BOOK PAGE DESIGN
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The book is doing well… This is, in large part, helped by your lovely design work.

—Bob Heilman, Sylph Maid Books

page layout design examples

page layout design examples

page layout design examples

We provide page designs for all types of books. We also provide press-ready page files for any printer or print method you require, whether POD or offset. We accept complex books.

Add Value with Better Page Design

book page design example

book page design example

book page design example

Even for the most basic books, unique page designs can help a book stand out and above the competition. Want book distributors and reviewers to notice your work? You’ll have a harder time if your book cuts corners and looks self-published. Add value with beautiful design.

I’m going to break with tradition and start this column with a word of praise for the top-notch design of ‘Overstory Zero,’ the new book out from Sasquatch. Designer/illustrator Michael Rohani’s work is a pleasure to look at and to hold.

—Barbara Lloyd McMichael,
Book Columnist for the Olympian

Reader-Friendly Page Design

page design example

page design example

page design example

Modern readers want value. Books with visual categories—checklists, examples, sidebars, and pull quotes—stand out. Readers can instrantly see that they can get value from the book and easily find their way back to the content they like. With good planning and design, a book can become easier to use and more valuable to readers. And that’s just one way design can increases book sales.

We really like the design you created. Also, we like the book cover. Great work! What you did is fantastic… You are very good at what you do. Thanks again!

—Dwayne Burnell, Burnell Financial

Improve Book Design with Custom Styled Tables and Diagrams

custom diagram design example

custom diagram design example

custom diagram design example

For a fully professional look, have your diagrams, figures, and tables styles to match the book design. If you're a business professional, we can also re-purpose the book elements into fully branded slides for your presentations and workshops. Publishing is one of the most cost-effective ways of promoting your business and personal expertise. We can help create a design strategy that helps you communicate your message and branding.

Everything looks great!… Your diagrams are works of art! Thanks again for your help.

—Jason Adams, VP of Marketing at Venusian Arts

Add Custom Book Illustrations, Maps, and Graphics

custom map design example

custom map design example

custom map design example

Unique illustrations, maps, and graphics are another way of adding value to your book product so that it stands above the competition. Adding even one map can increase book sales. We can customize existing maps or create entirely new and original ones.

Thanks so much, Michael. The maps are perfect, and beautiful. My readers appreciate them. I appreciate them!

—Octavia Randolph, Pyewacket Press


Very pleased! You’ve really put this together beautifully. Fantastic. Love the maps! Hard back looks great.

—David Gray, FinArts

page and book cover design coordination example

page and book cover design coordination example

page and book cover design coordination example

Cover and Page Design Coordination

To complete the professional look of your book, allow us to design your book cover and pages together. We can coordinate all the elements of your book and prepare the printer files. Our one-stop service will save you time and money and eliminate possible errors with mismatched files at the printer.

You are the best… You did an AMAZING job on the design!!

—Clark Bartram, Best-Selling Author, CNTM Publishing

press-ready page examples

press-ready page examples

press-ready page examples

Press-Ready Files

We can prepare reliable press-ready files for your project. We understand how books are put together, including complicated books. We can do file set up for fold-out pages, pockets, die-cut tabs, embossing, or any other feature you want to make your book standout.

The books arrived in our office, and they look great, both text and the cover. You did a great job.

—Yara Abuata, Production Manager, BenBella Books, Inc.

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What You Get

check mark Free Estimate: We’ll give you a written estimate showing the costs involved in the design and file creation process.

check mark Free Design Consultation: Get the benefit of our industry knowledge. You can talk with us any time during the project. We can also help you with money-saving tips.

check mark Free Project Management: Save time, save money!—We can take care of all your project requirements, so you don't have to coordinate multiple suppliers or master book industry skills. We do proofreading, editing, table and figure styling, graphics creation, image color-correcting, cover and page design coordination, photo searches, barcode generation, book spine adjustment, file preparation, printer instruction preparation, and more.

check mark Competitive Design: Our design aim is to create a design that fits the character and unique selling point of your book. We aim to give you a competitive advantage in your book category.

check mark Design Adaptability: Our book cover designs are produced with sufficient resolution and margin for paperback, jacket, and case editions. We also create ebook covers with sufficient resolution for print editions. We anticipate requirements for multiple editions and related marketing resources when possible.

check mark Design Consistency: We look for ways to coordinate the cover with the page designs. Whether you have a simple paperback or a complex how-to book, we can develop a design strategy to match your cover with the pages and elements throughout the book.

check mark Multiple Design Options and Revisions: You can request design options based on any concept you have, or you can allow us as much creative freedom as you would like. You can also request revisions to refine the design so that it best reflects your vision for the book.

check mark Technical Expertise: No project is too complex. If your book requires fold-out pages, special tabs, pockets, inserts, or any other feature, we can set up the files and provide instructions to the printer for you. We understand books and know how to create press-ready files whether your book is B&W or process color, or requires spot colors. All book cover layouts are adjusted for the specific number of pages and paper bulk.

check mark Reliable Press-Ready Files: When completed you get a copy of the press-ready files that you can archive and send to any printer of your choice.

check mark Print Management: We offer an optional low-cost print management that includes consultation, estimates from reliable printers, review of color-proofs and other print specifications, and direct dialogue with the printer. If you don't have a trusted printer or if you have a project that requires special print expertise, we can help you.

What Our Clients are Saying

Very pleased! You’ve really put this together beautifully.

—David Gray, FinArts

I'm speechless. Great design—we love it, very clean, simple, elegant, professional… you did a GREAT job!!

—Randy Morkved, Balcony 7

I am so grateful for your patience and your help.The book is beautiful!

—Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.,
Custody & CoParenting Solutions

It looks GREAT! Thank you so much for being so quick…

—Mary Jo Irmen, FiscalBridge, LLC

I want you to know the very enthusiastic response I am receiving….I am tremendously proud of how it looks, front and back. My books are beautiful because of you. Thank you for your part in my success.

—Octavia Randolph, Pyewacket Press

The book is doing well… This is, in large part, helped by your lovely design work.

—Bob Heilman, Sylph Maid Books

I hope this book brings you new business, because you did a fantastic job on it! …[it] won Gold in the Benjamin Franklin Awards in Austin, Friday. There were kudos on the cover from people I met there.

—Lowell Press, Parkers Mill Publishing

If you’re looking for a book designer, Michael Rohani is excellent. He does what he says he is going to do when he says he’ll do it. He took my complicated stack of word docs and came up with a great design. …he never disappoints. He is also just a really friendly good individual. Michael really stands out above others.

—Tracy Hicks, Urban Workout Girl™

You are the best… You did an AMAZING job on the design!!

—Clark Bartram, CNTM Publishing

Book Stand Out with Better Book Design

Your book’s attractive appearance and design can be the deciding factor for whether or not a distributor decides to carry it. It can be the reason a bookstore owner displays it or a book reviewer decides to review it. When you’re serious about success, we can help you make it happen. We give careful consideration to both the page’s design and functionality. With us, you can always expect:

  • User-friendly page navigation
  • Margin widths appropriate for page counts and print methods
  • Trade-quality layouts free of common typesetting errors
  • Theme- and audiance-appropriate font selection
  • Correct pre-press image preparation
  • Reliable press-ready files

Let’s work together to create a book design that will impress readers and book professionals. Call us so we can discuss your book design and project needs. We’ll give you a free estimate and answer your questions.


Call 425 771-2905


Or email us at
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