Reviews by our authors


Neshama - Ruth James MBE - Couple on the beach at sunset with doves overhead

“I can guarantee from personal experience that you will be delighted”

Ruth James M.B.E., author of Neshama

Writing a book? Contact SpiffingCovers!

As a ‘first time’ author, I was recommended to this vibrant and enthusiastic team; now it is my turn to recommend this self-publishing company to you!

Nothing is too much trouble for any member of this organization, all of whom have a different role in bringing your work to completion; they will take a personal interest in the publication of your writing. They will guide you through every step of your self-publishing experience, from the commencement of your work to the finished book and I can guarantee from personal experience that you will be delighted with your zingy cover which I have no doubt will be individual; all the guidance you require will be given with the layout and how and where to publicize and promote your work. This will take your book to a higher level!

THANKYOU SpiffingCovers – I can’t wait until my next book is finished!

Home By Christmas - Bridget Beresford - Man woman and horse in world war 1

“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…

Flying Cats and Flip Flops - Paul Johnson - Giraffe in a bird cage

“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 - SpiffingCovers are professionally equipped, creatively gifted to really open your eyes.

NB. If you’re looking for average drabness then look elsewhere because SpiffingCovers 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 ‘SpiffingCovers’ 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.