1106 Design offers book design, editorial services, and self-publishing advice, with hand-holding. More than 400 book titles are published every day. To make your book stand out from the crowd, you need a coach who has helped more than 1,000 publishers large and small with the highest quality editing, cover design and interior layout.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Book cover design, book interior design and typesetting, manuscript editing, general graphic design

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Advertiser: IBPA and SPAN; recommended vendor of Dan Poynter and Lightning Source.

Payment Options

  • PayPal, Personal Checks

Contact Details

  Person Michele DeFilippo
  City Phoenix, AZ
  Zip Code 85022
  Address 610 East Bell Rd., #2-139
  Phone Number (602) 866-3226
  Fax (602) 866-8166

Business Representative

Michele DeFilippo


36 years experience in graphic design and typesetting. Former owner of Pro-Type in Phoenix, an "old fashioned" typesetting firm. Passionate about quality and accuracy. Our most important service is hand-holding.

Products & Services

Services offered:

We offer a wide variety of services to new and experienced publishers, saving you the effort and stress of managing multiple providers. Our services include:

book title consulting
manuscript editing
cover design
interior book design and typesetting
logo design
and more so that you can choose exactly the services you need to successfully launch your book.

Our most important service is hand holding!

  • I would recommend this business

They do a great job at book design. I get a lot of compliments on my cover.

Value for money
Service & support
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business

As a newbie author with zero experience, I had the very good fortune to find 1106 Design. My book, Once Upon a Time in West Hollywood with over 125 photos, was a complex project. Michele & Ronda not only provided the services they advertised, they went above and beyond by being available and responsive, answering my million questions with patience and respect, did some serious hand holding, and best of all employed a great design and proofread team to take my blurry vision of a book, and make it a beautiful reality. It was truly a collaboration. Their services comprised everything a new or experienced book writer would need, including uploading the finished product to Amazon and Ingram Spark,so if you want a high quality product that you will be proud of, I unequivocally recommend 1106 Design!

Value for money
Service & support
Overall ratingExcellent

Customer Testimonials

To date, 1106 Design has designed seven books for us. (The Maxwell Winston Stone Series)
To say that they are good would be a vast understatement they have proven to be fantastic. Besides their high quality of work, both my wife and I strongly rely upon their opinions and suggestions. They have integrated into our decision-making and are delightful to work with. You will be getting a true professionals in the book world. Feel free to e-mail with any further questions you might have.

I want to take a moment to let you know how thrilled I am with your design and layout of my book "Tastes Like Chocolate: Thoughts from Young People." This book has been on the drawing board of my mind for quite awhile now and 1106 Design has captured the essence of my vision for this book. You and your staff are professional, responsive, caring, and willing to answer and help guide me through the book-making process. My experience working with you and your staff has exceeded all of my expectations. Thank you for caring for Tastes Like Chocolate as much as I do.

Thank you very much. You've been an instrumental part of whatever success "Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck" might achieve. I appreciate your patience, insightful advice and, of course, your candor.

1106 Design has done fantastic work for my book, "eBay Millionaire or Bust." 1106 delivered beautiful formatting and design in a timely manner, and are very nice people! If you want quality design, you have come to the right place!

We have been working with Michele and her company for at least two years now and I am so happy we found each other. 1106 designed a book called Trench Art: An Illustrated History that won an IPPY Award. Our company sponsors these awards and I was interested to learn more about the designer.

Since we began our working relationship, 1106 Design has consistently met our required deadlines within budget. They have great capacity and can handle any amount of work you give them. Our production varies drastically (when it rains, it pours), but it's nice to have someone that understands and is ready to work when the work comes in.

Quality control is also excellent. We never have had any problems with manuscripts coming back because changes weren't made properly. The service they give their clients is outstanding.

It seems your service and dedication is limitless. You're really an exception in the business! I wish I were Random House so that I could promise you dozens of lucrative jobs in the future, but I will do all I can to spread word about you. You have not only earned yourself the top of my list but the sole entry for future projects after "The Writing on the Wall" by Hannes Artens. With others I pinch pennies, but to sign the dotted line on your contract was the wisest business decision I've done in this whole endeavor.

The 1106 team has been superb. "Spontaneous Tourism" is CrystalOrb's first book. We'd originally planned to go with [the printer] for everything we needed-cover, interior, indexing, etc. but encountered delays and poor communication with the PM assigned to us there, so we decided to look elsewhere once the cover was done.

Michele was one of several people I contacted, and she immediately impressed me with her attention to detail and prompt responses to questions. She loved the manuscript, but I sent a copy of the cover that we'd been provided and she gently advised me that we'd be doing ourselves a huge disservice if we used it because it screamed self-published. So her team drafted three new concepts and when I saw them, I decided to drop [the printer's] cover entirely and start over with 1106 doing everything.

Throughout the whole process, Michele and her team were responsive and energetic. They met tight timelines, kept me fully informed, turned things around faster than I thought possible, and exerted gentle pressure whenever I wanted something that their experience suggested wouldn't be to the book's benefit. It's a testament to their skill that Spontaneous Tourism has been picked up by both Midpoint Trade Books and Quality Books, Inc. for distribution.

