Book Interior Design

Design Options for Every Book

Gorham Printing offers interior design for all types of authors and genres. Whether it's your first fiction novel, a town’s local history, or a textbook headed to the marketplace, our team of designers can help elevate your interior design.

Basic Interior Formatting

Basic Interior Formatting encompasses the most common features of interior book layouts, such as simple chapter titles and the table of contents. This is the perfect option for authors with text-only content who want a clean, simple look for their book that will be easy for readers to follow.

With Basic Formatting, we will format your book to any size you want, ensuring that it meets all relevant book-industry standards.

This is a great option for your standard fiction novel. Genres that commonly fall into this category include memoirs, family histories, thrillers, sci-fi and young adult.

Key Features

Basic Interior Formatting includes page number placement, copyright page design, simple chapter titles and standard title page formatting.

Our designers also make sure your book meets the Chicago Manual of Style requirements.

Basic Formatting
$399

  Text-only formatting (no images)


  Industry-standard book layout


  Table of contents


  Up to 150 pages ($2.50 per additional page)


basic text template

How to Get Started

Start a print quote using our Get a Price tool and select an interior design option. After submitting a deposit, a designer will contact you to begin the design process.

Standard Interior Design

Standard Interior Design offers greater freedom to personalize your book's interior. Our designers will review your materials and create a cohesive layout that meets the industry standards. We will choose fonts and stylistic elements that match your book's style.

Books at this level will often include a few pictures, front or back matter, and more advanced features like footnotes.

Almost any genre can be a great fit for this option. Most common genres are nonfiction novels, biographies, and poetry books.

Key Features

With Standard Interior Design, our designers will optimize your photos and cover materials, adding a layer polish and personality.

Your designer will send a few page preview of your layout before completing the full interior, ensuring that your book's design stays true to your vision.

Standard Design
$599

  Photo placement for up to 20 images


  Front and back matter formatting


  Few page preview of design before proof


  Up to 150 pages ($5.00 per additional page)


standard text example

How to Get Started

Start a print quote using our Get a Price tool and select an interior design option. After submitting a deposit, a designer will contact you to begin the design process.

Deluxe Interior Design

Deluxe design is perfect for books with intricate details that require complex layouts.

This option is a great fit for books with a variety of styles and elements. Our designers will seamlessly transition between pages using text-wrapping, custom title pages and more to create a one-of-a-kind book.

From family keepsakes and self-help books to textbooks, coffee table books, local history books, children books, cookbooks and more, our designers will work closely with you to create your perfect book.

Key Features

Common features of this level include special sidebars, decorative elements and specialized charts. You will also receive a one-on-one consultation with the designer before the design even begins.

Your designer will send a full chapter preview of your design before completing the full interior design.

Deluxe Design
$999

  One-on-one design consultation


  Pull quotes, footnotes, and endnotes


  Up to 50 images ($5.00 per additional photo)


  Up to 150 pages ($7.00 per additional page)


deluxe text example

How to Get Started

Start a print quote using our Get a Price tool and select an interior design option. After submitting a deposit, a designer will contact you to begin the design process.

Already have a print-ready text file?

If you have your interior exactly how you want it to print and do not need design/formatting help, follow the PDF Text Checklist before sending.