Lawston Design

FREELANCE DESIGN FOR PUBLISHING AND DIGITAL MEDIA

INDEPENDENT AUTHORS

I've worked with lots of big publishers but I love working with independent authors too. I believe that professional design can help you and your book go further and I'd like to be a part of your journey!

Every book, cover and interior I produce is custom designed, tailored to you.

I believe that eye-catching, well-crafted design increases the value of your book to readers and booksellers. I will never supply pre-made covers. Your book matters to me, so my design will reflect that.

Your book design will receive as much careful attention as it needs to become the best it can be. I’ll make sure you’re completely happy with your book before it goes to press.

I will design your package around you, your objectives and your budget. Every time you work with me we'll build a package dedicated to what you need at the time.

Below are just a few examples of the packages I can offer.

  • Author Branding

    I will work with you to build an author brand that will give your books a strong and distinctive visual presence. Effective author branding will give your books consistency, authenticity and that special something that your readers will recognise instantly.

    For an additional fee, I will be very happy to apply your author branding to stationery, including:

    • Letterheads
    • Compliments Slips
    • Business Cards
    •  Address Labels
  • Book Covers and Interiors

    I am happy to design covers and interiors for both adult and children's titles. These could be:

    • Hardbacks (with or without a jacket)
    • Paperbacks
    • Ebooks
    • Colour books and picture books
    • Graphic novels and comics
  • FREE Marketing Materials

    I understand the importance of good marketing, so with every cover I can also design the following marketing materials for FREE:

    • Posters
    • Bookmarks
    • Banners for web and social media

    I am also happy to talk through any other marketing materials that you might need.

Ebook

Printed Fiction

Picture Book

  • 3-6 unique cover visuals
  • Unlimited rounds of revisions
  • Author branding
  • Layout of front cover
  • Preparation of press-ready files
  • FREE design of marketing materials, including posters, bookmarks,
    and banners for web and social media
  • 3-6 unique cover visuals
  • Interior book layout design (no images)
  • Unlimited rounds revisions of both the cover and layout
  • Author branding
  • Layout of front cover, back cover and spine
  • Preparation of press-ready files
  • FREE design of marketing materials, including posters, bookmarks, and banners for web and social media

This package is for non-illustrated printed titles. I am happy to include chapter header artwork in this package.

  • 3-6 unique cover visuals
  • Fully illustrated interior book design
  • Unlimited rounds of revisions of both the cover and layout
  • Author branding
  • Layout of front cover, back cover and spine
  • Preparation of press-ready files
  • FREE design of marketing materials, including posters, bookmarks, and banners for web and social media

This package is ideal for heavily illustrated fiction, non-fiction, children's fiction and picture books.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to talk through what I can offer you. All consultations are completely free.