Rough Ride

“A cover has to stand out, and mine does – thanks to Spiffing Publishing”

P. J. King, author of Rough Ride

So you’ve written your book, toiled over every word, agonised about each sentence, and then suddenly after all that work, it’s finished and you’re done – the end of the journey. You’ve put down your pen and heaved a sigh of relief only to begin the nightmare of editing and proofreading, and worst of all – designing the cover. Where do you even start – and then you realise that writing the book was the easy part!

The old cliche that you can’t judge a book by the cover went out with the dark ages, because nowadays it’s the first thing everyone looks at and you know that this is going to be the most important choice you’ll ever make. Well I got lucky, I hit Google and up popped Spiffing Publishing.
Looking back, I think I must have been the most awful client, but the team at Spiffing Publishing were so patient, despite the fact that I was unsure about what I wanted! One of the hardest parts for the designer is gleaning the essence of the story and the personalities of the characters from a brief synopsis and transforming that notion into an image which fits the bill for the author. Spiffing Publishing have that vision and the patience to do the job.
For me, one of the unexpected delights about my finalised cover was the depth and finish of the graphic design. The clarity was outstanding and translates well whether to my business card or to the huge blown up version on my video blog. This excellence gives an edge to the finished product which screams quality, inviting further perusal of the inner contents.
Spiffing Publishing are not just about producing amazing covers either. They offer so much more – giving advice and support about publishing and formatting ebooks, not just for Amazon’s Kindle, but Smashwords and other publishing platforms, and were even able to quote me for publishing my book as a paperback.

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