Iram Allam

Iram Allam – Designer

Internal book designer with nearly 30 years experience. Beautiful and classical designs across all genres.

Overview

I have nearly 30 years experience in book publishing and specifically in internal book design and layout. I've worked for some of the largest publishers in London namely HarperCollins, Orion Books and Macmillan Publishers. I have worked on big name authors such as Kate Moss and David Baldacci. I have now been working freelance with my own company since 2019 and I can design your fiction, non-fiction, kids and poetry books. That includes plate sections and endpapers. I can also do family trees and infographics. I especially like designing historical fiction. My design skills are all encompassing as is normal with in-house trade designers.

I have been working with authors for a long time and I'd like to think that I can bring your ideas to life. I normally get a brief and then provide some sample pages for you to approve. Upon approval I will typeset your book and provide you with a print ready pdf for printing. I am also happy to give advice from the perspective of a traditional publisher. I'm very much a heads down and get it done person and I will often complete a project before the deadline.

Please give me as much information about the text as possible ie whether there are headings, how many diagrams need to be done by me, any pictures or illustrations to be supplied or any special design. I think I am pretty knowledgable about publishing and I hope that comes across!
Services
Fiction
Children's Classics Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Math & Science Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

Feb, 2019 — Present

Macmillan Publishers

Jan, 2008 — Jul, 2018 (over 10 years)

Orion Publishing Group

Apr, 2004 — Dec, 2007 (over 3 years)

Orion Publishing Group

Mar, 2001 — Mar, 2004 (about 3 years)

HarperCollins Publishers

Apr, 1998 — Mar, 2001 (almost 3 years)

HarperCollins Publishers

Apr, 1997 — Mar, 1998 (11 months)

Portfolio

Book Interior Design
The Fred Files

Graham, Alex

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Iram has 44 reviews

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Carolyn M.

Carolyn M.

May, 2024

As a first-time author, Iram walked me through the process every step of the way. She allotted a substantial amount of review cycles in her quote for my paperback and ebook versions and was responsive and thorough in making every change requested. I am pleased with the end result and have had no issues with the PDF and epub files. They were accepted by Amazon and Ingram immediately.
Peter E.

Peter E.

Feb, 2024

Fast and reliable, as always.
Peter E.

Peter E.

Jan, 2024

Iram is a quintessential professional. Not only does she know her business, but she is fast, super responsive, and quick to correct anything that is slightly off. I have learned, from some hard experience with other typesetters/Interior Designers, how important it is to have somebody who responds quickly and will push hard to get a project done in designated timeframe. I can't overstate the va...
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Tobias G.

Tobias G.

Dec, 2023

It was wonderful working with Iram. She was very skillful and creative with designing the interior of my book, helping to create an aesthetic perfectly aligned with the subject matter. She was efficient, completing tasks in a timely manner, and was very easy to work with. I am incredibly pleased with the end result and would highly recommend Iram for any interior book design project.
Marc S.

Marc S.

Dec, 2023

It was a pleasure working with Iram. Her quote was the lowest I received on Reedsy. One always wonders what is in store accepting the lowest bid. However, Iram exceeded my expectations in that she not only did a good job but was collaborative and offered many suggestions which were particularly helpful. Her work was timely; important because we live in time zones about 8 hours apart. Ad...
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