BOOK DESIGN

What is Book Design?

Page Example"Book design is the art of incorporating the content, style, format, design, and sequence of the various components and elements of a book into a coherent unit."  From the Wikipedia page on book design

All Book Design Projects Include

  • Page layout to format your nonfiction, novel, poetry, or children's book for printing using Amazon KDP.
  • Zoom remote support for design discussion.
  • Finalized and in-progress layouts provided for review and approval.
  • Most simple format adjustments or corrections are included in basic price.
  • Extensive revisions, such as substantial changes to the text after page layout, will be an additional cost of $45 an hour.

No Surprises Book Design Pricing

While not all costs can be accurately estimated in advance, most can.
A defined basic cost and clearly outlined extra cost items let you know in advance what you will be spending for your book.

Novels or other similar books.
Basic Cost $425.00

Black-and-White interior text-based book for printing with Amazon KDP

Professional page layout using your edited text.

Assistance uploading your book to Amazon KDP

Interior page layout cost: $425 for first 275 pages

- Additional pages at $2.00 per page

- To also create as an e-book for Amazon KDP: add $150.

- Cover design for Amazon KDP using stock image graphics - add $150.

Poetry or other 24-50 page book.
Basic cost: $175.

Black and White interior text based book for printing with Amazon KDP

Professional page layout using your edited text.

Simple cover design at no extra cost using stock graphics or your own picture

Assistance uploading your book to Amazon KDP

- Additional pages at $2.00 per page

Full color interior graphic book
Basic cost: $350.00

24-50 page full color interior childrens book or graphic novel formatted for printing with Amazon KDP

Professional page layout using your edited text for interior text and using graphics supplied by author.

Cover design using author supplied graphics

Assistance uploading your book to Amazon KDP

Image Cost: $3.50 per image for resizing, and other manipulation of images supplied.

What About Ingram Spark or other printers?

Our standard pricing includes formatting for printing using Amazon KDP. Most self published authors want to have their books on Amazon. The biggest difference, from a design point of view, between Ingram and Amazon KDP is around their differing cover requirements. This requires a separate cover file to be created for each cover type and printer. If you would want your book printed by a local printer, That too would require a separate interior and cover files to meet their requirements.

As a general rule, formatting for each cover style other than Amazon KDP perfect bound will add $75 to the cost for the project.

Covers

Many self-published authors contract with a cover designer for their book cover.

If you don't have a cover designer, we can provide cover designs using your art or purchased stock art snd your back-cover text. The starting cost for a simple cover design is $150.00. Final cost may be more or less depending on the design, number of revisions, and cost of any purchased stock art.