Book Design, Book Cover & DTP Services

Although we act as a traditional publisher, a part of our services is also helping independent authors to self-publish their books. This, of course, means book design, cover illustration, and layout design services. In fact, we can help you with all your illustration and DTP needs, if you're self-publishing.

Have a look at the kind of children's books and illustrations that we've already created. Below is a summary of our design services for self-publishing authors, but we are happy to chat with you and create custom packages too. 

1. Book design and illustration services

While people might say that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover... most people do. It's natural, and the first thing that can sell your book without anyone even opening it. But, we don't stop just at the cover. We can even illustrate your entire book. 

  • Book cover: R3,000
  • Book cover + jacket: R5,000
  • Picture book illustration: R18,000 (Covers + endpapers + 32 illustrated pages)
  • For novel-length book illustration, please contact us for a custom quote. 

2. Book DTP services

  • Picture book type-setting and DTP (Desktop Publishing): R6,000
  • For novel-length books' type-setting and DTP, please contact us for a custom quote.

3. Book digital conversion

    Any self-published author will know that, these days, you can't ignore the digital world. That's why we're offering conversion to eBooks for you:

    • ePub conversion: R1,500
    • ePub and AZW conversion: R 3,500

    Featured Self Publishing Clients for Design, DTP, and Typesetting

    Below our are featured self published indie clients, for whom we've done design, DTP, typesetting, and editing. Read about our self publishing options here.

    New Contrast - South Africa's Oldest Surviving Literary Journal

    For New Contrast, we were tasked with cover design, DTP, typesetting, layout design, and eBook conversion. Illustrations featured in the New Contrast design are by David Griessel.

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    Metaphysical Balm by Michèle Betty | Dryad Press

    For Metaphysical Balm, we were tasked with DTP, typesetting, layout design, and eBook conversion. The cover design for this publication was done by Ben Grib of Essie Letterpress.

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