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Custom Book Design

Book Design Includes:
• Setup of InDesign files
• Page design with style sets (fonts, margins, page numbers, captions, footnotes, etc.)
• Digital text files uploaded and placed • Image placement, sizing, (and optimization)
• Cover design including spine and back cover and flaps if needed
• Packaging for the printer
• DVD or Flash Drive for your records and safekeeping
You provide: All text and any images in high-resolution digital format ______________________________________________________________________________

 


Estimated Time for Design

This is an estimate only. The cost of typesetting, corrections, image placement, and design will vary with the number of pages and images.

Book Pages
Pages may contain titles, images, captions and/or footnotes The page size is your choice, in black ink
Process:
• 2 or 3 page designs to start the design process
• Finalizing page design and creating template
• Layout and typesetting of all pages
• DVD or flash drive shipped to you for your records and safekeeping

Time Estimate
Concept, Develop & Design: 6 hours
Typesetting Pages: 8 hours for 100 pages, up to 16 hours for 500 pages
Placement of grayscale images: 6 images/hour
Corrections: 4 - 6 hours
Additional Expenses if needed:
Enhancing images (sharpening, adjusting light levels and white balance, etc.) 8 images/hour
Client requested changes.
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Book Cover
• Includes A full-color book cover at the size of your choice
• Front cover, spine and back cover
• All rights to your final book cover design
• Low-resolution JPG files of front cover for email and Internet
• DVD or flash drive shipped to you for your records and safekeeping
• Services 2 – 3 rough sketches to start design process
• Finalizing front cover design, adding spine and back cover
• Obtaining bar code for back cover

You provide: All text and any images in digital format

Time Estimate
Concept: Develop & Design: 6 - 8 hours
Layout: Back Cover & Spine: 4 hours
Corrections: 2 hours

Additional Time/Expenses if needed:
Enhancing images (feathering, adjusting light levels and white balance, etc.) $5 - $10/image
Color proof (printed) $5.
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Total Cost Estimate
The hours listed above will give you an approximate idea of the time involved.
A clear idea of what you want will speed the process, as will quality images.

Book pages: 18 hours for a book of about 100 pages
Book cover: 12 - 14 hours

I charge $30. an hour and offer a sliding scale from $20. for those in financial need.

I can agree to a set amount based on estimated time, or work on an hourly basis.
I am happy to help you cut costs where possible and assist you with your own design concepts.



 
Marian Willmott, Hinesburg, VT  • marianw@gmavt.net •  802 482-3131