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Cover Design

Cover design is one of the first stages in producing your book. Cover design is also one of the most exciting, as it’s the first time your manuscript starts to look like a real book. It can actually bring grown men to tears!

Layout and design of book cover includes client consultation, PDF questionnaire, 3–5 front cover layouts, design of back cover and spine to match chosen front, bar code, creation of press-ready PDF file set to printer’s specifications, and electronic images of cover in various sizes and formats for client’s promotional purposes.

With a front cover, you’re able to begin your marketing efforts and it’s almost never too early to do that, plus we can put your book up for pre-sale on realizers’ web sites to start generating sales, so let’s get going! Remember: People DO judge books by their covers, so be choosy when selecting your designer.


For tips to help you select the right design firm, download the PDF:
Questioning the Design Experts

Notice About Copyright:
For cover and interior designs, the client gains copyright to the design but TLC Graphics has the right to use the designs in our marketing efforts. Client does not necessarily own copyright of included photography or artwork, as that often remains with the image’s creator. TLC Graphics and Narrow Gate Books do not take over the copyright of your written book.