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Book Cover Design

Designing a book cover is no more a daunting task. All Time Design has experienced designers who have in-depth knowledge of what would work and what wouldn't. Our graphic designers are trained to deliver fast with minimal to no supervision.

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How All Time Design's Book Cover
Design Services Work?

A well-designed book cover can serve as a great marketing asset for publishers, with a fantastic cover boosting ability and increasing sales. How do you want your book cover design to be?

Playful? Edgy? Conservative? Luxurious or Serious?

No matter what your requirement may be, we have a fully capable design team to comply with your wish. We have shared some steps below to get the best designs out of our book cover designers.

Place Your request

Be narrative with your request. Tell us what you have in your mind with images, slogans, or descriptions to incorporate into the cover design.

Ask For Demo

Ask for a demo to enhance your designs with the apt color, typography, illustration styles, and tones

Have a look at the mockups

Request your designer to provide you with a set of design variants in the form of mockups. You can analyze your designs better and select your preferences before taking your design for printing.

Share your own inspiration

Share inspirations with your designers to build new ideas on it and give you fantabulous designs in the end.

You will get copyright-free designs, which you can ship directly to your print agency and get your book cover designs ready.

Frequently asked Questions

  • Why is a good book cover design important?

    As a writer, you make some design choices before publishing the book. A good design keeps the book alive in the readers' minds. They can't resist reading your book.

    If you're a designer, you know design psychology. It helps you create something which will induce action. A good design can make a customer buy the book or ignore it.

  • How we Create great book cover designs?

    Design your layout:

    Book covers usually need to convey two important pieces of information–– The title of the book and the author's name.

    The title and author's name should be the main picture for the cover. But often, we see designers incorporating an additional photo or illustration into the layout to convey the theme or mood of the book. The way these core elements are joined, positioned, and scaled on the page comprises the layout. This usually varies widely across different cover designs. This is because the book cover is not text-heavy as some other layouts like posters or flyers, where the designers have great flexibility on how to arrange the core elements.

    There are some designers who love to work with a structured grid in mind. In this type of layout, type and all other elements are arranged across a structure of rows and columns. The content won't always be centered- it can be flushed to the left, right, or towards the corner- but it will always have an order and balance.

    Use images that speak:

    An image has been six times more memorable than a text, a phenomenon which researchers have coined as a picture superiority effect. With this in mind, it's easy to design your cover with a visual focus. ( The visual focus can even be typography.

    A cover image's prominence, arrangement, and nature of a cover is completely up to you, and it also pays to be creative. The more unique you design your cover, the more likely it could stand in the sea of competitors. The designer who comes up with cover designs looks at highly unusual sources for images that will make their cover an edge. A single strong image with the right context and stock libraries consists of a wealth of interesting photos, graphics, and illustrations that can be used alone or mixed and matched to completely create one-of-a-kind designs.

    Perfect Your Typography

    Typography means the arrangement and styling of the text or type on your cover. Since the title and the author are the only absolute requisites, it's very important for typography to hit the nail on the head. It doesn't mean that your typography has to shout.

    A quietly designed typography can be a beautiful support act for a dominant image- but in some cases, typography should be the design's main focus. This often goes beyond just choosing a simple "good font."

    Some cover designers customize fonts and create hand-drawn typefaces or mix and match fonts to develop eye-catching typography.

    Refine your color palette:

    It is the final design element one must consider while designing a cover, but the importance of colors should also be never underestimated. In fact, the semblance of colors, its meaning, and psychology reveal plenty of underpinnings to a palette. Colors can be a signifier of a genre ( red and black are used for thrillers, powdered blue for period novels), a psychological mood setter, and a means of catching a reader's attention.

    While colors are not the first that cover designers look up to, it's undeniably the element that can make a cover look distinct and sets the tone of the book. A choice of crimson red across a crime thriller or a splash of sunny yellow across a summer fiction title not only indicates a book's genre but also communicates a psychological and thematic mood they are receptive to.

    Keep an eye on the format:

    The book cover designers create the cover design with a particular size and format (be it hardcover or softcover) in mind. Whether you are designing a cover for a hardback dust jacket or just a small digest paperback will have implications for both the design itself and the production costs.

    Hardbacks: They are more expensive to print- resulting in a premium book with either a separate dust jacket wrapped around a stiff board that is sometimes sold without a jacket. It is usually bound in heavy paper, leather, or textile ( clothbound).

    Paperbacks: They are cheaper to produce and are less expensive compared to paperbacks. They are bound with thick paper or a paper board cover, the pages.

    Both the formats have their own appeal to the audience. There are some genres that will be typically published in softcovers ( thrillers, romance, are often the backbone of "airport fiction"). At the same time, there are other publishers who might release a book in both hard and softcover formats, appealing to different audiences and markets.

  • What happens if I don't like my design?

    You can get unlimited revisions! You can send us as many revisions as you want or until you think that the design has reached its perfection. We will never say enough.

    Also,

    you can sign up for our services and use them for the first 14 days. All you have to do is choose from our scope of services and send us your two requests with the perfect brief. If you love our creative works and our services, you can extend your subscription with us and let us handle your day-to-day design needs.

    If you are not happy with our design and services, no strings attached, and no queries asked, you can cancel your subscription right away. We promise to pay you the whole money back!

  • How quick is your turnaround time?

    Frankly, that’s the tricky question to answer. Though we follow a standard turnaround time for both Standard and Pro plan customers, the process and delivery of the design depend purely on three main factors.

    1. Duration of the working relationship between you and your designer.
    2. The total number of requests you queued up in your dashboard.
    3. The complexity of your request.

    Every business day, your designer checks your account for requests and works in the order they are received. If you have posted multiple requests or one complex request for that matter, then the design delivery will be affected reportedly.

    If you are in a rush and want to finish off your design requests fast, we suggest that you try our Pro Plan. Your requests will be processed and delivered more quickly. Just to make sure that we deliver only excellent designs to you, we follow our own schedule.

  • Am I locked into a long-term contract?

    Our answer is NO! You join and leave our services with your own free will. We will never tie you up in any short or long term contracts.

    You can sign up for our both Standard and Pro Monthly plan and can cancel them anytime for zero charges.

    You will be charged every three months on a subscription to our quarterly plan, and you can cancel it anytime.

    You will be billed every six months when you subscribe to our half-yearly plan. If you have no design requirement, you can cancel your subscription instantly.

    If you sign up for our annual plan, you will be charged annually. You can cancel your subscription anytime you want.

    A risk-free trial is offered to all our customers only for 14 days. No money will be refunded past the 14 days trial period.

  • Are there any hidden fees?

    Absolutely not. We don't charge you anything extra other than the plan you have subscribed to. Once you make the payment, you get the payment invoice immediately. We follow four billing patterns at All Time Design - monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, and Annual. Let’s say, If you subscribed to our monthly plan on the 5th day of the month, your subscription would be renewed automatically on the 5th of every month.

Hundreds of customers already
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“All Time Design has made it quick and easy for our
team to create a variety of eye-catching marketing
materials. Being able to communicate directly with
the designer about our needs ensures that we get
the best possible final product”
Caroline Hung
Senior Medical Manager - Sanofi

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