Tips for An Excellent Book Page Layout

People are nowadays fascinated with color and creative designs. The more attractive and colorful an object is, the higher is the possibility for a person of buying an object. So if one even plans to write a book, much has to be considered about the layout of the book page for the enhanced sales of the book.

First and foremost, one has to choose the right font style for the body type of the book layout. This is very important for both the appearance of the book and for the transference of files for printing purposes. There are numerous fonts to choose from for the book, but the most common fonts are the Old style fonts that are easily readable for large body copy like Times New Roman and Baskerville. While creating the layout of the page, remember to use a contrasting font for the heading. Most of the time, children’s books are set in a slab serif font. With regards to printing of the book, it is very important to ensure that all the fonts that are chosen are residents in the Windows font folder; including the italicized and bold versions. This is because some of the fonts may not be installed into the computer, thus resulting in the difficulty of printing the material. To avoid any complications in such matters, it is better to use common book fonts like Garamond and Times New Roman.

The next thing to remember about the layout of the book page is that for the page layout to be visually appealing and to keep the readers interested in it, it is necessary to have contrast on the pages. Use contrasting type for headings and keep them different from the body type. Make it a point to choose one justification for the book, and to stick to it. The center justification is considered to give the book layout a formal look. Left justification produces a more conservative professional look while full justification gives the book layout a clean and orderly look. Creativity always brings success to the arts. In the art of writing a book, creating a unique visual element that you like, to be repeated throughout the book gives the book a special look. This visual element could be a decorative ornament under each heading or a fancy drop cap.

Whatever photo is chosen, make sure that there is a lot of white space on the page to let the reader give their eyes some rest. Make sure that the layout of the page is the same for each page of the book, like in all pages being left centered, right centered, or centered. This is because if you mix designs, the prospective client will consider you to be unprofessional. Avoid clashing of colors of the design and the font of the page. Keep the number of colors, and fonts used in the page layout at a minimum to avoid clashing of the different colors and fonts. And most important of all, think and plan out the page layout before actually attempting to do the page layout. Using all these methods will indeed produce a page layout that will be tempting and interesting to the prospective reader of the book!

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