Take it from a desktop publishing expert, InDesign is the best tool to develop your book into a polished final product.
If you’ve struggled with Microsoft Word, you'd know the pains of dealing with text styling, page sizing, page numbering, chapters, sections, image placement and so on. You’ll find InDesign to be much much (much) easier to work with. And it's often the better tool if you want your book to have a clean and professional look.
In this post, you'll find 50 of my favourite InDesign book templates, which you can download and start customizing today.
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Multipurpose InDesign Book Templates
1. Book Layout with Bold Typographic Accents
Make your words pop with this bold typographic style! This book template has an innovative layout that centers around photo backgrounds. In contrast, the text really stands out, making your words come to life.
2. Vintage Style Book Layout
The vintage book template to make any writer's dreams come true! Its look is classic and timeless yet versatile and unique. You can't go wrong with a choice like this one.
3. Blue Book Layout with Gothic Accents
A new take on the classic book template. Straightforward yet captivating, it is perfect for any story you want to tell. Let your readers dive into the blue of its layout.
4. B&W Book Layout with Typography Accents
Modern and sleek, this is one our favorite InDesign book templates. It has a simple yet impressive layout. Specifically, the picture placement and the headings really make work stand out.
5. Book Layout with Large Chapter Numbers
This visually stunning book template perfectly balances pictures and text. What really catches the eye are the large chapter numbers. It is a simple yet effective way to draw the reader's attention.
6. Book Layout with Purple Text Accents
The purple accents of this book template may seem like a small detail, but they make it truly unique. Otherwise standard and fully editable, this book template is sure to leave its mark!
7. Square Layout with Pop Style Elements
I know right? The pop artists themselves would be stunned by this book template. It's fun and creative without taking attention away from the written text. Give your work an exiting frame and choose this template
8. Minimalist Layout
This layout, out of the InDesign book templates seen so far, is more suitable for visually oriented work. Although, while the picture placement is dominant, there is still a lot of space for text. Choose this template and let the world see your work.
9. Red Typographical Accents
The red accent on this book template is a bold statement. The layout and picture placement are also visually captivating. Dare to choose this out of all the InDesign book templates!
10. Square Book Layout
The square layout of this book really makes it stand out from the crowd. The picture placement is dominant, leaving less room for text. Similarly, the color palette has a big role in the structure of this template. If you're looking for something unique, look no further.
11. Black and White Book Layout
Classy and elegant, black and white. This book layout doesn't play with colors, but it doesn't play around either! The layout is practical and versatile, and the overall feel is timeless.
12. Book Layout with Blue Accents
This fully editable book template has a more traditional feel to it. However, the blue accents and yellow details really help the content stand out. You can't go wrong if you choose this out of all the InDesign book templates!
13. Wavy Teal and Brown Book Layout
This dreamy color palette is sure to really bring out your content. This book template is unique for its landscape orientation, and clever picture placement. In addition, it is fully editable!
14. Brown and White Book Layout
This is the most delicate of the InDesign book templates in this list so far! The brown and white color palette really gives it a classy and elegant feel. The layout is perfectly balanced and will make your content look great.
15. Book Layout with Yellow Accents
A more traditional template, this book layout still manages to leave its mark through the yellow accents that characterize it. Likewise, its typographic style is unique and creative. Let yourself be charmed by this simple yet striking layout.
16. Red and White Book Layout
This book template is stunning. First and foremost, the color palette is bold yet delicate. Similarly, the layout is very well organized. It has the perfect balance between picture placement and descriptive text. Choose this one out of our list of 50 best InDesign book templates!
17. Blood-Red Book Template
Dare to be bold! Choose this book template with alternating white and red backgrounds and really wow your readers. This layout is fully editable, with space for both text and pictures. In other words, it has everything you need!
18. Ultimate Book Template
Last but certainly not least, this template really has everything! Specifically, it's a bundle that contains a book and ebook template, mockups, cover templates, and more. The design is "antique" and classic, making it extremely versatile. It just may be the best of our list of InDesign book templates!
19. Cookbook Layout with Earth Tone Accents
Warm and simple, like chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven! This cookbook template has everything you could ever need and will frame your content in a traditional and classic way.
20. Blue and Red Cookbook Layout
This blue and red cookbook template puts the spotlight on your food! The picture placement is dominant, but the color palette frames everything elegantly. A truly beautiful template!
21. Cookbook Layout with Tan Accents
The bold typography is toned down by the tan accents. As a result, this cookbook is both edgy and delicate. After all, we all know a good recipe needs both sugar and spice!
22. Square Cookbook Layout with Red and Green Accents
This stunning cookbook template will wow your reader with its careful details. The layout is very versatile and easy to read. Equally important are the color palette and the typography, they tie the whole template together!
23. Cookbook Layout with Green Textured Accents
Look at this stunning green textured template. The design very captivating and the layout is practical and versatile. Choose this template and your food will be front and center!
