designed to look as good as it reads
You worked this hard to put your ideas into written word. Let’s make sure it looks pro when you share it with the world!
Attention To Detail
We can model an example book design that you like or create a layout that’s unique to your content. Layout design, or “typesetting”, is an often underestimated step of the publishing process. It requires both a sophisticated aesthetic and great attention to detail. There are a lot of layout decisions in a print book that will influence the way readers experience your content: fonts, spacing, styling of chapter headings, margins, etc.
Book Layout Design
Whether you’re publishing a simple text-driven book or have many images, charts, graphs, pull quotes and sidebars to include, we’ll make sure your book layout is consistent with the cover design, typographically attractive, readable and engaging. You can go with a clean, simple design or more complicated formats that compliment your branding or message.
Book trailers are a wonderful way to get in front of your audience and get them excited about reading your book. A short trailer can be a great promotion tool on YouTube or Vimeo and other social media outlets. I can help you brainstorm and put together a concise, impactful presentation for your launch.
To go an extra step, we can give your company a professional appeal by carrying the aesthetics of your brand through all of your assets. That may include developing a logo for your author site, or creating collateral in the form of business cards, brochures, social media, advertisements and more.
Book layout design doesn’t have to be a burden. Like typography, layout represents an opportunity for you to differentiate yourself and establish a brand.
Though digital formats generally have standardized layouts and reduced possibilities to distinguish the look of your copy, print books still dominate the market and offer countless experimental possibilities.
Throughout the process of designing your book, we’ll take great care to make sure we are preparing it for the inevitable—being printed and reproduced at the highest quality and standards. Making sure your book is prepared properly for your printer is a big part of the job. We’ll make sure your files are ready for press, in addition to following all the necessary guidelines your printer may provide.
When you launch your book, your author website can be and essential meeting place to connect with your audience, a place where readers can meet you and interact with you. I can design a site for you that is clean, easy to navigate, informative and engaging.
I collaborate with a network of editors to make sure your book reads well from start to finish. We can provide both manuscript editing (also called copyediting or line editing, but distinct from developmental editing) and proofreading, and/or pair you with an editor to give your manuscript deeper attention to make sure it’s ready for its debut.
Book design & layout solutions start at $750 and quoted as a fixed-fee per project when possible.