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)


The Old Block: A Novel

Piper, Mark Scott

The Nearness of You

Domingo, Sareeta

Blue Planet

O'Reilly, Jane

Deep State

Chris Hauty

Private Scandals

Nora Roberts

Promise Not To Tell

Jayne Ann Krentz

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
Who's Afraid?

Maria Lewis

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 Crummey

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 85 reviews





Bill P.

Bill P.

Nov, 2023

Nick did a great job - nice cover - and was responsive to the inevitable need to tweak this or that, on because I changed the back cover text. I will go to him again next time.
T. R. C.

T. R. C.

Oct, 2023

Nick responded to the brief for the Bitter Justice cover with five excellent ideas. I was familiar with one suggested design image as it was used in another Dublin crime series but that did not diminish its possibilities. For me, Nick’s strong point was his ability to capture the crime thriller genre with well chosen image suggestions. I found Nick easy to collaborate with and helpful when it ...
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james J.

james J.

Sep, 2023

Excellent work and on time. Cover was just what I wanted. Gave me a number of draft designs to consider. Would certainly seek to work with him again. Very professional.
John C.

John C.

Sep, 2023

Nick is a brilliant designer, and fantastic to work with. If you're looking for somebody to design a book cover, look no further.
Mark Y.

Mark Y.

Aug, 2023

As always, working with Nick is great as he’s a true professional and brings a lot of artistic and publishing knowledge to the table. He’s always punctual with his designs and definitely value for money.

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