Megan Sheer

Megan Sheer – Designer

15+ years experience, hundreds of books designed! Versatile, friendly book designer. Eye-catching covers and attractive, readable internals.

Overview

Hi, I'm Megan. I'm a UK-based designer with over 15 years' experience, specialising in book covers and interiors. I've worked in a variety of genres and for a variety of clients – indie 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.
Services
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits History Self-Help & Self-Improvement Travel
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

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.

Portfolio

London's Record Shops

Cartwright, Garth

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
Beyond Contempt

Peter Jukes

'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
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
How to Drink Gin

Telford, Sue

MADELEINE

Simons, Alex

Fair Sex

Matheson, Rosa

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
Liverpool Sailing Ships

Stammers, Michael

Drink Less in 7 Days

Foster, Georgia

Drugs to Forget

Martin Granger

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
Oceans on Fire

Martin Granger

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
Manila Harbour

Martin Granger

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
World Football Club Crests

Leonard Jägerskiöld Nilsson

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
Gangster Farm

King, Marcus

Independence Blues

Garvey, W. B.

Crashman

Fredrik Colting

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

Megan has 13 reviews

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Tom J.

Tom J.

Apr, 2024

If you are looking for a talented, responsive, creative book designer, then look no further than Megan Sheer. Megan transformed my half-ideas and vague concepts into a book design I love and completely captured the tone and essence of my manuscript. Megan was so flexible, patient and supportive through the entire process. I can't recommend her highly enough. With Megan's work, I am thrill...
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Megan S.
Thanks so much Tom for your lovely review - I really appreciate it. It was great to work together!
Jessica M.

Jessica M.

Apr, 2024

Megan did a great job on a simple project - helping me see the vision of my book. Thank you!
Megan S.
Thanks so much for your great feedback Jessica - it was great working with you!
Chris D.

Chris D.

Dec, 2023

Megan is great. Her attention to detail is out of this world - and I *love* that. An additional bonus is Megan's creativity with layout - real typesetting skill. We've worked together previously and I've been happy to recommend Megan's services to friends and colleagues (all of whom have been delighted).
Megan S.
Thanks so much again Chris for being such a valued client and your generous recommendations
Sarah F.

Sarah F.

Oct, 2023

Megan was very accurate with the layout of my book - not easy as there were previous books in the series to mimic. Her content needed minimal checking and she was very fast to respond,
Megan S.
Thanks Sarah, I'm really glad you were pleased with the results. Very best of luck with the book!
Tim B.

Tim B.

Oct, 2023

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Megan. I came with an idea, Megan offered several other concepts and she was great while we explored the possibilities. The book is now out and I'm delighted with it. Originally, I did half-think about doing it all myself but I am certain I would not have come up with anything quite as lovely. I'd certainly be keen to work with Megan on revisions an...
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Megan S.
Thank you Tim, would be very happy to work together again. I know how precious people's books are to them, it's important to get it as envisaged! Thanks for your great feedback and I'm glad you wer...
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