Most authors and publishers know the value of a well-designed, sophisticated book cover. It’s the curb appeal for your literary property. In fact, it’s one of the most significant factors that will affect the success of your book if it’s destined to be available in stores or online.
That’s why at Page & Cover we put a lot of emphasis on tone and style. We dive into your manuscript. We listen carefully to your ideas for the cover. We learn whom you see as your ideal reader. Our extensive background in art direction and editorial design allows us to develop images and typography that put an intriguing, enticing, appropriate face on your work.
We typically present three to five mockups for your consideration. They may incorporate photos you provide or they might include additional illustration, stock photos, or custom photography. Whatever the ingredients, know that the design will have been tailored for your book, for your readers.
If your cover is for an eBook, you’ll receive your final cover design in the dimensions and formats required for your platforms of choice. Finished designs for printed soft covers include spine and back cover, plus spot varnish, if desired. Dust jackets for case bound books also include flap designs and, as an additional option, art for foil-stamping the hard cover. Files destined for print-on-demand or conventional printing are guaranteed to fit printer’s specs, including those for overhangs, spine width, and flap depths. Have an unusual idea for die cutting or embossing? Bring it on!