Book Design | Typesetting | Illustration | Layout Design | EPub
Work With Me
I work one to one with individuals, artists and indie publishers to create professional standard layout design for traditional printing and e-pub books.
My experience as an illustrator means that I can create graphic and illustrative elements that are uniquely tailored to your publication.
Project aspects I can help with
Layout Design – What size and format is best for your book concept
Typesetting – Creating the best and easiest reading experience
Illustrations and Graphic Elements – How can we make your book unique
Basic Self Publishing and printing advice – What is involved in publishing your book? Please look thorough the links and information on this page to help you better understand the job of making and sending a book to print.
Notes On Arranging Printing
Liaising with printers can be confusing or just too time consuming for some people.
For an extra fee I can take on the role of organising your books printing production as well as design.
Usually starts at $180.00. Please consult with me if you would like help organising printing services.
Notes on Spelling and Grammar
There is little point publishing your manuscript without a professional editor looking over it at least once.
Different writing styles require specific grammatical expertise so it's important to consult a professional.
I will inevitably spell check your book as I go but as I am not a professional editor.
I cannot finalise the spelling and grammar of your work.
Spelling and grammatical errors are the hardest elements to refine in book design of any kind. Often those of us who feel we are proficient in finding errors will be the first to miss them.
I encourage you now to have your manuscript looked over by a professional. I can give some recommendations if needed.
Start At The End
Printing your book can be expensive. But often the price can be greatly reduced if you consult with your printer before production.
If you speak to your printer about your proposed project before you start designing they can advise you on what format size and finishes are going to work best in your price range.
I will always encourage my clients to decide on a printer and the books specifications at the very beginning of production. There is little point in designing a beautiful layout only to find out later on that it is too expensive to print.
I can help advise you on what format and printing service would work best for your book project.
Please note any book that involves tables, glossaries or complex indexing costs more as the process of building these elements takes a greater amount of time.
General Pricing Guide
Professional Book Formatting and Layout Design
Please Note: I tailor each quote to specific needs and budgets. Please feel free to email me and we can talk about your project.
Each finished product is a print ready PDF guaranteed to read smoothly and look beautiful.
starting at - $3,000 - $5,000+
Perfect for – Coffee Table Book, Cook Books, Complex Multiple Paged Documents, Collated Reports,
Simple Catalogue or Book
(50 pages or under)
starting at - $300 - $700+
Perfect for exhibition catalogues.
Basic Book or Catalogue
(100 pages or under)
starting at -$800 - $1,000+
Perfect for – Simple Portrait or Landscape Book, Catalogue or Magazine.
In-Depth Book Project
(Most common project type)
starting at -$2,000 - $3,000+
Perfect for – Novels, Short Story Book, Small Art Book.
A great deal for simple, small catalogues or books with a quick turn around.
Client has a clear direction of what they want.
Straight forward text and image layout.
Client provides images and organises printing.
Choice of 3 basic cover designs.
Art direction for the books overall look.
3 – 6 unique cover concepts.
Multiple opportunities for revisions.
Simple additional design and illustrative elements.
Limited tables, glossary or indexing
Work with the client to organise printing.
Multiple Large Format Illustrations.
3 – 6 Cover choices.
Complex Indexing or Tables.
Documents & FAQ
Below are some great links containing information on what is involved in making a children’s picture book.
How to create a children’s book
How a book is made
Getting connected to a community
Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA)
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Australian Society of Authors
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