1. Initial consultation
After you complete the design questionnaire, we’ll have a brief (about 15 minutes) phone call to discuss your project and make sure we’ll work well together.
2. Quote and timeline
We’ll discuss your ideas for your book's interior layout and I’ll give you a firm quote and timeline for the project.
3. Getting started
After you accept the quote and pay the 50% upfront deposit, I’ll get you on the design schedule. Before I begin work, I'll also need your manuscript and any photos or illustrations.
4. Layout mockups
Based on the design questionnaire and our initial discussion, I’ll prepare two design mockups for your interior pages. Each mockup will consist of the first page of a chapter, followed by a two-page spread. I’ll then create your final design template.
5.Communicating with your printer or ebook distributor
I'll contact your printer early in the design process to discuss the technical specifications, and then stay in touch with them throughout the process to ensure that the printing goes smoothly. For digital ebooks, I will check with your distributor and can supply the necessary formats for Kindle, Nook, epub for IPads and Sony readers, etc. (additional charge applies)
Once we've finalized the interior layout, I will format and typset your text. Then I'll send you a PDF file of your completed interior pages for review.
Either you or your proofreader/editor should look over each page of your book and make note of any last-minute corrections you’d like to make to the text. (Even if you’re positive that you’ve given me a perfect final version of the manuscript, once you see it laid out in its final format, I guarantee that at least a few more changes will jump out at you!)
8. Finalizing your book
After you send me your final changes, I’ll make the corrections and send you another PDF for one last review, and then it’s off to press! Once final payment is made, I’ll upload your digital files to your printer or distributor.
"Susie consistently delivers exactly what we need - great design, fast turnaround and friendly service. It is always a pleasure to work with her and our customers love the way our products look!”
– Laura Posey, Dancing-Elephants.com
This is for fiction books or books without lists, quotes, graphics, etc.
Expanded: $6.00 per page
For most nonfiction books. Includes headings, some lists, and inline pull quotes every other page.
There is an additional charge for converting and placing graphics and charts. Please contact me to discuss your specific project.
For fixed-text PDF ebooks created in MS Word, subtract $2.00 per page from the above prices.