So you’ve had your book edited by a professional editor, read by a beta reader, and you’ve read it yourself multiple times… it’s time to hire a book designer.
If you want to do it yourself and you don’t have InDesign, then see this Amazon print formatting page. WATCH THEIR VIDEO.
If you have pictures, I would not really advise using MS Word for typesetting, but people do and they get by… I don’t know how the images even come out when they are all in RGB. This is not correct by industry standards, as all images for print purposes should be in CMYK and 300 DPI (dots per inch).
Many authors feel it’s good to order their cover design early on, as this can be:
- motivation for you, and
- helpful for getting interaction and pick of choices among your online friends.
If you ensure the cover designer is accessible for the whole book design, winner, you are going to have a CONSISTENT look to your book.
DO NOT GO TO FIVERR to find a book cover designer. This is cheap but it is not productive — three covers later, you still have the wrong size, look and DPI. You can however get your own photography done, as long as resulting shot is 300 DPI or at least 2000 pixels wide, which means high resolution.
Good Book Cover Designers
For Cover Designs with four mock-ups and revisions, see:
Covers….. around US$150.
Interiors for non-fiction….. around US$350.
Packages, including: print and ebook cover, basic interior layout, 3D cover, choice of mobi or ePub, and a social media promo graphic…. US$500.
Australian Book Designers
NGirl Design book design packages start from $990 (simple, 200 pp) to $2,200 (complex, long) — including ebook, cover, interior layout, stock photos, unlimited proofs, usually a 3D cover as well.
NGirl Design – Gold Coast team led by Narelle Urban. – https://ngirldesign.com.au/portfolio-items/#filter=.book-design-layout … Nonfiction cover design from $220/$330 usually, and unlimited revisions.
eBook Creation – see the next page…