Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas – Designer

A highly collaborative designer, producing impactful covers, interiors and marketing images for a wide range of genres. I cannot scuba dive.


6+ years in business. Over 400 book collaborations. 270+ Reedsy 5-Star reviews!!! :-)


A book cover and interior format designer, with many (many!) years of multi-discipline creative experience in graphics, illustration, photography, video & marketing.

Happy working for either print or e-book / digital, I like direct, punchy and – occasionally – intriguing (in my book covers!). Oftentimes my work is character-focussed and photographically-based.

On occasion, some of my work may now include little bits of CGI. (Oh, my giddy Aunt... '.' )

Client-centric, highly collaborative and quality driven: your needs are mine to fulfil (and are normally fulfilled quickly, too).

All of my design offers - whether for e-book, print, or both - always include promotional images such as simulated 3D paperback and hardcover book covers, on-device ebook cover renders. Nice!

I provide full interior formatting services for both print and ebook; whether with cover design or just interiors only. For such work, a first interior proof is normally back to the client within 2-3 working days from receipt of manuscript.

My interior layouts are completely professional in appearance and can include full-image title pages, use of cover fonts for chapter headings (print versions only), drop capitals for starts of chapters and excellent attention to detail and flow. (Psst: ask me for some of my interior samples!).

I can also advise on technical matters, marketing options and even book titles, taglines and back cover blurbs, if needs be.

My motto: always a pleasure, never a chore. *nods*


Main Book Design Service List:

Any or all of the following services can be commissioned either together, or totally separately from each other (a good example here: if another designer is already doing your book cover design, I’m totally happy to do the interior formatting elements…)

• Print book cover design (inc. paperback, dustjacket hardback and case-laminate hardback)

• Ebook cover design

• Print book interior formatting & design

• Ebook interior formatting & design

• Book promotional images (ie: simulated images of your finished print book or ebook)

Secondary Services:

• Image manipulation, retouching, clean-up and - occasionally - colourisation.

• Maps: I now provide a limited map illustration service, providing authors for simplified maps for narrative purposes. Projects I've recently worked on include both factual historical and fantasy titles.

• Book title, tagline and synopsis feedback: I can provide objective assistance in regards the aforementioned. I've worked on a number of projects where those essential have changed following collaborative discussions.

Author Website Design:

I'm also provide author websites for my book design clients.

These include various pages, image galleries, blogs, contact forms and more.

Website packages include design, hosting and support for the first year, with further annual support available on the site's anniversary.

You can find full details - and examples - of my web design services via my separate Reedsy web developer account:

African American Fiction Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs

Work experience


Mar, 2016 — Present

I own and run my own busy book design and media illustration company, providing a full range of services to traditional and self-publishers. Services include interior and cover design, marketing imagery and adaptable author website design.

Visit Wales

Aug, 2012 — Jun, 2015 (almost 3 years)

Visit Wales

May, 2011 — Aug, 2012 (over 1 year)

Mark has 272 reviews





Phillip G.

Phillip G.

Sep, 2023

Mark is a joy to work with, and his interior book designs, and covers, are highly professional. Due in no small part to his efforts, my book was commended by BlueInk and Kirkus, and was a finalist for both a SOVAS and Audie award for American history. I can recommend him highly; he is extremely collaborative, and will converse readily with you throughout the course of production of your book.
Paul N.

Paul N.

Sep, 2023

Mark is a true joy to work with.
ted R.

ted R.

Aug, 2023

I've worked with Mark before and will work with him again. He is the best.
Suzanne A.

Suzanne A.

Aug, 2023

This was the second time I worked with Mark. Really love his work and quick turn around time.
Patrick M.

Patrick M.

Jul, 2023

I've used Mark a number of times now and he's been excellent on every occasion, responding quickly to any changes I've wanted and also suggesting improvements in the interior and cover designs and how best to market my novels. I would thoroughly recommend him. Patrick

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