Pro Design Book Tool

Create a customized publishing solution for your book, mixing and matching our professional book editing and design services to meet your individual needs and budget.

EDITING SERVICES

A great book requires multiple rounds of editing. With our Simple Editing and Editing Plus Packages , we will provide multiple rounds of editing focused on strengthening both the content and technical elements of your manuscript.

If you require more information, please click on Learn More. However, if you are satisfied with the information below, you can go ahead and upload your file for Review by clicking on any of the two Editing packages you choose, and we would send you a quote after reviewing your file.

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Simple Editing

The Simple Editing Package provides two rounds of editing targeting both the content and technical elements of your manuscript. For the first round, a professional editor will review your manuscript and provide general recommendations for you. For the second round of editing, a professional editor will provide a line edit that corrects typos and ensures consistency in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Simply upload your manuscript in Microsoft word. The editors will review your manuscript using Microsoft Word.
 

Advanced Editing

With our Advanced Editing package, we will provide three rounds of editing. The first two rounds will focus on strengthening the content of your manuscript: structure, plot flow, characterization, tone. While the third round will fine-tune the technical elements such as grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Also, the third round of editing, a professional editor will provide a line edit that corrects typos and ensures consistency.

Simply upload your manuscript in Microsoft word. The editors will review your manuscript using the Microsoft Word.
 

Pro Simple Book Setup(@N49000)

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Pro Advance Book Setup

You have designed and prepared your own PDF cover and interior file of your book; and you're ready to begin the publishing process. We can assist you to ensure your file meets our submission requirements and help get your files finalized for publication. If you require more information, please click on Learn More. However, if you are satisfied with the information below, you can go ahead and upload your file for Review by clicking on any of the two Layout & Design packages you choose, and we would send you a quote after reviewing your file.

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Guided Interior & Cover Set-Up(@N89000)

We will help you with making your file meet our submission requirements; and assist you to complete adjustments within your file. You will also have direct contact with a Project Team who will work closely with you throughout the publishing process, and access to Phone support to answer your questions.

Simply upload your fully formatted PDF and request any desired fixes within your file.We'll review your file, make necessary adjustments to ensure it meets our submission requirements, and if requested, complete additional file fixes. We will provide you with a revised digital file. While you progress through the file upload and publication process on our book set-up tool, your assigned Project Team will be there to offer phone support and answer any questions along the way.

This service is for authors experienced in creating PDF files, but who may need assistance in getting their files to meet our submission requirements.
 

Custom Interior & Cover Set-Up (Call for quote)

This allows formatting of specialized elements, such as footnotes, endnotes, lists, quotations, and excerpted text. It incorporates unique design elements to chapters and sections; and includes the placement of author-supplied interior images. Also enhance your text with unique and reader-friendly fonts. In the Upload File for Review page, you will state your design preferences that best reflect your book's genre, and upload your manuscript to us. You will receive a digital proof through your Paradigm account or your email.

 

Page Size

The file size should be larger than the final printed page size (or "trim" size). E.g: If your page size is 8.5x11inches, your document should be at least 8.75x11.25inches to accommodate the bleed area. Do not make your document excessively bigger than your file. Just enough so you have a decent sized bleed area. A surprising number of files that are submitted are the exact size of the trim size. This causes delays as we have to ask the client to fix their files.
 

Inside Pages

Inside text pages should be in single page layouts. We prefer that you put all pages in one art file to prevent confusion of page order and to help us receive your files faster. 


 

Covers

Cover pages are a total of 4 pages. An outside front cover, outside back cover, inside front cover, and inside back cover.
-       If the binding choice is saddle-stitching: You do not need to worry about the layout of the cover. Just put them in your file as single pages.
 
-       If the binding choice is Perfect binding: To calculate the spine size for perfect bound publications, you will need to calculate the weight of the paper stock multiplied by the number of pages in the publication.
When making the layout for perfect bound publications, you will need to include your spine with your covers. For example, an 8.5” x 11inch document with a 0.375inch spine should have a width of 17.375inches (8.5” x 2 0.375”) and a height of 11inches. And if you add bleed for safe trimming, the overall layout size should have at least a width of 17.62inches (17.375 0.25 ) and a height of 11.25inches
 

The image on the first page-from left to right-will include the Outside Back Cover (OBC), followed by the spine, followed by the Outside Front Cover (OFC). The image on the second page will include the Inside Front Cover (IFC), followed by the spine, followed by the Inside back Cover (IBC). The inside spine should be left completely blank. If there is a printed image on the inside spine, the glue used to bind the publication will not properly adhere to the paper and the pages will eventually loosen and fall out. A blank inside spine allows the glue to better adhere to the paper.