Service Details

Custom Cover Design

Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Prices listed do not include any applicable sales, use, excise, value-added, goods and services, or other tax, which will be added to the total at the time of purchase. Other restrictions may also apply.

Note: The Custom Cover Design is already included in every package. This page is designed to give you more information about the service and why it is important for your book.

If you want people to pick up your book and start reading it, you need to have an engaging cover. Ask yourself what kind of cover would draw someone in to read your book? With the Balboa Press cover design service, our experienced design team will create a cover that perfectly fits your book.

We work with you to incorporate your ideas, photos and graphics to give you a one-of-a-kind cover that fits your vision. Your cover will include your book’s title, subtitle (if any), authors name(s), additional marketing copy and your customised artwork, if you choose to supply that to us. We offer stock photos for authors who do not have custom artwork they would like to supply.

To ensure that any cover images you submit to us come out clear and crisp on your cover, please follow these requirements:

  • Submitted separately from your manuscript as a TIFF (.tif) file format
  • CMYK colourspace
  • 300-dpi resolution
  • Match the dimension of the final trim size, plus a 0.3cm bleed on the top, right and bottom side. (i.e., a cover image for a 15.2cm x 22.9cm book would need to be submitted at 15.6cm x 23.5cm)
  • Written copyright permission from the creator (artist, photographer, etc.) to use the work on your book cover.
  • Exception to the requirements: sample graphics and other illustrations that will only be used as ideas or guidelines for the design team can be submitted in any format.

Read our FAQ for more information about how to properly submit your images.

You may also include the following items with your submission for inclusion on the back book cover. All of these items are optional:

  • Author bio (no more than 50 words)
  • Marketing copy about your book (no more than 200 words)
  • One to four published reviews (no more than 50 words each, including the credit line)
  • A photo of the author. If a photo is submitted it must meet the following requirements:
    • TIFF (.tif) or JPEG (.jpg) format
    • CMYK colourspace
    • 300-dpi resolution
    • 600 x 600 pixels (if JPEG)
    • 5.1cm x 5.1cm printed size
     

One round of corrections or adjustments to your cover is allowed after receiving the first proof copy. The first round of corrections is free of charge, but any subsequent changes will result in a corrections fee.

Journey On | Custom Cover Design

Our custom cover comes standard with every publishing package. This service ensures you will receive a book cover you can be proud of. Call 1800 050 315 for more information about this service.

 

Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Prices listed do not include any applicable sales, use, excise, value-added, goods and services, or other tax, which will be added to the total at the time of purchase. Other restrictions may also apply.