A: Maybe… MS Word is not a book layout program and is likely to convey to your reader, “amateur”. Interior book design or formatting fiction or non-fiction manuscripts for book printing can be challenging: with running headers and footers; table(s) of contents; page numbering; precise spacing and positioning of elements; block quotes; an index; footnotes; or other such book conventions requiring special handling. If you want to do the book formating review these helpful instructions: http://daiya.mvps.org/bookword.htm
The benefits of hiring a professional are many. Here are a few:
Working with expert designers will ultimately give you the credibility and reputation you deserve. The reader benefits also, from a “great read”.
Call us if you’d rather not try “re-inventing the wheel” and want to work with a professional book formatter. If you still want to try it on your own here is a helpful handout: Formatting requirements of a book printing company
A: It’s not that easy, but here’s a start:
We at MyBookDesigner.com go the extra mile to build a relationship, not just a book. Notice the client testimonials at the bottom of our website pages. We are happy to discuss your project and explain our process. in the meantime, here are a few samples of our interior formatting (all our books are custom-designed, not from a template): Non-Fiction-Formatting-Sample
Glimpse at some of our Client Testimonials
A: Here is a PDF listing the inclusions, and what might be considered “additional” services. Our hourly rate is $50 ($40 for non-profits) for additional services which are not included in your design contract.
Visit our FAQs page for more information.
Debbi, I would like to thank you for the awesome work you did on my book, The Hidden Life of Jesus. I received the first copies and I must say, the book looks great. I am truly satisfied, and would like to employ your services in the near future for a Spanish version of this book, and also for my next book. I also appreciate the kind and courteous manner of your professionalism. I did not understand the process, but you were willing to take time out to help me understand some of the necessary details. Thank you, I have already begun recommending your book design and editing services to friends and colleagues. God bless you.
~ Deacon Norman Alexander, The Hidden Life of Jesus