Paperback Book Template

InDesign book template for novel. Inside pages. Full book template.

This free book template includes an easy-to-edit set of interior pages for a paperback or softcover. With masters, page numbers, margins and a bleed already included you can focus on simply getting your story onto the page. You’ll also find stylish chapter opening pages and a contents page, as well as professional typesetting already set up for body text.

Typesetting the pages for your own book can be a complicated and expensive exercise. This handy interior pages template for paperback books cuts out the tricky technical stage and allows you to create a professional-standard design which is stylish and a pleasure to read. It’s also easy to customize with your own choice of fonts and number of pages and chapters.

Before you go to print: Remember to ask your printer in advance to advise you of the best number of pages to include in your book. These are usually done in multiples of four, and depending on the length of your book may be done in sections of 8, 16 or 32 pages. You may have to add extra blank pages to the start or end of your book to meet this.

Includes the 2 most common paperback book sizes:

8″ x 5″




(Need a slightly different size? Learn how to resize this template )

Below you can preview the book template, download the InDesign file and find a bunch of helpful tips on how to edit templates in InDesign.InDesign book template for novel. Inside pages. Typesetting template.Screenshot of chapter heading - free InDesign book template Screenshot of InDesign book template with contents, typesetting & chapter heading

Download this book cover template for free (your download will include an INDD file for InDesign CS6 and an IDML version for InDesign CS4, CS5 and CC):

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(Want a cover too? Click to go to the matching book cover template)



The font used in this template is not included in the download file. Follow the link below if you’d like to use the same free font in your design.

Crimson Text – Font Squirrel 

Help Working with InDesign Templates

We’ve put together a collection of helpful tips to make editing our InDesign templates super easy. If you’re a newbie to Adobe InDesign it’s worth checking these out before starting work on your design.

How to Open an InDesign Template
How to Work With Layers in Your Document
How to Add Your Own Text
How to Export Your Document for Printing
How to Change the Fonts in a Document

Discover more advice for InDesign beginners on our Tutorials page. Or why not seek out inspiration about typography, layout design and much more right here.