5-book-design

We work in the professional Adobe publishing suite, and use InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop to create the interior of any Cyberscribe-assisted book. We use templates that correspond to the standard book sizes available in print – whether the smaller size of 5.25 x 8 inches or the larger 6 x 9 inches, but we always make a custom-designed interior to the author’s preferences. From this master, we then re-format the file to create the E-book and Kindle version.

Print Books: We can advise you which format would suit the kind of book you are publishing, and also on the price differences involved with page counts, papers, cover stock etc. We can advise on design options such as font choices  and sizes for chapter headings, and styles used for the body text. While we currently don’t work with highly illustrated interiors, we are able to format and place a modest number of straightforward photos or line graphics. The interior of your book should be elegant yet functional and roomy enough for the reader to get through comfortably. It is almost as important as the cover, as is the quality and colour of the paper you choose for your book.

E-Books: The design of an e-book would appear to be a simpler affair, as it seems to have no formatting whatsoever, but the opposite is actually the case. The text needs to be meticulously stripped of all formatting to the bare bones, then converted carefully into the new e-publishing format. From this format, the e-books themselves are re-formatted by the online sales platforms according to the devices they use. Once Cyberscribe has the text of your book in a WORD format, or even a PDF, we can convert the work into an e-book for you, make sure it looks good and upload it to the various distribution platforms.