Book Cover Design and Layout

417371_296480883734979_1225775149_n   Choose one of our templates or start from scratch with our custom design package. To get started Click here. Everybody has heard the phrase "You can't judge a book by its cover." While this does apply to real life and the way we treat people, it does NOT apply to publishing. Any potential customer that may purchase your book is judging the book by its cover and will be the major factor in their decision to pick it up or not pick it up. The average consumer makes their decision in less than 10 seconds to whether or not they want to take your book to the register. On top of that, your book is competing against thousands of other books as well. Customers will only check out a handful of books either online or in a bookstore. We can help better your chances that they will be taking your book to the register. A&A Printing has been helping authors with cover design for over 20 years. We treat each author uniquely and work closely with them to produce exactly what they are looking for. While there are many expensive companies out there or an amateur design student still in school producing covers, we offer experienced design artists who can bring your cover to life. We are one of the few companies out there that offer 2 options: custom cover design and template cover design. Our unique template cover design system allows you as the author to choose from one of our beautiful templates and we fill in your information for you. This takes all the headaches out of cover design and produces a great looking cover in no time. Perfect for any author in a hurry, wanting a simple yet elegant cover, or not wanting to pay the big money that most designers charge for the same product. In most cases, our template cover design is much less expensive the cover software itself needed to create the cover. Even if you decide to buy the software, these programs can be very difficult to figure out and does not even guarantee you will create the cover you want. Both of our services guarantee that you will receive a cover that you love and bring your book to life. Let us worry about DPI, high resolution images and files, bleeds, and CMYK color schemes. We guarantee that you will be happy you did and will pay less than just about anywhere else.

Design Packages

Basic Package

Click here to see our templates This basic custom design package allows tight budget customers get professional deigns at a low price. This is a particularly good choice if you have a good idea of what cover image you are looking for and don't mind spending some time researching it. Please note package can be upgraded at any time Package Includes:
  • 20 minutes telephone consultation directly with our designers, then email correspondence through-out the rest of the project
  • Choice of pre-built template, with any choice of colors
  • Images must be supplied by customer
  • Up to two rounds of corrections -further corrections $35 each
  • Final PDF files for offset or digital printing

Premium Package

This premium custom design package is a good choice if you don't have a good idea of what cover image you are looking for and don't have the time researching it. Please note package can be upgraded at any time Package Includes:
  • 40 minutes telephone consultation directly with our designers, then email correspondence through-out the rest of the project
  • Custom template design, with any choice of colors
  • Two stock Images are supplied to customer from istockphoto.com
  • Up to two rounds of corrections -further corrections $35 each
  • Final PDF files for offset or digital printing

Deluxe Package

This deluxe custom design package is a good choice for individuals who want exactly what they are looking for but dont quite understand what that means. Package Includes:
  • Hour and Half telephone consultation directly with our designers, then email correspondence through-out the rest of the project
  • Custom template design, with any choice of colors
  • Five stock Images are supplied to customer from istockphoto.com
  • Up to three rounds of corrections -further corrections $35 each
  • Final PDF files for offset or digital printing

Book Cover Specifications

Bleeds If cover will have images that will run off any edges of the book it will require an additional 1/8" minimum to be added to each side (extending any images or color you want to bleed off the page). Click here for more detailed information on bleeds. Back and Front Cover Requirements - Make sure that all text on back and front cover are 1/2" from all edges. (Exception would be images that are intended to bleed off the edge of the cover). Spine Requirements - Make sure that all text and images on spine are 1/8" from both edges of spine. Click here to calculate spine. PDF Files are preferred for cover files.