About JAAD

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Jaad provides the opportunity to work directly with a talented and experienced book designer. No hassling with confusing templates, and no delays or miscommunications dealing with go-betweens. You will deal directly with me.

I have been working as a book designer with independent presses, publishers, and authors to create design solutions since 2007. Over the years I have designed book covers and interiors dealing with a variety of genres. My goal is to make sure you are happy in the process of creating a book cover that will get a second look and generate excitement – and a book interior that is a pleasure to read.

Book Formatting

Upon receiving your manuscript I’ll create a chapter sample that compliments and builds off the cover design of your book. The sample chapter establishes the fonts, line spacing, headers, chapter pages, as well as (for more complex layouts) the look of bulleted paragraphs, tables, and call outs. Upon your approval the design sample will form the skeletal framework for the rest of your book.

As I format your book I will be paying attention to letter and word spacing, widows, excessive hyphenations, and other distractions that hinder the flow of pleasant reading.

Some books obviously are more of a challenge to format than others depending upon the complexity of the manuscript. There are generally three categories of complexity that will be taken into consideration when pricing the formatting your book:

  1. Simple Fiction (novels, no images)
  2. Complex with Text (nonfiction, self-help, history, medical etc… that include headings, subheadings, numbered paragraphs, endnotes, footnotes, glossary and so on. Images are limited to less than ten).
  3. Complex with Images (illustrated fiction or nonfiction, memoirs, art books and so on).

To view Jaad book formatting, layout and design samples see my Book Interior Designs page.

Book Cover Design Services

A free hour-long consultation begins the process of designing your cover. We’ll go over ideas you may have and direction you wish to go based upon your material. We will discuss any images you want to include or have in mind as well.

From there, after researching styles and images, I will produce 2-3 unique concepts for you to consider. After you select one of these covers we will go back and forth, tweak, and try out different options until you feel it is perfect.