Hi, I’m Laura Read. I have over nine years’ graphic design experience and I’m an author as well; I look at book cover design as a designer, writer and reader. Currently I’m developing my portfolio of book covers, so I’m charging just £200 for a simple ebook cover.


How I work with clients

We’ll go through the design brief together and you can tell me about your genre, characters and settings, so I know what your story is about to help me choose the perfect images.

I’ll come up with different design options and you can give me feedback at every step of the way – communicating with clients is really important and I want you to be completely happy with your cover.


Book cover designs

Below are some of the covers that I’ve designed, including for myself. My cover for Deadly Sins won the Bronze Award for the 2017 AuthorsDB.com Book Cover Contest.


Deadly Sins - book cover designCaught-in-a-Lie-book-coverThe Rebel book cover designAscension - book cover designForbidden - book cover designUSS Stonewall Jackson - coverThe Spratly Incident - coverThe Black Sea Horde - coverThe Iranian Blockade - coverThe Tiger and the Dragon - book cover designTHHS 0 HMS Holy Ghost - coverBeneath Sunless Waves - coverA Fall into Darkness - coverDeception Abyss - coverGrace-book cover designWhite Forest Silence - coverSurrogate-of-Betrayal-book cover design


Testimonial by author Stephen Makk

‘I find Laura good to work with; she’ll work with your ideas but tell you when something doesn’t work and suggest a better idea. She’s an author too, so knows what you’re trying to express. My sales and Amazon pagereads have vastly improved since I had my covers redesigned, and now I have a full-time income from my writing. I know you won’t be disappointed with her work.’ 



Prices start from just £200 for a simple ebook cover (not including the cost of any images. I ask authors to buy their own images so you can use them for any future promotional work – e.g. on social media, ads, websites, banners at book fairs and book signings).

I offer a discount for:

  • Clients who want more than one cover or a series designing.
  • Creating adverts and images for social media if I’ve previously designed your cover/s.


Get in touch

Please get in touch and tell me about your writing and the cover/s you’d like me to design (e.g. the title and genre, whether you’ve published any other books, and whether you want an ebook, paperback and/or hardback, as well as any optional extras such as adverts and images for social media).

In addition to book cover design, I offer website design, proofreading/editing, marketing and book formatting services. To see an example of a website I’ve just worked on, visit stephenmakk.com.

Want to work together? Send me an email at laura@laurareadauthor.com and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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