Posted on 13. Nov, 2011 by Thatcher Wine in Blog, Book Styles, Ideas and Advice
We receive a lot of inquiries from customers who say “we love your custom book covers, how do I order them?” Since it is a relatively new product to the market that is highly customized and personalized, there are a few things to think about when placing an order and considering your project, whether it be remodeling your library, integrating books into your interior design, picking out a special gift, etc. Here is a bit of a primer on how to order Custom Book Covers (aka Custom Book Jackets) from Juniper Books.
1. Do you have the books in your collection you would like covered, or would you like Juniper Books to provide the books with the covers? 95% of our work involves picking out a book collection by author and/or subject and then making book covers for those books. Some clients have books they want to keep so they send us their books to make covers for and we ship them back with the covers on. Why do we need the books, can’t we just ship out the covers? Every book cover is custom designed and printed specifically for that book – we take precise measurements and fold the jackets onto the books to make sure they fit exactly. Call us perfectionists, we are obsessed with the quality of our product and they just don’t look right if we try to make a one size fits all jacket that can be shipped without the book . . . maybe down the road.
2. Are the books purely decorative or is the content important? If the content is important, skip to question 3. If the books are purely decorative, skip to question 4, we can provide generic books and focus on the book jackets. If the books are mostly decorative but you would still like the titles printed on them, we have various categories of books that are less expensive (bestsellers, mysteries, etc.) but still nice to have on the shelves.
3. If we are picking out the books, what would you like the collection to include? Our most popular request is for literary classics, broadly defined. Some clients request specific authors such as Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, etc. Some clients want subject matter such as history, biographies, philosophy, art, etc. Other clients may have a particular size request that can be combined with the subject matter or not – such as oversize illustrated literary classics, oversize photography books, and similar requests.
4. What style would you like your book covers? Here is where the choices are infinite! Customers can choose from some styles we have already created or we are always open to creating custom styles.
One option are our series of modern contemporary designs with solid jackets and bold titles.
Black White and Grey Book Jackets
Book titles printed on different types of paper, such as these metallic silver book covers:
Silver Book Jackets
Typefaces and colors can all be customized as shown with this Anne Rice Vampire series:
Anne Rice Collection
Alternatively, if you would like a design that transforms your modern books into antique looking classics, we can make custom book jackets that look like leather books:
Leather Book Covers
Or, one of our most popular styles is our antique vellum style book covers:
Vellum Book Covers
As with all of the jackets, the leather and vellum colors, accents and embellishments can all be modified and customized.
Pink Jane Austen
One of the most innovative looks that we have introduced, and for which we have a patent pending, are the books sets or groups/collections that have image that goes across the spines. These are great to turn your bookshelves into an art display – the images can correlate to the content or be purely decorative.
Or the text on the spine can make a statement across multiple books such as our literary classics set for sale – note that within each of the big letters are the names of the authors and titles.
Or this set of cookbooks:
Then there are the more involved multi-layered projects that give you a sense of how far we can take this. For the project below, we first built a collection of the works of Jack London, then we commissioned an artist to paint murals of scenes from London’s life, the we photographed the jackets and created book jackets that when pushed together recreate the murals. The jackets are all personalized for the collection with book titles listed on the inside flaps of the books.
Jack London Jackets
We can also do somewhat whimsical designs for store displays or other uses:
Sports Car Book Jackets
For commercial customers, there is always the option to put a logo on the book covers:
Logos on Custom Book Jackets
Or across a group of books – nice for a hotel lobby, retail store branding, or other uses:
Logo Across Multiple Books
Alternatively we can create designs that match the subject of a book such as this Western series:
Or this kids / children’s book set:
Puffin Classics Books for Kids
Hopefully this provides some more information for how to place your custom book cover order so you can utilize our unique products and services! Please feel free to inquire with us for more information. We do not post prices on our website besides the few ready-made products for sale, as these projects are highly customized. They are still relatively affordable, but the pricing does vary depending on level of customization.
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