book design process

How Design Works

With design, we will format your content into a beautiful, professionally formatted book that fits you. Your words will not be changed, so it will always read exactly how you wrote it.

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Our Design Process:

  1. Send Your Materials - Once an order is placed, send your edited manuscript and images using our Send Files Tool. You may send in hard copy photos in the mail as well.
  2. Designer Review - When our designers receive all of your materials, they will review your book to get a feel for the subject, genre and preferences you may have noted to us.
  3. The Cover Design - We will create a cover using InDesign. We will bring images into Photoshop to optimize them. We will use font treatments for your title and back matter to make sure it is cohesive and eye-catching to your readers!
    • For Custom Cover Design, we will research professional images for use on your cover and send a preview of the design before the image is purchased.
  4. The Interior Design - We will import your manuscript into InDesign to start formatting (including typeface treatment, margins, and much more) that follows the Chicago Manual of Style rules. Design usually takes 1 - 2 weeks depending on complexity.
    • For Level 2 and 3 interior design, you will see a few page preview before the proof.
  5. Proofing - Once the design is complete, you will get a proof. You will have the option to approve or make changes. If you decide to make changes, see Service Rates for pricing on proof changes and additional proofs. Most changes are done within 5 business days.
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