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:
- Spacing – Top and bottom.
and for non- fiction books, additionally:
- bulleted lists
- in-line text quotes
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.
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.
Another Templated Service is Bookow.
Bookow 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.
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.
As 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:
The templates can be found here: