Writing your book can be a daunting task from the research, writing, editing, and design phases. Naturally, the type of book you are writing will impact the amount of research required for any given topic. For instance, if an author writes an autobiography, the content may stem from a great memory or perhaps a personal diary written over the years. On the other hand, historical biographies usually require several years of research and traveling to historical sites in order to have an adequate grasp of the content. There are others who write creatively and produce fiction and non-fiction novels based on people, places, events, etc. etc. Whatever genre preference an author prefers, will not diminish the amount of time and hard work that a published book demands. Furthermore, locating a quality consultant and a publisher to take on your work can also be difficult and stressful!
Once the book is written in the initial drafts, the ensuing editing process can be very time consuming. A decision whether to use the services of a professional editor usually falls in the mix. If a professional editor is utilized, the time frame for the end product should be expedited. Experienced editors often have years of experience and see errors in sentence structure, punctuation, spelling, and other typical mistakes author's make. Their professional expertise not only saves time in the long run, they prepare the document for the formatting stage that is critical to the ultimate completion. Feder Ink Publishing offers excellent editing services to meet every clients individual needs.
During the initial steps, the author will also need to have an artistic idea for their book cover design. Designers expect an author to offer creative ideas on what they envision their front cover to reflect. Other matters of importance will include the dust cover design and details regarding the flaps for the hardcover. For an author's first book, it is very helpful to look at numerous exemplary hardcover and softcover editions. If a book is going to be limited to a softcover, the dustcover flaps will not be an issue. Our quality book designers strive to meet an author's expectations regarding details. Furthermore, we aim to clearly communicate with authors through the design process. Our professionals at Feder Ink want you to be involved and pleased with your final cover design.
Another important item for author's to consider is duration. When a publisher informs an author their edited manuscript has been submitted for formatting, further copy edits back and forth may be necessary. The author may also be asked to scan through their document throughout the process; in order to locate any overlooked items or inadvertent formatting changes. Patience on your part may also need to be exercised, when extra time is necessary for fine-tuning footnotes, photographs, and other details. Once these features are taken care of, the book should be ready for printing. There is however, a final word of caution before moving on to the next step. Even though independent author's may desire to figure out the formatting process themselves in order to save money, it is important to remember that professional formatters have the software and the day in and day out experience to prepare the finishing touches for your book.
A fourth important step for an author is having assurance their publisher will use a quality print. At Feder Ink we utilize some of highest quality print in the industry in order to insure an author's book is clear and appealing to the reader's eyes.
The fifth step includes getting the book to a worldwide market. Setting a sound market price that is reflected with a bar code and ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is important. Naturally, if you have both a hardcover and a softcover made available for your book, two different ISBN numbers will be necessary. Our experienced designers and formatters will display the numbers and bar codes, insuring both appear on the cover of your book for purchase and identification purposes.
With all of these details completed, Feder Ink offers consultation and market services in order to make a book accessible on multiple web outlets. Many author's also desire a third type of offering for their book in e-book form. We will efficiently convert your file into an e-book file and get it ready for purchase. Fortunately, having three different options such as hardcover, softcover, and e-book for the purchase of your book is a draw for consumers. Finally, We will be happy to consider your book for the entire five-step process, or the flexibility of individual steps, along with your itemized FREE ESTIMATE. We also offer CONSULTATION services based on an HOURLY FEE for author's, independent author's, and aspiring author's needing step-by-step advice! Go to our CONTACT page and send us an e-mail today regarding your particular needs!
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