How can I design my book cover?
Your book cover is the first thing that readers will see when they pick it up off the shelf or download it onto their Kindle or iPad. Think of it as your book's first impression — you want it to be professional, to stand out, and to be expressive of the words you've written. That's why the best way to design your book cover is by working with a professional book cover designer, such as our team at BookBaby.
Our professional design team has experience with every book genre and style, and our process is simple and efficient. At BookBaby, we work as a one-stop-shop for all your self-publishing needs — from editing, to marketing, to, of course, your book's design inside and out. To get started, contact us today, or create a BookBaby account to save a quote.
What is BookBaby's cover design process?
We make creating your original book cover a simple, yet collaborative, process. Whether you're looking for a printed book or eBook cover design, our professional design team has a tried-and-true process to creating original, vibrant book covers.
First, you can start by creating a quote. Here, you can choose your ideal trim size, cover style, binding, and paper stock options. Then, simply complete our design questionnaire to help us get a better understanding of what you're looking for in your book cover design. You can also add your own images or let our design team use their library of resources. Once your book cover is designed, you can review your proof and take one step closer toward publishing your book.
Can I create a book cover design for any genre?
At BookBaby, our book cover design services are led by our team of professional designers who have created covers for every genre. Whether you're looking for a cover for your romance novel, or something more personal to make your memoir stand out, our creative design team will work with you to ensure that your book cover truly starts your story.
You can take a look at our book styles and genres to get an idea of some of our top genres, or whether you'd like your book to be hardcover or paperback. From graphic novels to business books, cookbooks to children's books, we have experience in creating unique book covers for every genre.
Can you work with the designers to create your book cover?
Yes! Whether you have a sketch or idea already in mind, or you're starting with a blank slate, our cover designers will work with you to create the book cover you've always dreamed of. Our designers want to ensure that your book cover is just what you've envisioned — or better! — so that when you publish your book, it truly feels authentically yours.
Our collaborative process is much more personal and creative than an automated book cover designer you might find on the Internet. You can even get started by uploading some of your own images. When you work with our design team, you'll be able to have multiple conversations and direct input, so that you can be a part of the creative process from the inside out.