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Tips For An Excellent Book Page Layout That Get Noticed


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Tips For An Excellent Book Page Layout That Get Noticed

  1. 1. Tips For An Excellent Book Page Layout That Get NoticedPeople are nowadays fascinated with color and creative designs. The more attractive and colorful anobject is, the higher is the possibility for a person of buying an object. So if one even plans to write abook, much has to be considered about the layout of the book page for the enhanced sales of thebook.First and foremost, one has to choose the right font style for the body type of the book layout. This isvery important for both the appearance of the book and for the transference of files for printingpurposes. There are numerous fonts to choose from for the book, but the most common fonts are theOld 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 contrast font for the heading. Most of thetimes, childrens books are set in a slab serif font. With regards to printing of the book, it is veryimportant to ensure that all the fonts that are chosen are resident in the Windows font folder; includingthe italicized and bold versions. This is because some of the fonts may not be installed into thecomputer, thus resulting in the difficulty of printing of the material. To avoid any complications in suchmatters, 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 visuallyappealing, and to keep the readers interested in it, it is necessary to have contrast on the pages. Usecontrasting type for headings and keep them different from the body type. Make it a point to chooseone justification for the book, and to stick to it. The center justification is considered to give the booklayout a formal look. Left justification produces a more conservative professional look while fulljustification gives the book layout a clean and orderly look. Creativity always brings success to arts. Inthe art of writing a book, creating a unique visual element that you like, to be repeated throughout thebook, gives the book a special look. This visual element could be a decorative ornament under eachheading or a fancy drop cap.Organization is very important in a page layout. So make it a point to organize your type properly bygrouping things together that relate to each other. The next point to consider in a page layout is theaddition of a picture or art on a page. The difference between using no pictures and a single picture ismuch greater than the difference between using one picture and several pictures on a page. Having apicture as a whole page background proves to be very attractive. However, the real challenge herelies in finding a picture that fits with having text on parts of it. Never compromise on the aspect of
  2. 2. interference between structures in the picture and the text. The classic layout of a combination of textand a large picture on a page is functional, but proves to be quite boring in terms of layout. Instead,putting the picture in the center of the page and having the text waved around looks more attractive.Having a small picture on a page too is a great idea as this picture may add a lot of attraction to a textpage if used wisely. The picture, preferably black and white, has to be a small object with a message.These pictures can be chosen from a wide range of hundreds of thousands of professional stockphotos found at picture agencies like and photo is chosen, make sure that there is a lot of white space on the page to let the readergive their eyes some rest. Make sure that the layout of the page is the same for each page of thebook, like in all pages being left centered, right centered or centered. This is because if you mixdesigns, the perspective client will consider you to be unprofessional. Avoid clashing of colors of thedesign and the font of the page. Keep the number of colors, and fonts used in the page layout at aminimum to avoid clashing of the different colors and fonts. And most important of all, think and planout the page layout before actually attempting to do the page layout. Using all these methods willindeed produce a page layout that will be tempting and interesting to the perspective reader of thebook!Thomson Chemmanoor is a Freelance website designer and Search Engine optimizer at smallbusiness web design. To read more about book cover layout visit content