Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover…and its interior.
The quality of a book's cover and interior design can often mean the difference between a customer's buying the book or passing it by. Consider this: the average customer spends approximately eight seconds glancing at the front and back covers of a book before deciding whether it rates a peek inside. If the appearance of the pages is appealing, the buyer generally wants to take a closer look and is willing to invest in what seems to promise a "good read."
At United Writers, we believe every book deserves to greet the public with a professionally-designed cover and an interior layout that underscores the content, just as a musical instrument supports the voice of a singer.
Does the typography fit the "feel" of the book? Does the cover use color and contrast to attract the eye? Does the title get attention and communicate, at a glance, what the book is about? Our designers function as both production editors and artists, recommending typefaces and styles that enhance the organization and flow of fiction and non-fiction alike, whether your book is in printed format or designed for e-readers like Kindle or Nook.
Fees for cover design range from $500 to $2000, depending on a number of factors, including whether the book produced will be a trade paperback or casebound, "paper over board," or including a dust cover or if stock photography will be used in the design.
Fees for interior design are based on the number of pages (defined as 250 words) in the manuscript and the number of images, including charts, graphs, photographs, or other image files that will be included in the book. Front and back matter, e.g., title pages, copyright pages, dedication pages, acknowledgments, bibliographies, indexes, etc., will be included in the page count. Please click here to learn more about our pricing structure.