Whether you are writing a children's book, a novel or a non-fiction publication, your content will be greatly enhanced by some thoughtful attention to layout and employment of essential design tenets.
An appealing and attractive physical product will guarantee a smoother and more engaging reading and viewing experience for your audience.
To get the design ball rolling....
Assuming your content for your book is organised and ready to go - Swirld can provide an initial design guide template. This includes a couple of double page spreads (facing pages) and some front matter - (prelim) pages, suggested font styles and sizes, margins, pictorial options and general composition etc. basically the 'look' and 'style' of your book.
Once the template is accepted, the full layout would proceed, following this guide.
Check out the competitively priced Swirld Books editing/design package
to get your project far down the track ready to print!