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Book Layout Templates

We are proud to deliver the highest quality printed books in the business. A key part of that is making sure the files we send to our printing presses are pristine and perfect, every single time.

Interior Text Templates

Text Templates are only for the body of your book and do not include the book cover template. You will download a .ZIP file that contains our templates in multiple design programs. Please save this to your computer, and then unzip to get access to the templates.

Pocket Book 4.25 inches x 6.87 inches
Pocket Book
4.25" x 6.87"
Digest Book 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches
5.5" x 8.5"
US Trade Book 6 inches x 9 inches
US Trade
6" x 9"
Comic Book 6.625 inches x 10.25 inches
Comic Book
6.625" x 10.25"
US Letter 8.5 inches x 11 inches
US Letter
8.5" x 11"
Portrait 8 inches x 10 inches
8" x 10"
Large Portrait 9 inches x 12 inches
Large Portrait
9" x 12"
Small Square Book 7.5 inches x 7.5 inches
Small Square
7.5" x 7.5"
Square Book 8.5 inches x 8.5 inches
8.5" x 8.5"
Large Square 10 inches x 10 inches
Large Square
10" x 10"
Landscape 9 inches x 7 inches
9" x 7"
Landscape 11 inches x 8.5 inches
11" x 8.5"
Landscape 12 inches x 9 inches
12" x 9"

Book Cover Templates

You will be issued a cover template AFTER saving a quote and uploading your text file. BookBaby will calculate your book's spine width based on the specifications you select when configuring your book along with the number of pages in the uploaded text/body file.

Using Our Templates

Get it right the first time. Download our helpful Book Printing Preparation Checklist PDF.

  • We offer templates for use with the following design programs: Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, and Microsoft Word
  • All text files must be in our design templates.
  • All files and images should be high resolution (300 PPI) and converted to CMYK color.
  • Save B&W images in Grayscale color mode.
  • Remove template guidelines before saving and uploading the final PDF design.
  • All fonts must be embedded.
  • The left and right text margins for manuscript pages should not be less than 7/8ths (0.875). Page Bleed is 1/8".
  • Microsoft Word users: If you are copying and pasting text from another Word document into our Word template page, be sure to use Word’s Paste Special command instead of the default Paste command. Using the default Paste command will change the size of the destination page to the size of your source page.

PDF Export Settings
Finished text files must be submitted in PDF format. When exporting your final PDF for submission, we recommend exporting your PDFs using the PDF/X-4 preset available in every layout application. Learn how to export a PDF.

If you have files that are setup to a trim size not included in our standard templates listed on this page, please contact our customer support team for a custom quote. The templates listed on this page represent our standard trim sizes but we do print and bind most trim sizes up to and including 9” x 12” in both softcover and case bound formats. We also offer professional in-house book cover design and text design/formatting services.

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