Custom Standard

Let a team of professionals work their magic with your manuscript—we'll use your input to custom-design your book's interior and cover while maintaining your unique vision for your book.

Price: $948.00*

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Compare our publishing solutions side-by-side to find the group of services that's right for you.

For even more options and flexibility in designing your book cover, upgrade to a Custom Cover Premier Plus.

Custom Standard Includes

  • Custom Cover Premier – Collaborate with our professional design team to create an effective book cover showcasing your story's unique elements. This comprehensive service includes a unique central image with complementary colors and typography.
  • Simple Custom Interior** – This interior is professionally designed with your choices of design styles and is ideal for mystery, romance and other fiction genres.
  • ISBN assignment (if you don't have your own) and barcode placement.
  • Online distribution through sales channels you select, including and your own eStore.
Services Included*Everyday Low Price
Custom Cover Premier $599.00
Simple Custom Interior** $349.00
Total $948.00

*We can create a tailor-made publishing solution for your book by mixing and matching our professional book design, editing, and marketing services to meet your individual needs and budget. Contact us to customize your own publishing solution.

**The complexity of your book will determine the type of interior service that you might need. Please visit our Template Interior, Moderate Custom Interior, and Complex Custom Interior pages for more details.

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" The design team came through with flying colors, including the colors on my book cover design. I am completely satisfied with the design and interior. "
Dick Vittorioso, I Could Have Been Famous

How It Works

You'll work with the CreateSpace design team, who will guide you through the book design process. The design team acts as a liaison between you and the professional book designer, capturing your input and facilitating the changes to your book's design. Throughout the design process, you'll be able to interact with the design team to make decisions about your book's final look and feel.

  1. Upload your manuscript and any images for your book's interior and cover.
  2. Before we begin designing your book, complete brief questionnaires to give us an idea of what you envision for your book's cover and interior. You'll have the opportunity to consult with our design team so we understand the concepts you have in mind for your book.
  3. We'll design two cover concepts and provide you with your choice of a digital or physical interior proof; you'll have the opportunity to provide design feedback.
  4. After you've selected a cover concept, provided feedback, and approved your interior, we'll complete your cover and move forward to the finalization of your book.
  5. Make your book available for sale.

Some design and text updates may incur additional fees; see our Changes Policy for more information.

Charts, tables, and graphs may be included for $25 each.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I provide my own graphics for my book cover?

Yes, as long as your graphics or images meet our resolution standard of 300 DPI, we can use your graphics to create a cover design concept. To give you another option, we'll also create a second cover concept based on your input using new images and design elements. You choose which cover concept you'd like to move forward with.