Textbook cover design service

So, you’re written your textbook – but the cover design is still up in the air.

We know where you’re coming from.

Sinec 2017, we’ve helped 30+ authors like you design the perfect cover for their textbook.

We can help you as well. Check our portfolio and schedule a free consultation today!

* According to this source, 81.6% of readers gain interest in a book due to the cover, and 79.0% make a buying decision based solely on the visual appearance of the cover.

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Our portfolio of 30+ textbook cover designs

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Easy 5 step Process

See how we design the perfect cover for your book together – in 5 easy steps.

Free Consultation

You tell us about you, your book and your visions on a video call.


You receive the first version of your cover within 2 work days.


You point out any and all changes on a video call

Further Revisions

If needed, we repeat steps 2 and 3 until you’re 100% satisfied.


You receive the book cover of your dreams.

Free Consultation

You tell us about you, your book and your visions on a video call.


You receive the first version of your cover within 2 work days.


You point out any and all changes on a video call

Further Revisions

If needed, we repeat steps 2 and 3 until you’re 100% satisfied.


You receive the book cover of your dreams.

2 Affordable PACKAGES

Choose between full book cover design and e-book only.


Everything you need for a full book cover
$ 199 One time fee
  • Custom Design
  • Design of front cover, back cover and spine
  • Hardback, paperback, audio book cover and e-book versions
  • Unlimited revisions
  • All source files and copyrights
  • 14 days delivery


Everything you need for an e-book
$ 99 One time fee
  • Custom Design
  • Design of front cover only
  • E-book version only
  • Unlimited revisions
  • All source files and copyrights
  • 7 days delivery

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a good Textbook cover design?

A good textbook cover design should have clarity about the contents of the book. You should focus on clean and legible typography, with the book's title and subject in the center. Include relevant images, graphs, or icons that provide a visual preview of the educational content.

How can I make my textbook cover visually appealing to students?

You can balance the seriousness of academic content and visual appeal at the same time by including vibrant colors, engaging images, and relatable symbols that resonate with students. Balancing aesthetics with clear educational cues will help you get the interest of students.

Can you make custom illustrations for the interior of my textbook?

Yes! We can help you with all types of illustrations.  The cost will depend on the complexity of illustrations and number of pages you need illustrated. To get a quote you can book a free, non-committing video consultation at Book cover hub.

Where can I get textbook covers designed?

Book Cover Hub can design eye-catching and informative textbook covers that meet your specific needs! We understand the importance of creating a cover that:


  • Clearly communicates the subject matter: The cover should visually represent the content of your textbook and grab students' attention.
  • Adheres to design guidelines: If you're working with a publisher or educational institution, we can ensure your cover follows their specific design requirements.
  • Uses durable materials: Textbook covers need to withstand frequent use. We offer high-quality printing options to create a cover that lasts.


Ready to get started? Schedule a free consultation with a designer today! We'll discuss your project in detail and answer any questions you may have about designing the perfect cover for your textbook.

Free Video Consultation

Schedule a FREE 30 minute consultation to ask any questions you might have, and tell us about your visions for your book cover.

Founder and Lead designer of Book Cover Hub. Syed Abdullah Bukhari

Abdullah Bukhari

Founder and lead designer

With more than 6,000 book covers designed over the past 6 years, I have extensive experience working with authors to craft their perfect cover design.

Maybe you know exactly what you want on your cover. Maybe you only have a few vague ideas. In either case, we work together in order to create a visual concept that makes your book stand out from other titles.

Schedule your free consultation now - I'm looking forward to hearing about your book!

What is a TextBook Cover Design?

A textbook cover design is a visual representation of content inside the text book.

Books are more than just words on a page. They are sources of learning, teaching, and understanding.

Textbooks are not just stories of facts and theories. They are stories of knowledge, skills, and applications.

Text book cover page design is an art that requires understanding the genre’s conventions.

Text book covers can be easily identified by their specific elements. Generally, they have educational images, neutral colors, and informative titles.

The goal is to educate the reader and convey the subject of the book.

Text book cover designers have worked hard to experiment with different concepts, symbols, and fonts. They are always looking for unique ways to present the book on the book covers.

It’s important to follow the genre conventions to design a great text book cover.

Common design elements of a Text book cover

Text book covers are characterized by their educational image style and incorporation of text book elements. We often see elements that help create a visual impact.

