Megan Sheer

Megan Sheer – Designer

Experienced, versatile and very friendly book designer. I create eye catching covers and attractive, readable internals. I love what I do!


Hi, I'm Megan. I'm a UK-based designer with over 15 years' experience, specialising in book covers and interior design. I've worked in a variety of genres and for a variety of clients – indy authors, small publishing houses and well-known multinational publishers.

I studied literature alongside my media degree and my own love of books has helped inform and inspire me as a designer. I understand the business of publishing a book but also the art. I appreciate how important each client's work is to them and can help bring your vision to your audience effectively.

I pride myself in my personalised approach and have had great feedback across the board. Here are some examples:

"I can't say enough good about how it looks. It's absolutely drop-dead gorgeous! We are so thrilled!! Thank you for all of the hard work that went into this project and for bringing it to life" – Authors, Recreating Titanic

"Megan always produces the goods – whether it's typesetting, book cover or complex internal book design – reliable, quality work with a fast turnaround." – Katie Beard, Head of Design, The History Press Publishing.

"Megan typeset and designed the cover of my publishing company’s first book. Her work was first-rate and reasonably priced, and she was a pleasure to deal with. I shall be back for the second and third books." – Martin Hickman, Managing Director, Canbury Press

"I have been repeatedly impressed by the quality, range and consistency of Megan's work. I know that when I send a book on to Megan, it is in safe hands. Combined with her talent as a book designer, her flexibility and reliability are equally impressive. Megan has been fantastic to work with and I could not recommend her enough." – Stephanie Boner, Publishing Director, Roads Publishing.

Business & Management Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits History Self-Help & Self-Improvement Travel
Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy

Work experience


Nov, 2008 — Present

I've run my own book design business for 14 years now and love it! Really pride myself in my personalised service and have worked with some fantastic clients.

The History Press

Jan, 2005 — Jun, 2008 (over 3 years)

A book designer at publishing firm The History Press. Great role where I learned so much.


Fair Sex


The garden is an oasis, a pocket of nature in our busy modern lives, full of plants, animals, insects – and a fair bit of magic.Folk Tales from the Garden follows the seasons through a year of stories, garden lore and legends. Explore the changing face of natu... read more
TV documentary maker Nathalie Thompson is back for a third adventure, this time making a film on bioterror and Ebola that takes her from the Javanese jungle to the desolate interior of Zimbabwe. A web of secrets and threats lie in front of her. The threat of E... read more
When Nathalie Thompson's cameraman doesn't show at the airport alarm bells start to ring. But, with a TV commission on the table and a job to do, she sets off across the world to make a documentary on ocean energy and its positive effects on climate change. As... read more
When the Southern Mariner, a huge cargo ship, is hijacked in the Far East, young TV journalist Nathalie Thompson is sent to investigate the story behind the theft. Joining forces with Philippine coastguard Peter Ramos, she embarks on an exciting quest that plu... read more
An illustrated exploration of the design, meaning and symbolism of world football club crests. Why is there a devil shown on the crest of Manchester United? Which club's crest motto is 'To Dare Is To Do'? And whose emblem depicts a bear and a strawberry tree? ... read more
This is the perfect guide for anyone cruising in the Mediterranean by Rod Heikell, the acknowledged expert on Mediterranean sailing. Thoroughly updated, this new edition conveys the magic of Mediterranean cruising, as well as giving practical first-hand advice... read more

Fredrik C.

In this Kafkaesque mystery, a man, with memories of a beautiful young girl, is seemingly caught in a cycle of plane crashes. * Caution: contains transcripts from original CVR (cockpit voice recordings). May be disturbing to some individuals. “I feel nothing. T... read more
'A must read for anyone who wants to understand not only our media, but power in Britain' – OWEN JONES, author The Establishment'Top court reporting' – NICK DAVIES, THE GUARDIANGo behind the doors of Court 12 of the Old Bailey for what was billed as 'the trial... read more
Ijoma Alexander Mangold is his full name; he has brown skin and dark curly hair. Today one of Germany's best literary critics, Ijoma remembers his childhood, his teenage years and his early adulthood in this compelling coming-of-age memoir of growing up differ... read more

Megan has 6 reviews





Tyrone F.

Tyrone F.

Jul, 2023

I enjoyed collaborating with Megan. She is professional and an engaging personality. She's very generous with her time and responsive to requested changes. Her product is topnotch and I look forward to our next project together.
Megan S.
Thanks so much Tyrone, I enjoyed working with you too! All the best with the book.
Lauren D.

Lauren D.

Jul, 2023

Megan helped me out so much with this cookbook, I couldn't have asked for a better designer, and this was my first time using Reedsy! She always responded back to me right away and sent over my pages quickly. She helped make the process of creating this cookbook so much easier. Megan designed my cookbook just the way I wanted it to look like and I love how it turned out!
Josiah S.

Josiah S.

Jun, 2023

Megan did a fabulous job on my book! Her creativity, responsiveness, and patience with feedback exceeded every expectation—she went above and beyond to turn my manuscript into something truly special. Can't recommend her enough. In fact, I'll be sending her name to multiple friends who are working on books currently. Thank you Megan! :)
Megan S.
Thanks so much Josiah, you were a great and friendly client to work with, and had an infectious enthusiasm about your project! All the best for Film Fuel and the book!
Chris D.

Chris D.

Feb, 2023

Megan continues to be a total star (well, 5-stars, really). Megan's a joy to work with and super-duper professional in her quality of output. Highly recommended.
Megan S.
Thanks so much Chris, really appreciate your kind words
Robbie S.

Robbie S.

Jan, 2023

Megan was prompt, professional and a great person to partner with on my book. It was a slightly unusual project that I asked her to do: match the ebook and internal print design that another designer had done on the rest of my series. She did the work quickly, was very communicative and did all the revisions and tweaks I asked for, which was really fantastic service. She also made some suggesti...
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Megan S.
Thanks so much Robbie, really glad you were happy with the work and results. All the best with the book!

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