Our Process

Client meeting

Meeting

Our first step will be a meeting, preferably in person but if not it could be virtual. In this meeting, we will discuss the answers to a questionaire we will be sending you to learn about your wishes and needs for your book. What state your manuscript is in, do you want photos or illustrations, do you have them available or should we provide you with adequate suppliers? We will exchange information and we will give you assistance offering all the relevant information about different types of printing services, types of paper, colors, printing quantities, and any special treatments you might want to add to your book.

In this conversation, we will talk about detail what your print wishes are. The amount of books you want, if there is a specific due date, and some other details. The reason for this is to be able to give you a complete picture of the budget you will need to complete your project as you want it or give you the opportunity to decide where we can adjust costs. By making a preliminary printing quote you have a clearer picture from the start of what you will need and do not end up with surprises or disappointments further along the process.

 

Proposal Appovable

Esimate Approval

Now that we know we what you want and need we will prepare a detailed proposal with the costs of all the different phases your project will require including editors, photography, illustrations, printing or whatever you require. Once you approve the proposal you must sign and return it with 50% of the total as a deposit.

 

Editor working

Editorial Phase

Based on the state of your manuscript we will jointly decide what type of editing your text requires.

  • Line editing – A thorough look, at the big picture of the manuscript. An intensive structural edit that focuses on the finer aspects of language – the flow of ideas, transition elements, tone, and style.
  • Copy editing – Makes sure everything is clear, concise, and consistent throughout the manuscript. It addresses grammar, usage, and consistency issues.
  • Proofreading -Looks for typos, punctuation errors, and grammatical errors. 
Design Process

Design Phase

In the design phase, we will brainstorm the design of the interior formatting of your book. All our designs are custom, we do not use templates. No two books are the same.  For example, we take into consideration the typefaces to be used, the appropriate size of the type for your target market, and all other particular details of the job. Once we have a couple of typical pages that represent the treatment of the content in the book we will send you a pdf with a presentation of the design for your evaluation and approval.

 

Author Review

Author Review

At this point, the author reviews all the material provided. The edited text and the design presentation. This the moment to change whatever is not to your satisfaction.

 

Final Artwork

Artwork and Cover Design

Once the presentation and the final edited text is approved we proceed to format the whole book and prepare the final artwork. After finishing the book interior we work on the cover. Our point of view is that we need to know what the book is about and the interior design to be able to design a cover that gives the reader a genuine idea of what to expect without forgetting the important marketing job of the cover.

If the book will be used as an ebook it is produced at this stage.

Final Approval

This is were you review the complete document and grant your final approval before the book is reproduced.

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