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We have been involved with designing unique book covers for publishers and individual authors for over 20 years. If you are a publisher or an agency representing a publisher, please contact us about how we can work together.

But, I don’t need a book cover designer…

There is no doubt, people do still judge a book by its cover – especially if they are browsing or don’t already know much about the author. A good book cover design (unlike the one below!) can make a massive difference to the success of any book.

But, I don’t need a book cover designer…

There is no doubt, people do still judge a book by its cover – especially if they are browsing or don’t already know much about the author. A good book cover design (unlike the one below!) can make a massive difference to the success of any book.

OK, but I could just use a book cover template – there’s thousands to choose from…

Well, yes, you can (we can help if you really decide you want to do that). Templates can be OK. They are like a pre-made set of visuals – that everyone else also can see and also choose for their special and unique book project – which suddenly isn’t so unique any more. Often you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for and so might need to opt for the closest match, or adapt the template which could even end up taking longer than starting from scratch!

Bespoke book cover design

From short-run digital books and mass market paperbacks to prestigious hardback volumes, we can lead you through the entire book cover design process from creating a range of initial visuals, any changes needed right through to unique finished and technically accurate final artwork. We will also carefully design the spine and back to compliment the front cover of your book. If you have a series of books, we can design a series, and include a discount for designs after the first cover is completed.

There are three main types of design we do for books and authors. Find out more below…

OK, but I could just use a book cover template – there’s thousands to choose from…

Well, yes, you can (we can help if you really decide you want to do that). Templates can be OK. They are like a pre-made set of visuals – that everyone else also can see and also choose for their special and unique book project – which suddenly isn’t so unique any more. Often you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for and so might need to opt for the closest match, or adapt the template which could even end up taking longer than starting from scratch!

Bespoke book cover design

From short-run digital books and mass market paperbacks to prestigious hardback volumes, we can lead you through the entire book cover design process from creating a range of initial visuals, any changes needed right through to unique finished and technically accurate final artwork. We will also carefully design the spine and back to compliment the front cover of your book. If you have a series of books, we can design a series, and include a discount for designs after the first cover is completed.

There are three main types of design we do for books and authors. Find out more below…

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Book Cover Design for Print

This simply means anything designed that will end up being physically printed. We’ll design a range of options for your book after an initial consultation with you. Once you’ve chosen a design, we will produce a couple of alternatives for the spine and back designs and make changes requested as we go. Once a final complete cover design is chosen, we will produce technically accurate print-ready artwork to send to the printer of your choice. We can also generate a barcode for your book if you have an ISBN number. Included with print designs is a 3D digital cover mock-up (see below). We strongly recommend you request a proof from the printer that will be physically printing your book, and we are happy to make late changes, based on a proof, as part of our service.

01

Book Cover Design for Print

This simply means anything designed that will end up being physically printed. We’ll design a range of options for your book after an initial consultation with you. Once you’ve chosen a design, we will produce a couple of alternatives for the spine and back designs and make changes requested as we go. Once a final complete cover design is chosen, we will produce technically accurate print-ready artwork to send to the printer of your choice. We can also generate a barcode for your book if you have an ISBN number. Included with print designs is a 3D digital cover mock-up version (see below). We strongly recommend you request a proof from the printer that will be physically printing your book, and we are happy to make late changes, based on a proof, as part of our service.

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3D Book Cover Designs

These are typically used for e-books, marketing and publicity all online. If we are creating a physically printed book cover for you, a 3D digital cover mock-up will be included as standard to help you market your printed book online – you just need to ask :). However, we can also design an e-book cover specifically for use only via digital channels online. There is the option to choose a pre-built template from elsewhere, and ask us to take that template and make it unique to your e-book. We can supply 3D images in various positions (spine showing / not showing, flat, upright, 3D etc).

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3D Book Cover Designs

These are typically used for e-books, marketing and publicity all online. If we are creating a physically printed book cover for you, a 3D digital cover mock-up will be included as standard to help you market your printed book online – you just need to ask :). However, we can also design an e-book cover specifically for use only via digital channels online. There is the option to choose a pre-built template from elsewhere, and ask us to take that template and make it unique to your e-book. We can supply 3D images in various positions (spine showing / not showing, flat, upright, 3D etc).

03

Independent Author Websites

You may have already self-published several books, or just completed your first. Either way, we can help you have a full online presence to promote and sell your book(s) and tell your author story. We can also advise you about social media and search engine optimisation – even email templates and building an email list of contacts. Many of these things can be connected to, or built into your main author website. You can also point people to your website from other book promotion or blog websites. The more places you appear, the more likely you are to be seen and ultimately make a sale. Talk to us about including an author website as a complete book and author design solution, or if you would like us to take existing books and content and make a new website for you.

 

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Independent Author Websites

You may have already self-published several books, or just completed your first. Either way, we can help you have a full online presence to promote and sell your book(s) and tell your author story. We can also advise you about social media and search engine optimisation – even email templates and building an email list of contacts. Many of these things can be connected to, or built into your main author website. You can also point people to your website from other book promotion or blog websites. The more places you appear, the more likely you are to be seen and ultimately make a sale. Talk to us about including an author website as a complete book and author design solution, or if you would like us to take existing books and content and make a new website for you.

‘Creative Bytes has provided an excellent design service for us over a number of years. They bring to every project a rare combination of creative flair, technical expertise and attention to detail. They are 100% professional and thoroughly reliable; but at the same time truly creative – able to follow and interpret briefs but also to volunteer different approaches, often hitting the perfect design solution… Highly recommended!’

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