Book Formatting Services

A clean, professional layout sets a self-published book apart and reads more easily, both on e-readers and in print. With five years of professional page design experience on everything from books to flyers, I can give your book the polished appearance it deserves.

I will work with you to achieve a look that you love and that will make a smooth reading experience for your audience. All print book layouts are created using Adobe InDesign. E-book formatting includes the MOBI and EPUB files for your books. Turnaround time depends on the length of the book and number of current projects, but will likely be under two weeks.

I will provide a watermarked proof for your review, but require payment through PayPal before providing the final files.

A note: make sure your manuscript is ready to go to press when you send it for formatting. I am willing to do one round of correcting typos after you read through the proof, but any larger changes will cause problems with the formatting and incur extra fees. I do not offer editing services.

QUESTIONS AND INQUIRIES: Use the contact form at the bottom of the page.


“Emily Bates did a fabulous job with my book layout design. Not only did she professionally format the print and ebook editions of my novel, but she also offered valuable suggestions for font type and size, along with front and back matter. She’s meticulous, fast, affordable, and easy to work with. I definitely plan to use her design services for my future novels!” Wendy C. Jorgensen, author of Scattering Stars


 E-Book formatting: $50 flat fee

  • Clean body text/chapter heading formatting
  • Front matter (copyright page, title page, table of contents, acknowledgments, etc)
  • Linked Table of Contents
  • MOBI and EPUB formats

Print book formatting: $2/1000 words

  • Clean body text/chapter heading formatting
  • Headers, footers, page numbers
  • Front matter (copyright page, title page, table of contents, acknowledgments, etc)
  • Widow/orphan control
  • Page & margin sizing
  • Glyphs marking text breaks, if desired