In self-publishing the thought is do it yourself, after all you are publishing your own book rather than passing off your manuscript to someone else to do everything for you. That is all fine and the way it is intended, but you also need to know when to ask for help when something comes up that would benefit by the hand of a professional.
One of these tasks that ought to have a professional involved in is the cover design and another is the editing. Yet another task that should be left to the professionals is the interior layout of your book. It can be surprising to most people when they find out everything that goes into creating a book and making it look professional.
An author who wants to keep their book a do it yourself project owes it to themselves to at least look into everything a book layout professional can do for them. A Layout Designer will make sure the layout is free flowing and assure your book has the professional look that will stand proud next to any book that is published by a “real publisher”.
Your professionally designed cover dictates the way the rest of the book should flow. It is then important for the interior of the book to be able to live up to the expectations of the rest of the book so that the reader will receive a seamless and consistent finished product. As with other things in life there are some things that you will benefit from in the long run if you get the help of a professional.