Reviews By Our Authors


Throughout All Manner Of Things - Jean Tyrell - Book Cover Design - Book Cover Portfolio

“I've really enjoyed the experience of working with them and love the finished product”

Jean Tyrrell, author of Throughout All Manner of Things

I came across SpiffingCovers by chance on the Internet when investigating the many ways I could go about publishing my book on sailing round Great Britain. It’s the first time I’ve ever written anything with a view to publishing and needed all the help I could get. My first impression from their website was that Spiffing were going to be able to provide me with a high standard, reasonably priced service with plenty of guidance and support. I was also very impressed with the quality of the books they had already published. After speaking to Spiffing on the phone, I knew that I didn’t need to look any further. It was all going to be very straightforward. My first impressions were right and I am thrilled with everything that they’ve done for me. Their attention to detail has been excellent from the design input (an exceptional front cover, map of our journey and photo journal section), to the editorial side of things. They are a very friendly and helpful team, I’ve really enjoyed the experience of working with them and love the finished product. I would highly recommend Spiffing to anyone wanting to publish a book. I doubt it’s possible to do any better.

The Hurdy Gurdy Man - Bob Griffin - Woman in the Water with Man Reaching - Book Cover Portfolio

“When the cover arrived, it took my breath away”

Bob Griffin, author of The Hurdy Gurdy Man

Contrary to popular advice, people do judge a book by its cover.

After working so hard on The Hurdy Gurdy Man, I was very anxious about whom to trust with its all-important cover. I chose SpiffingCovers because of the breadth and quality of their portfolio, but feared such work might be reserved for the big boys, not a debut author.

I rang and spoke in person, for I needed to know they were listeners, not talkers. They gave me a lot of work to do; a synopsis of significant events and descriptions of character and locations, together with themes and iconic images from the story. I provided it all willingly, for how else could they understand my book and do it justice.

When the front cover proof arrived, it took my breath away, for it perfectly depicted one of the most iconic scenes. The back cover took a little more time to get right, but James, the designer, would not let go until he got poor Reg Cripps departure from this world, just right.

The service SpiffingCovers provided, throughout the design process and beyond, was fantastic, and it was a pleasure to work with a business who gave of their best on such an individual basis. I don’t believe I could have chosen better, and I look forward to my next project with them.

Goodbye To God - Chris Scott - Red hot air balloon flying over a church - Book Cover Portfolio

“They were a delight to work with and the finished product was beautifully produced”

Chris Scott, author of Goodbye to God

There are a plethora of companies on the internet offering services for self-publishers, but I doubt you could do better than SpiffingCovers. Apart from the advertising and editing services, I used SpiffingCovers for the whole process. They were a delight to work with, nothing was too much trouble and the finished product was beautifully produced. With a terrific cover design and great internal layout, it looks thoroughly professional. No self-publishing project goes without the odd hitch, especially for a complete novice, but the guys at SpiffingCovers were always there to help, nothing seemed too much trouble. Give them a try, you won’t regret it.


“Only with the cover, was the book finally complete.​”

Adam Sands, author of The Unending

Once upon a time I needed a cover for a book. SpiffingCovers made something which generally elicits the response ‘awesome’ or ‘beautiful’ (clearly ‘spiffing’ would be more apt, but what can you do?). The End. Though not quite. It was so good I added a paragraph or two to the book based on the extra details: only with the cover, was the book finally complete.