Paperback Book Template
This free book template includes an easy-to-edit set of interior pages for a paperback or softcover. With masters, page numbers, margins and a bleed already included you can focus on simply getting your story onto the page. You’ll also find stylish chapter opening pages and a contents page, as well as professional typesetting already set up for body text.
Typesetting the pages for your own book can be a complicated and expensive exercise. This handy interior pages template for paperback books cuts out the tricky technical stage and allows you to create a professional-standard design which is stylish and a pleasure to read. It’s also easy to customize with your own choice of fonts and number of pages and chapters.
Before you go to print: Remember to ask your printer in advance to advise you of the best number of pages to include in your book. These are usually done in multiples of four, and depending on the length of your book may be done in sections of 8, 16 or 32 pages. You may have to add extra blank pages to the start or end of your book to meet this.
Includes the 2 most common paperback book sizes:
(Need a slightly different size? Learn how to resize this template )
Download this Template
Download this template for free (your download will include an INDD file for InDesign CC and an IDML version for opening in InDesign CS4, CS5 or CS6):
(Want a cover too? Click to go to the matching book cover template)
The font used in this template is not included in the download file. Follow the link below if you’d like to use the same free font in your design.
Help Working with InDesign Templates
We’ve put together a collection of helpful tips to make editing our InDesign templates super easy. If you’re a newbie to Adobe InDesign it’s worth checking these out before starting work on your design.
How to Open an InDesign Template
Step 1. Download the file.
Step 2. Our InDesign templates are packaged and saved as ZIP files. If you have a Windows computer Right Click > Extract All before opening the InDesign file.
Step 3. If you’re running InDesign CS6 open the INDD version of the file. If you’re working with InDesign CS4, CS5 or CC open the IDML version.
How to Work With Layers in Your Document
Our InDesign templates are organized into layers, which group similar elements together. The layers in your document can be controlled from the Layers panel (Window > Layers).
How to Add Your Own Text
The text across this design can easily replaced with your own copy. Simple use the Type Tool (T) to select the text box you wish to insert your text into. This template has been set up with filler body text. To replace this with your own text but retain the same formatting, highlight the filler text and delete it. Then you can either Edit > Paste in copied text or File > Place a Word document directly into the text frame. If you prefer, you can then add your own fonts and formatting. Read more about formatting text in InDesign. [/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”How to Export Your Document for Printing”] Once you’ve completed work on your template and you’re ready to print it you can head to File > Export. To create a print-ready file, choose Adobe PDF (Print) from the Format drop-down menu in the Export window. Make sure to include the bleed in your export options by checking Use Document Bleed Settings in the Export Adobe PDF window.
Read more about prepping your designs for printing in InDesign.
How to Change the Fonts in a Document
You can format individual items of text using the Type Tool (T) and Controls panel, which you’ll find running along the top of the InDesign workspace. The fonts in most templates are not set as InDesign styles. However, it’s easy to create a Character or Paragraph Style using existing text formatting, and then edit this from the Styles panels (Window > Styles).
Read more about editing Styles in InDesign.
Discover more advice for InDesign beginners on our Tutorials page. Or why not seek out inspiration about typography, layout design and much more right here.