Design that helps your book stand out

Publishing a book has never been easier! It is no longer necessary to go through a formal publisher to become a published author. So with the explosion of self-published books out there, what is going to make YOUR book stand out? The design! Let me help you STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD with a well-designed book that looks just as professional as any book published by a large publishing house. From one book lover to another, let’s work together to make sure your book gets the attention it deserves!

Our Services

Book Covers

I guarantee your book pops off the shelf with attention-grabbing, visually appealing designs that not only stand out, but best represent the content. Make sure your book’s cover looks as good as its insides!

Children’s Books

I’ll make sure your children’s picture book is well designed and fun, inside and out! I can be part of as much of the process as you prefer – from choosing and working with illustrators to deciding on fonts and layout.

Typesetting

Do you have a book that you need typeset? I can typeset your book in a easily readable, professional manner that will make reading your book a pleasure.

Portfolio

Click on the thumbnails below to see some examples of my work, get a feel for my style, and see what I can do for you!

Clients & What They Say About Us

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About the Virtual Paintbrush

I am a designer who loves books as much as you do.

When you write a book, you put yourself into it. The last thing you want is for people to overlook your book because of bad design. Everyone judges books by their covers, and here at the Virtual Paintbrush, I understand how to design books that will not only stand out and look professional but allow readers a glimpse into the soul of the book.

My name is Shanie Cooper, and I am a graphic designer with over 18 years of experience in the industry, both teaching and designing. I have serviced clients all over the world, and have worked with businesses, corporations, self-published authors, and publishers. I have worked with Urim Publications, Flashlight Press, Menucha Publishers, Judaica Press, Mosaica Press, Israel Bookshop, Apples and Honey Press, Sweetberry Books, and many self-published authors just like you. I look forward to working together!

Some of Our Clients

Design Pricing

Contact us for your customized price quote for typesetting/interior book design. The price of this service varies depending on the size and complexity of your manuscript (think: novel vs. cookbook). Also, feel free to get in touch if you have a book with special considerations.

 

Book Cover Design
$500
Book Cover Design
Fully customized, attention-grabbing, visually appealing book cover design that will best represent the content.
Design of front cover, back cover, spine, and jacket flaps (when applicable)
Includes both a dust jacket and a hardcover, or softcover, version of the same design
Stock photos or stock illustrations included
High and low res versions of the final cover
eBook cover
Unlimited revisions
3D mockup for promotional purposes
Native Indesign files (on request)
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Book Cover + Typesetting
$1000
Book Cover Design + Typesetting
Book cover design plus typesetting and layout of novels, nonfiction books, textbooks, and more
Everything included in the Book Cover Design Package PLUS
Typesetting/layout of your text-heavy novel or nonfiction book
Reflowable ebook file provided in most major formats (*some conditions apply)
Unlimited revisions
Native Indesign files (on request)
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Picture Book Design
$1,200
32 page children's picture book layout + cover
Well designed, professional, easy-to-look-at and fun picture book design that brings out the best in your illustrations and text.
Design of up to 32 pages of a picture book, using illustrations provided by client
Design of front cover, back cover, spine, and jacket flaps (when applicable)
Includes both a dust jacket and a hardcover, or softcover, version of the same design
Consulting with illustrator about story board, layout, pacing, etc.
High and low res versions of the final cover and interior layout as a print-ready PDF
eBook cover
Unlimited revisions
3D mockup for promotional purposes
Native Indesign files (on request)
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Picture Book + eBook
$1,500
32 page children's picture book layout + fixed layout ebook
Well designed, professional, easy-to-look-at and fun picture book design that brings out the best in your illustrations and text.
Everything included in the Picture Book Design Package PLUS
Fixed layout ebook files in all major formats
Hand-holding and advice to guide you through the entire self-publishing process
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Contact Me

Find out more about what I can do for you! Contact me for a free initial consultation so we can discuss your next project.

Shanie Cooper, Creative Director
Cellphone: +972-50-830-9531 Email: 

    FREE DOWNLOADThe Author's Guide to Working with Illustrators

    Download this guide to everything you need to know about hiring and working with illustrators for your next book!