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.
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.
If you have InDesign CS5, choose one of the following Free 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
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!