Book Design

The Paper House’s award-winning designers have extensive experience designing books that are eye-catching, interesting, and attractive. The design process begins with the cover design and then progresses to the page design and composition. ​

Custom-Made Cover Design

A great book cover consists of a clear title and subtitle, strong composition, and an intriguing focal point. After a market analysis of your genre is done by The Paper House, we will create an attention grabbing cover that conveys the genre and brands you as the author. We accommodate the indie author regardless of their budget or design needs. You own 100% creative rights to your cover as well.

Illustrated Cover

The illustrated cover option is a fully customized design created by one of our in-house artists. An illustrated cover design makes your cover unique, very detailed, and essentially a piece of art that. Illustrated covers are typically best for children’s books, sci-fi, and fantasy genres. Although, we can create illustrated covers for any genre.

Custom-Made Cover Designs

We create visually stunning custom cover designs ready to be judged by potential readers.
The Most Important

Outside The Book

Our authors have the option of publishing and printing their book in paperback, hardcover, and ebook formats once the layout design is created. Both layout design and formatting are worked on together as part of our publishing packages. Your book will be available for sale through our global distribution network to online retailers, bookstores, and libraries. Contact us to learn more about our distribution partners.

Book Cover Options

Paperback – Full-color laminated cover with perfect-bound binding
Hardcover - Full-color laminated cover with case binding or jacketed

External Book Textures

Matte Cover – Soft feel, no glare and polished
Gloss Cover – High shine and smooth finish

Book Binding

Perfect Bound – Full-color laminated cover with perfect-bound binding
Case Laminate – Full-color laminated cover with case binding
Case Laminate with Jacket – Full-color laminated cover with case binding

Cover Design Basics

Once you sign up for our services, one of our publishing consultants will get in touch with you via email or phone to further discuss the next steps.
The Paper House will consult with you to fully grasp your requirements and understand your story to convey on your book cover.
We will do market research and analyze your genre to determine the proper typography, layout, and color schemes to make your book stand out from the rest.
You will be provided with your custom cover design in seven to ten business days.
We will make the necessary revisions needed to get the cover to your liking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Around 2-3 weeks, depending on the number of revisions.
We will take your ideas for your book cover and work them into the design following or market analysis on your genre.
We will simply go ahead and create a cover design for you. No worries, you get unlimited revisions! We will work on your design until we get it right. The process will be both be fun and enjoyable as you watch your cover unfold.
You can supply us with an image as long as you have rights to that image. If not, we can most likely provide you with image rights for that particular image or something identical.
Cover designs are offered a la carte or as part of a package.
We now have a hybrid program!

Mirage Hybrid Publishing

Mirage Hybrid Publishing is an imprint of The Paper House designated for select books. Mirage is a publishing model that combines the benefits of both traditional and self-publishing. You keep creative control, intellectual property, and the majority of royalties. Hundreds of books are sold daily in the United States and this can only be met by an aggressive production, marketing, and distribution services.