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How much should it cost for book cover and page design? That depends on what type of book cover you require (hardcover or softcover, for example), and how complex your pages are (simple novel or complex nonfiction book). Below is our standard pricing for book design, based on designing a typical book. Please review our design quotes and then you’ll have a good idea of what costs to expect for the design and layout of your book cover and pages.

BOOK COVER

Softcover (paperback)

Concept Develop & Design … 200$
Layout Back Cover & Spine … 20$
Corrections … 10$
Pre-Press … 30$

ESTIMATED FEES … 260$ 

Hardcover with printed casewrap

Concept Develop & Design … 200$
Layout Back Cover & Spine … 20$
Corrections … 10$
Pre-Press … 30$

ESTIMATED FEES … 260$

Softcover with flaps

Concept Develop & Design … 220$
Layout Back Cover, Spine & Flaps … 30$
Corrections … 10$
Pre-Press … 30$

ESTIMATED FEES … 290$

Hardcover with plain 
casewrap and dust jacket

Concept Develop & Design … 250$
Layout Back Cover & Spine … 20$
Cover Wrap & Spine Imprint … 20$
Corrections … 10$
Pre-Press … 40$

ESTIMATED FEES … 340$

Hardcover with printed
casewrap and dust jacket

Concept Develop & Design … 220$
Layout Back Cover & Spine … 20$
Cover Wrap & Spine Imprint … 20$
Corrections … 10$
Pre-Press … 40$

ESTIMATED FEES … 310$

eBook front cover

Concept Develop & Design … 200$

ESTIMATED FEES … 200$

PAGES

The quotes below are for typical books with 200 pages (some including 100 images). If your book has more or less than 200 pages and 100 images, then the time needed for typesetting, corrections, and placement of images will be more or less.

For a full explanation of the terms Simple, Complex Text, Complex Images and Full Layout, and to see design samples of those categories, please visit our Page design types section.

Simple pages

based on 200 pages and a simple layout (novel, no images or special text treatments)

Concept Develop & Design … 50$
Typesetting 200 pages … 400$
Corrections … 50$
Pre-Press … 20$

TOTAL ESTIMATE … 520$

Complex text pages

based on 200 pages and a complex text layout (nonfiction, headings/subheadings, reference materials, endnotes, glossary, bibliography, index, black ink only)

Concept Develop & Design … 80$
Typesetting 200 pages … 600$
Corrections … 50$
Pre-Press … 20$

TOTAL ESTIMATE … 750$

Complex images pages

based on 200 pages and a complex layout with images (illustrated fiction or nonfiction, memoirs, art/photography books, coffee table books, 100 images, full color)

Concept Develop & Design … 150$
Layout of 200 Pages … 1000$
Placement of 100 Images … 200$
Corrections … 80$
Pre-Press … 50$

TOTAL ESTIMATE … 1480$

Full layout pages

based on 200 pages and a full layout (corporate histories, technical reference books, manuals, special text and/or image treatments, 100 images, full color)

Concept Develop & Design … 250$
Layout of 200 Pages … 1600$
Placement of 100 Images … 200$
Corrections … 80$
Pre-Press … 50$

TOTAL ESTIMATE … 2180$

CHILDREN’S BOOK

Children’s book with printed
hardcover or softcover

based on 24 color pages, print-ready illustrations supplied, printed hardcover or softcover

Concept Develop & Design … 250$
Layout of 24 Pages … 360$
Layout of Book Cover … 100$
Corrections … 80$
Pre-Press … 50$

TOTAL ESTIMATE … 840$

Children’s book with printed
hardcover and dust jacket

based on 24 color pages, print-ready illustrations supplied, printed hardcover and dust jacket

Concept Develop & Design … 250$
Layout of 24 Pages … 360$
Layout of Book Cover … 100$
Layout Back Cover, Spine & Flaps … 50$
Corrections … 80$
Pre-Press … 50$

TOTAL ESTIMATE … 890$