Our prepress team prefers to work with Word documents for layout of your book. If you have unique formatting in your manuscript (lots of indented, tabbed sections, numerous captions and/or footnotes), it’s also helpful to have a PDF of your manuscript as well. That way we have the opportunity to see what you had in mind for the layout.
If your book will have photographs/charts/tables or similar elements, we prefer to have those elements as standalone files, in addition to the Word document. That allows us to ensure they reproduce at the highest quality possible when we layout your book.
You can share your files with us in several ways – on a CD, a flash drive, or through one of the online file sharing services (like DropBox or Google Drive.)
Contact one of our Publishing Advisors for more information on the specifics of file types and file transfers.
Please be advised – we don’t accept unsolicited manuscripts, so it’s important that you first speak with a Publishing Advisor before sending us your files or links. (Just like you, we won’t click on files or unsolicited/unexpected links in emails, so no actions will be taken on your files if you don’t speak with someone first.)