Academic Interior Typesetting
Self-publishing Interior Typesetting
Self-publishing Typesetting Costs
BasicTypesetting of manuscript
- Text only; no graphic material
AdvancedTypesetting of manuscript
- More than 30 graphic inserts
MediumTypesetting of manuscript
- Fewer than 30 graphic inserts
Self-publishing Typesetting Process with the Author
- The author sends an enquiry through the Enquiries page on this website stipulating the interior typesetting category the author is interested in.
- In response to the enquiry, Riaan asks a number of questions about the manuscript through email.
- Riaan also requests the completion of a book interior design questionnaire.
- Riaan requests the final edited manuscript.
- Riaan sends a quote for approval.
- On approval, Riaan sends the invoice for a 50% deposit.
- Once the deposit has been paid Riaan starts with the typesetting as explained in the following section.
- Riaan sends the file to the author to upload to Amazon KDP for review.
- If any changes need to be made, the author informs Riaan about the necessary changes.
- Riaan and the author work together to get the file approved by Amazon KDP.
- On approval, Riaan sends the final invoice.
- Riaan keeps the final files and does not share it with any third parties.
Self-publishing Typesetting Process, the Designer’s tasks
- Researching the book genre and reader audience.
- Identifying the book cover typography and general look and feel if designed by another designer.
- Completing layout sketches to plan the book.
- Working with the book feature in Indesign to create documents for each section and link that to the main book file.
- Creating front matter, back matter and the main body text.
- Setting up a baseline grid.
- Working with master pages.
- Setting up margins.
- Adding folios (page numbers) and running headers (chapter and book title).
- Using character and paragraph styles.
- Creating chapter and part openers.
- Inserting drop caps by using Indesign’s character styles.
- Creating a clear hierarchy of headings and subheadings by using Indesign’s paragraph styles.
- Creating a classical, modern or characteristic look and feel depending on the nature of the text.
- Flowing text throughout each chapter.
- Adding images, sidebars, lists and extracts/quotes.
- Eliminating orphans and widows.
- Adjusting the spacing between characters (kerning)
- Avoiding word stacks which are consecutive rows of text which start or end with the same word.
- Eliminating double spaces.
- Preparing the file for print.