Picture Book Design

Publish your picture book while retaining full control over your sales and royalties! Picture books need special attention. We'll make sure your images are properly formatted for print and eBook. You supply the artwork and text and we'll supply creative designs to make them shine. And with our Publishing Coach service, we can walk you through the entire process of self-publishing, from design to copyrights to distribution. Just ask!

Order today and see how our experienced professionals take care of all the small details, giving you peace of mind and a beautiful finished product, ready for sale and success. Have a question? CONTACT US – we would love to walk you through each and every step. 

If your book contains any of the following, extra charges may be incurred: 

  • Charts or graphs
  • Endnotes or footnotes
  • Indexing
  • Over 40 pages 

At checkout, you will be able to download a questionnaire that will give us all the information we need to complete your ebook. All artwork needs to be in high resolution jpg (300dpi), tiff or pdf format.

Didn't get your Book Design Questionnaire at checkout? Download it here.

Have more questions? CONTACT US.



Your Picture Book Design will include the following:

  • Up to 40 pages of interior design (all front and end matter such as copyright page and About the Author page)
  • Cover design for paperback or hardcover from your artwork (eBook cover included)
  • eBook conversion to the 2 most popular formats (Amazon Kindle and epub). 

Your manuscript will be converted from a Word document (rtf or txt files are fine, but no pdf's, please) to a print-ready pdf. 


Picture Book Design

$499.00 (USD)

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We love creating dynamic books, but we understand that the process can be confusing for a first-time self-publisher. With the Picture Book Design package, you provide the text and artwork and we'll format it and send you print-ready artwork. You many need some other elements for your book. Feel free to ask about any of the below items. If we can't do them for you, we'll let you know where to find them.

Editing: Send only fully edited text. If you require editing, please visit our EDITING page. You will get a chance for final proofread after the design is complete, but this is the time only for tweaking typos, not major edits.

ISBNs: If you are using Createspace or Kindle Direct Publishing, you may be eligible for a free ISBN. Otherwise, ISBNs are available in the U.S. at Bowker Identifier Services.

Barcodes: Your printer may prefer to create the barcode. If not, we'll get you one free of charge.

Charts and graphs need to be formatted with care in book design. The Picture Book Design package is a base price for a short text with images (up to 40 pages). Images are included in the design price, but if your manuscript includes charts or graphs, you may incur extra charges. Don't have images or graphs, but need some? We can help you out with those too. Either way, please CONTACT US for a quotation.

Footnotes, endnotes and indexing: The Picture Book Design package is a base price for a narrative illustrated text. If you have footnotes, endnotes, or and index in your book, please CONTACT US for a quotation.


How long does it take to design a picture book? 

A print book interior design usually takes about 14 business days to complete from the time we receive your information. Cover designs also take about 14 days. Certain times of the year are busier than others and completion times may take longer then. We will always advise you about the estimated time to complete your cover when you order.

In what file format should I send my manuscript?

Send us your manuscript any of the following file formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt. Please don't send .pdf files. These don't convert well to plain text. Images will need to be sent as high resolution (300dpi) jpg, tiff or pdf files..

How do you proceed to design my book?

Within 5 business days of receiving your information (usually sooner), we will create three (2) sample mockups for you to choose from. These mockups will be for 1 chapter only and will incorporate any font and design elements needed for your book. The purpose of the mockup is to choose a general design. Once the design is chosen, we will proceed to format your book. When done, we will send you a pdf for proofing. After your final edits, we will send you print-ready pdf artwork, ready to upload to your book retailer.

What trim size should I choose for my book.

​The industry standard for trade paperbacks is 6x9 inches. But other standard book sizes are available from many retailers. If you're not sure what size your book should be, we can help you decide.