1. Latest News
  2. Submit Press Release

Self-Published Books Get a Major Overhaul With BookDesignTemplates.com

BookDesignTemplates.com offers, for the first time, an affordable and easy-to-use method for do-it-yourself authors to create beautiful, industry-standard books for print on demand and ebook distribution.

Sample "Legend" Book Design Template Chapter Open
Sample "Legend" Book Design Template Chapter Open
Feb. 22, 2013 - PRLog -- For the first time, authors who want to create and publish their own books can turn their manuscripts into finished, industry-standard, beautiful books that can be printed by leading print on demand suppliers.

"Today we change the way books are made by the new self-publishers who have been struggling with their word processing program for years," said Joel Friedlander, the book designer behind BookDesignTemplates.com.

"Let's face it," Friedlander continued, "programs like Microsoft Word function beautifully in an office, but when it comes to laying out a book, it can quickly become a nightmare."

For several years through industry events and articles on his popular indie publishing blog, TheBookDesigner.com, Joel has been trying to convince authors to leave their word processors behind. Now, he says, he's had a change of heart.

"People want to use the tools they already own and know," Friedlander said. "I realized that instead of fighting these do-it-yourself authors, I could help make those books better instead. That's what BookDesignTemplates.com is all about."

Complaints About Self-Published Books

One of the biggest complaints about self-published books is their lack of professionalism and that self-publishers don't know how to produce an industry-standard book.

By using the template approach, Friedlander says, authors can buy the completely pre-formatted book "container" and then simply add their own text.

At the time of launch there are six book designs authors can choose from, with prices starting at $37.

"Authors have spent countless frustrating hours trying to figure out how to add running heads that actually look like a real book in Microsoft Word," Friedlander said, "and how to get their page numbers, trim sizes and margins right. These templates solve all those problems, because they are already fully formatted."

Templates Take the Pain and Frustration Away, Make It Easy

Each template is built around a set of fonts to achieve book pages that will be clear and readable. The fonts are included in the template download along with an 18-page Formatting Guide that uses step by step instructions and screenshots to show buyers how to install and use the templates with Microsoft Word.

"I've spent hours judging self-published books for competitions and awards," said Friedlander, "and it always seems a shame to me to see the kinds of errors authors make with their books.

"There are books with the page numbers backwards, chapter openers with running heads, entire books set without hyphenation, the list goes on and on," he said. "After all the work authors put into their books, these templates are going to provide a quick and easy way to create a beautiful book that your readers will love," Friedlander explained.

Product Details:

Reviewers: Please email support@bookdesigntemplates.com to request a review copy of one of our templates.
Templates are compatible with Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2013 for Mac or Windows PCs
Fonts are licensed for commercial distribution.
Templates are available at: http://www.bookdesigntemplates.com
For more information, see http://www.bookdesigntemplates.com/faq/.


--- End ---

Click to Share

Contact Email:
Source:Marin Bookworks
Location:San Rafael - California - United States
Industry:Books, Publishing, Software
Tags:Self-publishing, Book Design, Thebookdesigner.com, Microsoft Word, Print on demand, Book Publishing, Indie Author
Verified Account Email Address
Verified Account Phone Number

Disclaimer:   Issuers of the press releases are solely responsible for the content of their press releases. PRLog can't be held liable for the content posted by others.   Report Abuse

Like PRLog?
Click to Share