Book Design


Bespoke book design service for publishers and authors, including covers and dust jackets.

My history with books

I have a long history of working with books, previously I was a librarian for 17 years at one of the biggest and busiest public libraries in Devon. I worked across multiple departments both locally and centrally. My role was incredibly varied, including (in a nutshell) serving the general public, stock work, plus a variety of design, display and website work. It gave me vast experience of how people (of all ages and abilities) choose, use, navigate and interact with books.

Book cover and dust jacket design

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. That’s true. However, the cover will get the book noticed, attract people to it and draw them in. My bespoke book cover and dust jacket design service is available separately, or it can be included as part of a complete book design package.

Non-fiction book design

When it comes to book design, I understand the complexities and challenges that non-fiction can bring about; there may be lots of data to communicate. The content of a non-fiction book needs to be logically arranged whilst maintaining a visually attractive style and easy-to-use layout. The reader should be able to navigate the book with ease.

Freelance book design for publishers

Small independent publisher or large publishing house - I can work with you and your team to create professionally designed books for you.

Freelance book design for authors

You've written a book and are now interested in self-publishing! Congratulations on writing your book, you've done the hard work, now you need a professional design service to make your book look fantastic. If you wish to publish a physical edition of your book, I can help you with the print production. You might also be interested in producing an e-book.

  • Design of book interior.
  • Design of book exterior.
  • Book cover design.
  • Book dust jacket design.
  • Book board design.
  • Page layout.
  • Typesetting.
  • Image editing.
  • Hardback.
  • Softback.
  • Non-fiction.
  • Fiction.
  • Children's books.
  • Books for all ages.
  • Prepared for print.
  • Print management possible.
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