They contain people, objects, diagrams, and graphs. Textured backgrounds also play an essential role in creating a sense of depth and realism.

Another common sight in text book cover design is conceptual objects. You can use different objects from your book or your theme to give added meaning to your cover.

The play between color and shape is often featured and, if done correctly, this can certainly make a text book cover go from good to great!

Capturing a scene of interest is somewhat expected in text book cover design. You can achieve that by showing a person, a place, or a thing. An interest-based book cover always creates a sense of curiosity and engagement in readers.

Let’s understand the genre practices of Text book covers by analyzing each part.

Here is what we will discuss:

  1. Typography
  2. Colors
  3. Graphics
  • Typography

We have a lot of creative freedom when it comes to the typography for a text book cover.

We can opt for fonts that match the subject and the level of the book. E.g., a modern font for a science or math book, or a classic font for a literature or history book.

Conventionally, the titles of text book covers are informative and neutral. Sans serif and slab serif fonts are often preferred over other font types.

The tricky part is choosing a font that matches the image and the audience.

For instance, if you are designing the cover of a book about a complex or advanced topic, and you use a decorative ornate font like Script or Blackletter, it simply won’t match the image or the audience.

If you are confused about what works best, a good thing to try is to find books in similar subjects and levels of text book and use a font that matches that design style.

No matter the font chosen, your title should clearly stand out from the rest of the design.

In order to make the title stand out, you can use contrasting colors, negative space, and/or overlays. A solid or gradient background behind the title can enhance its readability.

The primary purpose of the subtitle is to give you more information about the book. By choosing a simpler font, you can increase its legibility. For the author’s name, best practice is using the same font as the title or the subtitle: Choosing a third font is usually not a good idea.

You can add a solid or gradient background behind your subtitle to improve readability. You typically want to choose a smaller size and a simpler font for the subtitle, while making sure it’s easy to read.

  • Colors

Choosing colors for your text book cover design will always depend on your image and your style.

Consider the subject, the theme, the mood, and the audience before deciding your color palette.

If the book is about a colorful or creative topic, you should opt for a bright color palette. However, if the book is about a dull or serious topic, dark colors are the way to go – you get the idea.

The trick is not as much choosing the right color, but rather the right color balance.

A single color on its own doesn’t have much impact. However, when colors are combined, they have a huge impact:

Neutral and pastel colors are suitable to represent professionalism, calmness, or elegance.

Bright and bold colors help to convey energy, emotion, or uniqueness.

When designing a text book cover, it is essential to balance two things: educating the reader and conveying the mood.

Saturated and vivid colors can add a sense of impact and attention, while desaturated and dull colors often add a touch of subtlety and sophistication to the design.

  • Images

Understanding how to use the correct image style is the most crucial part of any text book cover design.

If your book is about a specific concept or example, choose images with relevant and authentic details; for a more general or abstract book, look more towards images with minimal or symbolic details.

Your book also plays a crucial part in selecting the right image style: Always make sure your chosen image is relevant, appealing, and meaningful.

Text book covers have various design styles, but the most common feature is their educational and realistic appearance compared to fiction and other genres. A good text book cover should highlight the image and the subject of the book.

When selecting images, take your audience into consideration. For instance, the US market for text book covers conventionally rewards having a close-up shot of the main concept or object on the front of the book, while readers in the UK tend to prefer wider shots with more context and background on their book covers in the text book genre.

What do you get in an Textbook cover design package?

Text book covers can never be designed by a one-size-fits-all approach as every book is unique and has many variables.

You should always try to bring your fresh perspective and ideas to your design to make your book stand out – while following the conventions set by the text book genre, since following those will make text book lovers instantly recognize your book as relevant to them.

By combining the right fonts, correct colors, image style, and the feedback from your readers, you can have a timeless text book cover design ready to be appreciated by future generations!
Here at book cover hub we start from initial text book cover ideas (concept development) to a final product that perfectly captures your book’s essence. Through exploration of color, form, and typography, the designer will craft a cover that evokes the mood and emotion of your story. With unlimited free revisions and 100% Money-Back guarantee all files are delivered in high-quality ready for printing. Checkout our packages section for more details.

Why Choose Book Cover Hub?

You should work with BCH simply because it’s a smart choice! With our vast experience of over 6,000 book covers, skills, solid team, and stellar portfolio, you get to enjoy quick delivery, unlimited free revisions and a solid customer support.