How much does book cover design cost?

One question we’re often asked at Chandler Book Design is how much does book cover design cost? Well like most things in life it depends! You see not all book cover design is equal.

To start some designers or websites may use predesigned covers or templates, this is normally the cheapest option and prices range from £50 to £150+! Due to the fact most of the hard work has already been done it means it’s fairly quick to get a book cover however the downside is your cover can be left looking generic or even worse just like someone else’s!

Here at Chandler Book Design we prefer the more bespoke route to give your books the uniqueness they deserve, therefore we do not use templates or pre-designed covers. Instead, we craft each cover from scratch to make sure whether it’s a hardback, paperback or eBook the final result is bespoke to you.

Generally speaking there are 2 main bespoke options, photographic & illustration.

Photographic cover design cost

Photographic covers are based around images that are either provided by the client or sourced by ourselves. Usually, they are then matched with custom typography to complement and provide a feeling for the book itself. Images can be manipulated & edited in many ways even combining multiple images into a composite. For this prices can range from £150 to £350+!

Illustrated cover design cost

Illustrated covers can be simple or incredibly complex. It could be a minimal graphic design style compromising of a few elements all the way to a custom commission by an illustrator of choice. This means the time involved varies greatly and prices can range from £350 to £1,600+!

How much will my cover design cost?

Every project is unique so the best way to find out is to get in touch and ask. We’ve been designing books for over 10 years, so we have the ability to quickly recommend the right option for your particular budget.

If you’d like to know more don’t hesitate to get in touch where one of our designers would be more than happy to assist.

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