Bold, graphic of three prospective book covers in orange, black and white

Cover Design resources

Here, you'll be able to get a behind-the-scenes look at how book covers are created.

Take a look through the articles to read about the publishing process – how design teams ideate, create and collaborate. See covers that never made it to shelves, hear from designers on why remembering the spine is important, spot the latest design trends, and read what it's like to recreate an iconic cover – before you tackle your own!

There are also three, totally free, recorded webinars on cover design, which include a Q&A with our designers. Make notes, sketch and play with typography during the workshops and see what you come out with.

The publishing process

Illustration of production and design teams, doing colour matching, taking calls, a production line of books in boxes.

Job roles in book cover design and production

Our design and production teams answer all your questions, with insights on their day-to-day work.

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Meet some of our in-house designers

Workshop webinars with our designers

A photograph of Coralie Bickford-Smith looking over a collection of clothbound classics. Her arms are folded, she is wearing a yellow jumper. She has dark curly hair and glasses.

The design behind Clothbound Classics

In a sun-baked attic studio in South London, Coralie Bickford-Smith is leafing through pieces of A4 paper, splattered with black.

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Penguin Cover Design Award

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