You've worked tirelessly, slogging through stories, extensively examining essays, meticulously and methodically molding memoirs . . . maybe you need a break?
Designing a book from scratch can be daunting. Let us help.
We offer interior page design as well as cover design services. Our EBM experts can refine your document to give it a professional appearance, and our graphic designers can work with your ideas to create a customized cover for your book.
INTERIOR PAGE DESIGN
Formatting your book block can be difficult, especially if you don't know your way around your word processing software. Setting up page numbers can be a hassle, adjusting margins and page sizes and throw off all other formatting, and inserting a table of contents can be downright grueling. Fortunately, we have trained staff who have spent many hours formatting books and fine-tuning their formatting skills, who are more than happy to use those skills to help format your book.
The premise is simple: you send us your raw text in a word processing file (Microsoft Word's ".doc" file type is pretty standard), and we format it to conform with publishing standards to give your book a professional appearance. We'll even work with suggestions that you, the author, offer to us. For example, if you have a preference for centred page numbers we can make it happen; or if you want Roman Numerals (as opposed to Arabic Numerals) to appear at the start of a chapter, we can do it.
The price of interior page design is based on the total word count of your book. Please visit our pricing page for details (take a look under our A La Carte Services section).
Even for professionals, formatting an entire book takes time. Your book will be formatted as quickly and efficiently as possible, but we wouldn't want to rush the process and end up with a crudely designed book—and neither would you. We're proud of the books we print; therefore we take our time and work our way through your document page by page so that your book looks its best.
A word on editing:
Please note that we do not offer editing services. However, if you're interested we can provide a list of local, professional editors who can help you with stylistic and copy editing. Contact us or visit us in-store for our current list of editors.
If you are a self-publishing author we highly recommend having your book professionally edited, particularly if you're planning on selling it in stores. All editing should preferably be done prior to the submission of your files to us.
Coming up with a cover for your book can be a challenge. Even for the artistically-minded, arranging your book's cover to account for the back cover, spine, and front cover can be tricky.
Our graphic designers can take care of the work for you. We have several cover design packages available for you to choose from, each varying in complexity. Visit our pricing page for the current cost of each package, and see below for samples.
As with interior page design, creating a cover design does take time, usually several hours. Our graphic designers will work to make your cover as soon as possible, although it typically takes several weeks to finalize a design. Of course, the complexity of the design affects the time required. Choosing our First Edition or Illustrated Edition design packages means that we can likely have a cover ready within a week. The amount of time needed for the Limited Edition design package obviously depends on what you, the author, requests for a design; turn around time for a Limited Edition cover can be as low as a week or could takes several weeks. Our graphic designers will work diligently with your suggestions to make a wonderful cover for your book.
Please note: For Illustrated and Limited Edition cover design packages, we require that the author submit to us all images and photographs that they'd like included in the design. The author must also prove that they have the rights to use the images. Otherwise, our staff can help you find appropriate image(s) for your cover design, but because this is often a time-consuming process we will charge a fee of $30/hour.
COVER DESIGN SAMPLES
Samples coming soon!
Samples coming soon!
Samples coming soon!
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