Book Design

Cover Designs

Printed and eBook Cover Design:

The Paper House’s award-winning designers have extensive experience designing books that are eye-catching, interesting, and attractive. The design process begins with the cover design and then progresses to the page design and composition.

Do It Right

Here are a few key considerations when designing a cover for both a printed and ebook version of a book:

Overall, it is important to work with a skilled designer who has experience creating covers for both print and digital formats. A well-designed cover can help to make a book more appealing to potential readers and can be a key factor in its success.


The cover should reflect the branding and style of the book and should be consistent with the author's overall message and aesthetic.


The cover should be legible and clear, both on the small screen of an ebook reader and in print. This may require using larger font sizes or simpler design elements.


The cover should be well-composed and visually appealing, with a strong focal point and good use of negative space.

File Format

The cover design should be saved in a high-resolution file format that will work well for both print and digital versions of the book.

Consider The Context

The cover should be appropriate for the book's genre and target audience, and should stand out among other books in the same category.

Book Covers

Interior Layout Design for Books

Interior layout design is the process of creating the visual and structural design of the pages within a book. This includes elements such as font selection, margins, headings, page numbers, and the overall layout of the text and images on the page. A well-designed interior layout can help to make a book more visually appealing and easier to read, which can be important for engaging and retaining readers.

Here are a few key considerations when designing the interior layout of a book:


The layout should be designed to make the text easy to read, with clear headings and subheadings, appropriate font sizes and styles, and enough white space to make the pages feel uncluttered.


The layout should be consistent throughout the book, with a consistent use of font styles, sizes, and layout elements such as margins and headings.

Images and graphics

If the book includes images or graphics, they should be placed in a way that complements the text and does not disrupt the overall flow of the book.

Page size and orientation

The layout should be designed to fit the specific page size and orientation of the book.


The layout should be designed with accessibility in mind, with clear headings and subheadings, appropriate font sizes, and good use of color contrast.

Overall, it is important to work with a skilled designer who has experience creating book interiors. A well-designed interior layout can help to make a book more visually appealing and easier to read, which can be important for engaging and retaining readers.

Interior Layout Design for eBooks

Interior layout design for ebooks is similar to designing the layout for a print book, with a few key differences. Here are a few key considerations when designing the interior layout of an ebook:

Overall, it is important to work with a skilled designer who has experience creating ebook interiors. A well-designed interior layout can help to make an ebook more visually appealing and easier to read, which can be important for engaging and retaining readers.

How It Works

The layour design and formatting process takes approximately 2 weeks to complete; the timeframe varies based on the number of revisions.
Once the formatting of your book is completed and approved, unique ISBN and barcode will be assigned. At this point your book will be ready for global distribution through or distribution network including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, booksellers, libraries, along with Target and Walmart.
Layout Design services are offered a la carte or as part of a package.

Self-Publish an Ebook

Share your book with readers who only read ebooks. More and more readers are purchasing ebooks and we are here to help you format your book into an ebook. This service is included in our packages.

Book Layout Design Basics

Once you sign up for our services, one of our publishing consultants will get in touch with you via email or phone to further discuss the next steps.
The Paper House will consult with you to fully grasp your requirements and understand your story to convey on your book cover.
We will do market research and analyze your genre to determine the proper typography, layout, and color schemes to make your book stand out from the rest.
You will be provided with your custom cover design in seven to ten business days.
We will make the necessary revisions needed to get the cover to your liking.

Frequently Asked Questions

See answers to the most common questions we get asked below.

The Paper House is a full-service publishing house that partners with self-publishing authors to produce and distribute high-quality books in digital and print formats. You only have to send us your manuscript and we take care of the rest.

Our authors and publishers earn 100% of their royalties and retain 100% of their rights. Our distribution networks reach readers all over the world.

We accept all genres from fiction and nonfiction to children’s books and everything in between. Our services include both packages and a la carte, so for example, you can have us design your cover or edit your manuscript without publishing your book.

We accept all genres from fiction to nonfiction, academic, self-help to children’s books, and everything in between.
The process usually takes 6-8 weeks but timing is dependent on which service(s) you sign up for. Contact us with a customized service and we can give you a more precise answer.
Yes. You will retain all of the rights to your manuscript and book, including all digital, print, and creative rights.
Yes, your Project Manager will ask you if you have any design ideas in mind. We will enhance your design ideas following extensive market research and analysis to determine which designs work best for your book’s genre.
We will help you determine the book’s price, description, keywords, genre, and other metadata information before publishing. (You have the ability to make changes to your metadata after publishing, too.)
Yes. We will keep you in the loop with all of the updates. Once your eBook and/or print interior has been created, you can review it and note any required changes. A proof copy of your book is provided prior to finalizing the publication of your book globally.
Your book will be listed for sale with all major online bookstores, including,,,, and much more. We will also make it available to the two major brick-and-mortar bookstore and library wholesalers in the U.S. through our partner Ingram Content Group.
We offer printed covers in gloss and matte finishes. If you opt in for hardcover, we can create dust jackets as well.
We now offer book publicity in lieu to our targeted social media advertisements. Contact us to find out more.

We can design and print almost any trim size that you like. Below are our standard trim sizes.

  • 5 x 8 inches
  • 5.06 x 7.81 inches
  • 5.25 x 8 inches
  • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • 6 x 9 inches
  • 6.14 x 9.21 inches
  • 6.69 x 9.61 inches
  • 7 x 10 inches
  • 7.44 x 9.69 inches
  • 7.5 x 9.25 inches
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 8.25 x 6 inches
  • 8.25 x 8.25 inches
  • 8.5 x 8.5 inches
  • 8.5 x 11 inches
Yes, we have extensive experience in internal formatting.
We can design, print, and distribute both black and white and color books.
We can make changes to your manuscript at anytime during the editing process and before the interior formatting process by letting us know what you would like to change. Our content change fees are as follows: 1-10 changes – $50 11-25 changes – $70, 26-50 changes – $100, 51+ changes – $125 per hour.
Yes. You have the right, at any time, to withdraw your book from sale free of charge.
Selected manuscripts will have The Paper House listed as the publisher unless you have signed up for our imprint service setup.
Sales reports are emailed at the end of every month detailing sales made in the prior calendar month.
All payments will be direct deposited to your bank account every 90 days following the end of the calendar month during which the sales were made.
You can order books at print cost, anytime to any destination.
We accept Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, PDF, Rich Text, Text file, HTML, InDesign, and Photoshop files. We may be able to accept other file forms as well, including printed texts and handwritten manuscripts. Please contact us with questions.
We now have a hybrid program!

Mirage Hybrid Publishing

Mirage Hybrid Publishing is an imprint of The Paper House designated for select books. Mirage is a publishing model that combines the benefits of both traditional and self-publishing. You keep creative control, intellectual property, and the majority of royalties. Hundreds of books are sold daily in the United States and this can only be met by an aggressive production, marketing, and distribution services.