book design
 

 

Book designer David Moratto, book design quote

Book cover design, interior book design, book ornament design

 

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INTERIOR BOOK DESIGN

 

I don’t use any pre-designed templates. Your design is inspired/created from the inspiration of your subject matter. Your manuscript is unique and that’s how I treat your book pages.

 

What you get in truth is the assurance that your interior pages deliver what your content is all about. Once the reader picks up your book, you want the confidence that your pages keep the reader from putting your book down. Your pages are just as important as your cover, you don’t want to cut corners for either. If your interior disappoints, so does your book.

 

 

SERVICE AND BENEFITS

 

  • You own all rights to your interior book design.

  • I create 1-3 initial interior book design layout concepts. Each one includes a chapter page and 2+ page spreads consisting of enough text and elements to illustrate the book’s composition.

  • Proofing for spelling corrections and changes (when your book is complete) until you're 100% satisfied.

  • A ready for print PDF file of your book sent to you or if you prefer directly to your printer, and working in partnership with your printer ensures your interior pages print error-free during production.

  • Guidance in harmonizing your book’s elements together to create a beautiful composition.

  • Image preparation best suited for print. Touch-ups and editing are only limited to the original image itself. Here are some examples.

  • Illustration: charts, graphs and graphics are designed/tuned to coordinate (work with) your pages composition. I don’t copy and paste an illustration that was used in another book into yours. Yours may share the same concept/idea, but it will be recreated to be unique for your book only.

  • Consultation: phone calls and emails to any questions that you may have regarding the self-publishing process.

  • Quick and reliable follow-ups to your phone calls or emails during the production process of your book.

  • The interior book files saved to CD-Rom and mailed to you for safekeeping.
    CD-Rom includes: InDesign book file (layout, fonts, and any images/content used in your book), the ready for print PDF file (same PDF file sent to your printer), and a web friendly PDF of your book for marketing.

 

 

THE PROCESS

 

  1. We’ll talk about your book’s subject matter and your vision in depth along with the demographic of your reader to establish a solid design direction.

  2. You can either email me or mail me a CD containing your manuscript and elements that are involved.


  3. I’ll gather all the proper printing requirements from your printer to properly prepare your book for an error-free production run.

  4. I’ll then create 1-3 initial professional page layouts. Each one will include a chapter page and 2+ page spreads consisting of enough text and elements to illustrate the book’s composition.

  5. Once a layout is approved, I’ll arrange all your text/elements into a final completed book and email you the complete book as a PDF for the first proofing. You’ll send back the text corrections/changes in an email or mailed as an itemized list, marked up PDF, or marked up printed pages. I’ll send back the corrections. We’ll repeat the process until your 100% satisfied.

  6. Once the proof has been approved your interior book design is sent to you as a ready for print PDF or if you prefer I can send it directly to your printer.

 

 

QUOTING YOUR INTERIOR BOOK DESIGN

 

Every book is quoted on its own merit (complexity). The 5 guidelines below help me determine how to quote a book, and a book may fall inbetween 1 or more of the guildlines.

 

NOTE: I quote by looking over the entire project, break it down, and figure out every cost that is required to get your book ready for your printer. I break down each project (its cost) into a design plus a per page fee.

 

  1. Design is the structure of the book design:
    • Overall initial layout design of the book (how it looks) — line spacing, choosing fonts and sizes for body text and headings, ornamentation, etc.

    • Prepping all content for the book (front, body and back matter).

    • Design creation/preparation of all graphic content which may include charts, graphs, images, graphics, etc.

  2. Per page is the typesetting of each page and the composition of each page:
    • Adjusting all text to flow properly from word-to-word, line-to-line and from page to page throughout the book by; Kerning, Hyphenation, Widow/Orphan control, letter-spacing, and making sure that all hyphens and all other typographic elements are correct.

    • Composition which may include multiple levels of text headings, lists, footnotes and multiple layouts within design to separate content.

