First impressions count and the reality is that readers are going to judge your book by its cover. This means that a potential reader’s decision to pick up your book is driven by a half-second glance at whatever image you choose to represent your story. We’re not pulling any punches: your book cover is kind of a big deal.
It sounds daunting, particularly when you don’t have the same kind of budget as a major publishing house, but that’s where we come in. Render Compose offers high-quality, customised design services at incredibly competitive rates.
We take our clients through an extensive consultation process, where the designer really gets to understand your message as an author, where your story belongs on the bookshelf and how to entice readers to open to your first page.
- In-depth, personalised consultation with the designer
- Up to three original and distinct concept designs
- Up to three rounds of revision, tweaking the finer details of your favourite concept design
Note: For paperback covers, you will receive both a high-resolution version (300dpi—suitable for print copies) and a low-resolution version (72dpi—suitable for digital previews and 3D rendered mockups of your paperback) of your final cover design.
E-book cover $250
E-book + Paperback cover $350
Paperback cover from existing e-book cover POA
Our designs come with a Standard License, which entitles you to full use of the final design for commercial distribution and / or reproduction up to 250,000 copies, (such as for e-book publication) and includes copyright transfer from the designer.
An Extended License removes the limitation on the number of distribution and / or reproductions allowed (i.e. if you will require more than 250 000 copies). POA – please contact us for more information.
Series and Box-sets
Is your book the first in a series? Have you already gotten your first cover designed by us, and now you’re back to complete the set? Contact us to discuss special pricing for series and box-set cover designs.
To really hit a homerun with your brand new book, you’re going to want to pair your fantastic cover with equally fantastic marketing images. Selling yourself as an author means having distinctive and cohesive images to support your social media and web campaigns. We’re here to help with whatever you might need to get your book noticed online.
Marketing images – $30 ea OR five (5) for $120
- Web banners & other website graphics
- Profile page & email headers
- Profile picture editing
- Images for promotions (e.g. giveaways)
- Social media images
3D rendered mockups – $20 each OR three (3) for $50
Two versions provided: both an isolated image (on transparent or solid colour background), and within a genre-appropriate setting or flat-lay background (e.g. with a glass of wine, cup of coffee, against a spooky forest, and so forth). Choose from:
- Paperback, hardback, or box-set
- E-reader or tablet
- Mobile phone
Custom blended scene for a minimal / no-text advertisements – $150