Book designers specializing in book cover design, page design, typesetting, and eBook formatting. Plus publishing services for ISBN and Library of Congress registration and assistance with print-on-demand retailers like KDP and IngramSpark.

Book Design Services

Most common services to get your manuscript transformed into a professional and beautiful book.

Cover Design

A collaborative design process for your book cover.

Page Design

Full-service design and typesetting for your book's interior.


Conversion services for Kindle and other digital formats.


Recent Work

Take a look at these recent projects from our award-winning book designers.

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Project Pricing

Pricing examples for book design projects. All projects include a dedicated team, project management, and personal customer service.


text-only novels and fiction books
$1,200and up
  • 3 custom cover design concepts
  • Personalized page design
  • Typesetting and print-ready files


premier design and publishing services
$3,000and up
  • 3 custom cover design concepts
  • Personalized page design, typesetting, and eBook
  • Publishing registration and marketing services
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Book Designer

Ryan Scheife

Founder and Principal Designer

Managing Partner

Julie Scheife

Managing Partner

About Mayfly Design

We are a book design and publishing services agency, committed to taking your finished text and creating a beautiful and engaging book ready for publishing. We work with publishers looking for trusted design partners, as well as serious self-published authors looking for professional layouts to publish on KDP, IngramSpark, and other online retailers and printers. Our process is collaborative and based on clear and continual communication. Our designers have a keen eye for elegant design and current trends with a focus on consistency and accuracy. Wherever you are in your publishing journey, we will work with you to create a captivating and professional book you can showcase with pride.

Mayfly Design was created in the thriving literary city of Minneapolis in 2007 with a mission to celebrate and advance the universal connection and goodwill of storytelling. —Ryan Scheife, Founder and Principal Designer

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Customer Reviews

As a first-time author, I found Mayfly Design to be the perfect partner for designing my book and preparing it for publishing. They took the time to understand exactly what services I required and provided a clear and detailed work proposal, then led me through the Mayfly process, which was reliable, complete, and collaborative. By executing the process step-by-step, Mayfly Design gave me complete confidence that every single detail was being managed correctly. The service was superbly professional and top-notch in every way, and my project was completed on time and within budget. I could not be more delighted with the final result!

—Elizabeth Parker, author of An Introduction to The Infinite Way Message of Joel S. Goldsmith

Mayfly Design has exceeded all my objectives for my memoir book design. Ryan has designed the cover and interior of the book with artistry, creativity and professionalism. I appreciated very much his responsiveness to my questions, his patience and cooperation. I am very pleased and proud of the end result and I would strongly recommend Mayfly Design to anyone looking for a creative, experienced and effective book design partner.

—Ben Kyriagis, author of Don’t Marry an American

I highly recommend Mayfly Design. Ryan was professional, timely, efficient, and very creative. Ryan helped in many aspects of completing the book, including the book cover design, formatting the contents within the book, and completing the registration process. I am very grateful for his expertise. I know that I will hire him again and again as the need arises.

—Jeanine Heath-McGlinn, co-author of Loving the Hell Out of Ourselves (and Others)

Publishing Clients