Interior Design & Formatting
The interior formatting of your book is one of the last steps necessary in the development process before you send it off for print. Presses will print your files exactly as you send them. In which case, if you have not considered the intricate details, your book may not look the way you expected. The font could be too big or small, line and word spacing may be off, or words themselves could be falling off the pages. Each publishing service has specific guidelines and specs to follow as well.
With Quillkeepers, we take the time to gather details about your book to formulate your desired outcome. Knowing that most publishers operate similarly when it comes to the print processes, we are also aware and sensitive to slight variations. We begin our process by asking you who you plan to print through. If you have not decided, that is okay too, and we can help guide you if you so desire. We take pride in helping you choose aesthetically pleasing fonts, margins, gutter values, letter spacing, word spacing, line spacing, and paragraph spacing. We also keep a lookout for things like word stacks, orphans, and windows to prevent any unattractive paragraphs or pages.
While interior formatting is one of the last steps of the publication process, please remember that perfection does not happen overnight. It is a tedious task, as we examine every aspect on a page by page basis. The bigger the book, the more time is poured into its formatting. If you have a goal date for print in mind, be sure to allow enough time for this important step of the overall procedure.