What is a book template?
A book template helps authors to format the interior of their books before publishing. Think about a template as the structure for your book; it creates the foundation for you to fill in the blanks with your written words.
At BookBaby, we offer free book templates for authors who use Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, and Microsoft Word. But the best way to ensure your book is professionally prepared and ready for publish is to save a quote, or contact one of our Publishing Specialists today!
What are the benefits of using a book design template?
A book template shapes the interior of your book. Depending on the genre of your book, you'd want the layout to match the content. For example, you wouldn't want your cookbook to be laid out the same as say, a romance novel – it wouldn't make sense for your readers and wouldn't show the entirety of your work. Having a template as your book's structure helps to provide an overall better experience for your readers.
What should I do in preparation of downloading a book template?
Our book templates are for use with Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, and Microsoft Word. To prepare your book for its template, you'll want to first make sure that your interior text PDF files are in a single page format.
Your book's page numbers should also end on an even number – left side pages should be even numbered, while right side pages should be odd numbered. For more details, download our free book printing checklist so that you can ensure your files are properly prepared and your book is ready for publish.
How can promotional material templates help with book sales?
Promotional materials can help with book sales in the same way you might think of business cards or a billboard on the highway. Bookmarks with your book's title and perhaps a slogan and website can entice readers to check out your book online and make a purchase. Posters can help to catch consumers' eyes as they walk by at a book fair. The more ways you can get your book in front of readers, the better!