Book Formatting

We request the entire layout and digital formatting of the cover and inside pages of your book be saved as a PDF file with all fonts and images embedded and saved at a 300 dpi resolution. The inside printed pages including blank pages should be created to the finished trim size of the book and saved as one complete PDF file.

Whether you choose Paperback binding, Mechanical binding, or Saddle Stitch binding always submit your PDF in single page format (not spreads). Inside pages MUST BE AN EVEN NUMBER. Add necessary blank pages wherever you feel is appropriate to end up with an even number of pages and most importantly to make front matter (title page, copyright, table of contents) and chapter pages fall on the correct right side when bound. Remember 1 sheet of paper equals 2 pages (front/back). The cover of your book should be composed together as one separate file including the front, spine, and back cover. Please include a .125 inch bleed around the perimeter of the designed book cover if necessary.

For Self-Publishers

Formatting interior content and book cover layout can be one of the most frustrating parts in the independent publishing process. Following these guidelines will ensure your book is ready for upload and avoid the most common causes of file rejection along with added delays and cost. However, if you are not experienced in creating digital content or don’t have access to professional book layout software, enlisting the help of a professional graphic designer is advised. Our trusted professionals are here as well to assist you with any questions you may have about our custom book printing process.