Design & Technical Services

Our range of design and technical services will help your book look its best, whether you need an eye-catching, up-to-date cover, formatting that ensures a smooth, enjoyable reading experience, an author website that stands out from the crowd, or just some help getting your book uploaded and ready for customers to buy.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like more information about any of our services before you book.

We also offer packages to help you make publishing your work as easy as possible for you.

Packages

Pricing

Cover Design

A beautiful, bespoke cover for your book, including stock imagery and your own text, for ebook or print.

All options include delivery of a high quality JPG file, designed to meet the requirements of your chosen publishing platform(s).

Ebook Options

  • Standard ebook cover, including a simple stock image and your own text: £35
  • Premium ebook cover, designed to meet your specifications, including stock imagery and your own text: £115

Print Options

  • Standard print book jacket, including a simple stock image and your own text: £45
  • Premium print book jacket, designed to meet your specifications, including stock imagery and your own text: £165

Both

  • Standard ebook cover and print book jacket, including a simple stock image and your own text: £65
  • Premium ebook cover and print book jacket, designed to meet your specifications, including stock imagery and your own text: £195
Portfolio

  • Sing for the Coming of the Longest Night
  • A Land So Wild
  • The Voting Tree - Gareth Griffith
  • Penhallow Amid Passing Things - Iona Datt Sharma
  • Glass Island by Gareth Griffith
  • Sparks Fly by Llinos Cathryn Thomas

Formatting

For ebook or print, including conversion to the correct file type for your chosen publishing platform. Formatting includes:

  • Page design.
  • Titles and headings.
  • Font and paragraph styling.
  • Page breaks.
  • Table of contents (clickable for ebooks).

Ebooks: £30 for up to 20,000 words, then £10 per 10,000 words after that.

Print: £40 for up to 20,000 words, then £11 per £10,000 words after that.

These prices apply to standard fiction works. Please contact us to discuss pricing for non-fiction and poetry, as these often require a specialist service to ensure that your finished product looks the way you want it to.

 

Upload

Upload of your work to the publishing platform of your choice – £20.

This includes:

  • Account setup.
  • File type conversion.
  • Upload of file and appropriate product details.
  • Provision of a link to the uploaded product.

Website

Design and creation of your own personal author website.

Options include:

Template Website – £150

Choose from one of our beautiful templates. This service includes website setup, a bespoke colour scheme, and upload of personalised information, images and links about you and your book.

Author Website Template 1
Author Website Template 2

Bespoke Website – individually priced, starting from £250

A completely unique author website, designed and created just for you, to your specifications. This includes an initial consultation with us, as well as full design, creation and setup of your website.

Website Maintenance – from £10/month.

This is an ongoing service to make sure your website is always in peak condition, including all necessary security, maintenance and content updates.

Get in touch to book our services, or to have a chat about how we can help you.

Lodestar Author Services

If you’d like to book any of our services, or you want to know more about what we do, send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.