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Internal Design – Really?

This was my initial thought, having completed the cover design,I wondered why I needed Internal Design, I was reasonably happy with words.

As is obvious, I didn’t know what Internal Design actually was, it is for a Novel:

  • Typeface
  • Font
  • Spacing
  • Margins
  • Gutters
  • Spacing – Top and bottom.

and for non- fiction books, additionally:

  • sub-headings
  • bulleted lists
  • in-line text quotes
  • Photos/images/charts/graphics

Professional Services

For example – Karrie Ross is one of many offering a professional design service. The design service in Karrie case costs $4.50 per page for fiction and $6 per page for a basic non- fiction untroubled with photos. My book has 390 pages, it would cost $1,750 to have your similar book professionally designed.

If you have a desire for an individual professional design service, there are many offer available on the net. I do not recommend Karrie other than her service was on the front page of the search.

Templated Services

Createspace

CreateSpace Book Designhttps://www.createspace.com/Services/SimpleInterior.jsp

As you can see Createspace offer the use of their templated designs, a choice of five for $199 could be better for someone on a budget.

 

Bookow

Another Templated Service is Bookow.

https://bookow.com/index.php

bookowBookow offers a cheaper service juts $80 for  a book with no images.

Bookow will feature in another post, they offer a great free ISBN barcode generator, but more later.

There are many other  services on offer, again a good search will offer you much variety.

DIY

As you can see below Createspace features again. CreateSpace is a POD publisher.  OK, I was just being esoteric, POD is Print on Demand. The service allows you to Sef Publish your book as a paperback. Each time a purchase request is received the book is individually manufactered to order. More in another Blog.

Createspace could well be a first port of call for all your self-publishing questions.

Createspace

createspace book templatesAs you can see there is an extensive range of Internal designs. You should find something here to match your trim size. If not re-trim your book!

Click below for the earlier blog on Trim Size:

Trim Size of the Book

The templates can be found here:

https://forums.createspace.com/en/community/docs/DOC-1323

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