color printing. This also means if you just need an ebook cover now, and a few months from now you need a print cover, we can add your spine and back cover text and barcode to complete the artwork.

For ebooks, the resolution varies depending on the ebook publishing platform. Typically, ebook publishers require artwork files that have specific pixel dimensions or minimal pixel width and height. We will take the artwork and size it to required pixel dimensions so the files we give you will have the correct resolution needed for publication.

Do you offer rush service? I need my cover artwork right away.

Yes. We offer a rush service, which is an additional fee.

  • Custom Ebook service is normally 3 to 5 business days. Rush service fee would apply for a turnaround of less than 3 business days.
  • Custom Print cover only service is normally 4 to 7 business days. Rush service fee would apply for a turnaround of less than 4 business days.
  • Custom COMBO service is normally 4 to 7 business days. Rush service fee would apply for a turnaround of less than 4 business days.
  • THE WORKS service is normally 7 to 9 business days. Rush service fee would apply for a turnaround of less than 7 business days.

During checkout you may add the rush service fee to your order.

Do I have to purchase photography for my book cover design?

No. Stock photography is included in the price of your cover design.

However, if you want to locate photography or illustrations from a stock agency online yourself, you are more than welcome to purchase images and provide them to Elegant Book Design.

What is stock photography?

It can be expensive to hire a photographer and a model, then stage a set for a book cover. Stock photography is a reasonably priced alternative. These are images that photographers (and illustrators) create on their own, then sell multiple times, through stock agencies services known as stock agencies such as Shutterstock, Adobe Stock and others.

The advantage is that the rights to use stock photographs and illustrations can be purchased for a fraction of the cost of hiring a photographer or illustration and purchasing exclusive rights to the image. The disadvantage is that stock images may be purchased and used by different graphic designers.

When Elegant Book Design purchases stock photography, we are purchasing the right to use the image with some restrictions. For example, a standard license for ebook use is limited to under 250,000 sales by authors and print books are limited to under 500,000.

For books that exceed those numbers in sales, an extended rights fee is charged by the stock agency, which is $79.00 for Shutterstock and Adobe Stock.

Elegant Book Design includes the standard license image purchase in all the cover design services in this website, and the author is responsible for the extended license fee.

Can you illustrate my book cover with a drawing or a painting instead of stock photography?

Elegant Book Design does not provide illustration services at this time.

We will be happy to refer you to an illustrator. Our stock photography resources have some illustrations in different drawing and painting mediums and it may be possible to find an illustrated stock image.

I have an ISBN for my book, but I don't have the actual barcode for my print cover.

This is not a problem. We can generate the barcode art needed for your cover artwork. When we create your back cover design proof, you will see the barcode and the ISBN number so you can verify that the number you give us matches.

How do I know your cover design colors will print correctly when I send your printing file to my book publisher?

Elegant Book Design uses a color-calibrated iMac with Retina display during the design process and Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign are used to create Adobe PDF proofs and final printing files. Color profiles are embedded into the final artwork file.

Most printing companies and publishers will provide a color-calibrated digital proof prior to printing so you can approve the color and trim area before the book cover goes to press.

If you have a limited budget for your cover design, take a look at our
Ready-made Covers.