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.
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.
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 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 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
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
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.