Getting Started

Once you contract for our self-publishing services, we’ll need your book files and information to get started.

Get Your Manuscript Ready

We prefer manuscripts to be in MS Word doc/docx or rtf format, but will also accept PDF files (extra processing fee required) and physical books.  Since pages numbers, special font characters, headers and footers are irrelevant in eBooks, please do not include them in your manuscript.  If your book includes interior images, we’ll ask you to also send them as separate files for backup purposes.  We can also accept photographs and/or artwork in hard copy and convert them for you to digital format.

Get Your Images Ready

Cover files must be in jpg or png format with a resolution of 300 dpi and at least 2500 pixels on the longest side.  If you do not have a professional cover image, we can create one for you.  We can either use artwork you provide or design a custom cover.  All we need is some information regarding your book.  For fiction, just send us the title, author name and a summary about the story and main characters.  For nonfiction, all we need is the title, author name and your table of contents.  Interior illustrations and images must also be in .jpg or .png format with a minimum resolution of 150 dpi.  If you’re not sure how to convert your images to digital format, contact us.

Get Your Book Details Ready

Metadata is essential information about your eBook that will appear on a retailer’s website.  For instance, potential readers will want to know what your book is about, its intended age range and, perhaps, the genre or subject category.  The more information you can provide the better chance you have of making a sale.  There are two levels of metadata – basic and enhanced.  If you’d like us to upload your book to the online retail sites, we’ll need you to submit at least the basic metadata.  This includes title, summary/description, keywords, author name, ISBN (if applicable), desired price, copyright information and category/genre.  Enhanced metadata is optional but encouraged, and includes author bio and social media information, quotes from reviews and excerpts.