Go ahead and judge a book by its cover—your readers will, too.
In the modern bookpublishing world, the objective of a good book design is not only to beautifully represent your work but also to attract readers to pick it up and leaf through it.A brilliantly designed cover and well-composed interior layout requires detailed planning and precise execution. Trafford’s expert team of designers incorporates your photos, graphics, sketches, and ideas to create a professionally designed book.

Interior Page Layout

Careful planning and execution of the layout of your book is very important. Our experienced book publishinglayout team ensuresthat your manuscript is customized exactly to your needs.

Cover Design

The cover is your first opportunity to connect with potential readers. That's why at Trafford we make sure that your cover meets the professional standards for commercially successful books.

Stock Images

When you publish your bookvia any Trafford standard publishing packages, youreceive custom-designed covers, produced in full color. Within the realm of this custom-designed cover, you have the option to choose two images, free of charge, from the millions found through Getty Images. Authors may also add stock images for $12 each.

Illustration Services

Make your work come alive with Trafford’s new Illustration Services for your publishedbook. We offer you a choice between black and white or full color illustrations, as well as a variety of art styles and levels of detail. Our experienced team of designers and illustrators work closely with you to create work exactly the way you envisioned.

If your book is not one of the eight standard formats offered by independent publishers then we encourage you to visit our Custom Publication Service. This service includes the coreScribepackage and puts you on the phone with both design and print experts to create a fully customized solution. This service is listed at $4999, with $4000 of the list price bring credited back to your first print-run.