BOOK FORMATTING ADD-ON
novel, biography, business, academic, self-help,
design, children’s, coffee-table, poetry, special
What we need from you
The final, proofread version of your book in an editable format, e.g. MS Word.
Your Design Input
Any specific requirements you have on the styling, layout, look and feel of your book.
Standard turnaround is 5-10 business days. Express service available on request.
Your Print Choices
Choice of print house, trim size and binding type together with your ISBN.
What we do
Remove unwanted spaces, breaks, tabs and sections to clean text for typesetting.
Style half title, title, copyright, contents tables, dedication and foreword.
Set trim, margins, binding edge, bleed and recto-verso pages.
Select fonts and design styles for headings, body text, quotes, lists, captions, fleurons etc.
Consistently set each line of text - adjust spanning, hyphenation and kerning as required.
Headers & Pagination
Create running headers with author/chapter and book title. Roman/Arabic page numbering.
Design a consistent set of tables and captions to best display your data.
Size, crop and rework images to print resolution and the correct color model.
Check for title casing, spaces before punctuation, curly quotes and en/em dashes.
Create squared-off pages that avoid widows, orphans and empty space where possible.
Ensure file is PDF/X-1a:2001 compliant and meets your print house specifications.
What You Receive
A professionally typeset book delivered as a print-ready PDF to your specifications.
Single set of free styling and formatting changes included.
By credit card, debit card or PayPal account. Invoice available if previously agreed.
Book formatting pricelist
This pricelist is designed to give you an idea of the typical cost for different types of book formatting. Once you’ve sent us your manuscript, we’ll review it and issue a firm quotation.
Not sure which is your book category? Don't worry. Get in touch and we’ll be delighted to see how we can help you. A minimum charge of $250 USD applies to all books.
Basic Text $2.92 USD per page
Your manuscript contains simple paragraphs of text and headings. It may also include up to five illustrations or photographs.
Non Fiction $3.72 USD per page
business, academic, self-help
Your manuscript may contain a combination of text, headings, bullets, numbering, quotations, figures, tables, captions, footnotes and equations.
Page Layout $10.00 USD - $18.00 USD per pagedesign book, coffee-table book
You require an artistic blend of illustrations, text and color. May include columns, text wrap or double-page spreads.
Illustrated Pages $6.60 USD per pagechildren’s book, art book
You require full color, full-bleed illustrations with a few lines of carefully placed text in a complementary style.
Special $6.60 USD per pagereligious text, screenplay, poetry
Careful attention to line breaks, text wrap, poem shapes, use of white space and page balancing.
price on review
Creating new graphics, charts or tables. Restructuring unusually complex/unclear content. Additional work to prepare images for printing. Production of ‘workbook’ pages with lines/tick boxes. Sourcing and licensing of special display fonts. Custom text flows or column layouts.