Enhanced Interior Style with Author Input
The Enhanced Interior Style with Author Input service from Outskirts Press is a compromise between our included (but also inflexible) Standard Interior Formatting and the custom (but also relatively expensive) Custom Book Layout & Design service.
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Make Your Book its Best with Enhanced Interior Formatting
When it comes to interior book formatting, authors often fall into one of three camps.
Standard Book Layout & Design
You don't have specific design or formatting ideas and would rather rely upon our expertise in formatting your book according to industry best practices based on your book's genre.
Authors in this camp are best served by the free Standard Interior Formatting included with every publishing package.
You can review our Interior Look Book to see samples of our standard formatting. The formatting selected for your book will be based on your book's genre.
Custom Book Layout & Design
You have very specific formatting requirements that often differ by chapter, or even by page in some instances. The establishment of a design style sheet rarely pertains to these books because the interior is so specific that the author requires one-on-one, page-by-page input with the book designer.
Authors in this camp are best served by the optional Custom Interior Formatting service.
Enhanced Book Layout & Design
Or, you might fall somewhere in between. Perhaps you know what font you want to use, or the treatment of the headers or footers, or chapter pages, etc. Perhaps you want your final book formatted as closely as possible to your originally-submitted manuscript. Or maybe you just want to make sure your interior is unlike any other book out there.
Authors in this camp are best served by the Enhanced Interior Formatting with Author Input service.
To see examples of the same book formatted each way (standard, custom, enhanced) for 6 different genres, click on the images below.
A word from an author about Enhanced Interior Formatting.
Barbara Lehman SmithWhat an impressive start for the design of the book! I love the choice of font, the graphic elements that resemble a brushstroke used as spacers, and the design for the Part I section as well as the Interview section headings. All perfect!
The Enhanced Interior Formatting with Author Input service solicits design requirements from you before we begin formatting your book. This allows you to specify formatting elements like font style, font size, line spacing, margins, hyphenation, title pages, chapter pages, and other formatting elements of this nature. You may even choose to supply your own licensed font for your book.
Once you have provided this information, a personalized Style Sheet is created by one of our professional book designers. The Style Sheet will define the appearance of the title page, chapter pages, headers, footers, full pages, etc. throughout your book. Then, the book designer will format your book in accordance with your Style Sheet.
A word from an author about the Enhanced Book Layout & Design.
Barbara BryanI just received my book Starfish, Seashells, Coral and Gems. I was very pleased with the interior of my book. I love the colored pages, the style of font, and the text format. I selected the Enhanced Interior Style with author input. This allowed me to participate in the decision-making, with the production process of the book. I definitely would recommend the Enhanced Interior option to everyone.
Important details about this service:
The enhanced interior style constitutes the development of a design "Style Sheet" in InDesign, which can be subsequently used by a book designer when formatting your manuscript in Adobe InDesign. The Enhanced Interior Style, on its own, does not involve the formatting of a manuscript, but instead, establishes a consistent design style throughout the manuscript based upon your specific needs and desires. As such, design of the style sheet cannot begin without your participation.
A "Style Sheet" is not a page-by-page definition of the manuscript but, rather, identifies all the common elements such as margins, font, line spacing, drop caps, headers, footers, and other formatting elements of this nature. If you require page-by-page input, the Custom Book Layout & Design service is a better choice for you.
A word from an author about the Enhanced Interior Formatting.
Horace McMillonWow!!!! These are awesome concepts! I love them all. I would like to go with Concept A. It really captures the feel I was hoping to achieve. I had no idea how it would be possible to go from a full-color PowerPoint presentation to a black and white book and keep the feel, but you did. This is truly something I would have been unable to do for myself. Thanks for taking the time to understand what I needed for this book.
Any requests for specific fonts or graphic elements that are not already available through Outskirts Press require you to submit said elements, along with their applicable licenses for use. The Enhanced Interior Formatting with Author Input fees are non-refundable.
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