elcome to David Designs Books! I'm a designer of over 300 books, an award-winning author and/or illustrator of over 40 titles, a former creative/publishing director for one of the U.S.'s fastest growing publishers, and a 2018 Publishers Weekly Rising Star Honoree. Here, you'll find fabulous book design that doesn't break the bank. And since publishing is complicated enough, all my services here are based on a flat fee to make things easier on everyone. We could all use a little more of that!
Take a look around, and when you're ready, click Work Together to tell me about your project!
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THE DAVID DIFFERENCE:
I've designed hundreds of book covers, interiors, and more for both publishers and self-published authors. From children's books to cookbooks, memoirs to parenting guides, I've just about done it all. Mysterious memoir? You got it. Playful board book? Sure thing. A vegetarian's field guide to raising hybrid turnips in Montana? Why not!
I'm not just a designer. I'm also a former publishing director, the founder of a children's publishing house, and an award-winning graduate from one of the country's most respected business schools. You can expect that your cover design will be more than artwork—it will incorporate vital strategic considerations like market, retail price, sales channels, package, and more to give your book the maximum competitive edge.
Whether you're a publisher or an author, this book is your baby. You want everything about it to be perfect. Maybe you're worried you'll have to spend money on a cover you might not even like! I totally get it. That's why I use a collaborative approach to book design. You'll have visibility of each step along the way and unlimited opportunities to provide feedback on how things are progressing.
I've worked as a creative director for several years, and I know how confusing it can be to negotiate pricing for creative projects. Fees for revisions, hourly rates, file charges—it's a headache. To make things easier for everyone, I use no-fuss, flat-fee pricing so you know exactly what to expect for your money and aren't ever surprised.