At Left-Hand Publishers, we pride ourselves on making it easy for authors to get published with a minimal learning curve. Maybe you’re a writer and not an artist. How do you get a book cover designed? Don’t know any graphic artists? We have experienced graphic artists on staff who have been working in the advertising and literary worlds for decades. We can handle all your design needs. The best part is: you work with us. No handling dozens of vendors. One-stop shopping to get your book published. We handle the details so you can focus on writing. Back to Top

How Does It Work?

Book cover design is one of our Optional Services. In other words, it is NOT part of the “no up-front cost” publishing deal. Our in-house graphic artist will work with you and give you an estimate, before working on your cover design, of what your costs will be. Of course, if you keep having them re-do it, the “meter is still running.” But with decades of experience, our graphic artist will very likely hit upon the perfect cover design for you in the first try. Back to Top

“But I Already Have a Cover”

Great! That puts you one step closer to being published. Hiring one of our graphic artists to design you a book cover is not one of the conditions to getting us to publish your book. Having a great book is. Back to Top

“What If I Use a Different Artist?”

No problem. As long as the graphic formats meet with the technical specifications, cool. Maybe a family member or a friend is a graphic artist and you want to try to save some money by using them instead of paying for a professional book cover designer. No problemo. Your Left-Hand Publishers consultant will go over the specific technical specs, formatting, and file needs for your cover design. Just have your artist get the final artwork to us through Dropbox, or some other method for transferring big files. Back to Top

Keep in Mind

While you may save a few bucks using someone you know, versus our designers, typically you get what you pay for, and the reality is: your cover design will be one of the key elements in helping your book sell. Again, there is no pressure or obligation to use our Optional Services, but a poor cover design will reduce your sales dramatically. Unfortunately, as much as Left-Hand Publishers would like to be doing this just to help EVERYONE get published, we are a for-profit business, so if a submitted cover is REALLY BAD, we will discuss it with you. If there is no possibility of getting you to change the design (either with us or someone else), we shake hands and part as friends. The only thing you owe us is for whatever Optional Services you contracted for and we have worked on,up to that point, but nothing else. Back to Top

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Publishing, Independent, Writers, Authors, Manuscripts, marketing, EditingLeft Hand Publishers is NOT a vanity press. We will never ask the writer for an investment or to pay any part of the cost of being published. We provide our publishing services as a percentage of revenue which we participate in, once the work sells. Optional Services are available to writers who need assistance in getting their manuscripts and/or their marketing tools honed for a successful and profitable publishing experience. For various consulting services, outside of publishing, we will provide an estimate in advance at no charge. For more information, contact us at .