Book Designers

People DO judge a book by its cover! So don't try this at home. A good, experienced book designer will bring your words to life and "package" your work in a way that makes it irresistible to your readers. Many book cover designers will be happy to design your interior, too. Having your interior professionally designed can help increase your chances of gaining retail and library acceptance and maybe even win you an award! The book designers listed here are members of SLPA. They do attend our meetings when their schedules permit. Feel free to contact them directly any time to discuss your project. They will be happy to answer questions, provide samples of their work or provide an estimate.

Personal Service, Successful Design Solutions, Attention to Detail

Design & production services to small and independent authors / publishers.

  • Book Design
  • Covers and interiors
  • Publishing company logo / brand identity
  • Bookmarks
  • Book launch
  • E-book consulting
  • Promotional materials
  • Websites and Facebook timeline graphics
  • Assistance with setting up your Bowker, Lightning Source, CreateSpace, or Amazon Author Central accounts

Contact: Peggy Nehmen
12542 New Woodland Ct.
St. Louis MO 63146
Phone: 314-548-6001



Helping you and your book look good

Sue Sylvia works closely with authors and independent publishers to bring their vision to life. With years of award-winning design experience in advertising, marketing and sales promotion, she creates great-looking strategic solutions that stand out in today’s competitive marketplace.

  • Book Design (covers and interiors)
  • Logos and Business Cards
  • Brochures and Sell Sheets
  • Postcards and Bookmarks
  • Displays and Packaging
  • Strategic Marketing Solutions
  • Online Media Rooms
  • Book Publishing Mentor
  • Book Discoverability Tutoring

You have eight seconds to start the process of turning a casual browser into YOUR customer. Use it wisely.

Contact: Sue Sylvia
Staircase Press Design
P.O. Box 83  Troy, IL 62294
Phone: 618-558-9504


A well-designed book nourishes your mind and spirit like your favorite comfort food nourishes your body and soul. As a designer with decades of experience, I take authors’ manuscripts, photos and illustrations and design custom books that say, “Pick me up and buy me.”

  • Innovative book design (cover and interior)
  • Coordination with editors and proofreaders
  • Press-ready files
  • Marketing materials (business card, flyer, poster, bookmark)
  • Color consulting and specification
  • Photo review and selection
  • Illustration and photo scanning
  • Photo retouching (available)

Contact: Cathy Wood
Book & Graphic Design


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