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High-design books

from $8.00 USD per page

Crafting high-design books gives me the greatest personal satisfaction. Every page spread is carefully arranged to show off the photos and images to best advantage, yet still maintain a sense of continuity for the reader. I always start by doing some research and experimenting with initial ideas, reworking to get it right. Then I get to use all the skills I've learned with blending images, fonts, colors and styles to create an overall sympathetic and cohesive design. And every book I work with teaches me something new.

KELLY

WzW DESIGNER

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Files Files: Send us your book's text in editable format (MS Word) and any other material like illustrations or photos in source format (RAW, Photoshop, Illustrator) wherever possible.

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Instructions Instructions: Provide any styling input you want to give our designers. This might be an extract from a book you like or a description of the look and feel you want for your material.

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Cover Cover: Either show us your existing book cover or see our cover design service page. A cover really sets the tone for a book so it must be created first.

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Trim size Trim size: The size of the paper pages in your book. Most book printers offer a range of standard trim sizes. Please provide your choice so we can layout your page correctly.

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Binding Binding: Tell us how your pages will be held together — paperback or hardback, sewn or glued. We will then ensure the design includes adequate binding margin.

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Colorspace Colorspace: Warn us if there are any design considerations here. Most high design books are in full CMYK color but if you have any limitations such as two-color printing, allowable ink coverage or a maximum number of color pages then let us know before we get started.

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Paper Paper: State your paper choice. The thickness (#, gsm) stock color and coating (gloss, matte) may impact how ink is absorbed.

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ISBN ISBN: Include this 13-digit number and we will add it to your copyright page in order to uniquely identify your book for distribution.

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Printer Printer: We need to know your choice of printer in order to produce your final book PDF correctly for their machines (crop marks, spreads, bleed, ink saturation).

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Restrictions Restrictions: Tell us anything else we need to know before we get started. For example maybe you want to aim at a fixed page count or avoid any blank pages in the design.

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Order Order: We combine and sequence all text and images to ensure the correct content on each page, as well as include the front matter in line with good convention.

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Research Research: Understand the subject matter, genre and target audience to create suitable color palettes and gather supplementary imagery.

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Layout Layout: Set margins, columns, pagination and running headers to create a stylish arrangement that works for the trim and binding.

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Images Images: Check and adjust the quality of each image to verify each will appear as vivid as possible in print.

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Style Style: Pick and apply backgrounds, textures and flourishes to enhance the imagery and message.

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Type Type: Select a typeface with character to really complement the page design. Adjust size, color, leading, emphasis, justification, hyphenation, tracking and kerning to really make a message pop or blend subtly as intended.

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Color Color: Enhance photographs and images where needed by adjusting color model, resolution, contrast, tones and ink saturation.

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Fix-ups Fix-ups: Adjust images to avoid important parts being lost in folds, bleed or trim. Build extra bleed where required.

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PDF PDF: Generate a final book file to all the requirements of your chosen printer (spreads, ink saturation, transparency flattening, font embedding, bleed, crop marks).

The details

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From $8.00 USD per page ($480 USD minimum)

The work required depends on the length and complexity of your book. We will therefore need to review your files before we can issue your quotation. Read more about receiving your quotation .

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Turnaround in 8 – 15 business days

This timescale is an estimate. The time required to complete your particular job will be in your quotation. This does not include time you'll need to review files or request changes. For tight deadlines we provide an express service subject to availability.

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Images in books

If your book contains images you may want to consider how these are to be sourced, see sourcing images for books for further details. Where you ask us to source images for your design, these will have a stock license for printing 500,000 copies of your book. However, under the terms of the license we cannot send you source jpg image files for you to use for other purposes as this is considered 'reselling'. In this case you will need to purchase the image and license it directly.

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Receive a print-ready PDF

We return to you a PDF prepared to all the specifications of your chosen printer (spreads, ink saturation, transparency flattening, font embedding, bleed, crop marks). Each file is checked against the latest verification standards.

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Process & changes

We initially provide a styling sample — changes will be made to this until you are entirely happy. Next, we send the whole book as a watermarked PDF — a single set of changes to this are included before we return your final file. Read more about reviewing your job and requesting changes .

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50:50 payment via PayPal

We request an initial 50% payment before our designers start work and a 50% payment of the balance once you are totally happy. All instant payments paid via PayPal. Read more about making payment.