Book Cover Design

Your book cover is a powerful sales tool that has the ability to attract readers and drive sales. But in order to be successful, your book cover design must meet several key objectives. It should match your book’s genre, convey the theme and message of your story, and grab the attention of your target audience. At Mayfly, we offer high-end book formatting and cover design services that drive sales by elevating the aesthetics of your book and lending it the credibility and professional look it deserves. All while staying true to your genre, story, and vision.


Our Professional Book Cover Design Services

As a leading book cover design company for nearly two decades, we understand the importance of developing a captivating design that not only attracts your audience but also drives sales. Our team will collaborate closely with you to make sure we bring your vision to life in a way that stands out on the shelves, fits the aesthetics of your genre, and ultimately, motivates readers to buy your book.

We also work with all of the major printers and digital partners, such as Amazon's KDP and IngramSpark, to ensure your files are delivered to their standards and without any surprises during the publishing process.

We cater to authors looking for:

  • High-end, custom book cover design
  • A cover that commands attention & captures sales
  • A collaborative working experience
  • A go-to resource on the printing & publishing process

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What Sets Us Apart

Book Cover Design is Our Expertise

At Mayfly, we are experts in book design—not just graphic designers who know how to design a book. We understand what works in the marketplace, and we know how to make your book stand out from the crowd in a way that reflects your own unique style, resulting in an attention-grabbing cover you can showcase with pride.

A Clearly Defined Process Makes Us Easy to Work With

At the kick-off of your project, you will be assigned a project manager and a book designer. Your project manager will lay out a schedule, communicate with you often, and perform regular status calls to make sure your questions are answered and all tasks stay on track. You will also have a direct line to your designer, who will listen to your needs and ideas to create a cover that truly reflects your book's story and genre and your overall vision.

Once we have a rough manuscript and some key design information, we can begin the book cover design process.

This process includes:

  • 3+ custom cover concepts for your review
  • Several rounds of changes based on your feedback
  • Regular status calls
  • Final high-res graphic

Exceptional Customer Service and Communication

Unlike many other book cover design companies, we do not use a crowd-sourcing model at Mayfly. We are a small group of dedicated professionals based in the Midwest, and we pride ourselves in our professionalism, customer service, and high-quality design work. We are easy to communicate with, proactive, and provide each of our customers with a personalized and enjoyable experience for the best possible results.

Printing, Publishing, & Editorial Assistance

Looking for help beyond the book formatting and cover design process?

We also offer the following services:

  • Printing
  • Copyediting and proofreading
  • Publishing—for both print and ebooks


Customer Reviews

SVP has completed 28 books in 12 years. Bravo Zulu was our first coffee table book, jam packed with full color photos of WWI and WWII warbird aircraft, 200 lush pages. We’ve done other traditional books with them before, but this was a whole nother thing.

Mayfly took our photographs and our 50,000 words and created a masterpiece. The cherry on top is dust jacket using the photo of the author flying the Red Baron’s 1917 Fokker DR-1, leather helmet, goggles, and white scarf flying above the clouds. This project was fun but seriously challenging. The Mayfly team rolled with the many punches, false starts and speed bumps, and got us across the finish line on time. They’re a pleasure to work with, and they know how to do this stuff right! We will be back.

—Joseph DiNucci, Silicon Valley Press

I’m so happy that I worked with Mayfly on my book. Everyone I talk to about it mentions how beautiful and professional it looks. Working with them on the design was a great experience, as they listened to and incorporated my input and ideas but were not afraid to suggest possibilities I hadn’t thought of as well. I will definitely be working with them again and recommending them to other writers.

—Sigrid Brown, author of Girl in Duluth

Contact Us for Book Cover Design Services

For more information about the book cover design services we offer at Mayfly, call us today at 612.801.4533 or reach us by email at You may also request a quote for our services right here on our website.