Book Cover Design Services
The cost to design a book cover varies. You have to weigh the pros and cons to reach a personal decision. Here are some variables to consider: the amount of time spent on producing your book cover will dictate the amount of budget required. The more detailed the cover is the more hours that the graphic designer is required to work on it. As graphic designers we already have plenty of fonts and graphics in-house at our disposable. The same goes for stock images. You must always check the licensing of the image so that when it is used commercially (and if you are selling your book in any form that means it's being used commercially) you purchase the correct rights, if needed. Freebird Publishers can hire professional photographers who can provide you the necessary graphics to produce the exact book cover you envision.
We offer a wide range of services to assist you or your loved in prison to get your book published and on the market.
Q: SO HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO PAY FOR A BOOK COVER?
A: We have seen prices for book covers range from $150 to $450. For a professional looking, well designed book cover, the sort you see in your local book stores and from publishers like Penguin, Harper Collins, Random House, and Pearson, you should expect to pay $500 to $1200. For just a plain cover, based on simple artwork and typeset design the cost could be lowered to a range of $150 to $450.
Q: WHY SHOULD I PAY SO MUCH FOR MY BOOK COVER
A: Authors who have hired a professional designer report an 18% increase in book sales. The cover is the “first impression” seen by potential customers.
The cover is as important as the contents. A beautiful, professional book cover will put you far ahead of your competition.
The knowledge required to produce book covers-especially when dealing with photo-manipulation, using resources or other artists to provide photography or illustrations-helps to further define your vision, is varied and complex.
Compare the amount of royalties you expect to receive with a poor looking book cover vs. a professional looking book cover. The money it makes will pay off what you paid for it, and continue to bring in further royalties as time moves forward. It is an investment in your book’s future.
How proud and confident you will feel, promoting a book cover that you are extremely satisfied with. The book cover needs to represent the author and the story-line thoroughly.
Having a skillfully designed book cover will expand your readership.
The minimum fee and deposit for your cover design is $150.00. The design fee is billed in 30 minute ($25.00) increments. New cover designs can range in price from $150.00 and up depending on the time spent and the complexity of the design. Some authors do not know as to what makes a good or great cover, some authors have strong opinions and specific desires they want projected on their cover. Freebird accommodates all our clients with a “can do” attitude at competitive rates.
Q: I HAVE MY OWN ARTWORK I WANT TO USE FOR MY BOOK COVER. WILL YOU WORK WITH THIS?
A: Yes, it's your book and your cover. We will be glad to work with your artwork to provide the best cover possible.