Book design pricing and cost for a variety of book types and genre. Questions are often asked in conjunction with our fine book printing services. Of course authors want to get some idea or a firm price quote for the professional design of their book.
We emphasize “professional,” and we offer book design and book printing services.
Star Print Brokers doesn’t believe in “package” offerings loaded with extra services that authors may not need or want. Nor do we believe in manufacturing print on-demand books, as they are simply inferior to our book production. Nancy Starkman, President of Star Print Brokers, wrote “Book Design: Simple & Professional”, available on Amazon. You can also see her personal book design website at NancyStarkman.com.
If your book happens to be 200 pages, or you expect your manuscript will yield 200 final pages in InDesign, then you have your quote! There is also book design pricing for a 24-page children’s picture book.
Book design pricing for a few basic book types.
The costs quoted are for interior pages. Since the interior text pages can be bound as hardcover or soft cover, we’ve added options to choose from such as: covers, dust jacket, endpapers, and French flaps.
Children’s book: 24 pages, $408
Basic novel, trade or soft cover paperback: 200 pages: $2,000
Process color, art, photography, coffee table book: 200 pages, 100 images: $3,600
Cookbook: 200 pages, 100 images: $4,000
You may wonder why a 200-page, 100 image cookbook has a higher book design cost than another process color book with the same specifications. The reason is that there is much more formatting in the recipes themselves, and quite often a cookbook has charts. It all takes more time. All books are professionally designed using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.
If you have any questions or want to adjust a quote to reflect your book more accurately, please contact us.