Interior formatting

Printing Vocabulary

Interior formatting is what we call the process used to lay out your book and prepare it for printing—and we would be happy to help you with yours.

If you just need some small changes to your interior layout, our designers will simply work with your existing source files.

On the other hand, if you need us to take your book from a Word document (or other text file) to a print-ready file, you will need to start by ensuring your manuscript adheres to our guidelines (you can read more about manuscript guidelines here.) From there, you will be prompted to tell us more about any interior formatting ideas that you may have. When it comes to interior formatting, you do have options and we want to make sure that we incorporate your feedback.  Our first step will be to format a sample chapter (usually the first chapter of your book) so you can confirm that you are happy with the direction our designer is moving in before we format the entire book.  Once you approve the formatting of the sample chapter, we will complete the entire interior layout of the book and present you with an electronic proof.

As part of this process, you get one (1) round of minor revisions to correct anything you missed (of course, anything we missed will be corrected for free).  If, after the first round, you require more changes, there may be some additional fees for design time.

Once you approve the final interior layout (and cover) in electronic and/or physical proof form, your book will be ready to print! 

Have questions? Not sure where to start? Give us a call!