Overview

This FOUNDATION publishing service is perfect for those who are confident in the quality of their manuscript: that it is structured well, reads well and is generally free of errors. 


We will take your completed manuscript and complete a proofread of it. This proofread is designed to spot minor spelling, grammar or typographical errors and correct them.

 

Once you approve this proofed manuscript, it is locked down and moved into the design and publication phase.

Design

Working with the team, a detailed book description for use on the rear cover will be created. This will also be critical for your marketing and promotional strategy. Once the sizing of the book has been decided (page size), the manuscript will enter the design period. 

 

You may already have clear ideas about the design of the interior of the book. If not, our designer will suggest three options for you to choose from for the interior: font type, font sizing, page layout, etc. Once the interior design strategy is finalised the entire interior of the book will be typeset. 

 

Again, you may already have clear ideas about the cover design for your book. If not, our designer will recommend three options based around stock imagery or pure text design elements. Once the general design is agreed the detailed cover design will be created. The book description (blurb) will be incorporated into the cover design. 

Publication

Ahead of publication, you will receive 10 physical copies of your book. You can use these as promotional items or to gather reviews (which can also be incorporated into the final publication edition when planned for in advance). 

 

When the final publication format is created, the book is made available through the world’s largest book distributor to traditional bricks-and-mortar retail outlets, libraries and online stores. 

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