When a reader opens a book, they may not even realise the time, planning, and creativity that goes into ensuring the pages look immaculately polished. But a book that isn’t professionally formatted is easy to spot. Fonts, margins, page headers and footers, consistent layout, and additional design elements all play a role in presenting the text and images in a professional and visually appealing way.
Once your manuscript is edited and finalised, our design team will export the text from the manuscript file and format it into a print-ready design file. During this process, your designer will set up the pages to your final trim size, set fonts types and sizes, insert page numbers and page headers, place any images, and add extra design elements as required. Our aim is to ensure your book looks great, is easy to read, and meets current industry standards.
The book formatting cost depends on a lot of variables, including word count, number of images, charts, and tables, and page design requirements and complexity. When the process begins, our design team will provide you with a sample based on their professional recommendations. You will have the opportunity to give your feedback and share your preferences throughout the process to ensure you are completely happy with the final design.
Before and after professional formatting
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we always recommend formatting by a qualified designer to ensure your book is presented as a high-quality product to readers, bookstores, and media. This gives your book the best chance of success when it comes to marketing.
A professional designer can ensure your book is visually appealing, cohesive with your cover design, easy to read, and print-ready.
Book sizes (or trim sizes) vary with genre, country of publication, preference, and current trends in the industry. The most popular book size for a novel or memoir is US Trade size (152 x 228 mm or 6” x 9”). The most popular book size for picture books is currently 210 x 210 mm and A4 (landscape or portrait).
The ideal size depends on the content of your book and your preferences, so we recommend you have a look at books of different sizes and decide what you believe will work best. Our team is also happy to make recommendations. You can download our Book Size Guide from the Publishing Guides section on our website.
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