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Free Book Templates


Free Book Templates for Self Publishing

Our Book Templates can save you time and money by automating some of the set-up and formatting tasks. We have Templates for Inside Pages and for Covers.

Book Templates for Word -- Inside Pages:

These can be used in virtually any word processor (like Microsoft Word, Open Office, Pages, Word Perfect, etc.) Please note: It's not necessary to use these templates. If you've already written your book in a word processing program, it's probably easier to do some basic formatting in your existing file. But, if you're just getting started, we encourage you to download one of our templates, open it up and just start typing. If you're not familiar with various tricks within your word processing program, we suggest you use the built-in 'help' feature of the program, which is free. Or, if you're really serious about learning a new program, check out www.lynda.com. It's one of the best software training websites around. You can get unlimited access to all of their training for $25 a month. Sign up for a month or two, learn everything there is to know about your program, and cancel at any time.

Book Templates -- inside pages

4.25x7 book template 5.5x85 book template 6x9 book template 8.5x11 book template
How to use our Book Templates
Free PDF Converter


Our new Cover Size Calculators

Simply click the appropriate button (Perfect Bound (paperback) books on the left, and Hard Cover books on the right.) A .zip file containing the Calculator will be downloaded to your computer. If it doesn't open automatically in Acrobat, double-click the .zip file, which is probably in your "Downloads" folder. This is a PDF form, so it will only work in Acrobat. If you use a different program to view PDFs, the calculator won't work. But don't worry, you can simply call us and give us your dimensions, and we'll give you the proper size for your cover.
Perfect Bound Cover Size Calculator          Perfect Bound Cover Size Calculator

 


 

Book Cover Templates -- For InDesign:

If you have InDesign CS5, choose one of the following Book Cover Templates. They are arranged by spine thickness, based on the number of pages in your book. Currently, we have 5.5 x 8.5 Book Cover Templates, but we'll be adding the other standard book sizes soon.

5.5 x 8.5 Book Cover Template, up to 54 pages

5.5 x 8.5 Book Cover Template, from 55 to 82 pages

5.5 x 8.5 Book Cover Template, from 83 to 110 pages

5.5 x 8.5 Book Cover Template, from 111 to 138 pages

5.5 x 8.5 Book Cover Template, from 139 to 166 pages

5.5 x 8.5 Book Cover Template, from 167 to 192 pages

5.5 x 8.5 Book Cover Template, from 193 to 220 pages

5.5 x 8.5 Book Cover Template, from 221 to 248 pages

5.5 x 8.5 Book Cover Template, from 249 to 276 pages

5.5 x 8.5 Book Cover Template, from 277 to 304 pages

5.5 x 8.5 Book Cover Template, from 305 to 330 pages

5.5 x 8.5 Book Cover Template, from 331 to 358 pages

5.5 x 8.5 Book Cover Template, from 359 to 386 pages

5.5 x 8.5 Book Cover Template, from 387 to 414 pages

5.5 x 8.5 Book Cover Template, from 415 to 440 pages

Is your book over 440 pages? We'll be adding those Book Cover Templates soon, along with Templates for our other 3 standard book sizes: 4.25 x 7, 6 x 9 and 8.5 x 11, so check back often. 

We'll also be adding Book Cover Templates for Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft Word. The book cover templates for Publisher will be pretty straight-forward. They'll be set up so that you can send us a single PDF file with back cover, spine and front cover all together on one page.

The book cover templates for Word, however, will be a little different. Microsoft Word is really not designed for page layout and design. Even for a real expert, trying to lay out a book cover in Word can be a challenge. Therefore, we made it simple for you. You'll get single page files for both the front and back cover. Do the layout on these, then convert them to PDFs. Send us the two PDF files, and we'll put them together and add a spine for you. It's that simple! 

Using our Free Book Templates for Self Publishing

Here is a very short video (less than a minute and a half) that gives you a quick explanation of how to use our Book Templates for your inside pages. But please remember, you don't have to use our templates. If you've already typed your book, it will probably be easier if you just make a copy of your file, and work on reformatting the copy.