The first step of the self-publishing process is to obtain a price quotation for your book. To submit a quote online visit our Price Quote page, or call us toll free at 1-866-944-2999 for an immediate price quote.
Edit Your Book
Your book should be properly edited before submitting it for printing. Many authors choose to have a friend or family member who is qualified do the book editing. A second option is to hire a student from a local community college or university to do the editing. A third option is to hire a professional editor. Although we do not offer an editing service, we do refer qualified editors upon request.
An important rule in editing is as the author of the book, you should never do the final edit. If there are mistakes, you probably won’t catch all your own mistakes, no matter how many times you proofread your manuscript.
Layout Your Pages
Page layout is the term which describes the way in which text is situated on a page. A page layout which contain no photographs, tables/ charts, or bulleted lists (otherwise known as a basic layout) can be created by our designers at no additional charge. If your page layout contains photographs, tables, or bulleted lists, we would be able to provide a quotation to have our designers create your page layout.
If you are creating your own page layout, the pages of your book should be adjusted to look exactly the way it should for printing. This includes choosing the font for the text and headers, as well as the margin size and location of the page numbers. This is something that you can do yourself using basic software such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, or Adobe InDesign (to name a few).
We offer a step by step guide for creating your own layout here.
Eighty percent of all books are sold based on the cover design alone. The cover design is the single most important marketing tool used to sell your book. It is for this reason that we provide a professional custom book cover design at no additional charge. If you have illustrations or photographs you would like to include in your book cover design, our designers will incorporate these images into your cover design.
To view samples of existing cover designs, please click here.
Send Your Manuscript
We recommend sending files under 10 megabytes by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by using our FTP for files larger than 10 megabytes. If you choose to send your file on a disk or USB drive, all subissions should be sent to our address as follows:
Suite 5-1377 Border Street
Please remember to include your name, address, phone number complete with area code, and an email address with your book submission.
We will contact you as soon as we receive your submission and will be in touch with you throughout the publishing process to keep you fully informed of your book's progress. One of our designers will contact you regarding your book's cover design once the page layout is complete.
All files and original artwork or photographs will be returned with the finished books at the time of delivery.
Proofing and Book Printing
Once the book cover design and layout are complete, we will produce a complete set of printed proofs for your approval. Upon approval of the proofs, we will immediately begin printing your books. The normal turnaround time once we have approval of the printed proof is approximately 15 business days.
If you would like to speak to one of our self publishing experts, please call us toll free at 1-866-944-2999 to discuss the details of your book.