Welcome to Mayfly Design, book designers specializing in cover design, page design, typesetting, eBook formatting, and publishing services.

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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Typical Project Pricing

Pricing examples for typical book design projects.


novels and fiction books
$750and up
  • 2 cover design concepts
  • Page design and typesetting for text-only book projects
  • + Free barcode


complex book packages
$2,500and up
  • 4 cover design concepts
  • Page design and typesetting for more complex book layouts
  • Photo retouching and more
See Individual Pricing
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 Amazon/KDP 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

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, Loving the Hell Out of Ourselves (and Others)

I could not have been more pleased with the professionalism of Mayfly Design. Ryan was terrific to work with, the communication was outstanding, and he finished the project—which had a relatively short window—right on time. The book looks great! I would highly recommend Mayfly Design and look forward to working with them again.

– Julie Pfitzinger, Publisher, Paris Morning Publications

Ryan and his team offer a serious, disciplined, and both professional and informal approach to launch not just books but any content, providing leads through their network of reputable vendors and partners. Ryan’s creative and measured work should instruct others to just give him your ideas and let him take the wheel so you can focus on the other pieces of your vision (which he gets). He will meet you there on the final sprint with quality product for a win. Rinse and repeat.

– Christine Friesel, Publisher, Charley Brother