Michael Vito Tosto

Michael Vito Tosto – Designer

Professional typographer and book formatter working out of historic St. Charles. I also advise and consult with first-time self-publishers.


I've been doing this for 13 years. Whatever the current state of your manuscript, sending to me means you don't have to worry about it anymore. I take your content and transform it into a print-ready, professional-quality book. It's what I do all day every day.

Whether eBook or paperback, the presentation of the text is as important as the content. The best written message will ultimately fail in its delivery if the formatting of that message repels the eye. I favor classic arrangements that invite the eye, and I prefer fonts that making the reading experience warmer. I have zero room for error, and I obsessively check every detail from front to back. My finished products are always examples of professional perfectionism. My fees include everything necessary to transform your manuscript into a professional-looking book that's ready to printed (paperback or hardcover) or downloaded (eBook).

I'm happy to consult with first-time publishers, particularly in the Amazon/KDP process (my specialty). It's a very daunting and confusing process at times. It helps to have someone like me who knows all the ins and outs of it. Screen-sharing is possible through Zoom, and I can walk you through the process. This service is part of the rates above.

Contemporary Fiction Cultural & Ethnic Poetry Short Story
History Music Philosophy Religion & Spirituality

Work experience


Jan, 2009 — Present

I've been formatting professional book interiors for over 10 years. I do this stuff with my eyes closed. Poetry, prose, photography, art, diaries... I can format anything and making it pleasing to the eye.

Michael Vito has 40 reviews





John D.

John D.

Nov, 2023

5 stars all day long. Will definitely use him again.
Matt C.

Matt C.

Nov, 2023

Excellent work! We worked with Michael for a non-fiction book with hundreds of footnotes in multiple formats. He was very helpful and did everything he said he could do to format our book and help us get it across the goal line. Cheers to you sir!
Gary J.

Gary J.

Nov, 2023

Michael was very professional throughout our collaboration.
Matt C.

Matt C.

Nov, 2023

Michael did excellent work. Would work with him again!
Raven S.

Raven S.

Oct, 2023

Michael was quick, direct and explained anything about the project that I didn't know or understand. He even accommodated some major changes to the project later on in the interior design. I appreciated his many questions as they gave me the opportunity to learn more about this industry as a new to publishing author. Initially, I thought my collection would be too small for print and Michael pr...
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