Book Publishing FAQ

How do I submit my manuscript?
From your computer using Microsoft Word or other word processing programs, you can submit your text online or copy to a CD.

What if I have photographs or illustrations to include?
The photos or illustrations should be sent as jpg files at 300 dpi attachments. Do not embed the photos or illustrations in you Microsoft Word files.

What if I have my book ready to print, what type of files do you want?
You can send PDF, InDesign or Quark files. Refer to our FTP site guidelines for instructions for saving your files.

Can you help design my cover?
Your cover is one the strongest marketing tools you have. Our graphic designer will assist in developing the most compelling cover design based on your topic.

What size books to can be made?
We can provide the standard book sizes: 4-1/4 x 7, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 6 x 9, 7 x 10 or 8-1/2 x 11. Custom sizes are also available by request.

Can my cover have foil stamping or embossing?
Yes, we provide many standard foil colors and you can add embossing for extra effect. There will be additional costs for this feature and we will provide you a quote.

Do you offer any coatings to my cover?
Yes, gloss or matte film lamination (non curl) or UV high gloss coatings are available.

What type of paper options do I have?
For most paper back books you can choose from 60#, 70# or 80# opaque white or warm white uncoated paper stock. If you are printing in full color we recommend white gloss or dull finished text paper. For cover stock we recommend 12 pt. white C/1/S cover.
Paper options will be suggested after we know what type book you are publishing.

Will I get a proof before printing?
Yes, one proof is included in your basic price.

Is there a minimum number of books you will print?
Your price is based on the number of books you print. You can order as few as 10 or as many as you want. The unit price reflects the number ordered. We will offer suggestions in quantity to suit your marketing needs.

How do I copyright my work?
We will aid you in how to have your work filed for Copyright.

Do I need an ISBN/EAN numbers?
To sell you book in bookstores you will need ISBN to keep track of inventory. EAN is the bar code used for scanning. We will assist you in getting both ISBN and Bar Codes for your book.

Do I own the rights to my work?
Yes, as a self-published author you own all rights to the book.

Do I control content and design?
Yes, you retain control of content, design and layout.
You will have your book published your way.

Can you help with manuscript editing, critique, proofreading and Microsoft Word?
Yes, we provide all these services. If you don???t have a Microsoft Word file but you have a typewritten manuscript we can re-type it in Microsoft Word for you. All of the above services are offered for an additional fee.

After my book is printed can you provide fulfillment services?
Fulfillment can be handled online 7 days a week / 24 hours a day. You will be given online password to place your request. We can ship your orders within 24 hours by the carrier of your choice. Fees are additional for this service and will be quoted based on your requirements.

Can you help with marketing my book?
We will give you ideas to market your book to bookstores, online and using direct mail methods.

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