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B Format Paperback Book Grid System for InDesign

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ğŸŽ¥ Includes 15-minute video introduction for fast, efficient implementation

Professional paperback design and artwork – pronto.

This typographic grid system template has been specifically designed for longer-form, B-format paperback books. Includes both text and cover artwork.

Text pages are optimised for legibility, with line lengths and font sizes prioritised for ease of reading. A fully-set text page is approx. 300 words in length.

Combine with the provided style sheets and sample layouts to form the foundation for your fiction or non-fiction publication. You just need Adobe Creative Cloud and an understanding of working with InDesign to get started.

For simplicity and precision

  • Design high-end layouts without having to build complex grid systems from scratch
  • Use again and again, updating copy and images for each project
  • Combine with tutorials to level up your typography skills
  • Work with clean artwork files, created with best-practice
  • Enjoy lifetime updates – download all updates completely free


  • Cover artwork including adjustable spine width
  • 12-field modular grid
  • Baseline grid
  • Comprehensive style sheets
  • Quotation styles
  • Footnotes styles
  • Index styles
  • Proportional leading
  • Sample layouts


Get in touch if you have any queries before your purchase.

More about the author

Stephen Kelman graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2005. With considerable agency experience, his skills include brand identity and editorial design. He has received numerous Scottish and UK-wide design awards including a CIPR Excellence Award in 2013.

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B Format / Trade Paperback Book Grid System for InDesign

.Indd and .Idml
Modular Grid
12 Field
Style Sheets
129 × 198 mm
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