Some things you can do- 1. Set some basic preferences- Menu > Book > Book Preferences 2. Create an Auto-layout Preset (or several). It can make it easy to start a new book. 3. Make a "Duplicate" of a 'Saved Book Collection' that has "your style", delete the photos from this copy Collection, rename it. (eg. Book Template). All the page layout is preserved, just add new photos to the Collection and manually drag to the pages. 4. If you modify any Page templates, save them as "Custom" pages.