Design & File Creation Services

Our creative department can help you digitally design your book interior and cover, uniquely tailored to your title. We know best practices for designing for print and book manufacturing, and can work with you to get the details right.

We can elevate your project from looking like a term paper to looking like an actual book!

  • File Creation Services

    Starting from square one, or just need a few finishing touches? SSM Design services can help ready your book for digital printing.

    We can work from most file formats and can even type handwritten original manuscripts.

    Design Services: $120/hr.

    Copyediting: $60/hr.

    Typing Services: $55/hr.

  • Additional File Services

    SSM designs are based on a solid understanding of what is attainable in book printing and manufacturing. We will help bridge the gap between your vision and what is possible in printing/manufacturing.

    • Cover layout and design using your own artwork or purchased stock art
    • Transcription services from handwritten/audio recorded source material
    • Children’s book layout
    • Book interior layout at a variety of sizes and orientations, with in-line images
    • Illustration cleanup and normalization (digital enhancement of illustrations)
    • High resolution image scanning
    • Photo editing
    • Design/typeface/image consultations and suggestions on the final visuals of the book
    • Creative design problem solving to meet both the author’s needs and catch the reader’s attention
    • Barcode creation
    • References readily available