- Files: Submit your text via email in editable format (MS Word—.doc, .docx, .rtf) and any other material like charts or photos in JPEG or PNG.
- Instructions: Provide any styling input you want to have on your book. This might be an extract from a book you like or a description of the look and feel you want for your material.
- Trim size: If you have a preferred trim size for your book say so, otherwise we will use standard industry sizes for your book. Download the Mystery Manuscript Preparation Guide to read more about standard industry book sizes.
“The alternative to good design is always bad design. There is no such thing as no design.” –Adam Judge
The Design Entails:
- Frontmatter and backmatter.
- Layout: Set margins, columns, pagination, and running headers to create a stylish arrangement that works for the trim and binding.
- Structure: Design a scheme for frontmatter, sections, and heading levels.
- Style: Select fonts, chapter opening pages to set the tone for the author, and book genre.
- Table of Contents: Include fully dynamic list of contents, figures, and tables to make locating material as easy as possible for your reader.
Submission Guidelines Continued …
- Binding: Tell us how your pages will be held together—paperback or hardback, sewn or glued. We will then ensure the design includes adequate binding margin.
- Colourspace: Let us know if you decide to print B&W or colour. Designing your book in colour can make it look fabulous but keep in mind it may be a lot more expensive to print.
- ISBN: Provide your manuscript with all required information like ISBN so we add it to your copyright page during the design process.
- Printer: We need to know your choice of printer in order to produce your final book print-ready PDF with their information (name, address, contact info, and website)
Ksh. 20 per page