Ready to Get Your Words Onto the Page?

I love books, but even more, I love designing and making books. I’ve worked with publishers and I’ve worked directly with writers and artists on a variety of books, and the one thing they have in common?  They all need a designer to create a package where their words can live beautifully, and comfortably. Whether you’re looking to self-publish, create an e-book, or package up content for a course offering — I want to work with you and create the book of your dreams.

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BOOK DESIGN PACKAGES

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Book Package #1 • Just the Cover
starts at $700

  • 2 Cover Concepts

  • 2 rounds of revisions

  • Files prepped for press

Book Package #2 • The Whole Book
starts at $1800

  • 2 Cover Concepts

  • Book layout design includes up to 200 pages and no interior images

  • 2 rounds of revisions for the Covers and the Interior

  • Files prepped for press

Book Package #3 • The Whole Book Plus
starts at $2500

  • 2 Cover Concepts

  • Book layout design includes up to 200 pages with graphics, photos, illustration, charts and etc.

  • 2 rounds of revisions for the Covers and the Interior

  • Files prepped for press


I’d love to talk to you about your book project! Click on the button below to schedule a free 30 minute introductory call.

We’ll discuss your schedule, what size and shape book will best suit your project, how the content of the book can and will lead the way for the design, and if you don’t already have a printer in mind, we can talk about what kind of printer will best suit your needs. And, I'll answer any questions you have about the process of making a book. 


In This Moment: Field Journal and Photo Album  by Liz Lamoreux. Design & Illustration by Liz Kalloch. A Jen Lee Production.
 

“Working with Liz was a dream. I'm an artist and also a sometimes graphic designer and trying to design my own book was giving me heart palpitations. It's really hard for me to trust other people to make design decisions. Liz was AMAZING to work with. She was intuitive, got the project immediately, gave me just the right number of options, listened to feedback and really nailed the project. I couldn't recommend her more!”

Lisa Solomon, Artist & Teacher

 

 

Making a Book: A Process Timeline

Once we’ve decided we’re going to work together, we’ll begin the process like so:

  • I’ll send you a questionnaire and you’ll fill it out and return it to me.

  • You’ll send me your manuscript, and I’ll read it.

  • When I’ve received your questionnaire and read your manuscript I’ll research your audience, look at any competitive titles, and ask you to share research you’ve done on your own. {7-10 days}

  • Once we’ve reviewed the research and discussed strategies I’ll begin the Front Cover design phase. {7-10 days}

  • We’ll review the cover concepts and focus in on the final cover design. {7-10 days}

  • Once we’ve finalized the cover, I’ll be gin working on Interior Page concepts. {5-7 days}

  • Once a design direction has been finalized for the interior pages, I’ll begin laying out the entire book. {1-2 weeks}

  • We’ll review the final design for the entire book and make changes and corrections to all the pieces - covers and interior. {1-2 weeks}


 

“Liz has a way of moving through the world with an open heart that simply makes her a joy to be around. She is a kindred spirit who deeply listens and teaches me to trust my creative intuition. When you work with her, you quickly learn that she wants to understand who you are and enhance the stories you are sharing and she does this with her creative toolbox full of colors, patterns, and wisdom.”

Liz Lamoreux, Artist & Author


FAQs

Do your Book Design fees cover the cost of printing?

No, they don’t, the cost of the printing is not included in my fees. We’ll look at a number of printing solutions for your project, and I’ll provide you with a variety of quotes for getting your book printed. 

I want to publish a book of my artwork, do you provide scanning services?  

No I don’t scan artwork. I suggest you look in your local area, do a Google search for art scanning services, and ask other artists/photographers in your area where they go for scan services. One of the most important things is finding someone to scan the work that knows how to color correct and clean up dust and scratches before the files are sent on to me.

Will you proofread/edit my manuscript?

I don’t proofread or edit your copy but I have a short list of editors and proofreaders that I can share with you. I highly recommend that you have your manuscript proofread, before we begin the design process, it’s worth every penny.

 

Do you convert for Kindle and other e-reader services? 

Yes, I can. Once your book design is complete, I can give you a quote for converting to the e-book version of your choice, it’ll be based on page count and complexity of conversion.

Will you provide me with a barcode for my book?  

I don’t supply barcodes. Bowker is the place you want to get an ISBN and a barcode –  bowkerbarcode.com. And a Note: If you're hoping to get your book on Amazon {or placed with a distributor} it must have a barcode.

How long will it take to design and typeset my book from start to finish?

About five to eight weeks. Typically I begin with your cover and then move on to the interior pages. When we agree to work together I’ll set up a schedule for all the pieces of your book project.


Have any other questions? Contact me to set up a free 30 minute introductory call to talk about your book project.

Live with Intention ,  Us!: Celebrating the Power of Friendship  and  Honey in Your Heart  by Mary Anne Radmacher. Designed by Liz Kalloch.
 

“Some of the most beautiful work I’ve sent into the world has first traveled through Liz’s artful hands. Her flexibility, ease of expression and willingness to work cooperatively is Olympic level. She is intuitive, respectful and appreciative.”

Mary Anne Radmacher Author & Artist

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