Prepare your book for publishing!
Custom 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
• Flash Drive for your records and safekeeping
You provide: All text and any images in high-resolution digital format
Interior Pages Time Estimate
Concept, Develop & Design: 6 hours
Formatting Pages: 8 hours for 100 pages, up to 16 hours for 500 pages
Placement of images: 6 images/hour
Edits: 4 - 6 hours
Additional Expenses if needed:
Enhancing images (sharpening, adjusting light levels and white balance, etc.) 8 images/hour
Client requested changes.
Book Cover Time Estimate
You provide: All text and any images in digital format
Concept: Develop & Design: 2 or 3 sample designs to start process 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.) ___________________________________________________________________
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.
I charge $30. an hour and offer a sliding scale from $20. for those in financial need.
I am happy to help you cut costs where possible and assist you with your own design concepts.
"Self-publishing my book of poetry was a daunting, stressful task. I could not have done it without Marian Willmott's expertise and calm, steady support. For anyone needing a book designer, I recommend Marian - she is top-drawer in all respects!" - Joanne Mellin
"We could not have found a more conscientious, capable, and friendly person to work with." - Bob and Gail Schermer
"Marian designed the cover for my book a few years ago, and it is among the best covers I’ve ever seen on any book. The book, entitled Vertigo! When the World Spins Out of Control, is a non-fiction book addressing inner ear disorders that lead to the sickening sensation of vertigo. To illustrate this, she used a photo of a stand of trees and distorted them by giving them wavy rubbery trunks. Behind these surreal trees were shadow images of upright trees. The colors were great, too: Despite the slightly sinister character of the strange picture, the grass is green and the sky blue. The whole thing works together to give a sense of the disorientation you feel when in the throes of vertigo. The cover is eye-catching and stunning." -Linda Zonana
"I want to thank you for your excellent work on the design of my book. I really appreciate your consistently timely responses, your willingness to entertain my suggestions and ideas, and, particularly, your wonderful design sense. The book will be lovely as a result of your work." - Justine O'Keefe
Portfolio of Covers
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Marian Willmott ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 802-482-3131 ~ www.willmottstudios.com