Book Cover Design

Design Options for Every Book

Gorham Printing offers cover design for all types of authors and genres. We offer design options for authors at all experience levels. Whether you have all your cover pieces or just a concept of what your cover will look like, our designers will work one-on-one with you to craft a beautiful cover for your book.

Basic Cover Template

Do you have your front and back covers designed but aren't quite sure how to lay them out for printing? Our basic cover template option will be perfect for you! Our team will use a computer-generated template to assemble your pieces into a polished cover. We will add a spine if needed or a background color to match the other pieces of your cover.

basic cover template

Key Features

We put the final touches on your cover to make it look professional and print properly. You will have a finalized ready-to-print PDF file after your cover pieces have been placed in the computer-generated template. In addition to combing your front and back covers, we will also create a cover spine and size it to your content. If you have an ISBN, we can generate and place a barcode on your back cover.

How to Get Started

Start a print quote using our Get a Price tool. Select a design option in the cover design section. Once you have submitted a deposit for your print order, a designer will contact you to begin the process.

Basic Template
$89

  Cover pieces assembled in template


  Creates a fully formatted, print-ready PDF


  Barcode creation and placement


  Cover spine creation and formatting


Standard Cover Design

Have an image that you would love to see on your book cover but not sure how to do it? Our designers will transform content into a beautiful, professionally-made cover. Utilizing years of design exerpience, our designers will combine your photos, images and content using font treatments to create a one-of-a-kind cover that is sure to grab your readers' attentions.

standard cover design

Key Features

Standard covers feature simple designs that reflect your provided materials. Usually the design will focus around a single element like an image. We will combine your content with font treatments and textures, and format them into a professional layout. If you have an ISBN, we will create a barcode for you as well.

How to Get Started

Start a print quote using our Get a Price tool. Select a design option in the cover design section. Once you have submitted a deposit for your print order, a designer will contact you to begin the process.

Standard Design
$299

  Professionally laid out cover


  One cover concept w/preview before proof


  Photo editing or stock image purchase


  Print-ready PDF and JPEG files


Deluxe Cover Design

Trying to make your cover stand out on shelves or match your company’s brand? Our designers will utilize the extent of their design experience to craft a design that will compete with books from the large publishing houses. If you’re creating a keepsake for your family, you will have a book that can be passed down from generation to generation—we can even colorize your great grandfather’s image to make a stunning cover!

deluxe cover design

Key Features

A designer will work closely with you throughout the entire process, starting with a one-on-one consultation. The designer will develop the direction with you to ensure that your cover stays true to your vision. We can work from images you already have or find the perfect professional stock images for you.

How to Get Started

Start a print quote using our Get a Price tool. Select a design option in the cover design section. Once you have submitted a deposit for your print order, a designer will contact you to begin the process.

Deluxe Design
$599

  One-on-one design consultation


  Up to two cover concepts w/preview


  Up to two professional stock images


  Additional file setup for Amazon


Already have a print-ready cover?

If you have your cover exactly how you want it to print and do not need design/formatting help, follow the PDF Cover Checklist before sending.