For the adventure

Award-winning book covers. Page-turning interiors. Step by step.

Book design for adventurous self-publishing authors.

When the writing is done and you’re ready to self-publish, let’s tackle the next leg together, with the evocative cover and the professional interior you need to get going.

On-trend covers. Reader-friendly interiors.

Let’s go step by step.


Fill out our easy Start Form. We’ll ask the right questions. We’ll also look at covers that inspire you. 


We’ll deliver 3 concepts. Take a look, choose 2, and if you want to move forward…


Then we’ll do 2 refinements. And if you love the results…


We’ll do 1 final polish. Revising one more time, before delivering print-ready files.

Set your own pace.

Pay as you go. Because… cold feet. We’ll charge incrementally, as we design and refine. So it’s a low-risk process. Stop at any time. Re-consider your thinking. Or totally start over, whenever you’d you like. 

Interiors, too.

We’ll make your book whole. Let’s incorporate elements from the cover inside the book. So the experience is cohesive and professional. We’ll uses industry-standard typography and front-of-book pages that reflect the cover’s look and feel.

Adventure on.

Upload to Amazon, B&N or any printer. We’ll deliver the files you need. Or lean on us: we’ll help get your book into distribution or manage short-run or on-demand printing, if you need it.

No hitches.

You’ll own the work. In the end, and at every step, you’ll own the work we do. Take it and run with it. Full speed ahead.

Over 10 years in book design & publishing.

Stand out online and on shelves.

  • Award-winning covers
  • Spotlighted by booksellers nationwide
  • Featured in major media, from the New York Times to Publishers Weekly

Any genre. Any tone. Almost!

  • Quirky, yes. Serious, yes. Humorous, yes. Dramatic, yes.
  • Memoirs, novels, short story collections, essay collections and poetry collections.
  • Love stories, personal stories, historical stories, true stories.
  • But some genres don’t work so well with our method, notably fantasy and sci-fi and children’s books. We’ll let you know up front!

Pricing for covers.

Steps One + Two. $400 for 3 concepts.

Step Three. $400 to refine 2 concepts.

Step Four. $400 for a final print-ready polish.

Pay as you go. Stop any time.

Pricing for interiors.

$100 for every 50 pages in your layout, including title, copyright and acknowledgment pages.

Let’s be adventurous.

Here’s step one:

More questions?

How much can I control? It’s up to you. We’re ready with answers and creative ideas.

Trim size and dimensions? Choose your dimensions. Or ask our advice.

Colors? Fonts? Let’s look at trends. And the covers you like.

How long does it take? We can go fast or slow. Press hard over a week and make it happen. Or mull it over, let it sink in and move forward when you’re ready. You set the pace, based on your review and feedback time.

Can Widehall use your artwork? Sure! We can polish, adapt or apply your artwork or your illustrations or photography. If you’ve already started a design, we can work with that too. We’ll always adjust pricing accordingly.

What about the interior? We need an accurate page count to deliver a cover you can use. So, if you already have one, we can use your interior layout, or we’ll lay out your interior for you.

Who’s behind Widehall? Jon Roemer is the principal at Widehall. All work produced by Widehall is reviewed by Jon. The covers you see as examples on this site were designed or art directed by Jon in his other role as founder of Outpost19 Books, an award-winning publisher of fine fiction and nonfiction books. Learn more here.

What about everything else? Self-publishing can be tricky.

Plug into these extras. Add more service, a la cart:

  • Last-mile proofreading
  • Short run or POD printing, from 1 copy to thousands
  • ISBNs and copyright protection
  • Distribution guidance
  • Ebook production
  • Promotional elements, like ads, videos or posts

Widehall isn’t a publisher. But if you’re confused by your self-publishing options, we can help get your book into Amazon, Barnes & Noble and indie booksellers..

You can add these any time. You’ll find these options on the Widehall Start Form.

Watch Widehall in action

Follow along, step by step, start to finish

One, two, three, foursee it at each step.

“Design projects are too messy, too intuitive and too subjective.”

That’s why we break it down and go step by step. We ask questions up front. You progress when you’re comfortable. You set the tone, we make it happen.

What if you’re not happy? Put the brakes on. Take the work we’ve done and look for better answers. Adventure on.

Your book. Your style. Your pace. Your adventure.

No commitment, no worries. Here’s step one:

Got a question or two? Email us at

Widehall Design, OP19 Books LLC, 301 Coleridge Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. All rights reserved. 2022.