book design for POD and offset printing

“Working with eBook DesignWorks was one of the best choices I made…”

—Priscilla Soler, Certified Health Coach

Print Book Design Services

Bookstore-quality print books

To publish a print book that looks good enough for bookstore shelves, you need two things—effective design (interior and cover) and a press-ready PDFX file prepared to professional standards.

POD books (books printed on-demand through CreateSpace or Ingram Spark) are no exception. Readers deserve and expect quality printed books that are indistinguishable from those published by Random House, HarperCollins, and the other big publishers.

We have decades of experience in print publishing—editing, page design, typesetting, layout, and prepress. Get a beautifully designed book, while saving money, time, and hassles by working with professionals and avoiding expensive mistakes in print-file preparation.

Design, typesetting and layout

We design and create high-quality interiors for books for all genres, both fiction and non-fiction.

We’ll brainstorm with you about your project and then create a engaging, design sample that suits your book’s subject and tone. After you’ve approved it, we’ll lay out and typeset the rest of your book to professional standards. (Read more about our interior designs here.)

File preparation (prepress services)

After your book has been designed, we’ll prepare a high-quality PDFX file for CreateSpace (Amazon), Lightning Source, Ingram Spark, or the printer (on-demand or offset) of your choice.

If you need advice on trim size, cover style, binding method, and paper stock, just ask. You’ll receive a meticulously-prepared print file and enjoy peace of mind during the complex print-production process. Your final file will upload smoothly, play nicely with Amazon and other POD systems, and produce lovely printed books that look traditionally published.

Technical Specifications

Your print file will meet all CreateSpace, Ingram Spark, and offset printing requirements including

RGB workflow with CMYK conversion at delivery for accurate color output

embedded fonts
black and white images converted to greyscale
300 ppi images at correct resolution and size for crisp output
correct margins and live area according to printer specifications
flattened layers
sufficient bleed for cover and interior images
3- or 5-panel covers with accurate spine dimensions for your page count, paper weight, and trim size

“My print book is outstanding. I love the design. The team at eBook DesignWorks is professional, responsive, and I recommend them highly.” — Ariela Bankier