Reviews by our authors



“It is a pleasure to find such a courteous and speedy service in this day and age”

Bridget Beresford, author of Knights Without Armour

I wrote a novel that was rejected by publishers and agents so many times that I lost count. So I decided to self publish, but I had absolutely no idea what to do. Realising that I needed a book cover for my book, I looked on the internet. Luckily I chose SpiffingCovers. I chose them because there was a telephone number on their web site and I was able to speak to a human being and instead of having to deal with cyber space. I found them extremely helpful and patient. They asked the right questions and very quickly came up with a fantastic cover for me which has helped make my novel…


“If you're looking for average... look elsewhere”

Paul Johnson, author of Flying Cats and Flip-Flops

Flying Cats and Flip Flops’ is a unique, surreal, life changing adventure and extremely personal to me as it involves my father so I set my standards high and was after an eye popping book cover, one that stood out and really made the difference. I sifted through various companies boasting usual high standards of service, then I discovered - SpiffingCovers.

A flick through their impressively assembled portfolio was enough to call them. A twenty minute chat later by phone with a very affable team member and the outline of my book discussed and dissected. His aim was simple. To get to the very essence of my story, a refreshing approach, a real interest shown here I thought. “Im looking for something surreal” was all I said.

A few days later I opened the Jpeg from SpiffingCovers and………………..Wow, the exact reaction I was after. The colour, detail and overall idea epitomises everything about the story.

Six months on and I still get compliments which confirms I made an excellent choice, so to sum things up - Spiffing Covers are professionally equipped, creatively gifted to really open your eyes.

NB. If you’re looking for average drabness then look elsewhere because Spiffing Covers will do much more.


“I have to say it was perfect”

Gregory Sanderson, author of The Benefactors

I had just completed my first novel and was at a loss for a cover. I wanted the book to have an image that would stand out. I found ‘Spiffing Covers’ on google and was impressed immediately by the quality of the artwork. From then on it was a breeze. I contacted them and set up a link and I gave a brief resume of my book and within a matter of days I had a prospectus which, believe it or not, was pretty much what I had in my mind give or take a few minor adjustments. When the final cover was sent with the alterations I have to say it was perfect. The second novel was even easier. Now I had the confidence in ‘Spiffing’ and let them get on with it. I couldn’t believe it, really, it was even better and all delivered and submitted to self-publish in less than two weeks. Excellent. I think that the thing that impressed me the most was the time factor, ‘self-publishing’ can be quite nerve wracking for a novice and to have the confidence to allow someone else to produce the very thing that is critical to a book, the cover, eases the tension and allows you to prepare the rest of the project calmly and in your own good time. Since ‘Spiffing’ produced my covers it’s a bit of a double-edged sword though, everyone comments on the design! Oh well, I’m sure that they’ll open the books sooner or later.


“I have no hesitation in recommending Spiffing Covers”

John Brassey, author of Give Me Your Tomorrow

My first novel was written, edited and ready to sell publish and, although I was pleased with what I had achieved, my efforts at producing a cover looked weak and amateurish. Having invested huge amounts of time and effort into my book and a fair sum in professional editing I felt it could all be wasted if it failed to catch readers’ eyes.

I approached Spiffing Covers and immediately felt comfortable with their response to my enquiry which was speedy, thorough and professional. The team took a keen interest in what Give Me Your Tomorrow was about, where it was set and who were the main characters and protagonists. They seized upon the key elements in a way that told me they “got” it and, in doing so they came up with a cover that summed up the key elements and had the eye catching effect that I wanted.

I am extremely pleased with the cover and have no hesitation in recommending Spiffing Covers’ services.