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Pre-production

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Pre-production

The first step is to prepare your book for publication

  • What needs doing a checklist of the tasks to be carried out before your book is put into production.
  • Preparing for Publication describes all the stages a book goes through on its way to publication in a publishing house and provides useful background for self-publishers
  • Proofreader's Marks tells you how they are used and provides lists of the most common manual and electronic marks
  • Copy-editing our service makes sure that your manuscript is ready to go to the printers, free of all spelling and grammatical mistakes.
  • Preparing an index guidelines on how to set about preparing an index for your book, including  Making an Index using Word®
  • Compiling a table of contents not only looks professional but lets you jump to parts of your document, even if it is composed of many word-document files.
  • Why apply style to your text? 
  • Legal checks a rundown of picture research, permissions and libel – and how we can help.
  • Clearing Copyright gives you specific guidelines for finding out who controls copyright in pictures and text, and how to set about getting permission to use the material.
  • Your copyright an overview of your copyright, how you can protect it, the public domain and 'fair use'.
  • Permissions & model release a sample model release which can be used to get permission to use photographs of people
  • ISBN registration what is an International Standard Book Number?
  • Glossary and acronyms of printing and publishing terms and abbreviations, which may be useful if there are words used in the process which you have not encountered before.

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Glossary & Acronyms

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  1. Work out the design and set up cost
  2. Unit cost business & marketing plans
  3. Book order form and payment page

You are off to a very good marketing start with WPS as we link all our titles into Amazon and several of the biggest book distributors so your book can be ordered, delivered and the money collected worldwide.

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