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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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Prices from $8.00 USD per page ($480 USD minimum)

The 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. Read more about receiving your quotation. We ask for an initial 50% payment before our designers start work and only request the balance once you are entirely happy. Instant payments are paid via PayPal. Read more about making payment.

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Turnaround 8 – 15 business days

The time we need to complete your job will be stated in your quotation. This does not include time you'll need to review files or request changes. You will initially receive a sample files for review and feedback, followed by a final file for print. For tight deadlines we provide an express service subject to availability.

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Including images

If your book contain images you need to confirm you are allowed to include these in your book. For an additional fee we can create or source images for you. When images are sourced they are licensed for printing up to half a million times in the book but the underlying source jpg image cannot be shared. For more on this topic see our article sourcing images for books.

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Receive print-ready PDF

We prepare your PDF to all the specifications of your printer. This includes things like spreads, ink saturation, transparency flattening, font embedding, bleed and crop marks. Each file is then checked against the latest verification standards and returned to you ready for upload.

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Clear changes policy

Receiving your feedback, changes and updates is part of the process. We will update your sample until you are entirely happy. Once the whole job is completed, a single set of further changes is included. These do not include styling changes to an approved sample, edits to the text, new instructions or replacing your manuscript. All changes are subject to a $48 USDminimum fee and are charged based on the time required to update the files. Edits are charged at a fixed $0.96 USD each if marked as pdf comments. We appreciate you will be keen to your receive your final file and we will always look to make changes as quickly as possible. Read more about reviewing your job and requesting changes.