A well-formatted and designed book is critical to your success as an author. This involves paying close attention to the interior pages of your book, as well as the front and back covers. After spending many hours working on the written content of your manuscript so your words flow beautifully, it is important to have your book professionally formatted and typeset to ensure the best possible reading experience for your audience.
Interior page design and formatting
Professional typesetting is a vital step involved in creating a well-designed, high-quality book. A clearly defined heading hierarchy, well-structured body text, careful positioning of all graphics, and choice of legible typeface help to create a page layout design that is inviting to your reader, as well as giving clarity and a positive experience for readers.
In the case of novels and other general fiction, business, biography and poetry books, the typesetting process is usually fairly straightforward and involves laying out the text pages according to industry trade book size specifications.
For books that include images or photographs, multiple columns or textboxes, and require a detailed design layout which is unique to the book’s content, professional formatting/typesetting will ensure the text and graphics are arranged on the page to create the best visual impact. Nonfiction books such as art and photography ‘coffee table’ books, cookbooks and travel books, as well as children’s books, usually involve more complicated page layout designs. Regardless of the type of book you intend to publish, any successful page layout design should invite your readers in and subtly lead their eye from one section of your book to the next. Appropriate fonts, correct line spacing, and a pleasing arrangement of text/graphic elements need to work together in unison to make reading a pleasure rather than a chore.
At Brisbane Self Publishing Service we use professional page layout and design software (Adobe InDesign and Photoshop) to format your book manuscript to your requirements. We pay careful attention to all publication details so you can be confident that your book will ‘look and feel’ comparable to titles produced by traditional publishing houses.
For a general picture of our fee range for typesetting projects, check out our Overview of Book Design Fees PDF. If you would like a personalised quote for formatting/typesetting services for your book, please contact us.