Custom Covers

When meticulous details matter

We offer a wide range of premade covers for a reason.  They fit most authors’ needs.  However, there are stories that demand a certain level of attention to detail not offered with our premade selection.  For example, a specific cover model, or that perfect castle in the background set atop a mountain.  If your cover needs such attention to detail, you’ve come to the right place. 

Most Common FAQs

You will be given the option to put a $50 nonrefundable deposit down toward the purchase of your custom cover.  Once your deposit is complete we will reach out to you to start the brief process. 

No.  Each cover is sold only once.  

Absolutely! We can use your supplied ISBN and barcode, or generate a barcode with your ISBN.  We will ensure it is placed according to your printer’s specifications. 

This depends on our current workload.  For custom covers please allow up to four (4) weeks for delivery.  For premade cover adjustments please allow up to a week for delivery.  These estimates are based on our standard workload.  During times of high demand these timelines may be extended without notice.  Please accept our sincere apologies if your cover is taking longer than expected. 

If you’re concerned about our current turnaround time please contact us for a current timeline.  Additionally, you may purchase our In a Hurry Package to move your cover to the front of the line. 

We do not provide illustration services at this time.  However, we do offer custom hand lettered typography. 

Generally speaking, yes.  We require proof of license to work with known stock images.  Additionally, we require the appropriate releases to work with custom photography.  This may include, but is not limited to: model release, photograph release, copyright transfer or release, and etc. 

If you’ve hired an illustrator for your cover and are looking for typography only check out our typography package. 

For eBook covers we provide a high-resolution JPEG.  For print covers we provide high-resolution JPEG and PDF files. 

We typically use a Createspace 5×8 (inch) cover template set up for a 250 page spine width.  This is a template and may need to be adjusted based on the needs of your book.  Some premade designs may not support ultra thin spines.  Additionally, we’re happy to adjust elements based on your chosen printer’s specifications, for example the placement and dimension of the ISBN barcode. 

We are aware of Amazon’s intention to move away from Createspace.  We are currently able to support templates from KDP Print, Ingram Spark, and others.

For custom covers we will design your full print wrap to your book’s specifications.  We understand that you may purchase a cover in advance. In that case, we will use a standard template based on your print size (i.e. 5×8, 6×9, etc) and wait to design the spine until your final page count is determined. 

Currently none of our stock image providers require copyright attribution. It is your responsibility upon transfer of the stock image license to periodically check the license terms of the stock images in your cover and update your book’s/books’ copyright page as per the attribution required by the stock image provider.

We would appreciate, but do not require, the following attribution: Cover design by ABC Designs

For custom covers there is a $50 non-refundable deposit. For more specifics please see our Terms and Conditions.

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