Interior Book Design and Layout

Sample Book InteriorQ: Should you layout your own book?

A: Probably not… MS Word is not a book layout program, and is likely to convey “amateur” to your readers.  Interior book design 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 elements needing special handling.

If you want to format a book, you can review these helpful instructions:

There are many benefits of hiring a professional like Debbi:

  1. It saves you time and spares you frustration of the technology;
  2. It minimizes errors;
  3. It eliminates the possibility that your book appears “amateur”
  4. It gives the reader a “great read” by bringing expected conventions to the reading experience
  5. It gives you the freedom to do what you do best—write, edit, and perfect your manuscript.

Call Debbi if you would prefer to work with a professional book formatter rather than “reinvent the wheel”.

If you still want to try formatting your book for print-on-demand, here is instruction from KindleKDP: Formatting requirements.

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Q: Why choose Debbi to format your book?  

A: Debbi can give you references of satisfied writers and publishers. She also:

  • has 15 years of book design experience
  • will provide samples
  • custom builds your book—does not use pre-designed templates
  • cleans up your Word doc manuscript in order to make the styles and readability consistent and expected
  • doesn’t charge for consulting for self-publishers
  • uploads the book files prepared to the required specs
  • answers the phone and responds in a timely fashion
  • builds great working relationships with all her authors and publishers.

A the books are custom-designed, not from a template.  Non-Fiction-Formatting-Sample.

See our Client Testimonials.

Q: What services are included in your contract?

A: Here is a PDF listing the inclusions, and what might be considered “additional” services. Our hourly rate is $40 for additional services beyond the design contract if any should be required.

Visit our FAQs page for more information.

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The Hidden Life of Jesus by Deacon Norman AlexanderDebbi, 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

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