“Every book should surprise and delight readers, offering more than just words on a page.”
I put my heart into each project and work with you to craft a book that attracts readers and reflects your vision.
But a beautiful cover isn’t the only goal.
As a small business owner, I understand the delicate balance of passion and pragmatism. In the end, the numbers need to add up. I provide a smooth, efficient process and help your business stay on schedule and budget.
The cover is central to your book’s marketing—it must connect, yet surprise; fit in, yet stand out. My covers look as good online as in person.
I create an intuitive interior design, invisible yet everpresent, guiding your readers from cover to cover. Mindful layout and typography enhance readability and communication of ideas, information, and emotion.
Typesetting sets the tenor of the entire project. I’ll ensure your book meets readers’ and reviewers’ expectations while stretching accepted practices in new ways.
Photo retouching, custom illustration and photography, graphic development, and production and publishing assistance are available, including ISBN and LCCN support. I also provide marketing collateral, including press kits, banner ads, and bookmarks.
See how I have helped publishers and their authors connect with readers.
A Plethora of Praise
Betsy Peacock, Black Bears & Blueberries Publishing
“We are so grateful for Paul’s knowledge, talent, persistence, experience, and patience with us! … helping our illustrators to be the best they can be, he is such an asset to our company!”
Heather Boschke, Author/Illustrator of “Little Birdie Buddies”
“… his commitment to quality was apparent in everything from the font to the final design files.”
Shannon Pennefeather, Minnesota Historical Society Press
“Paul was an integral part of the process from start to finish; his attention to detail and organizational skills were consistently on display; and the result has garnered immediate accolades.”
Mary Taris, Strive Publishing
“Paul’s book design and graphic design skills are matched only by his patient and generous spirit.”
Akshay Rao, Author of “Patient”
“Paul listens, asks questions, interprets, and shapes the conversation … then translates that into visual art.”
Mary McKay, Author of “Fear Less”
“He cherished the work but kept a very level head when I was heading to la la land. This part of Paul is priceless.”