Book Design, Book Layout and Cover Artwork for Self-Published Authors

Waters Designs is pleased to announce the latest addition to our lineup of design services. We now offer affordable book layout and design, cover artwork, author marketing and other design services tailored specifically for self-published writers.

Book Layout and Design ($700)

Let us focus on the technical details of getting your book published and promoted while you concentrate on writing. Waters Designs will take your manuscript and provide press-ready pages, create digital download files for the major online retailers, and register the publication. (Please contact us for Non-fiction pricing.)

  • Fiction Book Layout and Formatting (up to 300 pages from Word Doc)
  • eBook Formatting – Kindle, Nook, iBook, PDF, etc.
  • 5 ISBN numbers
  • Library of Congress Control Number Registration
  • Bar Code Creation
  • Bowker Registration
  • Amazon Search / Look Inside

Timeframe: 5-7 days


Cover Art

Whether you need a book cover designed for your novel or just a 3D cover created from existing cover art, Waters Designs can meet your cover art needs. All full-color custom book covers will have a white space reserved for a label/bar code or let us create your bar code with or without a price for your book. (Customer must supply ISBN.)

  • Full-Color Cover Design ($350)
  • 3D Book Cover from existing art ($15)

Timeframe: Custom Covers – varies, 3D Covers – 2-3 days


Book Signing Kit ($300)

Don’t show up to a book signing event with just a pen and stack of books! Our Book Signing Kit includes custom designed posters announcing the event, postcards and flyers to mail/pass out, business cards, giveaway bookmarks and a banner for the author’s table.  All of these items can be coordinated to match the book’s cover and give your book signing or promotional event the perfect, professional touch.

Marketing materials included in our Book Signing Kit:

  • Business Cards (250)
  • Postcards (100)
  • Bookmarks (250)
  • Event Posters 12” x 18” (20)
  • Book Cover Poster 20” x 30” (1)
  • Flyers (50)
  • 6ft. Vinyl Banner (1)

Timeframe: Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Press/Media Kit ($200)

One great way to impress interviewers, reviewers and even publishers, is through a top-notch, polished press kit. As part of our services for self-published authors, we take your information and package it in such a way that it demands to be opened and read.

20 Ready-to-Mail Kits include:

  • Press Release
  • Author Bio Sheet
  • Book Sell Sheet
  • Post Card / Rack Card
  • Folder with Branding Label
  • Digital Version for Download
  • Mass Media Press Release to 2,000+ media outlets

Timeframe: Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.

Book / Author Websites ($700)

Our experience designing and developing websites dates back more than a decade and now we’ve created a complete, custom package just for authors. Don’t worry if you’re not a computer savvy person, our web services will help you create a strong online presence, set up an easy-to-use website and get you noticed among the search engines.

  • Custom Designed Web Site with Blog
  • URL (unique web address)
  • Web Hosting (for one year)
  • Online Store Front (w/PayPal checkout)
  • Email Address (
  • Banner Ads (3 – 300×250, 125×125, 468×60)
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Site Submission and Web Analytics
  • Custom Facebook & Twitter Pages
  • Social Media Integration with Website

This package includes an initial 3-5 design concepts with unlimited revisions until we have reached the exact design you have in mind. All of our work will be done in standards-compliant code and tested across all popular browsers. Once the site is launched, we’ll train you on how to maintain the site yourself from a secure, web-based admin area. Waters Designs will be available for technical support after the project is complete. Minor tweaks, phone and email support will be available at no additional charge for 30 days.

Timeframe: 2-3 Weeks

Other Author Services (Ask for Pricing)

  • Letterhead, Envelopes & Mailing Labels
  • Product Labels
  • Canvas Book Bags


Consultations and price quotes are free so please send us an email to let us know what kind of book layout or cover design work you may need!

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