it’s what’s on the inside
Your page design, typesetting, and layout will receive as much careful attention as it needs to become the best it can be. We’ll make sure you’re completely happy with your pages before your book goes to press. That’s a promise.
Having your manuscript edited and proofread by an experienced editor beforehand is the most cost-effective in the long run. An experienced editor will make sure your text flows smoothly for your reader.
We’ll learn about your target audience to prepare two or three design options for your pages based on our discussion. Each design will consist of the first page of a chapter, followed by a two-page spread. You’ll have choices of typefaces and layout, and we’ll create your final design template according to your preferences.
When your manuscript is ready, you can email us your document together with any images. When we receive your manuscript, we’ll flow your text into the final design template and place your images. Each page will be typeset, including the front and back matter. We’ll create your title page, copyright page, table of contents, and any other front and back matter you’d like to include in your book. Then we’ll send you a PDF of your completed pages for review.
We suggest printing your manuscript in book form (printed double sided and trimmed to size) to review as it will look different from the way you’re used to seeing it. Your editor/proofreader and yourself should each carefully review each page for any errors.
When all errors, if any, are corrected, we’ll send you a mockup of your book, printed double-sided, trimmed and bound. This helps catch details that might have been missed when looking at the manuscript, such as awkward page turns or facing pages of different lengths.
When you’re satisfied that your pages are perfect, you’ll sign a Proof Approval checklist, confirming that we’re ready to go to press. We’ll then contact your printer and you can leave all the details to us. We’ll also send you your digital files for safekeeping!