Nick Castle

Nick Castle – Designer

I am a book cover designer with 20 years experience. I have designed everything from thrillers, crime books and illustrated womens fiction.


Iam a freelance book cover designer with over ten years experience of working with most of the UK book publishers and many in the USA. I started at HarperCollins where I worked for 8 years and I went to Orion Books where I became art director. Since then I have built up Nick Castle Design to be a successful name and source of quality book cover design.

I have worked on many mass market fiction covers including titles by Robert Ludlum, Michael Dobbs and Michael Robotham. I have designed the covers for New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz since 2009 and I have also worked on a number of books by Nora Roberts. I have worked on many saga and Illustrated women's fiction titles and also worked in literary fiction designing for EL Doctorow and Iain Banks.
Biographies & Memoirs
Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Work experience


Apr, 2012 — Aug, 2014 (over 2 years)

I worked in the Little Brown design department where I designed covers for a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles.


Jun, 2011 — Apr, 2012 (10 months)


Blue Planet

O'Reilly, J.

Deep State

Chris H.

A broken promise reveals a terrifying legacy in this electrifying novel from the New York Times bestselling author of When All the Girls Have Gone.A painter of fiery, nightmarish visions throws herself into the sea - but she leaves her secrets behind . . . Sea... read more
Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.
Some mistakes you live with. Others you die for…When the body of a young woman is found in the boot of an abandoned car near the Southampton Docks, Detective Kate Matthews is ordered to stay well away from the scene.Exactly a year ago, Amy, a junior detective ... read more
‘WOW, WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK!!!! … From the very start to the last page you're hooked!' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars‘Let me out! Please ...’ My tiny fists pound the door, but my voice reverberates off the stone walls and hangs in the air as if suspended by spider... read more
A LITTLE GIRL STOLEN. A WOMAN FOUND DEAD. WHO IS NEXT? Six-year-old Lola Jade Harper is taken from her bedroom. Her mother is distraught. She is convinced her estranged husband, Gavin Harper, has abducted their daughter.Detective Rachel Prince is leading the i... read more
Stored in Whitehall's archives are everything from blood-chilling warnings of imminent nuclear attack to comical details of daily life in the corridors of power. Concerned notes from ministers on the subject of the Heir to the Throne's potential brainwashing b... read more
I felt the worlds of ocean and ice were meeting in a frontier of rage, as if the Earth had torn in two along this line.This was a place if there ever was a place, where you could disappear.The year is 1845 and young researcher Eliot Saxby is paid to go on an e... read more
Gwenda and Douglas Brady were among the millions of British children sent to live with new families for their own safety during the Second World War, leaving behind their parents, their friends and all that felt familiar and safe. Evacuation could be a scary e... read more
Meet Tommi Grayson: she's all bark . . . and all bite'It was like my wolf had been there all along, waiting for me to tap its hand and step into the ring . . .'Tommi Grayson's never exactly been a normal girl. Bright blue hair, a mysterious past and barely con... read more

Michael C.

For twelve generations, the inhabitants of a remote island in Newfoundland have lived and died together. Now, in the second decade of the 21st century, they are facing resettlement. They have each been offered a generous compensation package to leave the islan... read more
The Glass Ocean is a story of becoming. Flamehaired, six-foot-two in stocking feet, newly orphaned Carlotta Dell'oro recounts the lives of her parents - solitary glassmaker Leonardo Dell'oro and beautiful, unreachable Clotilde Girard - and discovers in their l... read more

Nick has 78 reviews





Mark F.

Mark F.

May, 2023

Superlative service. I recommend Nick Castle unreservedly.
Nathan B.

Nathan B.

Feb, 2023

Nick is fantastic to work with! He did an amazing job with my book cover. It' s beautiful, and even better than I hoped. He was patient and cool with all of my many detailed changes. He answered all of my questions and got the job done efficiently and impressively. I love my cover! If you hire Nick then you're going to get a great book cover! - Nathan Baylet, author of Passion or Pancakes
Nick H.

Nick H.

Feb, 2023

Nick is superb. I needed to upgrade the covers for my non-fiction history books from an 'indie' type to a professional looking cover that could compete with traditionally published books. Nick delivered quickly and efficiently. He knows the market inside out and has a real flair for cover design. If you want the best covers you can get for your books I strongly recommend you go to Nick.
Karl F.

Karl F.

Jan, 2023

Nick did a fine job. It's just that the picture I had in my head was different. Still Nick is a professional and I trust his instincts.
rozzi B.

rozzi B.

Dec, 2022

Nick was terrific to work with. It's amazing how without face to face communication, there was no issue at all with communication. I am delighted with the end result. It is right on the mark genre-wise and I look forward to working with Nick again on other books.