Fiction & Nonfiction Books

Will your book be a softcover or hardcover book? Will it have color or black & white pages? Books come in all shapes and sizes, from pocket books to textbooks. What shape and size will best suit your manuscript?

Your book is unique. Its size, look, and shape will depend on your subject matter, writing style, images, and choice of printing methods. All these are taken into account during the design stage of your book. See examples of fiction and nonfiction books we’ve designed in our book design portfolio.

Shape & Size

The books we’re most familiar with are standard sizes for printing: 5.5″ x 8.5″ or 6″ x 9″ and large format coffee table books. But that doesn’t mean you’re limited to those sizes. Suppose your poetry has short lines? A taller, narrower book may better suit your poems. Or, a squarish shape could complement your memoir, allowing ample room for images and narrative.

What's Included?

A full-color book cover
We’ll complete your front cover, spine and back cover to your complete satisfaction, at the book size of your choice. If your book is a hardcover with dust jacket, your book cover will also include design of the flaps and a foil-stamped spine for the hardcover book.

All pages designed and typeset
A printed mockup
Full rights to your final book design
Specially sized images of your cover for promotional purposes
Digital files uploaded directly to your printer
All your final digital files

A page on this website for your book
We’ll create a webpage for your book—in our portfolio section—while it’s being printed, so readers can find your book on the Internet while you’re still waiting for it to arrive from your printer. We’ll add links to your website and/or online book vendors where your book can be purchased, to help spread the word.

If you’d like to read a detailed explanation of each step in the book cover and page design process (including what you can expect if we work together on your book), please visit our cover design process and page design process pages.

Or, see our Prices, then request a quote for your book. If you’d like to discuss your upcoming book, please visit our Contact page and find the easiest way for you to reach us. We’ll schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation, and we’ll look forward to hearing from you!

“Linda is a wonderful person to work with. She has remarkable design skills and she's a tenacious problem solver. We cannot imagine working with anyone else on future books.”

Dan & Ellen Plunkett

“Linda's knowledge of all things book-related, from covers and colors and captions, to fonts and layout and photos, along with prompt and competent responses to questions, made the journey enjoyable and the end product terrific!”

Richard Ivey
A Meaningful Life

“Working with Linda was a lovely experience and my book looks absolutely great!”

Elizabeth Millis
The Almost Good Dog
“The cover of Entitled needed to give the potential reader insight into the genre, the journey of the book and the tone of the writing. Linda delivered an exceptional cover design that captured the spirit of my novel. She also handled a parallel storyline within the novel’s pages with creativity and enthusiasm. I’ve since sold thousands of copies.”
Cookie Boyle
Entitled - 100 Copies Sold to Date