Custom Interior

Appeal to your target reading audience with a uniquely designed interior that captures your book's genre and tone. The Custom Interior service provides tailored options designed to create an enjoyable reading experience. You will work with book design experts to prepare your interior for publication.

Price: $349.00

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The Custom Interior Service

  • Allows formatting of specialized elements, such as footnotes, endnotes, lists, quotations, and excerpted text.
  • Incorporates unique design elements to chapters and sections.
  • Includes the placement of up to 10 author-supplied interior images.
  • Enhances your text with unique and reader-friendly fonts.
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How It Works

You'll complete an online Design Profile where you'll be guided to provide your interior design preferences that best reflect your book's genre. You'll provide your final manuscript and have the option to receive a digital interior proof through your CreateSpace account or a printed interior proof. After approving your interior, we will send you a Complimentary Author Copy of your book.

I've purchased the Custom Interior service. Now what?

  1. Complete your online Design Profile.
  2. Upload your final manuscript, including any images, if applicable.
  3. Choose your preferred interior proof format: digital or printed.
  4. Review your interior proof. You can request text changes and/or minor design changes.*
  5. Approve your book's interior to finalize for publication.

*Please note, some design and text changes may incur fees. Please see our Changes Policy for more information.

When can I expect to see my designed interior?

Your interior proof will be available 1.5 weeks after you complete the design consultation. Requested changes will take 1.5 weeks.

If you request a printed proof instead of a digital proof, add an additional 1.5 weeks for printing and shipping.

Want more from Custom Interior?

Additional Images $25
Includes the placement of 11—30 interior images.

Index Layout $35
Includes the formatting of an author-supplied index at the end of the book.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What's the difference between Custom Interior and Simple Interior?

Custom Interior ($349)—perfect for fiction and non-fiction layouts—allows you to mix and match from a selection of design styles and include up to 10 interior images (additional images, up to 30, available for purchase) to create a distinct interior. With Simple Interior ($249), you select from 10 pre-designed interior templates, which cannot be altered.

Q: Can Custom Interior accommodate formatting my children's book?

No, while Custom Interior is appropriate for formatting young adult books, it is not intended to format children's books. Children's books require complex formatting, where each page is uniquely designed with specialized background colors and typography.

Q: I like the design and layout of a specific book. Will a designer be able to replicate it?

While we cannot duplicate the exact interior design of another title, you can provide examples of interior layouts you like to help guide your book's design.