Book Design Services

Click here to learn about our book design packages and rates.

Interior layout (also known as typesetting) is the process of setting your text on the page in a way that provides the best experience possible for your readers. A good layout maximizes readability through careful attention to details like font choice, word spacing, number of lines per page, and widow and orphan control. We apply a comprehensive set of style standards to all our books that is in line with the standards used by major publishers.

Ebook conversion is the process of formatting your ebook in a way that ensures proper display of your text across all major e-reading apps and devices. We don’t simply run your book through an automated program and hope for the best. Our process involves manual, line-by-line formatting of the ebook’s code to ensure everything meets the current standards required by the major retailers (including Amazon, iBooks, Nook, and Google Play). We also test the files for compatibility with multiple e-reading apps and devices.

Cover design helps define your book and make it stand out from others. When working on a cover, our goal is always the same: to produce a cover that will connect with potential readers and make them want to pick your book off the shelf. We offer two types of cover design: simple and custom.

 

Simple covers start with a single stock image of your choice (we'll help you pick the image). We then add a title treatment, spine, and back cover that complements the image you choose.  

 

Custom covers are when your cover requires custom artwork, needs multiple images, or for when you have multiple ideas you want to explore in mock-up form before settling on a final direction.

 

Book Design Packages & Rates

 

The below rates are based on a standard fiction or narrative nonfiction (memoir, essay, etc.) books with up to 80,000 words and ten images. Prescriptive nonfiction, picture books, and books with more than 80,000 words or ten images require a custom estimate

Simple cover, interior layout, and ebook conversion

$3,125

This package includes:

  • A simple cover built around your chosen image and formatted to meet your chosen printer's specifications

  • A print-ready book interior formatted to meet the style standards used major book publishers

  • Two ebook files: one for use on Kindle apps and devices, the other compatible with other major ebook apps and devices (such as iBooks and Nook)

Interior layout and ebook conversion

$2,475

This package includes:​

  • A print-ready book interior formatted to meet the style standards used major book publishers

  • Two ebook files: one for use on Kindle apps and devices, the other compatible with other major ebook apps and devices (such as iBooks and Nook)

Cover design

Simple cover: $750

Custom cover: $75 per hour (most custom covers require 10–15 hours)

All covers include:

  • A print-ready cover formatted to meet your chosen printer's specifications

  • Both print-quality and web-quality images of your front cover