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Now accepting reservations for book design projects commencing from March 2024.
You’ve just spent 1000 hours writing a manuscript for a fantastic story. It’s time to turn it into something really special with custom book design.
People judge books by their covers. A stunning book cover design with a thoughtfully laid out interior, great font and perfect margin spacing is going to sell more copies than a DIY book that used a generic template.
If you’re getting me to design your work, you’re self-publishing for now. Having a killer design makes your book more enticing to publishers, distributors and bookstores so you can make more money down the track.
After all the effort you’ve put into writing your book, you should finish it off properly. Let’s make it into something you’re proud to see sitting on the shelf.
The price of book design depends on how long and detailed the book needs to be – but you’ll need to estimate a minimum of 2 hours for a cover, 20 hours for a novel and 40 hours for a picture book – plus value considerations based on your aspirations for the final piece.
Please don’t cut corners on this!
I’ve had several enquiries from would-be book design clients who decide not to proceed when they realise the investment is going to be at least in the early thousands. Book design is a huge process, especially if illustration is involved, and quality work is going to take a lot of time. Paying less on your novel produces a worse end result, sometimes meaning I have to stop polishing and finalising the artworks earlier than I would like, which is devastating to see after so many hours spent writing the book in the first place!
My standard rate used to calculate your minimum investment.
This covers all active design work, plus the time I spend packaging, perfecting, emailing, calling, admining, going to meetings, and paying overheads like office space and super.
“My mum’s going to kill me if this isn’t done today”.
This rate covers whatever it takes to get your project done in half the time, like pushing other jobs slightly or doing late nights or weekends.
You’ve got a big job and need me full time for a day.
From 9am to 5pm I’ll be on your team.
Limited spaces available – I can’t vanish on my other clients too often.
– These prices are the minimum benchmark. We’ll build value considerations on top to make sure your quote is right for you.
– GST is included in all pricing.
– I’ve got payment plans available – just tick the box to find out more during your questionnaire.
– Check my FAQ for more info, including common prices based on these rates.
Fill out the form below and I’ll get back to you with a fully-custom quote on your book design, plus a timeframe to completion.