Indesign Templates




InDesign Book Templates

This InDesign book template is designed to have a page size of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". It is printed both sides on standard 8 1/2" x 11" letter size paper. This template is a 48 page booklet plus a separate file for the cover section. It is designed to be folded in half after printing and saddle-stitched. The template requires 12 sheets of paper plus one sheet of card stock for the cover section. 

 Download InDesign Book Templates

Indesign Book Template

Cover Section


The InDesign file is contained in a ZIP file, you must unzip the file before you can work with the InDesign file. If you are not familiar with ZIP files, please view the Tutorial

After unzipping the file, you can then open the template in InDesign where you can edit the fonts, colors, etc. and add or delete graphics and text from the book template layout.

Indesign Book Templates Basic Layout

The graphic above shows the basic setup of the inside book pages. The template will already have these settings embedded in it. You can create a book with any number of pages as long as they are in multiples of 4 (16, 20, 24, 28, etc.), you will have blank pages at the end of the booklet if you don't keep pages in multiples of 4.

The video below will show you how to set up the book as a new document without using the downloaded template. 

Changing the Header Information 

Inserting Content Into The InDesign Book Template




Creating the InDesign Book Cover

You will now need to create a cover for your book. I have set the template up separately from the inside pages because the cover will be printed on heavier card stock. It is laid out on a standard 8 1/2" x 11" card stock sized sheet.

InDesign Book Cover Template

Preparing Your InDesign Book Files for Sending to a Print/Copy Shop

1. Copy the InDesign file and all fonts and graphics that were used in the book layout to a folder on a thumb drive or writable CD/DVD

2. Create a PDF in case your copy/print shop doesn’t use InDesign.

Creating a PDF in Indesign

1. Click File - Adobe PDF Presets

2. Click Press Quality

3. Name the File

4. Click Save

Save the PDF on the thumb drive or CD/DVD with your InDesign file and take to the shop.

Note - always put the fonts and graphics on the thumb drive/CD/DVD so all available resources needed to create your book are available to the copy/print shop.