In short, I can't say enough good things about 1106 Design. We're going to use their services for a booklet and a few other derived materials that are in the pipeline, and I'm already looking forward to coming to Michele when we put out our next book. She and her team are simply the best.
You're welcome to ask me any specific questions that you may have.

I am truly impressed by the number of corrections found by the proofreader in "The Arizona Landlord's Desk Book." Truly, this was money very well spent. Please pass on my sincere thanks for the proofreader's extraordinary effort.

1106 Design has been so reliable and efficient while working on my book, "The Search for Scholarships The Andrews System: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Money for College". It is so refreshing to deal with a company that has a high level of professionalism. I took a chance picking someone from the Internet, but it was the right choice.

I just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am with the final book cover for "Awaken the Genie Within." Whoo hoo! Thank you for putting together such a top-notch team of experts! Blessings,

Let me personally take the opportunity to thank [the 1106 Design team] for all your exceptional work on "Coming Home to a Place Called Hope." I went in very green as to the actual design process of a book, but you have [all] been very helpful and patient in leading me through every step. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for that. As to the finished products - just let me say they are professional, polished and perfect for our purposes! (Say that three times fast!) I will definitely be keeping your contact information handy for any future projects.

Your proofreader did a great job! I am really delighted with the high quality of all the work you have done on my book, "My Dog Bites the Englsh Teacher: Practical Grammar Made Quick and Easy." Everyone who sees the cover design is just blown away by it.

Every writer dreams of what their first published book might look like. 1106 Design's ability to turn their client's dreams into reality is nothing short of amazing. I found them among a list of highly recommended book designers, and of those professionals, no one impressed me more. Their interior and cover design concepts are on par with any major publication you will find in your competitive field. I recently compared the finished copy of my novel "Cybernetica" to a similar book that won a prestigious award for cover art, and mine is actually better! Not only does 1106 Design provide the full range of services necessary to succeed in both production and marketing, they genuinely want you to succeed. There's nothing more gratifying than knowing you hired the right team for the job.

I am very pleased with the final results of the Mastery Press Logo. The bolding of the words was the final step in creating the image I had in mind. The whole logo looks exactly as I wanted it. Thank you for mastering my ideal! Let the blessings continue to flow from your fun publishing factory!

I GOT THEM!!!! The books look absolutely awesome... wow, I don't know what to say.... whew. I am excited and nervous all at once. Again, I want to thank you for the outstanding job you did in helping me produce "The Spark: Overcome Burnout and Reclaim Your Passion for Teaching"... wow. I am on chapter three of my next book and when I sell a bunch of these and replenish my funds I want to start working on a cover with you guys and the whole deal all over again!

1106 Design's work reflects the highest standards and their customer service is superb. They respond to emails nearly instantaneously, and when you call, you get a live person who is knowledgeable and willing to take whatever time is necessary to answer your questions. I am truly lucky to have found them for my book, "Leaving Johnny Behind: Overcoming Barriers to Literacy and Reclaiming At-Risk Readers."

The finished books arrived on Wednesday, and I felt I had to let you know how absolutely beautiful they are the cover, the interior design, everything. Thank you so much. You have created a beautiful book, [Sea Changes], one that anyone would want to pick up and open. I am so grateful. It is everything I could have hoped for, and more. You guys are the greatest when it comes to book design.

From Our Website

1106 Design provides end-to-end book design, production and publishing services for independent authors who seek all the quality of traditional publishing without forfeiting their rights and royalties in return. Our team of senior publishing industry professionals manages your project from first draft all the way to a beautifully finished book in all media. At completion, your book will be available for sale in the online and retail outlets you choose. Most importantly, we help you set up book distribution accounts in your name so every penny of net revenue, after retailer discounts and printing costs are deducted, is deposited directly into your bank account, never ours first.

Our team of qualified experts offers a full range of services to publishers, with the added benefit of project management and responsive customer service. We know that every book is different and every author is unique, so we'll be happy to customize a publishing solution just for you.

Have you invested in a great book cover? Don't detract from its impact with homemade promotional materials. We can design a variety of professional collateral materials to help you promote your book, including logos, postcards, bookmarks, press kits, posters, banners, sell sheets and a handy CD with everything you'll need when the media comes calling. People buy from companies they trust. A professional corporate identity builds on the credibility established by your book cover and helps your business to be recognized as a serious publishing company.

Then our design team works with you to go through however many rounds of designs it takes until you're 100% satisfied. Every book has its own voice, and the print layout needs to reflect that. That's why template layouts don't work-they can't capture the author's voice like a custom layout does. Again, we work with you through however many design iterations it takes until you're 100% satisfied. Our custom design process means we design every single page of your book to make sure it is flawless.

On this page, you'll find 1106 Design's book marketing services. We'll help you with marketing analysis and positioning, and creating and implementing a book launch blitz. Our author coach can guide you as you market your book. Give your book the best possible start with this eight-week program. Price includes eight, one-hour Zoom video chats and email availability between coaching sessions.