Guidelines for Book Cover Designers

Are you looking to design covers for TCK Publishing?

Here’s the basics you’ll need to know to get started and decide if working with us on book cover design projects is a good fit for you.

About TCK Publishing

We publish dozens of books each month. Most of the books we publish are in eBook format on Amazon Kindle. We also publish many books in paperback and in audiobook formats, and a few hardcover books from time to time.

Because many of our books are published only in eBook format only (and every book we publish is always published in eBook format), most of the time any cover design work you do for us will be for the front cover of the eBook.

Providing Your Cover Design Quotes

Please provide your quotes per project for the following book cover designs:

  • Ebook only front cover design
  • Print cover design (spine and back cover only, assuming front cover is finished, for Createspace and Ingram’s Lightning Source)
  • Audiobook only cover for Audible

Required Cover Dimensions

  • Ebook front cover design: 2813 × 4500
  • Print cover design: depends on trim size (we will send you the specific details for each print project). Our most common trim size for book projects is 6″x9″
  • Audiobook cover design: 2400 x 2400

Book Cover Design Project Management

Because you’ll be designing book covers for our clients, each of our authors will have an opportunity to review your cover designs and pick the best one, or request changes as needed. About 50% of the time, no changes are requested or needed.

When we do request changes based on our own opinion or our client, we ask that you make the necessary changes within seven (7) days.

Responsiveness and Turnaround Time

Because we guarantee our clients a high quality cover design within 30 days, we need you to be responsive and have a reasonably quick turnaround time. Most of our designers turnaround covers in 7-10 days. If you cannot quickly turnaround cover designs within two weeks or less, it will not be a good fit for us to work together at this time.

If at any time, you do not respond to our emails within fourteen days (2 weeks), we will have to assign the project to another cover designer and pay them extra for rush service in order to give our clients the service and quality we guarantee. If this happens, you will NOT be paid for the project even if you deliver a cover after two weeks of not responding (And no, we won’t ever use your covers without paying you for your work).

Because it costs us more time and money in situations like this, it is highly unlikely we will work with you in the future if you fail to respond in 14 days.

We totally understand if you want to go on vacation or take time off. All we ask is that you let us know within 14 days so that our projects are not delayed. Setting up a simple email autoresponse message when you are on vacation or sending us a quick note is all we ask to keep us informed.

We believe good communication is crucial to building and maintaining great working relationships in business, so if you ever have any questions or issues come up, please let us know right away and we will do our best to support you and give you the tools and resources you need to succeed.

Fill out the Contact form below or send us an email to Tom [at] tckpublishing [dot] com to get in touch with us about book cover design work.

Contact TCK Publishing

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Cover Design Examples

Here are some of the book cover designs our amazing designers have created.

Fiction Book Cover Designs

professional ebook cover

The Beowulf Seeker Fantasy Book Cover Design

The Riddle Walker Adventure Book Cover Design

Rerun Paranormal Thriller Book Cover Design

No Regrets Historical Romance Book Cover Design

The White Feather Romance Book Cover Design

Reunion Historical Romance Book Cover Design

Adventures in Time Science Fiction Short Story Cover Design

Spark of Dawn Thriller Book Cover Design

Nonfiction Book Cover Designs

Unlimited Memory Nonfiction Advice Book Cover Design

Unplugged Nonfiction Business Book Cover Design

From Manhattan to Hollywood Nonfiction Biography Book Cover Design

Heal Breast Cancer Naturally Nonfiction Health Book Cover Design