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We specialise in designing book covers that are both unique and beautiful with an attention to detail and a clear focus on each and every one of our clients, from the beginning to the completion of your project our designers work hard to ensure you’re delighted with your new book cover.

 

Using the latest industry leading applications and Adobe software we ensure the highest standards and are able to work on a wide range of styles and mediums.  We create designs for use with ebooks, with the likes of Kindle, ipad, Nook, Barnes & Noble being some of our most popular.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along with the ebook designs we of course create great covers for the more traditional printed book, we design for hardbacks, paperbacks and full dust jackets, all with the same dedication, passion and respect.

 

 

As an author or publisher you’ll want only the best for your book, a creative and professional book cover design will help your work stand out upon the shelves, appeal to your readership and increase its sales whether it’s online or in-store.

 

We are a book cover design company who create covers which are beautiful, creative and show the concept behind your work in a way specific to your genre and needs. Working with clients from all over the world we pride ourselves on a committed work ethic, great service and attention to detail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We offer a package to suit every budget starting with our fantastic Pre-made book cover design service, moving on to our tailored design package, these are one-off creations made specifically around your books concept (created for both eBook and printed books alike). We also offer a design service for many of the promotional materials which will help with the launch and sale of your book too.

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“Excellent, completed the work very quickly and was happy to make numerous adjustments to the design until it was exactly how I wanted it. Very speedy communication time and very reasonably priced. A brilliant design company with a lot of talent. Would highly recommend and look forward to using again in the future. ”

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The Dawnlands Catch

By Sam Audley (book cover design - JD&J)

 

John Tyler & Tim Edgerton gradually begin to suspect that an offer of help from IT billionaire, Randall Hawke, has a catch, though they don’t realise until too late just how deadly it will be. With help from two unexpected sources, FBI Agent, Maria Ruiz, tracks the links between the kidnapping of a mining company executive in West Africa by an unknown jihadi group, the teething problems of a telecommunications joint venture in Singapore and the suspicious deaths of three successful business leaders in the USA. However, as she uncovers the real targets of the Dawnlands Project, the fatal nature of the catch becomes clear. Randall has been using his IT group as cover for pursuing his own criminal agenda and has misled people regarding his true intentions. In preventing further deaths, Maria and her team have a race against time to prove the extent of Randall Hawke’s involvement in the Dawnlands Project.

 

But ultimately, Randall can only be brought to trial if Tim becomes the man his father never thought he could be.

 

 

FIXIN' TO DIE RAG

Roy Mark (book cover design JD&J)

 

 

FIXIN' TO DIE RAG is the true story of the helicopter pilots and their crews serving in Vietnam. It’s the story of those young warriors that were called to duty by conscience or country.

 

They flew many hazardous missions; they fought a deadly enemy; they prevailed against horrific odds; some good men died.

 

This is the story of Charlie Company of the First Cavalry Division’s 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion. They were decorated with many medals of valor and Purple Hearts—far too many Purple Hearts.

 

Fasten your seat belts and join them in the war-torn Vietnamese skies of 1970.

Kai-Me-Rah

By Steven Loton (book cover design - JD&J)

 

 

In a gritty future dystopia, Turo is the world’s most lethal bounty hunter. This tough mercenary survives on a mix of booze, deadly narcotics, women – and his gift for snuffing out human life.

 

His only friends are the quasi-dictator who runs the city, a local drug dealer, and the artificial intelligence system within his flying car.

 

Turo has other big problems: He spent most of his life as an orphan with no memory of his father and only a silver chain and ring to remind him of the mother he briefly knew.

 

But when a deranged military commando from the past returns to exact revenge on Turo and the city he calls home, he must confront the dark secrets of his own history and the genetic experiments responsible for his superhuman powers.

 

 

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Having a book cover made for a printed paperback will always take a little longer than that of an eBook cover, there are the obvious differences between the digital and printed mediums but there is also the less obvious things that both the author and designer will need to take into account.

 

The layout of a book cover will be based around the physical dimensions of the book and as such it will be measured in either inches or millimetres (most POD services will tend to use inches), from the point of view of image size and resolution then the designer will need to ensure that the file used has been created at 300 dpi, any less than this and your print service will reject the file for being of too low resolution.

 

But aside from the resolution of the image you will need to factor in the colour model that you have used in creating the cover design, for some popular POD services then the standard RGB (red, green and blue) will suffice. But for many others you will need to ensure that your design has been created using CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black), this is a popular choice in offset commercial printing (such as paperback books).

 

If you are creating your own book cover then you’ll be advised to invest in software which will enable this, some of the ‘Open-source/Freeware’ products that are readily available to download (although good) won’t allow for CMYK.  So products such as Adobe’s Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator are all great choices to enable the creation and export of designs in the correct formats.

