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Book Cover Design Services

Our designers at Steuben Press can help you get a cover design that will make your book fly off the shelves.

Your book cover is the first thing potential readers see. It makes the first impression of what's inside, and gives readers a glimpse into the journey your book will take them on.

There’s science behind the importance of your book cover: The brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than text.

Boring stock photography, lackluster font choices and little originality in a cover can doom a self-published book.

A well-designed cover makes your book easier to market, and sets the expectation for the quality of the writing.

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Designing Your Book Cover

The Steuben Press design team is dedicated to helping you avoid classic cover design pitfalls.

Your book cover designer will help make sure your cover meets all industry standards. That means the spine width will be correct, and the back cover elements will be in the right places.

Plus, your designer will know book industry secrets — like what a bookstore looks for when deciding what goes on their shelves.

After a disappointing proof of my labor-intensive and much-loved manuscript from another printer, I decided to try Steuben Press. Based on recommendations from many of my publishing team who are all members of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), I submitted my book to Adam and his staff.

Their proof was perfect! The illustrations were crisp, the print clear, and the construction high quality. But the cover! Absolutely beautiful and softly glossed, Steuben's production added depth to the colors and popped the fine design by my cover artist. My book shimmers on the shelf!

— Sunny Weber - Denver, CO

Sunny Weber is the author of Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful Dogs

How It Works

  1. During your file upload, you’ll have the option to choose Design Services as a choice for your book.

    If you already have your cover designed picked out and just need help touching up your book’s back cover elements or making sure your spine is the correct width, let us know in the notes section during file upload.

    Rather than hiring us for a custom book cover, we can bill hourly for these types of final touches. That means more money back in your pocket to save for your next book!

  2. We’ll assign a professional cover designer to your project who’ll talk with you about your vision for the cover of your book.
  3. After talking it through with your designer, our team will estimate and bill for the time required to complete your cover design. We bill at $50 and hour, and can start with as little as 30 minutes if that’s all you need!
  4. If you want a design produced by an artist, your cover designer will help you locate the artist who can give you exactly what you need.

So let ‘em judge your book by its cover — we’re that confident it’ll look amazing.

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Get Your Book Printed Today!

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