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High-design books

from $480 USD

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

about this service

If you have a manuscript and imagery that you want turned into a high-design coffee table book, then this service is for you. Just send us your manuscript and we return a print-ready PDF. Below you'll find:

  • details of what we actually do
  • some high-design book examples
  • what's included in our service
  • the next steps

The design of the interior is a big part of any book project. But if you haven't already got one, you'll also need a cover. You may then want to convert your print book into an ebook. And if you haven't chosen a printer, you may find one of our smart publishing solutions an easy, flexible and affordable option. So take a good look around ... and if there's anything else you want to know, just ask!!

how we create a high-design book

how we create a high-design book

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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).

some high-design book examples

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some high-design book examples

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what's included in our service

what's included in our service

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From $8.00 USD per page

The exact price of your job depends on the length and complexity of your book. We will always need to review your files before we can issue your quotation. We ask for 50% payment for our designers to start work and the balance once you are entirely happy. All credit and debit card payments are made by PayPal.

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Turnaround 8 – 15 business days

The time we need to complete your job will be stated in your quotation. You will initially receive a sample file for review and feedback, followed by a final file for print. Please allow yourself extra time to review your files and request changes. If you have a tight deadline please ask for our express service. Express jobs are subject to a 30%, 50% or 100% fee depending on the speed required as our staff will often need to work on them outside normal business hours.

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Things to consider for your images

If your book contains images you need to confirm you are allowed to include these. You will also need to check they are of sufficient quality for printing. For an additional fee we can create original artwork or source stock images for you. Stock images can be printed in your book up to half a million times but the license does not allow us to send you the source jpg file. If you ask us to create original artwork or diagrams for you then you own all the rights to these and can use the source file however you wish.

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You receive a print-ready PDF

When preparing your file for print we will set things like spreads, ink saturation, transparency flattening, font embedding, bleed and crop marks. We have years of experience producing book files for Createspace, Lightning Source and Ingram Spark. For all other printers please send us these specifications so we can prepare your file correctly. If you are using a third party printer we will always send files to you directly, we cannot send them to the printer on your behalf.

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Source files are available on request

You need only a final-form PDF for printing. If you also wish to receive InDesign source files we are happy to provide these. There is a $48 USD admin fee for preparing this package and it will not contain any fonts or stock images which are licensed only for the PDF. You will also need to have the right software to open your file and knowledge of how to use it. If you require just the text from your book for future editing or translation please ask us about creating an editable Word file.

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Clear changes policy

Receiving your feedback, changes and updates is part of the process. We update your sample until you are entirely happy. Once the whole job is completed, you may request a single set of free styling changes to material not included in your sample. All other changes are charged from $48 USD and include providing new instructions or updating an agreed sample. Edits are charged at a fixed $0.96 USD each if marked as pdf comments. Please see the following link for detail on how to add comments to your pdf. We will always look to make changes as quickly as possible. In the event you need to cancel a job please see our terms for details.

next steps

Got questions? Of course you do, there's so much to think about when producing a book! Luckily, after ten years in the business we're absolute experts. So whether you want to discuss typesetting, covers, images, printing, ebooks, pricing or timescales — get in touch and let's talk. Just don't forget to send us your files, they don't have to be finished but reviewing some of the material tells us more about your book than you can possibly imagine!

Got files ready to go? Have a look at the list below to see what else we need from you. Now visit our contact page to send everything through to us. Our designers will then review it all and issue a quotation with a full breakdown of price, turnaround and all design details.

what we need from you

what we need from you

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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.