Newheath Publishing can help get your initial draft of your book whatever the genre off the ground by giving you practical advice in the stages leading up to publication. Novels, fiction, non-fiction, even if its poetry you have written over the years, we will try and talk you through the process for start to finish
File preparation is usually done in Word has got to be as close to the final copy as possible, Corrections are much faster (and therefore cheaper) to make in the early stages in Word, so make sure that have carefully edited and proofread your file before sending to typesetting. It is always a good idea to use Word’s styles to keep everything consistent to identify chapter titles and other recurring elements.Try to get someone to check it as now is the time to do it, not in the middle of typesetting. One file rather than multiple files is acceptable as this will ensure that parts of your book don’t get lost or the structure confused. Typesetting won’t begin until all the material is ready, so there is no need to send the document in stages.
If your book contains lots of images, or illustrations, or the content style needs to be maintained, Fixed Layout files will be the most appropriate way to create an eBook. The conversion process usually takes 2 to 3 weeks and when we have converted the script I will email eBook files to you for review, along with instructions detailing how to view the files on a Kindle, or an iPad.
If you spot anything that needs changing we can update the files and send them back to you for further review. Please note that if you request significant editorial changes after the conversion, there is likely to be an additional cost – if you can make sure that the manuscript you send to me has been edited and proofread.
When we have received your file for Converting, we’ll create some sample pages of the book for your approval. This is so you have trust in us so we are on the right road. I will point out any hiccups that might be forthcoming and give you a timescale of when you can receive the first proofs We use the latest Adobe Indesign software alongside Grid calculator pro and custom scripts to make the process more accurate for you.
Once you receive the first draft of the PDF, please read through it for any editorial mistakes. we will do extensive proofreading at this stage both manuel and mechanical
Mark up the PDF using the tools in Adobe Reader and send back for implementing into the InDesign file.