Interior Book Design and Layout

Most often we give very little thought to the interior layout or design of our books. Fiction writing, after all, requires little of it, right?

Interior Layout

The way the copy was laid out made the entire book a breeze to read and comprehend, along with the style of the writer. You can also get the information about interior books by clicking at:

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Again, the color was used in the copy itself, taking advantage of drop caps, colored headings and subheadings, and colored boxes to set off certain types. My eyes knew exactly where to look for important (or funny) text.

The type looks to be a 7 or 8-pt serif font-very tiny and difficult to read. Amazingly, however, this works due to the double spacing (at least) between lines.

It looks clean, beautiful, and flowing. Additionally, there are a variety of font styles in use. A nice quote by Virginia Woolf is in a sans-serif font, colored maroon, and likely in 11 points.

It sets itself off nicely without any need for a colored box. Altogether, the interior design and layout are absolutely unique in the world of publishing, and the designer should be given awards for creativity and quality.

The Paper

The final stroke of genius is the high quality of the paper used. It's not your standard #50 cream or white. It's a heavier, brighter, and slightly glossy stock.

It is very smooth and it just reeks of quality. It demanded to be on my bookshelf and wouldn't take no for an answer.

The interesting thing is that the book really wasn't the comprehensive set of formal rules I was looking for that day at the bookstore. It contained British rules, for God's sake. While I do work for those on the other side of the pond, it just didn't answer the need I had that day.

I bought it anyway. Along with something from Merriam Webster about three times the size.