Custom Cover FAQs

If I order an ebook cover now can I upgrade to a print over in the future?

Absolutely. There is a $49 charge for the print upgrade. We’ll add in a space for your ISBN bar code on the back and add in any author photos or text you like.

How much are your covers?

Our pre-made ebook covers are only $69. (As mentioned, upgrading a pre-made cover to an ebook and a print cover is an additional $49.) Our custom ebook covers are $199, and our full custom ebook/print cover package is $249.

Is there a difference in quality between your pre-made and custom ebook covers?

Nope. Both covers will be provided in high-resolution (300 dpi) 6 x 9 versions as well as low resolution for website, social media etc. use.

Do you resell your pre-made covers? I don’t want someone else to have a cover that looks just like mine.

Don’t worry; once we use a pre-made cover from our selection of designs, we remove it from the site. It will only be used for your book. We do rely on stock photography for most of our covers, so it may be possible another author may have the same photo utilized in their cover.

How do I start the process?

If you’re interested in a pre-made cover, go here and choose one that you are interested in, then click on the “Product Enquiry” button. If you’re not from the UK, consider it a “Product Inquiry” button. (We didn’t code the buttons.)

If you’re interested in a custom cover, use the Contact Form and we’ll chat first, then start you in with the Story Questionnaire once you’re ready to begin.

How soon can I expect my new cover?

We like to start with an initial design consult, which consists of a Story Questionnaire about your book (such as story synopsis, genre, etc.) We also like to ask if you have any examples of current book covers in your genre you like, which helps us get a better idea of the direction you are looking for (stark, colorful, simple, complex, and so on.)

For pre-made ebook covers, you should usually see a customized design using your author name and book title within 2-days, depending on the design schedule. We will work with you to tweak the design until it meets your approval.

For custom ebook covers, you should usually receive an initial design proposal within 5 days after the initial consult. We will provide up to five design revisions

For the print and ebook package, expect up to 5-7 days between the initial design consult and when you should see you  should see your design proposal.

How do I contact you?

You can use our Contact Form to contact us and get the ball rolling. For reference, we’re located in the Midwest (Central Standard Time).

What is your usual availability?

We are pretty flexible; it all depends on how many projects we have going at the same time. Current waiting times for new projects is about one week.

What genres do you work with?

Our preferred genres are contemporary and regency romance, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, mystery, young adult, literary fiction, and non-fiction. We’re not comfortable working on erotica, graphic horror or LGBT covers, but will have some suggestions as to who might be a better fit for you.

How does your custom cover design process work?

The first step is for you to fill out our Story Questionnaire form, in which you provide us with basics such as story synopsis, title, and author name. We also try to discover more about the theme, mood, important symbols used in the story, and examples of voters you like from other authors. Once we get that info, we develop a preliminary design to see if we are heading in the right direction. From there you have up to five revisions to fine tune the final design. (Don’t worry, we won’t leave you hanging with a design you don’t like. Our goal is to make sure you’re satisfied with your final design.)

How does payment work?

Our initial invoice will be for half of the design cost of your project, with a second invoice sent after completion of the final design. We bill primarily via PayPal.