Standard Interior Book Design

Turnaround: 3-5 business days

Designer’s choice for fast turnaround and a simple yet professional layout. This level of composition includes traditional design elements and works best for manuscripts consisting of basic text only, with no images or special elements. Great for fiction or short story collections!

When you purchase the Standard interior design option, you may choose from the following basic elements:

    • Trim Size: 5×8, 5.5×8.5, 6×9, or 8.5×11 (Standard Bleed).
    • Main Body Font: Minion Pro (our default font), Cambria, Garamond, Calisto MT, Times New Roman, Georgia, Palatino Linotype, Bookman Old Style, Calibri, Arial, Tahoma, and Trebuchet MS.
    • Main Body Font Size: 12pt or 13pt.
    • Includes up to 80,000 words. An add-on fee will be applied for books exceeding 80,000 words or with a high chapter-to-page-count ratio. If your book includes scene breaks, please choose from our Standard Select or Premium Level services.
Let Our Designers Do the Rest!
    • Page and margin settings, including gutters, to best suit the needs of your manuscript.
    • Front Matter, including proper setup of your title page, half-title page, copyright notice and disclaimer, acknowledgments, dedication, table of contents, preface, foreword, or other introductory pages.
    • Chapter headings will be standardized with a common font, size, and layout.
    • Authors may choose to include a single-level table of contents created from chapter headings.
    • Running heads will alternate author name/book title. (You may also choose no running head.)
    • Page numbers will be automated and set in running feet.
    • All fonts will be standardized according to in-house style guidelines.
    • Text will be fully justified; paragraphs will be indented; and line spacing will be set to single.
    • All layouts include a FREE printer-ready PDF for publication or print. You may use this file to submit directly to your publisher or printer!
Free Sample Format!

We will provide you with a free custom sample format and quote (this includes a printer-ready PDF), along with an initial consultation with a designer. Our free sample layout allows you to review professional design choices or request revisions to the basic layout before making a final decision or finalizing your project details. Formatting quotes will include total job fee, turnaround, and possible start dates. If you are already working with a publisher or printer, we will work within their specific layout guidelines. (There is no obligation to purchase a service.)

Request a free consultation or use our Sample Format Request Form to submit your manuscript.