24. Black and Bold Cookbook Template
The bold white text on the black backgrounds of this cookbook is stunning and captivating. Go for class and elegance with this amazing template!
25. Minimalist Cookbook
This minimalist design will flawlessly frame your recipes. It has a beautiful and versatile layout paired with bold typography. Need I say more?
26. Cookbook Template with Clean Design
A simple cookbook template with a clean and captivating design. Neatly structured, this layout will make your recipes stand out and keep the reader engaged!
27. Cookbook Template with Orange and Green Accents
Last but not least in this cookbook section is this beautiful orange and green accented template. The recipes will come to life thanks to its captivating and fully-editable layout.
If you couldn't find the right cookbook template, you should check our list of 50 Fresh InDesign Cookbook Templates - you'll find the best 50 templates I found online! I hope it helps!
Children's Book Templates
28. Classic and Illustrated
Let your heart soar through the pages of this book. Its traditional layout will remind of you of simpler times, when all you needed were good stories with beautiful illustrations.
29. Kids Book Template
This colorful children's book template is sure to entertain your little readers. The layout is versatile and fully editable and the images are really eye-catching!
30. Children's Book Illustrated
With and illustrated book template like this one you will win over any child! The colors are bright and captivating and the layout is exceptional. You cant go wrong if you choose this out of our InDesign book templates!
Multipurpose InDesign Ebook Templates
31. Classic Ebook
With this ebook you will feel like you're actually turning pages. The little illustration details, and the classic layout, give this template a hard-copy feel!
32. Minimalist Ebook Layout
Dare I say it? Less is more! This ebook layout has everything you need without any distracting details. Let the words speak for themselves!
33. Ebook Layout with Teal Accents
A captivating ebook with a beautiful color palette. The layout of this template is versatile and unique. Similarly, the typography and the teal details really catch the readers attention. This might just be the ebook you're looking for!
34. Simple Ebook Template with Teal Accents
This simple ebook template is sure to give you everything you need. Its layout is straightforward and versatile, and the teal accents give it a splash of color.
35. Classy Ebook Template
Sleek and elegant, this fashion-inspired ebook template is fully editable. The layout is perfect for balancing text and pictures, while the typography is classy. Overall, it's a really good choice!
36. Urban Ebook Template
Don't be afraid to make a bold statement with this ebook template. The overall design is very contemporary, namely because of the typography and the black framing of the text. The picture placement is truly captivating as well. So, what are you waiting for?
37. Sleek and Modern Ebook Template
Amaze your readers with this beautiful template. It is fully editable, with a versatile layout and bold typography. In addition, the picture placement is very well organized. Other ebooks will pale in comparison with yours!
InDesign Photobook Templates
38. Photobook Layout with Grey Accents
Give your photos an elegant frame with this photobook. The tasteful color palette and the versatile layout will put your pictures in the spotlight!
39. Black and White Photobook Layout
Striking black and white, this photobook is itself a work of art. Minimalist, unique and versatile, this layout can fit all your needs!
40. Minimalist Grayscale Photobook
Simple yet elegant, this template has it all! The page layout is very versatile, leaving you enough space for both photos of any size and descriptive text. Perfect to showcase your work!
41. Square Photobook with Dark Green and Yellow Accents
This versatile layout really catches the eye with its color palette. The dark green and yellow play off each other in the most elegant way. Give your photos a beautiful frame, and choose this template!
42. Photobook Layout with Yellow Accents
Delicate yet bold, this template is truly extraordinary. The soft color palette is balanced out by the striking typography and innovative layout. Choose this photobook and you are choosing to stand out!
43. Square Photobook with Green Accents
Classic with a twist! This square photobook layout may seem quite traditional at first glance, but the green accents and decorative details really make it unique. In addition, the structure is very versatile and fully editable. In other words, it has everything you could ever need!
Free InDesign Book Templates
44. Novel and Poetry Book Layout
Classic, simple, and versatile. This book layout may be basic, but it will fulfill all your needs. In other words, it's a choice you won't regret.
45. Whimsical Cookbook Template
Who said food needs to be serious? Have a little fun with your recipes and choose this whimsical template!
46. Cookbook Layout with Yellow Accents
Give your recipes the style they deserve! This cookbook template has a sleek and modern layout. Immediately, the yellow details grab your attention, while the well structured content warms your heart.
47. Fiction Ebook Layout
More on the traditional side, this template is the right choice for you if you're looking for something simple. Let the words speak for themselves!
48. Non-Fiction Ebook Layout
This straightforward book template is great for non-fiction. The layout is versatile but simple, and in addition, it's quick and easy to customize. Perfect for no-nonsense writers.
49. Simple Ebook Layout
A simple book. The name says it all. Who needs distracting colors or strange layouts, when all you care about are the words? Choose this template and concentrate on your work.
50. Classic Ebook Layout
Classic means timeless. Make sure your work passes the test of time with this straightforward template. No colors that may go out of style, no strange typography, no unusual layout. Just you, your words, your legacy.
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