Cover design & layout

Contrary to the old adage, people do judge a book by its cover.

We’ve had books placed in branches of Waterstones solely on the basis of the quality of our cover artwork.

Most self-published books are easy to spot due to their amateurish covers. Conversely, a well-designed cover is eye-catching, it gives the reader a strong sense of what the book is about, and says ‘pick me up’. You want readers to flock to your book – and so do we.

Having a high quality cover that stands out in the crowded marketplace – for the right reasons – is a crucial step in your book’s success.

Book design specialists

We have designed book covers for a host of different books, including stunning photo-heavy coffee-table books, scientific resource texts and action-packed novels.

See examples of our book design work.

Inside your book – making your text a joy to read

Just as your book cover is an important factor in winning over readers, your book’s interior pages can quickly make or break your book.

Many self-published books are simply hard to read, and don’t look professional. Readers have (rightly) come to expect a certain standard in typesetting and layout of books, and you don’t want to give a bad impression before a single word of your masterpiece has yet been read.

Good typesetting and book layout is a delicate exercise in ‘keeping out of the way’. The objective is to make your book as easy to read as possible – we let the content shine! To do this we use our skills and experience to make the reading experience pleasing and easy.

In short, a book designed by us will look like it was published by one of the better traditional publishing houses. Why is this important? Well, we’re giving your book a head-start – we’re setting the tone and standard for your readers, before they’ve even started enjoying your content.

Ready to make your book as good as it can be?

Send us an email or call us now on 0191 6031660