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    1. Production
    2. Marketing & Payment
    3. Copyrights & Privacy
    4. Job Status & Delivery
    5. Rejection
1. Production
1.1 How POD works?
1.2 What size of book I should opt?
1.3 Which type of bookbinding is good for my book?
1.4 What types of papers is available?
1.5 How I design my cover layout of book?
1.6 How I insert artwork and photographs in my book?
1.7 Do you print books with color images inside, like children's books?
1.8 What should be order for preparation of Manuscript?
1.9 What should be the typography in my manuscript?
1.10 How I will get my proofs of my book?
1.11 What software are you using?
1.12 What is ISBN?
1.13 How I will get ISBN for my book?
1.14 What are the minimum copies you can print?
1.15 Are you working on Macintosh platform also?
1.16 Will you print reprints of my Out of Print title?
1.1 How POD Works?

Once we received electronically or through CD your manuscript it goes to our production process.

As a first step our layout experts examine all manuscript material sent by you and do the professional layout of book with cover designing if required.

The proof of book will send you via email in PDF format as per actual dimensions of final book with pages numbers.

You can print at your end and make the correction on printed sheet and send us via courier or you can send an email in which corrections can be mark page wise.

Then final proof will be mailed in PDF format with ISBN after doing all correction and production will start when your final approval will be received.

Within 48 business hours after getting final approval book will be printed.

1.2 What size of book I should prefer?
Its all depends on your nature of work which you want to publish or print. We offer three standard page book sizes i.e.

Demy size :     5.5" x 8" in paper back perfect binding.
Demy size :     5.75" x 8.25" in hardbound Jacket binding.
A4 size is :     8.25" x 11" in paper back perfect binding.

It is always recommended you should visit to your nearby libraries, book shop or book exhibition, assess your work or other related published book. Easily you will get the answer.

After you select the size of book you want to publish, it is recommended that you print a copy of the template for the book size you plan to publish and make sure your copy area will fit within the shaded area.

Make your layout at the center the pages in the shaded area and we will shift them left or right for binding adjustments margin.

1.3 Which type of bookbinding is good for my book?

Again it is matter of your choice if you want your book to in library shelf than it should be hard bound, if your book is for reading pleaser for readers than perfect binding is good due to it easy handing. If it is a workbook or manual with limited pages than saddle stitch binding is perfect choice and if pages are more than 48 no, we recommend double metal wire or spiral binding.

1. Perfect binding
2. Case Bound/Hardback binding
3. Double Metal Wire binding
4. Plastic Spiral Wire
5. Saddle Stitch or Center stitch

1.4 What types of papers is available?

For color printing of text pages of book we offer 100-gsm matt art paper. For black printing of text pages of book, standard 80 gsm acid-free map litho. For cover multi color printing, we offer 250-gsm art cards matt. Apart of these options we can use other type of paper as book per requirement provided paper quality is good for printing.

1.5 How I should plan for my cover design layout of book?

The cover for your book is a very important selling tool. If cover fails to draw attention, the book will be in very tough situation. All large book publishers and distributors look for an attractive cover and book title. Eye-catching book cover design is a key to reach in the hand of buyers.

You should to have a professional service form a professional designer to make your cover attractive and eye-catching or at ABCPRESS color cover designing cost will be Rs. 500 extra, in which you will get 2 cover design layout options in PDF format along with about the book and about author layout. If you want to insert any photograph on cover, please provide scanned high-resolution TIF, JPGE or PDF format files at 300 dpi.

Lines art for the front cover should be scanned at 600 dpi and provide us in any above standard format.

1.6 How I insert artwork and photographs in my book?

Please insert your artwork or photographs in high-resolution i.e. 300 dpi, at appropriate place in your manuscript. Must provide us an additional copy of all scanned photographs and artwork files in any standard format like TIFF, JPEG, CDR or PDF etc.

Black color line art and black & white photographs either within the text or in cover will be printed at no additional charge. Our system has a maximum resolution of 2400 dots-per-inch (DPI), which produces super quality for most line art and photographs.

1.7 Do you print books with color images inside,
like children's books?

Yes. We do print any books with color images in the book. The cover of the book, however, will always be color.

1.8 What should be order for preparation of Manuscript?

Generally, book start with a half title page, full title page, copyright page, dedication page, content page, foreword, acknowledgment, glossary page, introduction page and preface as a starting pages of book.

Then main text of book will be in chapters format.

Appendix page, footnotes page, glossary page, reference page, bibliography page generally comes at the end of book. For detail reference & layout please click here

At the same time being you are the publisher or author and you have full control of how the pages will look and in what order they appear in your book,

1.9 What should be the typography in my manuscript?

Do not use too many different fonts, especially on the same page and never use all caps. Instead of using underline word use italic.

