At Mayfly Design, we offer a full suite of book design and publishing services to get your book designed and formatted for print and digital distribution and into the hands of your readers. Our book design and layout services ensure your finished book is completely ready for market. With Mayfly Design, you retain all rights and control of your design and publishing accounts.

Premium Experience

We know navigating the independent publishing process can be overwhelming. Here's what sets us apart from other services.

Personalized Service

You can count on our dedicated team to readily be available and deliver your project on schedule.

US-Based Team

Based in the thriving literary hub of Minneapolis, we operate with a small team of book designers located right here in the US.

Custom Book Design Services

We do not use templates. Our team creates a custom design for your book's cover and interior based on your direction and unique needs. We provide elegant book design, utilizing the latest trends, and meeting the requirements for print-on-demand providers, including KDP and IngramSpark.

Cover Design Services

Our collaborative cover design services ensure your front cover, back cover, and spine meet your high standards of quality and professionalism.


Page Design Services

Professional book page design services that give your book's interior the professional appearance your readers will enjoy from the first page to the last.


Book Typesetting Services

Our skilled book designers will format your pages using your custom page design, typesetting your book page-by-page using best practices and attention to every detail.


Showcase Book Projects

Do you have a special book project that needs extra care and attention? Let us handle every last detail, including coordinating your high-end printing, recommending custom materials and manufacturing features, and detailed photo retouching and adjustments for the images in your book. All from our small, experienced team while we guide you through each step of the production and publishing process. We've produced some beautiful showcase pieces and would love to learn how we can help transform your story and visuals into something remarkable that will stand the test of time.

Art and Coffee Table Books

Layout design services that help transform your story and high-quality visuals into an engaging and stunning package to present to your readers with pride and professionalism.


Memoir and Legacy Books

Services to help capture your own unique story with a professional and customized experience. We can help produce a beautiful book that captivates your readers and can be showcased with pride.


Publishing Support

Publishing services for getting your book published and into the hands of your reader. We assist with registration and account setup to ensure everything is done accurately and consistently. All the services we provide fall under the ownership of you, the author or publisher.

Book Registration

We will obtain ISBNs, Library of Congress LCCN, and PCIP registration on your behalf.

Print-on-Demand Setup

We help with our print-on-demand authors by setting up your title and uploading files to Amazon KDP, IngramSpark, and other publishing platforms. You retain all rights and access to your publishing accounts.

Print Buying

We provide assistance for publishers and authors wanting a larger quantity of books printed by coordinating print bids from US- and Canadian-based printers to get the best price and service for your project.


Additional Services

Our professional book design services include add-on services that extend beyond the book design and production process:

Marketing Services

To help sell your book we create compelling marketing materials for social, email, website, and retailer promotion.

Website Design

Direct traffic to an attractive new website to market your book and brand.

Editorial Services

Editing and proofreading services to tighten up your manuscript.

Marketing Services

We provide compelling marketing materials for social, email, website, and retailer promotion to help sell your book.



If you have questions about the self-publishing process or want to talk more about our book design services, we offer consultations for $150 per hour. Please fill out the form below. Questions on active or upcoming projects are always free, please email or call us.

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To learn more about the professional book design services we offer, email If you’re ready to get started, request an estimate for your project. We look forward to hearing from you.

Customer Reviews

After hearing great reviews about Mayfly Design, I chose them to handle all aspects of my non-fiction title… and the final results were wonderful. Throughout the process, they were exacting in every way. No detail was ever too small. It was so reassuring to be working with such a professional group. Also, they did some incredible photoshop work to improve dozens of text photos which I never thought was possible. Now that my paperback and ebook versions are successfully published, I couldn’t be more pleased with Mayfly. They did such a great job.

—Michael Prestigiacomo, author of My Best Friend Ralph

Julie, Jess, and Ryan at Mayfly Design made the creation of my cover, interior, and ebook files a breeze. Not only did they make the process easy, but I have gotten rave reviews on the original cover design from many of my artistic sources. I highly recommend Mayfly Design and will use them again for future projects.

—Ellen Coffey, author of Every Day a Last Dance

Mayfly was a dream to work with and you can see their amazing talent all throughout this book. They took a basic manuscript and a folder of photos and turned it into something spectacular!

—Ken Yagen, Bravo Zulu

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, author of The Boys of Bath: The Civil War Diary of Pvt. Charles Brother, USMC

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