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Print Typesetting & Layout


Product Summary: Typesetting includes font selection, spacing, margins, alignment, and other elements that contribute to your book’s overall look and feel. We use industry-standard typesetting software to ensure your document is optimized for print.

Have questions? Go to our FAQs.

Add-on Options

Index Generator

Need an index? Then, add our Index Generator option and send us your list of terms. We’ll create an index based on them.

Index based on book word count

Image Placement – $5 per image

Want images or illustrations placed in your book? Add our Image Placement option!

There’s nothing worse than opening a book with a beautiful cover only to find a mediocre layout or amateur design inside. Make your book stand out from the crowd with our professional typesetting and page design services.

At BookReady, our experienced designers are experts in creating visually appealing layouts that will transform your book into a polished and professional product that’s both easy to read and visually stunning. In addition, our print typesetting and layout services ensure that every page of your publication is beautifully designed and consistent, creating a cohesive look that enhances your manuscript. You will receive print-ready PDFs when the final layout is approved.

To start typesetting your book, we will need:

  • Final manuscript in Microsoft Word
  • Completed questionnaire, including book/trim size & binding, style, and optional title page information

After your purchase, we will send you an email with information on sending us the above.

  • Getting Started items sent to BookReady.
  • We will send you a watermarked design with any suggestions.
    If we do not receive feedback after 30 calendar days, we will consider this stage approved and move on to the next stage.
  • Once feedback or approval is received, we will typeset your manuscript.
  • If needed, there is one round of edits.
    We will consider the project approved if we do not receive any feedback after 5 business days.
  • After the final layout is approved, you will receive print-ready PDFs.

Once we have your Getting Started items, it will take approximately 2-4 weeks. As with all our processes, our timeline depends on the author’s availability for feedback.

FAQs About Our Typesetting & Layout Services

What is typesetting?

Typesetting is the process of arranging text and images on a page for printing. It includes selecting fonts, adjusting font size and spacing, setting margins, and creating page layouts.

Why is typesetting important?

Typesetting is crucial because it affects a book’s readability and overall aesthetic. Well-designed typesetting can improve the flow and coherence of the text, making it easier to read and understand.

What kind of software is used for typesetting?

Professional typesetting is typically done using desktop publishing software like Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress. These programs allow designers to create and manipulate layouts, adjust typography, and import images and graphics.

What factors should be considered when choosing typography for typesetting?

When choosing typography for typesetting, you should consider font size, line spacing, and letter spacing. In addition, the typeface should be legible and appropriate for the content and audience, and any special characters or accents required should be available.