Create an Industry Standard Book That Your Readers Will Love

Now you can quickly and easily create beautiful books right in Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or Adobe InDesign. Built to publishing industry standards, our templates will make your book stand out, avoiding all of those newbie mistakes. And, they are handcrafted by an award-winning book designer.

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The Right-Sized License for Every Book and Budget

Because we're also indie authors, we know that every author is unique. Some authors will publish only a single, cherished book, while others have a whole series of novels they hope will propel them to a career as a best-selling writer. Instead of commissioning a custom design and using up lots of time and money, Book Design Templates offers licensing options that will help you keep your publishing project on budget while enjoying huge savings.

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Get 10% off every regularly-priced product you order, forever!  Plus, we'll send you our "Book Construction Blueprint" eBook for free. You'll also get on our early notification list so you'll be the first to learn about our free training events, special sales, and subscriber-only deals on our new products. Just let us know where to send your copy, and start enjoying that 10% discount right away.

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Easy to Use

Nobody knows your book as well as you do; it’s nuances, prose, and how you want your reader to feel when they turn each page. Our pre-designed templates give you control over your book formatting while making your layout work incredibly easy and quick. They take the guesswork out of the book creating process while guaranteeing you a great-looking book interior. That’s why tens of thousands of authors—from grad students to grandmas—use our templates to bring their books to life.

Word, Pages, and InDesign Templates Included with Every Purchase

Every author has a favorite program for writing. Many use Microsoft Word, others love Apple Pages. Graphics professionals use Adobe InDesign to meet their layout needs. That's why we let you choose by giving you templates in all three formats— you decide which application to use. You'll also receive simple step-by-step instructions for all three applications, so you can get the most out of your template purchase as soon as you download it.

Every Size We Offer, Included With Every Purchase

Books come in many different shapes and sizes. Many savvy authors choose an industry standard, like 6" x 9", while others love to see their books in a more pocket-sized 5" x 8". European authors often prefer A5-sized books for easy printing. No matter what size you need, we have you covered by including our complete range of templates for every size with every purchase.

Format Both Print Books and eBooks at the Same Time

Our Unique 2Way Template Technology combines the best features of Print and eBook templates into a single streamlined file that can be used to layout your book for both Print-on-Demand and eReaders like Amazon's Kindle. This is by far the quickest and easiest way to format a beautiful book interior for print and eBooks in one step.

Fully Customizable

We've made our templates fully customizable because we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. We do not "lock down" any features or design elements, allowing you to substitute fonts, change spacing, or modify the template layout as you need. You can use the full feature set of Word, Pages, or InDesign too, so you can include everything from footnotes and end-notes, to brilliant photos and graphics. This is a solution that gives you flexibility and professional-looking results, using the software you already know.

Save Time and Money

Hiring professional book designers can cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars to custom design and format your book interior. Why pay thousands when you can format your own book in less time, using one of our affordable templates designed by award-winning book designer Joel Friedlander.

Your Satisfaction Is Guaranteed

Your business is very important to us, and we value your satisfaction. Since we specialize in happy customers, your purchase is 100% guaranteed. If you have any questions, concerns, or problems please contact our support team. We will do everything we can to solve your problem, and if we can't do that, we'll refund your purchase price within thirty days.

Here's What Our Customers Have to Say

Book Design Templates is not only affordable for our small publishing company, but they are also quick and efficient. Not to mention, the cutting edge designs available are stellar. Thanks for being just what my small business needed and for allowing us to look a little more genius these days!"

Katrina Gurl, SteamyTrailsPublishing.com

Publishing is a monster. Make the right choices. It’s not easy. Book Design Templates is not afraid to meet this challenge. If you want to be taken care of and still feel like your ultimate vision matters, this is the best group to work with. They know how to nurture a dialogue with their customers to feel like the best choice is the one you actually chose."

Raven Moore, BooksByRaven.com

Template Compatibility and Specifications

  • Microsoft Word

    Word templates are fully compatible with Microsoft Word 2003 and newer on PC, Mac, and Office 365.  Word allows direct export of PDF from within the application. Word files can be directly uploaded to Amazon KDP for eBook Conversion. ePub eBooks may be created with a 3rd Party application like Calibre for free.

  • Apple Pages

    Apple Pages Templates are fully compatible Apple Pages 5.0 or greater. Pages allows direct export of PDF and ePub books from within the application.

    Apple Pages Templates do not currently support the addition of Drop-Cap letters and Pages templates omit Drop Caps in their design.

  • Adobe InDesign

    Our Adobe InDesign Templates are compatible with Adobe InDesign CS4 or newer. InDesign allows direct export of PDF and ePub books from within the application.

  • All Templates

    Because of our awesome 2Way technology, designer fonts used in print editions will be substituted for eBook compatible fonts automatically upon conversion to popular eBook formats where required. This ensures maximum compatibility for your eBook on the widest range of eReader devices. We take the worry out of making eBooks that look great and validate perfectly.

Template designs may vary from the samples on this page and sample PDF due to trim size differences, conversion differences and format differences. Most samples were generated using the 6x9 trim size, using MS Word 2016, Adobe PDF, or ePub format.

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