We all judge books by their cover, despite the cliche. But that’s not always a bad thing. After all, cover design gives information about what’s inside and lets us have something great to look at. While you’re not trying to sell your family history, putting a good cover on it will make your book look precious–because it is! Your family history book is a special heirloom for the rest of your family, and your cover should reflect that.

Cover Types

At MyCanvas, we offer a couple of types of book cover options. These are:

Genuine Leather

This is our premium cover option. We currently only offer this for our 8″ x 8″ books.

Bonded Leather


This is our more affordable and stylish option. Bonded leather is a combination of real hide and synthetics with a leather-like texture. Plus, bonded leather is meant to last. Your book will truly become a special heirloom in your home! Our cover comes in black or burgundy, with a two-line gold foil stamp for your title.

Base Price (starting at 20 pages): $44.95; max pages 250



Nuba emulates the look of velvety nubuck leather, while being entirely paper-based! Order it in charcoal with the same two-line gold stamp option for a smooth, touchable matte cover.

Base Price (starting at 20 pages): $34.95; max pages 250

Padded Leather

Our most luxurious-feeling option, padded leather is a pleasure to all the senses! We offer this with contrast stitching for beautiful presentation. Padded leather comes in black or sienna (tan) with no stamped title.

Base Price (starting at 20 pages): $69.95; max pages 80



If leather isn’t your thing, or you want your book custom in every way, try our custom covers! Your best picture or design becomes a timeless, unique cover for your book. We finish each of these covers in matte made to last.

Should you take this route, it’s easy to turn your book cover into a work of art with our online editing tool. Show off your family’s originality and uniqueness in every way!

Base Price (starting at 20 pages): $39.95; max pages 80


Coming Soon!

MyCanvas is working on developing new cover options for your future projects! If you came to RootsTech 2018, you might have seen a sneak peek. We’ll be unveiling our new cover design concept soon!

Stay tuned for further updates on new products and product design coming from MyCanvas!