 

 

INTERIOR BOOK DESIGN PRICING GUIDELINES

 

Design starts at $400.00 + Typesetting/Composition Per Page starting at $3.75

 

  1. (Design: $400 + $3.75 per page)
    — Pure text.
    • Such as Novels

  2. (Design: $450 + $4.50 per page)
    — Above + footnotes, multiple levels of headings.
    • Such as Lesson Books

  3. (Design: $500 + $5.50 per page)
    — Above + images, lists, special treatment.
    • Such as Educational books

  4. (Design: $550 + $6.50 per page)
    — Above + graphics/illustrations, charts/graphs.
    • Such as Business Books

  5. (Design: $800 + $10.00 per page)
    — Above + colour, mass images, multiple layouts within design that separate content.
    • Such as Cookbooks

 

(All prices include all 'service and benefits' listed above, there are no hidden fees).

 

A deposit of 50% is customary to start the design process. The remaining 50% once the book is complete/approved by you and sent to you or if you prefer your printer.

 

 

SOME QUESTIONS I’LL ASK YOU THAT'LL PROVIDE YOU WITH AN ACCURATE QUOTE:

 

  1. What is your manuscript 'character count (with spaces)'?
  2. How many chapters do you have?
  3. Will your book have images - do they need to be prepared for print - are they photographs for me to scan?
  4. Will your book have footnotes, lists, charts, maps, etc (are they simple or complex) - do they need to be created or recreated by me, if not in what format and software application have they been saved as?

 

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BOOK ORNAMENT DESIGNED
SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR BOOK

 

A book ornament designed specifically for your book can add value to your book by playing the part in creating a visual décor that connects your interior pages and book as a whole, which makes your book visually stand out with a lasting impression. A personalized book ornament is generally between $65.00 to $130.00, depending on the complexity.

 

What you receive with your ornament is that it’s designed to incorporate (and depending on your book) chapter page breaks, chapters, paragraph breaks and page numbers.

 

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BOOK COVER DESIGN

 

It’s a fact that a book is judged by its cover within 10 seconds, and won’t be picked up unless it appeals to the viewer. You’ll have the benefit of knowing your book cover will be designed by a professional – harmonized to flow with your interior pages and print error free. Cutting corners on your cover is not an option if you want your book to be noticed.

 

 

SERVICE AND BENEFITS

 

  • You own all rights to your book back/spine/cover design.

  • I'll create (full size) 1-3 initial book cover/spine/back design concepts.


  • Proofing for spelling corrections and changes until your 100% satisfied.


  • A ready for print PDF file of your cover/spine/back design sent to you or if you prefer directly to your printer, and working in partnership with your printer ensures your cover/spine/back design prints error-free.

  • Guidance in harmonizing your cover/spine/back design elements together to create a beautiful composition.

  • Consultation: phone calls and emails to any questions that you may have regarding the self-publishing process.

  • Quick and reliable follow-ups to your phone calls or emails during the production process of your cover/spine/back design.

  • The book back/spine/cover files saved to CD-Rom and mailed to you for safekeeping. CD-Rom includes: cover/spine/back design file, the ready for print PDF file (same PDF file sent to your printer), and a web friendly image of your cover for marketing.

 

 

THE PROCESS

 

  1. We’ll talk about the subject matter of your book in depth along with the demographic of your reader to establish a firm design direction. We’ll discuss a colour theme, and if there are any book covers existing that appeal to you. I’ll then create 1-3 initial cover layouts. Each one will include the spine and back cover along with all text.

  2. Once a layout is approved it’s customary that you may want revisions until you’re completely satisfied with your cover/spine/back design. You can have as many revisions as you like.

  3. I’ll then gather the proper printing requirements from your printer to properly prepare your cover/spine/back design for an error-free print. I’ll then prepare your cover/spine/back design for print and send you the final print ready artwork for a final proofing.

  4. Once the proof has been approved your cover/spine/back design is sent to you as a ready for print PDF or if you prefer I can send it directly to your printer.

 

 

FEE

 

A cover/spine/back design is between $750.00 to $2000.00 depending on the complexity of your cover, which includes 'service and benefits' listed above. Whether your book is hardcover or softcover.

 

A deposit of 50% is customary to start the design process. The remaining 50% once the cover/spine/back design is complete/approved by you and sent to you or if you prefer your printer.

 

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PROMOTIONAL DESIGN SERVICE

 

I offer professional promotional services that might include:

 

  • Book press kit materials such as:

    • An author business card

    • Brochure

    • Postcard

    • Note card

    • Bookmarker

    • if you don't see what your looking for, just ask.


  • Publisher logo design
  • Stationery

 

 

FEE

 

My hourly rate is $65.00, and I'm very quick with my skills.

 

 

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