Interior Book Layout

Our design team is ready to give your manuscript the layout it deserves.


At Apollo Book Printing we believe that you’ve already completed the hardest part of this entire process: writing the book. We genuinely admire an author’s ability to put their thoughts on paper in a way that makes others want to read them. The struggle to be engaging, concise, and comprehensive is something we experience even when writing for our website. Congratulations on finishing your manuscript - we know how daunting that task can be!

Now that you have your Word document all typed, edited, and ready to go, you may wonder what to do next. How do you get your file ready to go to the book printer? The standards and requirements of book design are very different from what it takes to make a clean Word document. You’ll need to consider things like running headers, title pages, positioning of page numbers, your copyright page, and font choices, which will help your book stand out while not cluttering the page. The good news is that our design team has years of experience in working manuscripts through this process to give any book a clean, professional touch that will get it ready for press

Whether you need loads of help or just a few quick tweaks, our designers are standing by for you. When you upload your files to our system you will have the option to choose Interior Layout services. An Apollo team member will review your files and any notes that accompany your upload to estimate the time and cost involved in finalizing your book for press. Please be thorough in your notes during file upload so we can be accurate in our estimate. If you’d like to discuss this over the phone just post this request in your note

We use Adobe products exclusively for our pre-press work, and if you are uploading a file from a word processor it will most likely be imported into Adobe InDesign as we prepare it for print. Using this advanced layout software, your designer will apply styles to your work so that your finished pages look consistent when printed. Font choices and sizes will be considered, as well as proper margin sizes, page numbers, headers, chapter starts, and appropriate intro pages, like title pages and the copyright page. Our team has the experience to know what’s correct for a printed book and will be sure you are happy with your finished product. All book layout projects go through a complete proofing process with our clients so nothing will be printed without your approval.

If you feel your file is ready to print or only needs minimal work by one of our designers to finalize, we promise to never push our layout services on you and will be happy to work per your direction. Sometimes finalization can be as simple as converting your file into a PDF, or just adding a title page. Whatever layout stage your project currently resides, our team will work with you to give you the best experience and product possible.

Text Formating Packages

Writing your book was the hard part, formatting text to make it look professional should not be. Let us give your book that slick professional look in no time. We offer different templates to choose from with our book formatting service and once we are done (and you approve it) we'll convert your finished book to a PDF ready to upload

Basic

If you have a text-only manuscript (no images or illustrations), then our book formatting service is what you need to make your manuscript bookstore ready. This service can be purchased a la carte. It is ideal if you already have your cover design completed and just need formatting.

The basic plan includes:

  • Many interior layouts to choose from - we will help you select the one best suited for your book.
  • Correction of extra white space, paragraph indents, mixed fonts, headers and footers, page numbering, proper order of front material, and updated table of contents.
  • Formatting text does not correct typos, misspellings, incorrect wording, incorrect punctuation, or other editorial issues.
  • No images allowed for the interior; if you have images, please see the Unlimited Package below

Price: $195.00 USD

Basic With Images

Looking to add a few visual elements to your manuscript? If you have 15 images or less, look no further. Using our book formatting software, the enhanced formatting will take your manuscript to the next level!

Basic With Images Includes:

  • Many interior layouts to choose from - we will help you select the one best suited for your book.
  • Correction of extra white space, paragraph indents, mixed fonts, headers and footers, page numbering, proper order of front material, and updated table of contents.
  • Placement of a maximum of 15 images. If you do not have images, please see basic formatting above. We can help you crop, resize, or change your image resolution. We will help you make the book look as good as possible.
  • Formatting does not correct typos, misspellings, incorrect wording, incorrect punctuation, or other editorial issues. If our designers notice an unexpected number of errors we will mention it to the author.

Price: $275.00 USD

Unlimited Package

For image-heavy manuscripts, premium formatting is the answer! This service utilizes book formatting software to allow for unlimited images and unlimited pages. If you need help blending your text and visual elements, our premium formatting is the solution.

  • Many interior layouts to choose from - we will help you select the one best suited for your book.
  • Correction of extra white space, paragraph indents, mixed fonts, headers and footers, page numbering, proper order of front material, and updated table of contents.
  • Unlimited images and unlimited pages. We can help you crop, resize, or change your image resolution. We will help you make the book look as good as possible.
  • Formatting does not correct typos, misspellings, incorrect wording, incorrect punctuation, or other editorial issues. If our designers notice an unexpected number of errors we will mention it to the author.

Price Start @: $375.00 USD

To get a firm quote we would have to review your manuscript.