This is another exciting, yet painstaking step in creating your book. Most people don’t realize the power of interior design until they try reading a poorly-designed book. Don’t give them a reason to choose the competition over you! (If you’re not sure about this, check out our nifty Before and After Gallery.)
Development of your book’s interior will coordinate with the cover and includes an initial 3-5 pages for evaluation, one or two design options for the interior, full layout of book including any worksheets, all frontmatter, formatting copyright page, title page design to match front cover, strict attention to typesetting details such as widows, orphans, line spacing, hyphenation, kerning, layout of index, up to two reasonable rounds of changes after proofreading, and creation of press-ready PDF file set to the printer’s specifications.
Once we have an edited manuscript design and the front cover is finalized, the layout of your interior can begin. Bring on the nitpicky design staff…
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For cover and interior designs, the client gains copyright to the design but TLC Graphics has the right to use the designs in our marketing efforts. Client does not necessarily own copyright of included photography or artwork, as that often remains with the image’s creator. TLC Graphics and Narrow Gate Books do not take over the copyright of your written book.