Learn About Book Design Services
Learn About CUSTOM Book Design
All our books are custom designed. The degree of styling depends on the complexity of the book. You are welcome to suggest styles you prefer, and can get involved in the choices of fonts, etc, if you like.
We provide all files, both design source files and the PDF finals, at no charge for the author to keep. (We will also back them up in our archive so your book is never lost.)
With all covers, we provide free .jpeg images of the front cover in both high resolution and web resolution for the author's use in marketing.
Interior Page Design
Interior design and page layout for black & white, text-only books with basic formatting, such as a novel or essay collection. Includes up to 40,000 words. For longer books, see Standard Interior Design, Additional Words.
Premium Interior layout for books requiring special formatting including all items included in Custom Interior Layout, plus index, charts or graphs, footnotes, endnotes, bibliography, glossary, provided by client. (Stories To Tell can create any of these elements if they are not yet developed in the book’s text; additional fees may apply.)
Standard design includes two images, provided by client, prepared in Photoshop for front and back covers, one background color and/or texture, and two suitable typefaces for title and author.
Custom design includes two-layer artwork effects added to up to three images provided by client, or suitable artwork can be acquired for an additional charge. Design includes up to four complementary fonts: title, subtitle, author, and other text.
Premium design is intended for commercial projects, and includes complex art rendering such as composites or vector images. Design includes complementary fonts. Includes assistance with marketing blurbs, award badges, and other commercial design features. Stock components are included free of charge; specialty art acquisition such as hand drawn illustrations may incur additional charges.
This package is for books of any length with 15 photos/illustrations or fewer. It includes Standard Interior Design, Standard Cover Design and preparation and in-line placement of photos or illustrations. You may choose black and white or color interior.
This package is for books of any length requiring Custom Interior Design for text formatting letters, poetry, transcripts, pull quotes, etc. It includes preparation, text wrap placement and captioning of up to 60 photos or illustrations and Custom Cover Design. You may choose color or black and white interior and paper or had cover. Creation of an eBook is included.
This package is for books requiring Premium Interior Design for charts, graphs, footnotes, endnotes, index, glossary, appendix, etc. It includes preparation, text wrap placement and captioning of up to 75 images, and Premium Cover Design. You may choose color or black and white interior and paper or hard cover. Creation of an eBook is included.