Print and eBook design for independent authors

We’re here to polish your writing into the gleaming pearl you know it can be. We’ll help you publish an eBook or print book and show you how to get it out into the world. We make it easy—even fun! Let’s get started.

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Let our pro book designers turn your stories into gold.

 

Welcome to our real live book design studio, staffed by artists who love books and know the art of making yours look as good as the biggest publishers. (We do books for them too.) No “meatgrinders” here, computers squirting out template after template. We’ve been designing print books for 30 years, and creating custom eBooks since they were invented.

You have a question? We’re quick to answer all emails. Or call us on the phone. Our studio has big bright windows, cheerful people, sunny flowers, great coffee, and a fuzzy dog named Gus. Besides being good at all this, we’re fun to work with.

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Print book design

Get a print interior design that looks as good as the big houses, while you wait around for a fancy agent to discover you.

eBook design

Get your book onto every major eBook device, including Kindle, iBooks, Kobo and Nook. We make it easy.

Book cover design

Oh yes, people do judge a book by its cover. With a beautiful custom book cover, you’ll sell many more books.

We work with all major publishers, including:

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 ~ Meet our newest authors ~

The Maids of Biddenden book cover sample book design

Congratulations, GD Harper!

We just got our hands on the first printed copy of his newest award-winning book, The Maids of Biddenden, and it’s dazzling. We were proud to design the interior. The cover, by Spiffing Covers, turned out gorgeous. Working for the author was a pleasure from start to finish, and we can’t wait to help with his next.

Print and eBook cover design for Tides of Fate

Book Four is available!

We’ve been proudly designing Matthew Wolf’s Ronin Saga for years, and we’re excited to announce that Tides of Fate, book four of the series, is done! Go Matt!

Print and eBook cover design for Uppity Brunch

Congrats, Shana Bailey!

UppityBrunch, Shana’s delightfully clever and charming cookbook is for sale now! It might be the most beautiful one we’ve ever seen, and we’re proud to have helped her put it all together, from cover to interior, in paperback, hardback, and eBook editions. Great brunch recipes and an inspiring story too.

Our sounds-crazy design guarantee

We don’t invoice you until after we deliver your finished book design. Nutty? Maybe not. In twenty years, we’ve only had one customer skip out. (She came back a year later asking us to do another book.) The point is, we know that gaining trust on the internet is a two-way street. This is how we prove to you we’re for real. We give you a free, no-obligation, locked-in price quote, and when we’re done, that’s how much you pay. We’re the only ones to offer such a guarantee. If you hit any technical snags, we fix them fast and free, always.

“Thought since you did the design work on my book you would like to know that it just received the National Gold Medal from eLit Awards for best in its category! Thank you for everything.”

Denise Messenger

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“I attempted formatting my novel on my own. The result was embarrassing. MC took care of everything and I am now a very happy man. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”

Steven Benedict

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“It is PERFECT!! Thank you so much and I will be recommending your book formatting service, as well as contacting you for my second book, which I’m already working on!”

Damali Henry

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Free guaranteed price quote.

Email us a copy of your manuscript, or use this handy form. It doesn’t have to be a final draft, just a fair representation of your book. Any format is fine. We look over each book individually to provide an accurate, fair quote. We’ll return a guaranteed book design price the same day, along with any tips or suggestions we might have once we’ve seen it. If you’re not thrilled with what we offer, there’s no obligation. You can just say, “no thanks.”

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Do You Need an ISBN?

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What size should an eBook cover be?

What size should an eBook cover be?

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Kindles now accept ePubs directly

Kindles now accept ePubs directly

Amazon-KDP now only accepts the ePub format News flash: you can now view an ePub directly on your Kindle. No more side-loading. No more tears. Not a flash, really. Amazon was actually very quiet about this big announcement. How big is it? Big. Big like solving global...

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