Agency Level Creativity for Self-Publishers!

Leaving the advertising world behind, we now design for authors like you.

Agency Level Creativity for Self-Publishers!

Leaving the advertising world behind, we now design for authors like you.

AuthorSupport.com is the book design team of Jerry & Michelle Dorris. (He’s all vision, while she’s all business.) Along with a cast of other seasoned designers, programmers and typesetters, we work together to provide our clients with agency level creativity at self-publisher rates. We’ve created countless book covers, ebooks, websites and promotional materials for a broad range of clients just like you.

Jerry is an entrepreneur at heart. He sees each new design project as a fresh start. The idea of hearing your passion and then wowing you with stunning visuals gets him out of bed in the morning—and keeps him up late at night! 🙂

Jerry got his start in art with a pencil and piece of paper on the banks of the Sangamon River in Central Illinois. Life took him to Bible College in Minneapolis, where he won the opportunity to work in the art department of Bethany House Publishers. It was there that he was shown the finer points of design theory, typography and the technical savvy of all things print.

His career has been a wild ride. He’s pitched nose-cone art with a start-up airline. He’s designed massive cityscapes for a DaimlerChrysler exhibition in D.C. He’s created a one hundred foot long “History of Dodge” wall displayed at the London Auto show. His art has wrapped buildings, sold products and stopped would be readers to pick up a book.

Michelle is best described by CAKE’s song, “Short Skirt Long Jacket.” Although you’re more likely to see her in a long skirt! “With fingernails that shine like justice And a voice that is dark like tinted glass. She is fast, thorough, and sharp as a tack. She’s touring the facilities and picking up slack.” Michelle runs the show and will likely be your first contact with AuthorSupport.com as she manages new client acquisition, tracks time, and sets the schedule. With a “mind like a diamond” and “eyes that burn like cigarettes,” many clients have even hired her to professionally proof their book.


The following accolades are taken from our LinkedIn page. No made up testimonials here! These are real clients, that recommend AuthorSupport.com without reservation.

“Jerry is an extremely gifted graphic artist whose high-impact cover designs, interior text page designs, and e-book designs are superb and effective. A great resource.” Yusuf Toropov

Owner, iWordSmith.com

“Jerry is fantastic to work with! I have hired him for several book and marketing projects. Even in extremely tight deadline situations, I know I can always depend on Jerry. He consistently has great ideas for book cover designs, which can sometimes be challenging when dealing with more theoretical topics. His extensive knowledge of design and production is evident in every project.” Melissa Dahne

Director of Publications, NASPA

“I found Jerry to be particularly creative and an awesome colleague. After the book cover was completed, I hired Jerry to construct the website. As the website evolved, Jerry has been responsive to my requests, and offering advice to help the site gain exposure. He has been invaluable in my small business development. I had a hard time choosing ONLY three attributes for his recommendation as Author Support has all seven point. I only offer my highest recommendation!” Leah Hollis, Ed.D.

President, Patricia Berkly LLC.

“Jerry delivered a great product and a perfect experience. I hired Jerry to work with me on my latest book project, ‘The Amazement Revolution.’ His work was excellent. Every deadline was met, and changes were welcomed and taken care of immediately. I highly recommend Jerry for the work that he does, his ability to meet deadlines and the value he delivers. He exceeded my expectations.” Shep Hyken

Keynote Speaker and Bestselling Author

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NEW CLIENT OFFER:

Try Our Services FREE!

Let us earn your confidence by starting on your cover with no money down. Know who you're working with before you pay.

COVER DESIGN
PHILOSOPHY

Your cover must target the market. It should grab the attention of your potential readers so that they click it online or flip it over in the bookstore. We work with you to help your book find its voice and help others hear it!

TYPESETTING
PHILOSOPHY

Your cover makes a promise that your interior must keep. The cover dictates the design of the pages within through typography, graphical elements and texture. Your book should present itself as a seamless package!

SERVICE
PHILOSOPHY

Our hope is that you will feel like our only client. We strive to be informative about the process, positive to your feedback and committed to deadlines. Our service sets us apart from other designers.