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Typesetting / Book Interior Layout

After your manuscript has been edited, the next step toward publication is laying out the main text and other elements into pages for the interior of your print book and formatting them as a reflowable e-book.

I use Vellum software to create template-based layouts that are appropriate for most fiction and many nonfiction books. Some nonfiction books call for a highly customized, design-forward, or artsy layout. If your book needs this kind of treatment, I can refer you to a colleague who does this kind of work.

Typesetting/ Layout

After your manuscript has been copyedited and all the changes have been incorporated, I’ll create a template-based layout for your print book interior and e-book files using Vellum. These are some of the features Vellum layouts can include:

  • title page

  • copyright page

  • table of contents

  • chapters

  • headings and subheadings

  • single-level bulleted or numbered lists

  • images

  • simple tables and charts

  • footnotes or end notes

  • fonts chosen from those included in Vellum

You’ll get these files:

  • PDF of print interior

  • EPUB reflowable e-book files optimized for Kindle, Apple, Nook, Kobo, and Google, and a generic EPUB file for other platforms

You can view my sample print and e-book layouts below.

If your book requires a more complex layout or custom fonts not available in Vellum, I can refer you to a typesetter or interior designer who can do a fully customized layout for you.

Ready to move forward?

I would love to hear about your project and goals, then show you how I can help you reach them. Use the contact form below to get started—or just to ask for more information. I can't wait to read what you've written and help you get it ready for its readers!

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