BOOK DESIGN

"GOOD DESIGN IS OBVIOUS.
GREAT DESIGN IS TRANSPARENT."
– JOE SPARANO

OceanWild Design is focused on creating books that look professional and indistinguishable from a book published by a traditional publishing house. Writing a book is indeed both a huge undertaking and a great accomplishment. It is also a rewarding, creative process that doesn't end for the author once the manuscript is finished. Now you need a designer who can help your book reach your audience and stand out from the crowd.


With a background in both graphic design and illustration, OceanWild Design specializes in designing books that are enhanced with graphics, photos and artwork as well as with the creation of text ornaments or other illustrative icons.


BOOK DESIGN PACKAGES

You will receive professionally-crafted interior pages and a striking cover design - all while giving you, the author, the final say on editing and design.

YOU RETAIN OWNERSHIP OF YOUR BOOK DESIGN AND / OR COVER DESIGN; ownership transfers to you upon final payment. No royalties or hidden fees involved.

COMPLETE SET OF FILES for print and online marketing and promotion.

QUARK OR INDESIGN IS USED for book design layouts and composition. Photos and other images are handled with Photoshop or Illustrator.

REST ASSURED KNOWING that your costs are not going to change throughout the process. Interior book design quotes are based on receiving an edited manuscript as clean and as polished as possible. So unless there are extensive changes to the actual manuscript, the quote will be the final fee.

YOU WILL NOT BE ABANDONED when your book goes to press! After printer hand-off and once you've received the printer's proof, OceanWild Design will be on-hand to work with the printer to handle any pre-press and press check support you may need or to send any necessary replacement pages.


BOOK COVERS

Softcover with or without flaps? Hardcover with printed or plain casewrap with dust jacket? Foil stamping? Embossing? ...whichever you choose, you should have a professionally-designed cover that is striking and makes it irresistible to even the most reluctant of readers. OceanWild Design can create a compelling, eye-catching cover that gets your book noticed – whether it is on the bookshelf at a bookstore or viewed online at thumbnail-size.


PRINT MANAGEMENT

Looking for someone to handle the design and printing of your book? With experience in book publishing, OceanWild Design can coordinate the design, pagination, production and printing in collaboration with top-quality book printers – who are strictly book printers and who do not get involved in publishing rights – all while helping you to avoid costly pitfalls that plague the book production industry. If you have written a children's book or if illustrations are essential to your manuscript, art direction is also available for any artwork to be produced. Books are artifacts that endure beyond a lifetime. Make yours the best it can be. When you work with OceanWild Design's print management service, you receive a first-rate book that you will be proud of.


AUTHOR PRESS KIT MATERIALS

Your book’s press kit (bio, book synopsis, press release, sample chapter, interview questions, contact info, book review excerpts, photos) is the major marketing package that tells a variety of audiences about your book and makes it easier for others to report on it and/or promote it. Strengthen your press kit and your marketing efforts with professionally-designed assets that complement your book's brand:


  • • Author Business Card
  • • Author Stationery
  • • Bookmark
  • • Brochure, Rackcard or Flyer
  • • Postcard or Direct Mail Piece
  • • Author Website


PUBLISHING LOGOS

For authors who have also setup a publishing company, OceanWild Design offers design of publishing logos (those icons typically displayed on the spine of a book). Publishing logos are a great extension of your book's brand and makes a self-published book look more professional.


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THE AUTO TECH'S HANDBOOK

BY DAVID J. ELLINGSEN
Paperback / 6" x 9" / 330 pages with 90+ photos and captions
ISBN: 978-0-9820097-0-3
Published by Auto Tech Works Publishing
(Interior Layout & Cover Design by OceanWild Design)

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The Auto Tech's Handbook book design



THE MAGIC ROCK

BY GEORGE VOUROS
Illustrated by Jeni Kubicek

Paperback / 10" x 8" / 36 pages, full color with over 20 illustrations
ISBN: 978-0-6153975-4-2, ASIN: B004D4ZZ3G (Kindle)
Published by Four Sails Publishing Company
(Interior Layout, Cover Design, Art Direction & Print Management by OceanWild Design)

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The Magic Rock book design



BODY BALANCE YOGA PRACTICE GUIDE

BY JENNY OTTO

Spiral-bound / 11" x 8.5" / 16 pages, full color with 200+ photographs
Published by Body Balance Yoga, Inc.
(Interior Layout & Cover Design by OceanWild Design)

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Body Balance Yoga Practice Guide book design