The Self-Publishing Road Map

 

We offer a detailed look at the Self Publishing process, starting from step one.

 

Get a Price Quote
 

Because every book is formatted and printed differently, we have Self Publishing experts calculate a tailored price for every order that comes through. We don't charge you for features you don't want; we give you the best possible rate every time.

 

To submit a quote online visit our Price Quote page. If you'd prefer to get a price immediately over the phone, give us a call at 1-866-944-2999.

 

 

 

 

 

Editing
 

Your book should be properly edited before submitting it for printing. Many authors choose to have a friend or family member who is qualified do the book editing. A second option is to hire a student from a local community college or university to do the editing. A third option is to hire a professional editor. Although we do not offer an editing service, we do refer qualified editors upon request.

 

An important rule in editing is as the author of the book, you should never do the final edit. If there are mistakes, you probably won’t catch all your own mistakes, no matter how many times you proofread your manuscript.

 

 

 

 

 

Page Layout
 

Page layout is the term which describes the way in which text is situated on a page. A page layout which contain no photographs, tables/ charts, bullets, or index (otherwise known as a basic layout) can be created by our designers at no additional charge if you choose. If your page layout is not a basic layout, we would be able to provide a quotation to have our designers create your page layout. 

If you are creating your own page layout, the next step is to adjust the page layout of your book. The page layout of your book should be adjusted to look exactly the way it should for printing. This includes choosing the font for the text and headers, as well as the margin size and location of the page numbers. This is something that you can do yourself using a basic computer and software such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, or Adobe InDesign (to name a few).

 

We offer a step by step guide for creating your own layout here.

 

 

 

 

 

Cover Design
 

Eighty percent of all books are sold based on the cover design alone. The cover design is the single most important marketing tool used to sell your book. It is for this reason that we provide a professional custom book cover design at no additional charge. If you have illustrations or photographs you would like to include in your book cover design, our designers will incorporate these images into your cover design. 

 

You can take a look at a few of our designs here.

 

 

 

 

 

Send Your Manuscript
 

We recommend sending files under 5 megabytes by email (info@artbookbindery.com) or by using our FTP for files larger than 5 megabytes. If you choose to send your file on a disk, we recommend using a certified service such as UPS, Fed Ex, or the Post Office's Express Mail Service.  



Book submissions should be sent to:

ART BOOKBINDERY
Manuscript Submission
Suite 5-1377 Border Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3H 0N1 

Please remember to include your name, address, phone number complete with area code, and an email address with your book submission. 

We will contact you as soon as we receive your submission and will be in touch with you throughout the publishing process to keep you fully informed of your book's progress. One of our designers will contact you regarding your book's cover design.

All files and original artwork or photographs will be returned with the finished books at the time of delivery. 

 

 

 

 

 

Proofing and Book Printing
 

Once the book cover design and layout are complete, we will produce a complete set of proofs for your perusal. Upon approval of the proofs, we will immediately begin printing your books. Depending on the quantity of books ordered, the printing normally takes 15 working days once the proofs are approved.

 

If you would like to speak to one of our self publishing experts, please call us toll free at 1-866-944-2999 to discuss the details of your book. 

 

 

 

 

 

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