Book Interior Formatting

Plan Your Pages

Palmetto Publishing draws from years of experience to help you develop interior page formatting that perfectly speaks to you and your audience.

*Cover Design and Interior Formatting are required services.

Service Options

eBook Conversion

Starting at

$299

  • EPUB file that can be used on most eBook devices and platforms such as Kindle, Nook and iBook
  • Can create both Flowable and Fixed Layout eBook

Palmetto

Starting at

$499

  • Print interior
  • 1 image
  • 1 round of up to 25 text changes

Custom Interior

Starting at

$599

  • 1 Print interior
  • Up to 25 images, 3 may be from the Getty image library
  • 2 rounds of up to 50 text changes

Complex Interior

Starting at

$799

  • 1 Print interior
  • Up to 100 images, 5 may be from the Getty image library
  • Index, text boxes, table formatting
  • 3 rounds of up to 50 text changes

Complex Plus

Starting at

$1499

  • Consultation with design mock-up before interior creation
  • 1 Print interiorary
  • Over 100 images, 5 may be from the Getty image library
  • Index, text boxes, table formatting
  • 3 rounds of changes

Palmetto Publishing has years of experience working with authors to help them develop an interior page formatting style that perfectly speaks to your book and your audience. Often, it’s also important to note that the genre of your book will contribute to what your audience expects when reading your book. This layout adds to your book’s overall experience or series and can have a powerful impact on how audiences receive it.

So how to get started formatting your book? See our book formatting service options below, and feel free to contact us with any questions on which option will bring your vision to life. 

*Cover Design and Interior Formatting are required services

 What is book formatting? 

Book formatting is how your manuscript looks and reads. Indeed, professionally formatted text is just an essential part of book design as the cover. When you are reading things online or in a magazine, the structure of a page will guide you through the story and enhance the experience, so the same is for book interiors.  

Different elements such as font size, page color, word count, page number, line spacing, paragraph breaks, images, charts, graphs, and maps go into the visual appearance. When you finalize your formatting, the manuscript is ready for editing so that its arrangement can be commented upon if necessary.

Book Formatting Options & Pricing 

Below you have the three options of book formatting that Palmetto Publishing offers, in addition to the add-on option of converting your book into an eBook format for online services like Kindle, Nook, iBook, and other tablets. 

 eBook Conversion 

You can only purchase an Ebook in addition to one of the other three services (as an add-on service). Ebook conversions make your book text, images, etc. available in digital form to be readable on screens or other electronic devices. 

You will want this option to make your book more widely available and accessible online. While there are many free converters online, it will make a poor substitute to true epub format conversion and ruin your work’s integrity. Our ebook conversion includes

  • eBook devices and platforms such as Kindle, Nook, and iBook use EPUB files
  • Both Flowable and Fixed Layout eBook

 

Palmetto 

Palmetto is our most basic option and is best suited for simply laid out books. Manuscripts that have all text, for example, memoir/biography, poetry, religious books, and some works of fiction, can fit into this category. 

This option does not include indexing but will provide a table of contents. This option also does not include images or complex formatting of any kind. Palmetto Interior Formatting option includes,

  • Print interior
  • 1 image
  • 1 round of up to 25 text changes

 

Custom Interior 

Custom interior formatting is our most popular choice for authors. Custom Interiors can work with any genre but is wildly popular for nonfiction, books with images, textbooks, and politics. We call it our custom interior because you will have more options and ways to tell your story with pictures and layouts instead of merely plain text. 

We understand this can be an exciting but overwhelming process, so our editors work with you to keep you on track for your book’s goals and the target audience’s expectations. Custom Interior includes, 

  • 1 Print interior
  • Up to 25 images, 3 may be from the Getty Images library
  • 2 rounds of up to 50 text changes

 

Complex Interior 

Our Complex Interior formatting is best for anything with an index or books with many images such as history books, scientific or medical textbooks, cookbooks, etc. With complex formatting, we add captions or references in the text indicating the photos, making it a complex process that requires the seasoned editor’s finesse. Our complex interior includes, 

  • 1 Print interior
  • Up to 100 images, 5 may be from the Getty Images library
  • Index, text boxes, table formatting
  • 3 rounds of up to 50 text changes

 

FAQ’s 

What does book formatting mean? 

Formatting is how your manuscript looks and reads with font size, page color, word count, page number, line spacing, and paragraph breaks. When finished, this is the proper way your manuscript should look when you send it in for editing. 

Palmetto Publishing FAQs

Because at Palmetto, we care about the authors we work with, and we want to see them succeed. Our competitors can’t match our personal customer service, plus a 100% satisfaction guarantee. While our competitors are taking a cut of your profits, we never take any royalties. We also offer payment plans for our services and bundles, so you don’t have to pay everything at once. We tailor the services around each author’s project as opposed to trying to fit them into a blanket package that might not be a good fit for the author. We simply love the publishing industry. We’re here to help real authors who have had difficulty with traditional publishing houses or who have always wanted to self-publish.

Unlike working with traditional publishers, which can sometimes take years to get your book completed, publishing with Palmetto can take as little as 6-8 weeks. If you need your book done sooner, please let us know ASAP so that we can do our best to fulfill your needs.

Prices per services vary depending on a number of factors. Visit our services page, and contact us today so that one of our publishing professionals can help you determine the cost of your project.

Yes, you absolutely can. You can purchase one or more of any of our services although we do require we do at least the cover design and interior formatting. All other services can be mixed and matched as needed. This is designed for you to truly get exactly what you need as an author. Maybe you just need a cover illustration, or you need help with copyediting. Whatever the case may be, we have all your publishing needs at Palmetto Publishing.

We do offer editing services. We can do everything from simple copyediting to more in-depth developmental editing.

Absolutely not. During the editing process, we will give guidance and offer advice as to the flow of the manuscript. We will never try to change your actual content. You have full creative control over your material with Palmetto Publishing.

You can print your book anywhere. We hope you will choose us as our quality is second to none. Regardless of the services you need, we’re here for you through one step or all the steps of the process. We’re here for you however you need us.

While we require we publish the book in print, we can also definitely help you with your eBook! We have the tools, the knowledge, and the resources to help you get your eBook online fast.

Selling your book is, of course, an essential part of the process. To get your book out in front of your target audience and to convert these potential customers to readers can be challenging but it doesn’t have to be. With our expert marketing services, we’ll develop a plan to showcase your work and get your name out to the right places. From press releases to an author website, we’ll devise a game plan to set you up for success. Check out our marketing services for more information. (link to marketing services page)

You do not. At Palmetto, we’re here to help you with all the ins and outs of publishing. We’ll guide you through the process and consult with you to ensure you understand all aspects, effectively doing the job that a literary agent would do.

That depends on how well your book sells. Published authors who have written compelling stories and really work hard to get their names out there can be very successful. If you ask any published author, regardless of how they publish, they will tell you that it requires a great deal of effort on behalf of the author to make their book a success. We are here to help you every step of the way.

We take 0% of the proceeds from your published book. All your work is yours alone, so you keep 100% of the profit.

Yes, you will. Contact a tax lawyer or reach out to the IRS to ensure you’re paying the correct amount of taxes prior to tax filing season.

We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the end results, we’ll work with you to ensure we hit the mark. No matter what, we want you to be happy with a finished product that is ready for the world!