Formatting and Design Services

The old saying of “don’t judge a book by its cover” unfortunately doesn’t hold true. Many people do select a book based on its appearance. Blitzprint has a team that can help you to create a professionally designed cover and interior. You worked hard on your book, now is the time to make sure your book will appeal to your audience.

Cost and Timelines

Prices ($CDN) do not include shipping or applicable taxes Basic cover design from supplied files* Cost: $199.00+ | Timeline: 1 - 2 weeks Basic interior formatting from supplied files* Cost: $299.00+ | Timeline: 2 - 3 weeks Basic cover & interior formatting from supplied files* Cost: $450.00+ | Timeline: 2 - 3 weeks Typesetting and content edits Cost: $89.00/hr | Timeline: 1 - 2 business days Replacing pages or additional content Cost: $25.00 per page | Timeline: 1 - 2 business days Image scanning Cost: $8.00 per image | Timeline: 5 - 7 business days Digital image insertion Cost: $8.00 per image | Timeline: 5 - 7 business days Image color correction / digital enhancement Cost: $8.00 per image | Timeline: 5 - 7 business days Hard Copy Proof - Full Cost: $68.00 each (plus shipping) | Timeline: 5 - 7 business days Hard Copy Proof -  Cover Cost: $18.00 each (plus shipping) | Timeline: 5 - 7 business days Illustrations Sometimes, books require visual treatments that only an illustrator can provide. Our illustrators work in a variety of traditional and contemporary media to create customized original pieces, including children's book illustrations, artists' impressions, cover art, detailed maps and caricatures. Cost: quoted per request | Timeline: quoted per request *PLEASE NOTE: These formatting and design services are intended to prepare completed manuscripts for printing. Be sure to finalize content editing, indexing, proofreading and other design interventions in advance. We would be happy to complete complex designs on a per project basis. Please review our products and services for more information. 

Additional charges

Alterations to jobs in production will be billed at $89.00 per hour (in ¼-hour increments); for example, to make typographical changes, such as punctuation and spelling. One soft (electronic) proof is included in quoted price. Charges may also be incurred if submitted files require significant formatting work, such as changing location of pages or images, reformatting margins, adding or removing portions of the book. Please note that Blitzprint's ability to make alterations depends on the supplied file format. Terms
  • 100% payment in advance (unless otherwise specified).
  • Shipping charges and applicable taxes are extra.
  • Quoted prices are valid for 90 days.


When you're ready, follow the steps to place your order. If you have any questions about your submission, contact a Blitzprint Client Support Specialist at 1-866-479-3248, or by email.