Green Door | Green Door Design for Publishing - Book Design Prices
Do you need a book cover? Do you need help with layout, or making an ebook? Find everything you need here at very competitive prices to suit all budgets.
Cover Design, Book Design, Book Designer, ebook maker, Book Layout Design, Book Cover Creator, Kindle Self Publishing
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Good design is problem solving.

Jeffrey Veen

Step One

We will build a brief so we are clear what you want to convey with your cover

Step Two

Our Senior Designer will study your brief and come up with some conceptual ideas

Step Three

Our Senior Designer will work with you to revise your chosen concept to perfection

Step Four

Your book will have the original and professional cover it deserves

Cover Design Packages

  • BASIC E-BOOK PACKAGE
    design for e-books

    £99
  • e-book cover
  • 2 concepts
  • 5 revisions
  • up to 3 stock images
  • optimised jpg cover
  • 3D rendering
  • bonus web images

  • BASIC PRINT PACKAGE
    design for print

    £149
  • print cover
  • 2 concepts
  • 5 revisions
  • up to 3 stock images
  • ready for print pdf
  • 3D rendering
  • bonus web images

FREE E-Cover

  • STANDARD PRINT PACKAGE
    + FREE e-book cover

    £199
  • print + FREE e-book cover
  • 4 concepts
  • 5 revisions
  • up to 5 images or 1 art print
  • optimised jpg cover
  • ready for print pdf
  • 3D rendering
  • bonus web images

FREE E-Cover

  • PREMIUM COVER PACKAGE
    prices starting from

    £299
  • print + FREE e-book cover
  • 4 concepts
  • unlimited text revisions
  • custom art
  • optimised jpg cover
  • ready for print pdf
  • 3D rendering
  • bonus web images

Packages Explained

Concepts

We offer between 2 and 4 design concepts depending on which package you choose. By ‘design concepts’ we mean developed cover ideas and mock-ups based on our discussions with you, the information you provide us about the content and genre of your book, and any preconceived ideas you initially bring to the table. We will work with your vision, while also advising on what does and does not work in terms of design and publication.

Revisions

Once you have chosen the design we are happy to fine tune it. If using a portrait, for example, you may prefer the main figure to be younger or older, or the background to be a bit different, cleaner or more distressed; you might decide on a different colour-way, and the typography may require alteration to better fit the imagery. These are tweaks rather than new design concepts, and all part of the design process. *Please note that art prints, custom illustrations and paintings cannot be revised, only the type and the way the image is used; the image itself cannot be changed.

Stock Images

Every cover uses stock imagery unless it is purely typographical, or the image is an art print, or a custom illustration or painting. Stock imagery is visual material – such as photographs and original artwork – that is licensed for specific uses in publishing. Some stock imagery is free, but the good stuff has to be purchased. Green Door has a variety of accounts to ensure you get what you want, and will help you to find the right stock imagery for your project. Each of our design packages has a set number of stock images included in the cost, but any of the packages can be upgraded to use more for a small fee. We do not trade in stock imagery ourselves, or impose any brokering or handling charges. We ask only that if our clients require stock imagery outside that which is included in our package that they cover the charge themselves.

Art Prints

Authors of history and historical novels, in particular, often request a painting, a detail of a painting, or a montage of several paintings from the period in which their book is set. Although a lot of pre-twentieth century art is in the public domain and thus free to use, the quality of the accessible images are often very low and therefore a print is required. The ‘Standard’ package is recommended to authors who require an art print, as the cost of the print is covered by our fee. The ‘Basic’ package can, however, also be adapted for a small increase in price.

Custom Art

Green Door works with a number of notable artists and illustrators, and if you would like to commission an original painting or illustration for your cover we will do our best to find the right artist for your book. There will be a separate fee agreed with the artist in question for this service, which will differ from artist to artist. A high quality scan will be provided for you book, while the original will remain with the artist unless a purchase agreement is made; this is nothing to do with us, and we do not expect to gain from any such transaction between author and artist. If you are using your own artist, we ask only that you provide us with a high resolution scan of the image with which to work.

JPG & PDF

If you require an e-book jacket then you will receive a jpg image once the design is complete. You will receive this in different sizes, including one optimised for your chosen e-reader (i.e. Kindle). If you want a cover for print purposes you will need to supply us with the dimensions of your book, which should be provided by your publisher or the agency you are using to self-publish. If you are going to be using CreateSpace and have purchased the ‘Basic Print’, ‘Standard Design’, ‘Premium’ or ‘Complete Authors Discount Package’, all of which include the book-blocking service, we will be able to get the dimensions for you. Your final cover will be in the form of a PDF, which is the format requested by most self-publishing agencies. Here at Green Door, however, we endeavour to give you everything you need to self-publish, so we will also supply your cover in a variety of sizes in jpeg format at no extra cost.

3D Rendering

3D rendering provides you with a high quality image your book cover on a book and tablet template for marketing purposes, enabling potential readers to view a ‘real’ image of your book, rather just than a flat, 2D picture of the cover. Very sexy on advertisements.

Bonus Web Images

As an added and free bonus, we will also provide you with banners for social media, including Twitter and Facebook. These are invaluable when launching and promoting your book.

Other Design Services

  • E-BOOK CONVERSION

    £75
  • typography formating, inc. font style, size, leading etc
  • front matter, inc. title page, copyright page etc
  • academic formatting (if req’d)
  • presentation of graphs, glyphs, diagrams or images (if req’d)
  • saved for chosen platform
  • interactive contents page
  • TYPESETTING & LAYOUT

    £65
  • typography formating, inc. font style, size, leading etc
  • front matter, inc. title page, copyright page etc
  • academic formatting (if req’d)
  • presentation of graphs, glyphs, diagrams or images (if req’d)
  • BOOK BLOCK FOR PRINT

    £99
  • typography formating, inc. font style, size, leading etc
  • front matter, inc. title page, copyright page etc
  • academic formatting (if req’d)
  • presentation of graphs, glyphs, diagrams or images (if req’d)
  • page formatting
  • saved as a PDF or INDD
  • WEBSITE DESIGN
    prices starting from

    £299
  • a website which is editable by you – host not included
  • prices start for 4 pages: home, about, blog & contact
  • 3D rendering of your book
  • copy-editing of your web text
    (if req’d)
  • updates £20 per hour (if req’d)
  • bonus web images

Need Something Else?

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If you require any other graphic design services – for example posters, advertisements, magazine spreads, business cards etc – please feel free to contact us for a quote. We are more than happy to help no matter how big or small the job, so please don’t hesitate to ask.

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