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    Custom Book Design

    What does it mean to "style" a book? Graphic design makes the best sense of your words and images. Special formatting places emphasis that improves the reader's comprehension.

    A graphic designer uses typography, shapes, colors, and the space on the page to reflect the true meaning and accentuate the style of your book.

    View Our Book Interior Designs (under construction - coming soon!)


    Nonfiction books can be quite complex, and they require more design than fiction. They often contain elements that require design to help the reader understand the material and its organization.

    The design of these books is meant to guide the reader and break the reading into discrete steps.




    Fiction book design is far more subtle than the segmented nature of nonfiction. It is meant to appear nearly "seamless," so that the spell of the narrative pulls the reader along effortlessly and pleasurably.

    The art of fiction design depends on great typography, custom adjustments to the spacing of the text on the page, and the judicious use of breaks and white space.



    Custom Cover Design

    Many authors dream of the day they will see their book's cover. Even more than the book's interior content, the cover "speaks volumes" about your book's meaning. Don't leave this important first impression to an impersonal "design factory" or cheap, template-driven software!

    A book cover design in progress. This cover incorporated the original art deco frame from a scan of the the client's photo. We use Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, the best software for custom book design.


    We Design What You Envision

     If you have a unique color, font, or image in mind, we’ll be happy to incorporate it into your book design. Not sure what you want? Tell us your goals for the book, have our expert book designer mock-up a few options, and then choose the one you like best.