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 crucial 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 an important element in creating a high-quality book design. Well-structured body text, a clear heading hierarchy and selecting readable typeface help to create a page layout design that is inviting to your reader, as well as providing clarity and cohesion for your book.
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. Non-fiction, art and photography, cookbooks, travel books and children’s book usually require more complicated page layout designs.
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 more information about our fee range for typesetting projects, consult our Pre-publication Services Fee Structure PDF. If you would like a quote for typesetting and/or formatting your book, please contact us.