Book Cover Design

Inspire Your Readers

Palmetto Publishing offers a multitude of book cover design services, including an exclusive partnership with Getty Images, to accommodate any independent author regardless of their budget or design needs.

*Cover Design and Interior Formatting are required services.

Service Options

Palmetto Cover

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  • Cover concept
  • Image from the Getty image library
  • Round of changes

Custom Cover

Starting at


  • 2 Cover concepts
  • Up to 2 images per concept from the Getty image library
  • 2 Rounds of changes

Complex Cover

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  • 3 Cover concepts
  • Up to 4 images per concept from the Getty image library
  • 3 Rounds of changes

Illustrative Cover

Starting at


  • 1 custom illustration (spread across front, back and spine)
  • 1 cover concept
  • 1 round of changes

Palmetto Publishing offers many cover design services, including an exclusive partnership with Getty Images, to accommodate any independent author regardless of their budget or design needs. Browse our options below, and don’t hesitate to get in contact with any questions. 

*Cover Design and Interior Formatting are required services to get the distribution set up through Ingram Spark publishing services. 


Book Cover Design Services 

Inspire your readers through the use of your images, our partnership with Getty Images, or through a custom illustrated cover designed by one of our in-house illustrators. Palmetto Publishing handles all the necessary details as well. Included in our book design services are the back cover text crafted expertly via our marketing team, the ISBN, and the barcode. 

Here’s an overview of the process.

1. Learn about your book concept

Palmetto Publishing will consult with you to grasp your requirements and understand your story to reflect on the book cover.

2. Analyze your genre

We research typography, layouts, and color themes common to your genre to ensure that your book cover design will fit the market.

3. Provide you with the first look

You get the first concept in just ten business days.

4. Implement your revisions

Upon your review, we can begin rounds of revisions until your revisions are just as you like. 


Design Options & Pricing 

A great book cover generally consists of a clear title and subtitle with an attention-grabbing focal point. A strong composition with non-distracting details yet contains the right amount of intriguing visual elements while balancing white space. With our options below, budget and genre will help determine which cover you should choose. 


Palmetto Cover 

The Palmetto Cover is a simple design most suitable for genres like poetry, business, or religion when emphasizing the text. Our Palmetto book cover option assumes minimal photoshop work, but we can help you make a memorable cover with hundreds of layout options. 

  • 1 Cover concept
  • 1 Image from the Getty Images library
  • 1 Round of changes


Custom Book Cover Design

Our Custom Cover is suitable for most books where there is a ‘scene’ on the cover. It is appropriate for all genres and the option most authors choose. Your book is unique, and we want the same for your cover. Therefore, our custom option designs are original and not premade templates.

  • 2 Cover concepts
  • Up to 2 images per concept from the Getty Images library
  • 2 Rounds of changes


Complex Book Cover 

Complex Covers are also suitable for all genres, with fiction being the most common. Here we provide more rounds of revisions and up to 4 images per concept. We deliver a value-added proposition, enhancing the writer’s original vision with considerable professional graphic design skills. 

It’s more than just a cover design. We take care of all technical aspects of your book with the goal being to conceive of an idea that makes your book alluring, compelling, and unforgettable.

  • 3 Cover concept
  • Up to 4 images per concept from the Getty Images library
  • 3 Round of changes


Illustrative Book Cover 

The illustrated cover option is a custom illustration made by one of our in-house Palmetto Publishing illustrators. The power of storytelling mixed with art’s beauty will make a striking cover design that we find is best for fantasy, sci-fi, and children’s book genres. 

  • 1 custom illustration (spread across the front, back and spine)
  • 1 cover concept
  • 1 round of changes
Palmetto Publishing FAQs

Because at Palmetto, we care about the authors we work with, and we want to see them succeed. Our competitors can’t match our personal customer service, plus a 100% satisfaction guarantee. While our competitors are taking a cut of your profits, we never take any royalties. We also offer payment plans for our services and bundles, so you don’t have to pay everything at once. We tailor the services around each author’s project as opposed to trying to fit them into a blanket package that might not be a good fit for the author. We simply love the publishing industry. We’re here to help real authors who have had difficulty with traditional publishing houses or who have always wanted to self-publish.

Unlike working with traditional publishers, which can sometimes take years to get your book completed, publishing with Palmetto can take as little as 6-8 weeks. If you need your book done sooner, please let us know ASAP so that we can do our best to fulfill your needs.

Prices per services vary depending on a number of factors. Visit our services page, and contact us today so that one of our publishing professionals can help you determine the cost of your project.

Yes, you absolutely can. You can purchase one or more of any of our services although we do require we do at least the cover design and interior formatting. All other services can be mixed and matched as needed. This is designed for you to truly get exactly what you need as an author. Maybe you just need a cover illustration, or you need help with copyediting. Whatever the case may be, we have all your publishing needs at Palmetto Publishing.

We do offer editing services. We can do everything from simple copyediting to more in-depth developmental editing.

Absolutely not. During the editing process, we will give guidance and offer advice as to the flow of the manuscript. We will never try to change your actual content. You have full creative control over your material with Palmetto Publishing.

You can print your book anywhere. We hope you will choose us as our quality is second to none. Regardless of the services you need, we’re here for you through one step or all the steps of the process. We’re here for you however you need us.

While we require we publish the book in print, we can also definitely help you with your eBook! We have the tools, the knowledge, and the resources to help you get your eBook online fast.

Selling your book is, of course, an essential part of the process. To get your book out in front of your target audience and to convert these potential customers to readers can be challenging but it doesn’t have to be. With our expert marketing services, we’ll develop a plan to showcase your work and get your name out to the right places. From press releases to an author website, we’ll devise a game plan to set you up for success. Check out our marketing services for more information. (link to marketing services page)

You do not. At Palmetto, we’re here to help you with all the ins and outs of publishing. We’ll guide you through the process and consult with you to ensure you understand all aspects, effectively doing the job that a literary agent would do.

That depends on how well your book sells. Published authors who have written compelling stories and really work hard to get their names out there can be very successful. If you ask any published author, regardless of how they publish, they will tell you that it requires a great deal of effort on behalf of the author to make their book a success. We are here to help you every step of the way.

We take 0% of the proceeds from your published book. All your work is yours alone, so you keep 100% of the profit.

Yes, you will. Contact a tax lawyer or reach out to the IRS to ensure you’re paying the correct amount of taxes prior to tax filing season.

We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the end results, we’ll work with you to ensure we hit the mark. No matter what, we want you to be happy with a finished product that is ready for the world!