Are there book design options for both books and eBooks?
Yes, BookBaby offers book design options for both books and eBooks. In fact, that's what's included in our cover design services — your printed book and eBook! When you opt for design services with our talented and experienced design team, you'll get a unique, eye-popping book cover for your book that's in both physical and digital formats.
Plus, we offer cover designs for every genre. From a colorful photograph to make your cookbook stand out, to a beautiful illustration for your book of poetry, your book cover will convey your story before readers turn the first page.
When you work with the design team at BookBaby, you'll be working with your book cover designer to co-create your cover just as you envisioned — or maybe even better! To get started, save a quote today and one of our Publishing Specialists will be in touch.
What is the importance of a strong book design?
Having a strong book design is vital to getting your readers to pick up your book in the first place. Think about it: When you browse bookstore shelves, do you pick up a cover that's dull, or maybe uninteresting? Or, do you go for the cover that catches your eye, something that's unique and starts to tell a story right away?
The answer is likely the latter. And that's just the beginning of why a strong book cover design is so important. Creatively, you want the book cover to speak for your story. Then there's the aspect of actually selling your book. The cover is the first thing that your readers will see, whether they're buying your beautiful book in person or ordering it online.
Does BookBaby offer help for both exterior and interior book design?
Yes! BookBaby provides both exterior and interior book design services. While your exterior design works as your first impression, the interior design can help to keep your readers engaged. Our exterior design includes your actual book cover design and trim size, as well as whether you're looking for a hardcover or paperback book.
Your interior book design, or manuscript formatting, includes either black text or color text design. Black text design is usually ideal for novels, poetry books, or memoirs. Color text design is great for art, photography, and children's books (think: books with more images).
Additionally, BookBaby also offers interior formatting for eBooks, too. Just how you'd expect your printed books to be formatted in a way that makes sense to the potential reader, your eBooks should do the same. Your digital manuscript will be formatted so that readers can enjoy it on devices like the Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, Barnes & Noble Nook, and other eBook readers.