Bring your story to life with professional graphic design, layout and formatting services tailor-made for children’s publishing

Balloon Dog is a creative studio offering professional book design services to indie and self-publishing children’s book authors.

Services & Pricing

I offer a range of book design options. Please click on the buttons below for more information about each one.

Book Cover Design



Stand out on the shelf with a professional and eye-catching cover for your children’s book.

Paperback and hardcover formats included.

Super Cover Reboot



Take your existing book cover from “uh” to AWESOME with an attention-grabbing and super-sellable redesign.

Paperback and hardcover formats included.

Interior Book Design



Where words and illustration come together on the page for a wonderful reading experience.

Formatting for print and ebook included.

Complete Book Design



Cover design + interior layout design + formatting for ebook and print. Everything you need to turn your manuscript and illustrations into a beautiful book, ready to send to a printer or ebook platform.

All prices in USD

Wait! Is your goal to have your book traditionally published, ie. you would like your book to be bought, produced and distributed by a publishing house? If so, you don’t need to hire a designer or illustrator – the publisher takes care of those things.


Hi, my name is Dani Lurie and I love kids books! I’ve been art-directing and designing books and publications professionally since 2009. I’ve had the pleasure of helping to produce award-winning kids books that have been sold across the globe through major publishers like these:


Do you have a question about book design or the services on offer?
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I’m also available to hire via Reedsy if you prefer to work within their system. Please note that they charge a 10% commission fee to contractors and clients on top of every transaction.