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Custom Cover Design

When it’s time to create the cover for your book, 48 Hour Books is ready to help. We offer cover design templates for authors who want to create their own cover but need help with sizing. But we understand that not everyone is a designer, which is why we offer cover design services, too.

Select from design customization levels to suit your budget and your needs: Our economy Create-A-Cover service, our fully custom cover design service, or provide a cover design of your own. Which one is right for you?


A beautiful, professionally designed book cover for $100! With our Create-a-Cover service, you get access to our team of graphic designers at an affordable price. Simply choose one of our cover design templates to suit your book, and have our professional graphic artists customize it using your text and images.

You can add a Create-a-Cover option during checkout, or contact us for more details.

Free revisions

And don’t worry about getting it just right on the first try. We'll always send you a PDF proof to review and approve before we begin printing. We offer one free revision round for changes before the design is complete.

Beautiful Templates

For clients who select our $100 Create-a-Cover service, we offer a wide range of styles to choose from during the ordering process. From business books to novels to how-to, you’ll find the right style for your book. Customize your color palette, upload your images, and enter your chosen text — our team will take care of the rest. Check out our Create-a-Cover design options below.

How to Use Our Create-a-Cover Service

Get a custom book cover design in 5 easy steps

Step 1: Choose a front cover template from one of our custom-designed options

Step 2: Choose a back cover template

Step 3: Select two colors you'd like to use on your cover

Step 4: Send us the specific wording you'd like to add to your book cover, as well as any images or graphics you'd like to include

Step 5: Sit back and relax while our graphic design team creates your book cover! We'll always send you a PDF proof to review before we begin printing, and you can send us any revisions to the design at that time.

Custom Cover Design

For a completely unique design, choose our Custom Cover design service. You'll work closely with our experts to create the perfect custom cover from scratch. If you want a book that looks like no else's, choose our Custom Covers.

Contact us to request a quote and let us create a cover you'll love.

Expert designers

From choosing the imagery, to selecting the right fonts, to perfecting a color scheme, our graphic designers will take care of every detail for you.

Your ideas and input

You'll provide direction and feedback to your designer over the phone, and they'll design the perfect book cover to suit your book, using your input.

Design Your Own Cover

Want to provide your own design? That's great! Here's a short video explaining how to set up your own book cover design.

If you need help determining what size to make a book cover, use our Cover Size Calculators

Simply click the appropriate button (Perfect Bound (paperback) books on the left, and Hard Cover books on the right.) A PDF calculator will be downloaded to your computer (probably to your "Downloads" folder). This is a PDF form, so it will only work in Adobe Acrobat. If you use a different program to view PDFs, the calculator won't work. You can also call us and give us your dimensions, and we'll give you the proper size for your cover.

And remember, we offer cover design templates too, if you need help!

See Templates

Enhance Your Book Cover

48 Hour Books offers so many enhanced cover features! Check out this hardcover book, which features a leatherette book cover and a dust jacket -- both with our Diamond 3D Foil printing.

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