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Cover Design & Formatting

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Mandi Lynn works full-time as a freelance graphic designer and author. To design book covers, she works in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. She also uses Adobe InDesign for interior design and formatting. Her skill-set includes composite photography and text customization to design a personalized, original cover design. She does not design character illustrations.

How Does the Design Process Work?

A 50% deposit is required before I begin a design. All designs must be scheduled in advance.

COVER DESIGN

The first drafts of the covers take about four weeks to design, but revisions can sometimes take weeks (and even months), so plan accordingly. If you have deadlines, please notify me ahead of time.

Stone Ridge Books has a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you aren’t happy with the initial draft versions of the cover, I ask that you give feedback on all the draft covers in order to create additional cover designs. If we’re unable to make things work, you’re able to get a 100% refund.

Please view our design policy with any other questions.

Along with your cover, you will receive the following:

  • 3D rending of your book
  • Cover Style Sheet (fonts and colors used for your cover so you can create marketing material in the future)
  • Transparent PNG of your title (used for formatting and marketing material)

BOOK FORMATTING 

Please wait to work with us until your book has been professionally edited. Every formatting package comes with one free revision to text. Additional revisions to text cost $20 each.

Want to Schedule a Design?

All designs are scheduled ahead of time. Whatever month you are scheduled for means you will receive your draft at the end of that month. The only time you will receive your design sooner than the end of the month is if you request a rush order, which includes a fee depending on the project and timeframe.

 

HOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR DESIGN
  1. Read our design policy page.
  2. Decide on which design package you want.
  3. Fill out our form to reserve your design month. Start by letting her know ideally when you’d like the design process to start or when you need the cover finished by.
  4. Once a date is chosen you will be sent an invoice to pay your 50% deposit through PayPal.

 

Cover Design Packages

2019 Clients Get $30 Discount on cover design packages

*Some clients like to print their paperbacks through multiple POD (print on demand) companies such as Kindle Direct Publishing, IngramSpark, Draft2Digital, and Barnes and Noble Press. Each company has different printing requirements. Packages include the design of a print-ready PDF wrap for one POD company. Additional wraps for multiple POD companies are $30/each.

Book Formatting

Ebook– $99

Print– $199

Ebook & Print– $275

Prices may change for select projects with complicated formatting, such as non-fiction, poetry, and children’s books. Please email for estimates.

One revision to update text included. Additional revisions $20/each.

Unlimited revisions to design elements (within reason)

Cover Design & Formatting Bundle

All covers include 2 draft versions of the cover, unlimited revisions (within reason to one cover), 3D cover rendering, cover style sheet, and transparent title PNG.

*Some clients like to print their paperbacks through multiple POD (print on demand) companies such as Kindle Direct Publishing, IngramSpark, Draft2Digital, and Barnes and Noble Press. Each company has different printing requirements. Packages include the design of a print-ready PDF wrap for one POD company. Additional wraps for multiple POD companies are $30/each.

**Print formatting includes one trim size. Additional trim sizes are $75.

A’ La Carte

Pre-Made Covers: $75

Audiobook Cover: $30 (if I was the one who designed the original cover)

Marketing Material: $50/design

  • Bookmark
  • Business Card
  • Pull-Up Banner
  • Postcards
  • Social Media Graphics
  • Social Media Cover Banners

Design Package Add-On’s

Hardcover Case Laminate Design: Starting at $30 (depending on what you’d like on the case laminate)

Additional Paperback Wrap Design: $30 

This is useful if you plan on writing through more than one print on demand company, as each company has different printing requirements. 


Additional Print Trim Size Formatting: $75

This can be used if you want two different sized interiors for your book. One for your paperback book and another for your hardcover. Typically hardcover trim sizes are larger than paperback trims sizes.

 

Client Testimonials

“I had a wonderful time working with Mandi. She understood my genre, had great communication skills, and knew exactly what I needed even when I wasn’t sure how to explain it. Seeing my book come to life is a dream come true.”

Rebecca K. Sampson

The Fated Tales Series

“Communication was much more clear than with the other designers I had tried to work with previously. And her work is stunning! She did not disappoint. I will definitely be coming back to Mandi for more of my books, and I will be telling everyone I know about her cover design services.”

