Stuart Bache

I’m Art Director of Books Covered, a design agency for publishers, independent authors and literary agents.

Before creating Books Covered I was Art Director at Oneworld Publications where I managed a varied and diverse list of Literary Fiction, Crime, Children’s Fiction, YA and Non-Fiction.

I was also Managing Designer for HarperCollins, working on such authors and imprints as Lionel Shriver, the Tolkien Estate, Borough Press and Greg Iles.

I’ve also worked for a whole host of publishers, including Canongate, Simon & Schuster, Little Brown and Hodder & Stoughton where I was lucky enough to work with Stephen King and John le Carré too.

When I’m not designing and commissioning book covers I write an occasional blog on design (here), chat about book covers on Twitter (here) and have written for both the Guardian and The Bookseller.


Ipso Books, HarperCollins, Canongate, Little Brown, Hodder and Stoughton, Simon and Schuster, Penguin, Puffin, Bonnier, Avon, Random House.