Cover Design Assistance

We offer 3 Design Packages to create an eye-catching cover for any book binding. Provide an original cover idea or get a jump-start with a Cover Template. Cover pricing is determined by the printing cost and the Design Package used. Note: Full-color hardcover books include FREE full-color cover printing; however, Design Package charges may still apply. You will receive a FREE cover proof for your approval.

If you need help to find the perfect cover image, visit www.shutterstock.com. Search for images by typing in descriptive key words. Provide the image ID with your cover specifications. Images labeled "Editorial Use Only" cannot be used.

Design Package 1

FREE Full-Color Stock Cover

Custom Cover
in 1 or 2 Inks
FREE

From your ideas, we’ll create simple custom covers that only use type and black/white photos or illustrations you provide. If photo manipulation or more than two inks are required, use Design Package 2.

OR

Cover Templates
Using 1 or 2 Inks
FREE

Your cover is created using a Cover Template. Templates are used as is except for size adjustments to photo or illustration areas. If photo manipulation or more than two inks are required, use Design Package 2. Download our Cover Template Guide (PDF) for details.

Design Package 2

Cover Design Assistance

Custom Cover
Using 2+ Inks
$175

Package includes black/white or color photos or simple line art supplied by the author. Photos and artwork can be manipulated, such as eliminating backgrounds, combining two photos, making duotones, or applying color. Simple, original line art can be designed by one of our artists. Covers are printed in multiple inks (2 or more) or full-color.

OR

Cover Templates
Using 2+ Inks
$175

Use a Cover Template printed in multiple inks (2 or more) or full-color. Templates are used as is except for size adjustments to photo or illustration areas. Backgrounds or photos other than those offered by Morris Publishing may be submitted for scanning. Download our Cover Template Guide (PDF) for details.

The $175 charge includes up to 5 hours of design. Additional time is $40/hour.

Design Package 3

Press-Ready Covers

Custom Cover
Using 2+ Inks
$275

Submit a sketch or detailed description of the cover. Submit complex line art or request our artist to create it. Complex line art can include shading, cross-hatching, or stippling. Photos and artwork can be manipulated, such as eliminating backgrounds, combining two photos, making duotones, or applying color. Covers are printed in multiple inks (2 or more) or in full-color.

The $275 charge includes up to 8 hours of design. Additional time is $40/hour.

Cover Templates

We offer 15 cover templates to help you easily create a unique cover. Templates cannot be changed other than size adjustments to photo or artwork areas. Choose your own combination of backgrounds, photos, colors, typestyles, and wording.

Download our Cover Template Guide (PDF) for details.

Cover Template 2

Cover Template 2

Two-Color Sample

Two-Color Sample

Full-Color Sample

Full-Color Sample