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Designing Your Book with Tabs in Mind

July 31, 2020 (Last Updated September 22, 2020)

Marcy G.

You’ve written a book! Now it’s time to think about book design and a book template. Depending on the topic of your book, you might consider using book tabs to organize your content. Read on to learn how to design your book with tabs in mind.


Why design my book with tabs?

Book tabs are a great way to organize book content. Some examples of books that might benefit from incorporating tabs include workbooks, booklets, cookbooks and daily planners. Books with tabs allow the reader to clearly locate any section in the contents and easily jump from page to page.


How should I separate each section?

Since book tabs will separate your book into sections, when writing and laying out your book, keep in mind how you want to segment the content. There are a variety of ways to section out the contents of your book. It’s up to you! For example, if you’re writing a cookbook, your sections for tabs could potentially include different food categories. If it’s a workbook, topics covered could drive the segmentation.  


What are my options for book tab design?

At 48 Hour Books, our tab dividers are laminated for durability and are customizable to meet your needs. We can print your tabs in either black and white or full color. You also can include a color photo on each tabbed page.  


How do I self-publish a book with tabs?

Ready to self-publish a book with book tabs? Visit our die cut tabs page for more information. Ordering with 48 Hour Books is easy. Just tell us how many die cut tabs you need, your color preference and the content for each. We’ll take care of the rest! Get your book printing cost today.