Interior Book Design

Note: The Interior Book Design is already included in every package. This page is designed to give you more information about the service and why it is important for your book.

One of our professional book-layout specialists will create a custom interior for your book. This interior will include chapter titles, headings, page numbers and other layout details that will ensure your book meets industry standards. During this process the designer will change your manuscript’s margins to fit your chosen book size. We strongly recommend changing the margins yourself so you can see how the text will look in the dimensions of your final book. When the margins change, your text will shift, causing lines to break in new places. Setting the final margins is the best way to catch and correct common formatting errors that could delay your book’s production.

The layout designer will also insert images/tables/formulas (up to the number of image insertions included in your package) and conduct minimal manuscript cleanup during this process.

To ensure that any images and/or tables you submit to us come out clear and crisp in your book, please follow these requirements:

  •   Submitted separately from your manuscript as a TIFF (.tif) file format
  •   CMYK colorspace
  •   300-dpi resolution
  •   Written copyright permission from the creator (artist, photographer, etc.) to use the work on your book cover.
  •   Exception to the requirements: sample graphics and other illustrations that will only be used as ideas or guidelines for the design team can be submitted in any format.

After the layout is complete, you will be able to review a proof galley of your book to ensure you approve of the layout.

Image Submission FAQ

We request that authors do not submit images embedded in their manuscripts because the text of your book and the images will be imported into the design program separately.

Embedded images are automatically reduced in size and resolution and must be extracted and resized before they can be replaced separately back into your book.

Image extraction incurs a fee for you and will lengthen the completion time for your book.

Please submit each image in a separate, individual file by e-mail in a JPEG or TIFF format with a resolution of 300 DPI or higher.

If your files are too large, or you have too many, you are encouraged to send them on a CD or flash drive. Submitting original hard copy photographs or illustrations is not encouraged, unless it is an absolute last resort.

Due to the high volume of materials we receive and process in our headquarters, we cannot assume responsibility for lost or damaged physical materials.

In order for our book designers to know which image is which, you must use a labeling system that is clear and signifies the order and placement of images within your book.

For example, the first image to appear in your book should be labeled "01.jpg" or "A.tiff"; the second image in your book should be labeled "02.jpg" or "B.tiff", and so on.

Following this method ensures your images are placed by the book designer in the order you want them to appear and you can easily refer to each image by its label.

Placeholders are used instead of embedded images to signal where each image should be placed within your manuscript.

When writing your manuscript, simply include a placeholder like [PLACE IMAGE HERE filename.jpg] so your book designer will know to replace that text with the image you submitted separately following the instructions above.

If you would like to include a caption or other instructions for your image, type them in within your image placeholder. Example: [PLACE IMAGE HERE 08.jpg CAPTION: Our wedding day, July 28, 2007.]

Call 844.682.1282 to order

or speak to a Balboa Press team member for more information about this service

Disclaimer: Prices listed do not include applicable taxes (such as sales, use, excise, value-added, goods and services, or other tax), which will be added to the total at the time of purchase. Prices listed do include the copies of the book; the cost of shipping and handling will be calculated and charged after your book is made available for sale.