About me

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I am an experienced book cover designer living and working in London. 

In 2016 I was shortlisted for the non-fiction award by the Academy of British Cover Design (ABCD) for my cover Visual Devices.

I am the founder of two magazines: In 2015 I began Spine, a magazine that aims to showcase new and noteworthy cover design and promotes high standards in the industry. Spine is currently managed and edited by designer Eric Wilder. In 2017 I co-founded Foul Play a new kind of true crime magazine that prides itself on thoughtful and non-sensationalist content. I'm currently managing editor for Foul Play.

Clients include: Bloomsbury | Palgrave Macmillan | Princeton University Press | Zed Books | The Bookseller | IB Tauris | Whitefox | Macmillan Higher Education | Amper and Sand Publishing

hello@emmajhardy.co.uk
Tel: (+44)7805 427 975


Self publishing 

My style is naturally minimal, allowing the title space to breathe and ensuring that the tone and topic of your book are communicated as the most important thing in order to catch a reader's attention. I also provide a typesetting service, which reflects the ethos of my cover design work. For more information regarding typesetting or the cover design process get in touch via the form below.

If you would like to receive a quote from me, please fill out the self publishing author form below.

Testimonials from self publishing clients:

Going in I knew Emma would come through with a great book cover for me, but the end product still far exceeded my expectations. I hoped she could take my rough ideas and apply her vision and creative spark to create a stunner, which is exactly what she did. From start to finish, the process was quick and easy, and Emma was congenial and flexible the whole way through! I would definitely work with her in the future.
— Jake Case, author of Danny Ray Horning
From start to finish Emma has been totally professional, helpful and quick to communicate. The early drafts of the book cover were all so good, and the final version absolutely perfect! She provided all sorts of promotional material to support my book at launch, and expert advice at all stages. I can’t thank her enough!
— Dr. Hugh Harvey, author of One Flew Over the Doctors' Mess
I’ve worked with Emma on two projects, and both book covers exceeded my expectations by a long shot. The finished covers are to die for, and Emma was great to work with from start to finish; I can’t wait to work on my next project with her.
— Jack Jordan, author of Anything for Her & My Girl

Self publishing author quote request form

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If you are requesting typesetting service, please state the word count (this can be a predicted word count if manuscript is not yet complete).
Please tell me a little bit about your book, and any additional information such as schedule and stylistic preferences that may be important. There is no need to go into great detail as if you agree with my quote, a full cover design brief form will be sent to you.