1.10 How I will get my proofs of my book?

The proof of book will send you via email in PDF format as per actual dimensions of final book with pages numbers. You can get it printed at your end and make the correction on printed sheet and send us via courier or you can send an email in which corrections can be mark page wise. Then we will mail final proof again in PDF format after doing all corrections marked by you and production will start when your final approval will receive.

1.11 What is ISBN?

The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is the 13-digit number on the back of a book is an integral of part of any book nowadays. This number identifies the publisher and the book title. Booksellers, distributors and libraries use this number to order, price and keep track of inventory. ISBN is known throughout the world as a short and clear machine-readable identification number, which marks any book unmistakably. Today all major libraries accept only those books that carry ISBN. Click here to see an example ISBN bar code.

1.12 How I will get my book ISBN?

ISBN bar code is easily available through a government agency i.e.
Raja Rammohun Roy National Agency for ISBN
West Block-I, Wing-6, 2nd Floor,
Sector -I, R.K. Puram,
New Delhi-110066
ABCPRESS can help you to obtain the ISBN bar code for your book or you can directly get ISBN form above agency.

1.13 What software are you using?

Quark Xpress; Corel Draw; Adobe Photoshop; Microsoft Word; Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Photoshop, Adobe PageMaker, many more!

If your software is not listed, donít worry it will work with our software. Any questions regarding the software please mail us for further clarification

1.14 Are you working on Macintosh platform also?

We work on both Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh platform.

1.15 What are the minimum copies you can print?

50 no of copies.

1.16 Will you print reprints of my Out of Print title?

Yes, why not we will reprint your earlier book just like a new print order.

2. Marketing and Payment
2.1 How you can help me to market my book?
2.2 What will be the cost of my book?
2.3 What are your payment terms?
2.1 How you can help me to market my book?

The ABCPRESS provide a comprehensive Marketing Toolkit for book promotion that helps authors or self-publishers to publicize their work, create demand, and sell books and make profit.

Along with your manuscript you should provide us these word document for promotion of your book as under:
Author bio-data in 50 words
Back text for book 200 words
Keynote in 25 words - this is a brief one or two sentence that summarizes your book. It will appear on the web site and various marketing materials, but not on the book itself.

Key words or phrases in 12 words/phrases - these are the words that if put in search window would bring your book up as one that fit that search criteria. Do not use words from the title or your name.

Hardcover synopsis, which is similar to the back text with a little bit of a different spin and is on the front inside flap (150 words). Only if choosing to also have your book in hardcover.

For detail Marketing Toolkit click

2.2 What will be the cost of my book?

Your book cost depends on the size of book, number of pages, front cover design and binding style.

Click here to see the detailed costing of a book.

2.3 What are your payment terms?

50% payment at time of accepting the order and balance full and final payment should be made at time of delivery.

3. Copyrights and Privacy
3.1 What is your privacy policy toward my book?
3.2 Who will hold the copyright of my book?
3.3 Is my satisfaction guaranteed?
3.1 What is your privacy policy toward my book?

The ABCPRESS software encrypts all files before they are sent from your computer to our production facility. The facility is highly automated so no unnecessary people view any of the material that is submitted. We have a number of firewalls to prevent unwanted visitors to our site. All personal information is kept strictly confidential. We do not share your name, address or other personal information with outside parties.

3.2 Who will hold the copyright of my book?

100% only you will hold the copyright and profit of your book.

3.3 Is my satisfaction guaranteed?

ABCPRESS guarantees that every book printed will be exactly as submitted or your money will be refunded or the books reprinted at no cost. Our software will let you preview your order before it is printed with 100% accuracy. You get to select the size, cover design and binding for your book. After the order is placed, you will receive an order acknowledgement by e-mail to confirm what you selected.

4. Job Status & Delivery
4.1 How I will know about my book production status?
4.2 How you will deliver my book?
4.1 How I will know about my book production status?

At the beginning of production we will assign you a Services User Member Number commonly referred to as your SUM No. Your SUM no will be your point of contact during your job production process. You can longin our website and send us email within no time our system will inform you about your job status via email.

4.2 How you will deliver my book?

Delivery can be made through any means like courier, by hand, VPP or through transport on actual charges basis. We do not add any additional handling charges. In fact, we pass to you any discounts our freight carriers give us. At the time the books are shipped, you will receive an e-mail with the shipping information.

5. Rejection
5.1 Can you reject my book for printing or publishing?

Yes. ABCPRESS does not print or publish materials that are pornographic, libelous or defamatory. We also cannot print or publish materials that infringe upon the copyrights or trademarks of others. It is at the sole discretion of ABCPRESS whether we deem you material to be questionable.

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