Superior Book Productions

Book Layout and Website Design

We offer self-published authors and churches (and small businesses - anyone actually) affordable design, layout and web services. It's that simple. We've included some samples with the pricing and service descriptions below.

Cover Layout | Interior Layout | eBooks/On Demand | Websites | Credentials

Layout/Design Samples:
Author Biography | Coffee Table Book Layout | Novel Layout | Book Synopsis


The Basics - How We Bid

Every job is different and we will give you a quote based on your book/web site's size, requirements, and your vision for the look and feel of the project as you describe it to us. The prices listed below represent our minimum charges.

We understand that your book is very important and we also realize many authors have never been through the publishing process before. We will do our best to accommodate your needs and desires. However, we have found we need to set limits on various aspects of all projects. Please read the quote/agreement carefully before the project begins.

Cover Layout

Book Cover Layout - Starting at $500.00
Price includes up to three design mock ups, up to three revisions once design is chosen, print-ready final cover PDF and/or InDesign files, web thumbnails.

Interior Layout/Typesetting

Text Only - Starting at $750.00
Fiction or Non-fiction Prose

Text and Images - Starting at $950.00
Prose with pictures, charts, and/or graphics
Coffee Table Books with lots of art.

See sample pages from Camping In Cloverland With Henry Ford by Guy Forstrom and My Marquette by Tyler R. Tichelaar for examples of large format, multiple image books.


eBook conversions - Starting at $175.00
Price is based on having your book in MS Word format with all content changes made during the layout process included, if applicable. Other considerations may apply. We are happy to walk you through the process and will work with you before we start the conversion to ensure the final price matches your expectations.

Print On Demand

Print on Demand Set Up - Starting at $100.00
Print on demand is a great way to get your book into your reader's hands with minimal financial risk on your part. Let us navigate this process for you at sites like Amazon's CreateSpace.


Website Design - Starting at $750.00
Keep It Simple - All you really need is a visually pleasing, easy to use website that answers the user's questions, like these:

SBP Beyond Words will design a user-friendly site to complement your book's brand.

Content should include: Introduction, Buy the Book, About the Author, Contact, and some other content specific to the book's topic.

Need a more complex website?
Contact us for a quote.

Church Sites

Yeah, we do those, too. We tend to work cheap for churches, especially if they stay with us for site maintenance. Drop me an email and we can talk price, which will be based on complexity and what will need to be updated regularly.

Here are some examples of sites we built and maintain.

Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church - Ishpeming, MI (

Eden Evangelical Lutheran Church - Munising, MI (

We will maintain your website as long as you'd like, no contract, no commitment. Fifteen minute minimum charge for all changes.


Larry started designing ads for his college newspaper in 1988, to be close to his wife who was an editor at the time. He's stuck with it, designing and writing print- and web-based materials ever since. Since graduating in 1995, he's been on staff at organizations ranging in size from 40 offices world-wide to a Lutheran Church with seven employees. He's done freelance work throughout that time, designing websites, etc. for friends, family and small businesses.

His background is fairly diverse. He was a welder once upon a time. But he's spent a lot of time writing, editing and tinkering with computers since then. He is comfortable with a wide range of programs and enjoys creating visually appealing and practical websites and books and promotional materials. We've included a synopsis of his resume and some layout samples below.

M.A. English - Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
B.S. History & English, Summa Cum Laude - NMU

Work History:

1995 – Present
Editing/Proofreading, Website Design, Desktop Publishing
Designed the successful coffee table book My Marquette. Built websites including, and

2005 – 2008
Upper Peninsula Health Education Corporation / Marquette, MI – Communications Specialist
Developed and maintained Internet and intranet sites. Edited marketing materials and official correspondence. Wrote press releases. Provided technical support. Training: TGCI Grantsmanship Training Program (grant proposal writing).

2000 – 2005
Infinisource-COBRA Compliance Systems / Coldwater, MI – Web Manager
Developed and maintained 3,000+ pages of Internet and intranet resources, including marketing content, employee benefit regulations and user manuals. Edited litigation and regulation focused client newsletter. Training: Apollo Root Cause Analysis and Booher Strategic Writing.

1996 – 2000
General Physics Corporation / Troy, MI – Training Specialist
Developed training and taught technical writing seminars. Developed web-based job aids. Training: Appreciation of Differences in the Workplace, Technical Writing, Principles of Instructional Design, Project Management, Train the Trainer, Exceptional Customer Service and Managing Total Quality.

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