Mandi Grace

Return to Sherwood

“Mandi was a pleasure to work with, she managed to create the cover I didn’t even know I wanted. She was very receptive to feedback and implementing changes at short notice. I highly recommend her service and will be working with her again.”

Joel Preston

In The Shadow of Monstrous Things

I found Mandi to be extremely detail-oriented in both the cover design and formatting process. She took all of my specifications into consideration and quickly made any changes I requested. It was a seamless process and I would absolutely work with her again.”

J. L. Willow

A Weighted Soul

“Mandi was easy to work with, quick to respond to emails, and a great person to work with for a first-time author because she explained everything so well and answered all of my questions. She took my initial ideas for my cover and turned it into an amazing representation of what I envisioned.”

Nichole Heydenburg

The Long Shadow on the Stage

“I described the cover I wanted, and Mandi delivered! She created exactly what I wanted, and I’m so excited. The entire experience was so easy and painless, and I can’t wait for everyone to see how great her work is! Picking Mandi to do my cover design is one of the best decisions I’ve made as an author!”

E. C. Woodham

Back Home

"Mandi was generous with her time in making sure I was pleased with every detail and I feel that I go excellent value for the price."

Savannah Goins, The Cathawyr

"I absolutely loved working with Mandi! She understood my vision and I never felt guilty asking her to change things! 10/10 will work with her again!"

Sydney Rain, Well of Vengeance

"Mandi did a great job creating the cover I asked for. I was pretty specific in what I wanted and she delivered it."

Kayla KnueThe Reckoning

"I had a lot of requests and fine-tuning details with the cover and Mandi was so patient with me and did great work to address all of my needs and make the cover exactly what I wanted! I feel so grateful that she did so many iterations with me because I love how the cover turned out and am so excited to see it on my print book!"

Zenith AislinChasing the Horizon

"I was worried this would be a long research process followed by an anxious wait on something that could turn out... well, who knows. But you made me feel confident in my decisions from the start. The price was reasonable, the questions fair, the collaboration an easy, pain free process. And the end result so beautiful! So glad I took the leap and trusted you with my baby."

Jacinta HudsonEmotional Ramblings

"I’m so proud of the way my cover turned out! Mandi worked hard to make my vision come to life and she took the extra time to find the perfect images and make sure it fit the genre standards, which both make such a huge difference! I’d definitely recommend her to anyone (and I do haha)!"

Bethany AtazadehThe Jinni Key

"Mandi is incredibly professional and welcoming to work with. The process she takes clients through is very smooth and she really goes above and beyond in her work. No revision request is too big or too small. I've loved working with her and will definitely be using her services again."

Pagan MalcolmSurviving Spring Break With Ryan Rupert

"We highly recommend Mandi. She is extremely knowledgeable and flexible to work with."

Liz Ryan & Kari Kim, A Simple Nest

"The service she provided was quick and efficient even with the small design changes that I had in mind. While she doesn't create character designs, the quality, and thoughtfulness that goes into creating a perfect design from the excerpts provided by the author are shown."

J.A. Alvara, Title: Storybook

"Mandi is wonderful to work with! She was very willing to make multiple versions of my cover when the first draft wasn't quite what I'd had in mind."

Jo Narayan, The Wraith's Bargain

"I would highly recommend Stone Ridge Books, the quality of work and the way that Mandi steered me through the process made it a stress-free and simple experience."

Maria F. Peters, Tooth Fairy Wanted - Apply Within

"Mandi was great to work with! She was responsive, offered suggestions, and graciously put up with my many changes until it was exactly what I wanted. I wasn’t sure what I wanted before I started the process, but Mandi took what I told her and created a masterpiece! I’m so excited for the cover and believe it will vastly improve my book sales. (This cover was a redesign of my original cover.)"

Melissa Frey, The Secret of the Codex

"I went into it with very little preference, but after the first drafts were given and I had lots of ideas, I'm SO happy Mandi Lynn was kind and very willing to do what I wanted!"

Angela R. WattsThe Divided Nation

"Mandi's response time was fast and alway responded within 24 hours if I had any question, plus she is very understanding and kind. Her design skills are amazing and so beautiful."

J. Faith KenneyNeuroner It's Not A Blesssing But A Curse

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