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Premium Book Interior and Cover Design Services

Tradition Infused with Modern Design DNA

As a premium book interior design firm, The Book Makers specializes in crafting beautiful book interiors that meld modern typography with bookmaking traditions that date back over five-hundred years. This unique blend of craftsmanship and modern elements is what creates our unique design DNA. It is in every book we create and our books real impact.

The Ultimate Interior Design

The Book Makers’ innovative book production technology delivers the quality typesetting and layout for a professional finish that will make your book stand above the others. We specialize in producing high quality print and eBooks for discerning clients who want the best for their readers.

Bulletproof Layout for Print and eBook

Bulletproof Layouts are our premium book interior design choices. These pre-designed layouts are far from standard, as we have put thousands of hours of research and development into these designs to assure that they are rock-solid and deliver outstanding results every time, in print and eBook editions.

Cover Design Sells Books

Books are often judged by their covers, and your book cover is the marketing face of your book, or its brand. Your cover must appeal to your audience and grab their attention within seconds. The Book Makers Cover Designers know the most important qualities that go into successful book covers, and how to best communicate what your book is about in an instant.

Highly Skilled Editors

A well edited book is one that reads well. Nothing is more frustrating for a reader than reading a book filled with grammatical and typographical errors. Correct punctuation and solid spelling are also core fundamentals of a well written work.

Audio Books that Sound Incredible

With a professionally produced audiobook, your listeners will experience your work in stunning clarity with real impact.  We offer narration services for both fiction and non-fiction works that sound as good as your book reads.

Our Designs are built for the 21st Century Author

Reading in the 21st century never looked so good. At the Bookmakers, we apply our bulletproof designs to your digital eBook interiors just the way we do with our print editions. With thousands of hours behind our technology platforms, we build eBooks that are compatible with the entire range of eReader devices, books that work every time and have a style that compliments your print book.

An Abridged Portfolio of Our Work

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What Makes The Book Makers Experience World-Class?

  • Your book project will be managed by one of our book publishing experts from start to finish.
  • Throughout the process we’ll respond to your needs, questions, and overall publishing goals.
  • You’ll work hand-in-hand with a Book Production Coordinator trained by Joel Friedlander and assigned to work with you through every phase of your project. Your Coordinator will make sure that your book is published to your satisfaction, designed well, revised as needed, and that you’re happy with the final product. (Even if it takes 20 revisions.)
  • Our designs are handcrafted by our co-founder, Joel Friedlander, an award-winning book designer, and all custom book design projects are also overseen by Joel.
  • You’ll have available, at your option, to a wide spectrum of expert-level services including editing and cover design. These services are tailored to each book, its audience, and its market.
  • We go the extra mile for our authors, every time. Why? Because we look at each book as a unique project that will carry your words to your readers. We aim to produce books that your readers really want to buy. That’s our commitment to you.


Fine Book Production at Affordable Bundle Pricing

  • Make your book the best it can be with Professional Manuscript Editing.
  • Professional Proofreading to make sure there are no errors in your book.
  • Let us upload your book files and metadata to any major POD or eBook vendor.
  • We'll help you aquire your ISBNs through Bowker.
  • Get a professionally produced audio book from our talented narrators.
  • Add to your book's salability with a custom Book Description.

Our bundles include up to 25 images or photos placed in the book interior, and up to 12 tables or graphs placed in non-fiction books interiors. Additional images, photos, tables, and graphs may be placed for an additional fee. Books over 100,000 words, or highly complex or specialized layouts are quoted upon request.

Please fill out our simple form and we will begin working with you to make your book a reality.

Notes from Our Customers

I have found in general Joel provides the detail regarding formatting and the mechanics of how books are made that one requires to get through the technical issues of self-publishing. Joel is a hugely valuable resource to those of us who view this as a business and want to produce books on par with the traditional publishing industry.

Jennifer Ellis

Joel’s design was simply superior, head and shoulders above other submissions. He was professional and fast throughout the process. I have no doubt that Joel will become an invaluable part of the birth of your book.

Gregory A. Barker, PhD

This was a great experience through and through. I highly recommend anyone looking for a professional layout to use Joel. I will definitely be coming back for my next one.

David Bone

Joel is wonderful. That was worth every penny and every minute. He’s very professional.

Jacqui Murray

Some of the People Behind The Book Makers

We believe in Quality over Quantity. At The Book Makers, we recognize that every author has a unique vision and that each book has its own personality and individual requirements to meet its full potential. Our highly skilled team has decades of design and technical skills to meet the demands of authors who require the best in book making craftsmanship. The cornerstone of our work ethic is quality and and personal sense of ownership we bring to each book we produce.

Joel Friedlander

With over forty years of book design and production experience, Joel is a master craftsman.

Joel Friedlander, Master Book Designer / Founder
Tracy Atkins

As the Production Manager, Tracy strives to make sure our customer experience is second to none, where a focus on happy customers is the cornerstone of The Book Makers ethos. Tracy’s expertise also assures that each book and eBook produced meets the stringent quality and technical requirements of today’s publishing landscape.

Tracy Atkins, Co-Founder / Production Manager
Abigail Dunard

Abigail is a contributor to Sell More Books Show, the co-founder of 7th Titan Press, and has years of editing experience. As Book Production Coordinator, she will help your book reach its full potential.

Abigail Dunard, Book Production Coordinator
Michele Orwin

Michele is a successful independent publisher, writer, teacher, and editor with more than 30 years of experience working with authors to help them produce their best work.

Michele Orwin, Book Production Coordinator
Marla Markman

Marla is an award-winning editor with more than 30 years of experience creating and managing books from conception to completion. As book production coordinator, she enjoys guiding authors through the independent publishing process.

Marla Markman, Book Production Coordinator

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