Thank you for visiting Book Layout Pro—your source to get your written words formatted and published. Whether you have written a children's book, the novel of a lifetime, or a comprehensive business manual, I can help turn your work into a professionally-formatted book. And if you need help navigating the self-publishing world, I can help guide you.

Have you ever read a book where you found the pages distracting? Maybe the page numbers were in an odd place, the text was too small, or the line spacing was too wide. I pay attention to these details, and many more, allowing your future audiences to focus on the words instead of the look of the page.

In addition, as you take the next steps to publish your book, I can help you build a strong foundation that will support your efforts as you market your book to a wider audience.

On this website, you will find a Checklist for Self-Publishers, information on ebooks, a brief description of my experience, and a menu of author services.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and I look forward to turning your written words into a real page turner.

What My Clients Say

Karen and I connected on LinkedIn by accident (or providence!). The meeting could not have come at a better time. I had just completed a manuscript, and was hoping to find the right person for the book's interior design. The online world is hit or miss, but I am so glad I trusted my gut on Karen. Working with her has been a pure pleasure to say the least. She treated the manuscript as I would (like my baby!) and handled each aspect of the layout with great care and attention to detail, not to mention her patience with the number of revisions I needed. Her prompt responses to my emails also helped everything to run smoothly. Thank you, Karen Newton, for creating a beautiful house for my words. I am excited to launch this book soon and grateful you were part of my journey!

Pooja Chilukuri Author - NC, USA

When it comes to book formatting and layout, Karen’s attention to detail and quality of work are exceptional. As a book and magazine publisher, I relied on her typesetting services for more than 15 years as she always went above and beyond my initial publishing requirements to deliver a first-rate product under extremely tight deadlines. Highly recommend!

S. Colwell

I had the opportunity to work with Karen for 4 years. She is highly skilled at document layout and will make recommendations to improve the look, feel, and readability of the document. She is easy to work with, very personable, and very professional. She meets deadlines and is very prompt at responding to inquiries. Not only is Karen an excellent typesetter, but she is also an excellent writer. If she finds an issue with formatting, punctuation, or spelling, she will bring it to your attention to address as you see fit. I recommend her highly.

L. Elrod, ISA

Writing and publishing a book can be exciting and daunting at the same time. If you want to eliminate one of the stressors, then I highly recommend hiring Karen. Her eagle eye catches the tiniest mistakes and inconsistences and her artistic sensibility results in page layouts that are well balanced and easy to read. She is an absolute pleasure to work with. I can't praise her enough!

M. Tadd, Author Happiness is Growing Old at Home

Checklist for Self-Publishers

You have written a book. Now what? Below is an outline of the steps to take to publish your book. #1 – Get it professionally edited and proofread. If you are still searching for a good editor, look no further.


Depending on the complexity of your book, generating an ebook will be straightforward. There are two types of ebooks – reflowable and fixed-layout. Reflowable ebooks are mainly for books that are mostly text, such as novels or memoirs. This allows

Menu of Services

Interior Page Layout and Formatting for Print versions – Contact us for an estimate or quote My rates vary, ranging from $249 to $5,000 and depending on the complexity of the book. Generally, if it is a novel (text only),

My Experience

With over 25 years formatting complex books, I can create professionally-formatted, easy-to-read books and documents, helping self-publishers and small businesses turn their dreams into reality. My desktop publishing experience with detailed book, training manual, and document formatting includes setting trim


Rosie, One of a Kind: How a Devoted Guard Donkey Becomes Friends with her Fellow Farm Animals by Gwinn Ward Hardcover at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com Ebook coming soon! Provided some interior page layout and formatting. Produced PDF for print edition

Contact Me

I’d love to hear from you! Tell me a little bit about you and your book—genre, current word count, etc. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have that my website does not address. Send an email to