 

Along with the colour mode you work in you may well find that some printers will also ask for you to limit the ink levels within your design, even some of the bigger names in the self-publishing market will require this. They’ll normally request that the levels are set to no more than 240%, again using the likes of Photoshop and Indesign you can alter the output of your design to meet their needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With these elements now in place your design should be ready to upload to your chosen publishing service or print on demand company, I know some of you may want to use ‘spot’ colours in your design or will just want to know more about them. Spot colours are pre-mixed inks which are added to the off-set printer as an additional plate, they are used when certain colours (which you wish to have in your design fall outside of the range or gamut of CMYK), they can increase the cost of your print run and so should be carefully considered before you plan to use them.

 

 

 

 

Bathing and the single girl

By Christine Elise McCarthy

(book cover design - JD&J)

 

It’s true that the life of an actress in LA is not all glamour, money, and sleeping with rock stars. At times it's more along the lines of humiliation, red wine hangovers, and the terrible choices they lead to. Ruby Fitzgerald has hardly worked in years, not that anyone remembers her for anything other than a short stint on a long-canceled but iconic TV series. But that was back when her career seemed on the up and now awkward sex with regrettable men is doing nothing to take the edge off. Everything that once worked in her house is now going on strike, the unemployment checks barely covering the mortgage, and a self-respecting girl needs to be able to pay her bar bill too!! So the repairs stay on hold. One more bubble bath and several more cocktails. A gal can always be  responsible tomorrow.

 

With everything beginning to stack against her, an increasingly despairing Ruby will have to find out if life's larger indignities are the result of bad luck, or a bad attitude. What follows is a walking tour of the hilarious depths you can sink to if you stop using your best judgment.

 

 

Clarity of Daylight

By DM Daye (book cover design - JD&J)

 

An outstanding collection of modern and classic poetry from the British born poet D.M.Daye. This collection reflects upon both the beauty and darkness in life with a subtly that brings a depth of experience to each work, sometimes stark but always true.

 

The writer takes you on a journey through a world which is both known and at the same time unspoken of, one that surrounds but is seen by few, a world which is outside your own front door but at the same time a million miles away.

 

These poems will stay with the reader a long time after the last page has been turned.

 

 

 

Vampire Uprising

Milo Spires (book cover design - JD&J)

 

The world is now failing as mother-nature loses her grip and the vampires choose to fight back and the humans are to blame. What good is immortality without a planet to live on?

 

With the global release of Werewolves imminent, a vision from a good vampire many years before sees the sick & evil plan ahead. Scared that another war will start and this time maybe the Werewolves will win, they decided to intervene.

 

If the plan of releasing the beasts is to go ahead, a magical silver sword must be found but will this be the answer? having a spell placed over it by the Church many years prior. With a story involving a High Priest having a child with a nun and discarding her at birth, the evil vampires aim to use it to blackmail their way into having the spell released.

 

The story follows the girl Jenny, who lives in Brighton and was dumped on the steps of an orphanage, unknown to her is that her father (The High Priest) is soon to be approached by the vampires and that they know of her existence.

 

Chased through time, they MUST get Jenny at all costs, believing that she is the key to their persuasion, will the Church bow to them or will there be a holy war?

 

 

 

The retirement of Daniel Fairfax

By Robert Harrell (book cover design - JD&J)

 

For most of us, the move from work into retirement is a smooth one, but not for Daniel Fairfax.

 

After a lifetime career as a highly professional criminal, Daniel resigns himself to retirement at Her Majesty's pleasure. That is until luck hands him a perfect get out of jail free card, that even he never saw coming. But now he’s a fugitive and on the run from the law. Not only this, but he further complicates matters with a decision which also finds him on the run from his crime boss too. In this comic novel, Daniel makes his escape via the channel and travelling between Spain and France, all in a desperate attempt to secure his freedom and a safer future. However, nothing is ever that simple. It seems that his efforts to retire peacefully are thwarted by chance, and farce, through a series of hilarious circumstances that will have you sure that Daniel Fairfax will never achieve a peaceful retirement. Or will he?

 

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Coral (Book One)

By Clair Delaney (book cover design - JD&J)

 

Coral Stevens is given the shocking news that her boss is selling the company and she instantly feels like her controlled, uncomplicated world is being thrown upside down. She then meets her new boss to be, the enigmatic Tristan Freeman.

 

But deeply troubled by how attracted she is to him, she warns him to stay away, that she's no good for him, yet Tristan pursues her. Fate will help Tristan along the way, and put him in Coral's path when she least expects it, and when she needs him more than she knows.

 

But with the ghosts of her past still haunting her, can Coral finally exorcise these demons and allow the irresistible Tristan into her heart?

 

 

 

 

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Once you have a working colour and ink management system in place you can get on with the actual design itself and the layout of the cover, a book is of course made up of several key elements, these are your front and back pages, embedded fonts, the spine, trim lines, margins and bleed areas (you can also have a Slug area which is to the bottom of the design and is used to give the printer information about the cover, tends not to be used by the POD services).