Publishing Specs

Once you have completed writing and editing your manuscript and wish to start the process of creating a book, contact our Self-Publishing coordinator to discuss your project in person, over the phone, or via email. We can help you decide which printing options are best for you. Before your appointment you’ll want to:

  • Create a single Microsoft Word or Open Office document with all of your interior matter (front, core and back matter) and save it as a .doc file. (InDesign files also welcome)
  • Organize any interior or cover art onto a single cd or flashdrive (images should be at 300 dpi in either jpeg or tiff formats). 
  • If you don’t need help with book design or file formatting, then you’ll simply provide us with two print-ready PDFs (one for the interior and one for the cover – at size). You can submit your PDFs via email/ftp or in person via cd or flash drive.

 

Download a pdf of our Formatting Guidelines

Download a pdf of our Submission Requirements

See examples of our custom cover designs and available templates

 

 

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