Before you begin the submission process, you will want to review your book for any images that appear blurry and/or pixelated.
To avoid any problematic images, you will need to review each image in your original source file. The best way to do this is to zoom in at 200% and look at each image carefully. Any image in which individual pixels are apparent to the naked eye will need to have its quality increased before submission.
In order to get the highest quality images on conversion, you will need to embed high quality images in your source document. We recommend images that are a minimum of 150dpi/ppi. This equals to a resolution of: 1275px wide x 1650px high on a letter sized page. Images must also be in the ‘RGB” color space. There is no need to optimize your images, as that will be done during the conversion process! Or send all high resolution images separately and we will do it for you.
Exporting Source Files (other than PDF)
Word: Word files contain images within the file itself, so all you need to do is send the Word file (separate from the cover art). Make sure your images look nice and clear before sending. Or send graphic files separately and advise where to insert.
Pages: Pages files contain images within the file itself, so all you need to do is send the Pages file (separate from the cover art). Make sure your images look nice and clear before sending. Or send graphic files separately and advise where to insert.
InDesign: InDesign files are not all contained within the INDD file itself. Save as package and send to us: Go to File > “Package…” within InDesign, and create a packaged folder with all contents including fonts.
Tables / Charts / Graphs
Determine if your book can be formatted without these elements. If it’s possible to format your book without these elements, we recommend it. This is because a number of reading devices do not support all of these elements, or display them very poorly. If you however need them in your book, here are some things to note:
Diagrams, Charts, Graphs and Tables will be captured as an image. As a result the table will not be searchable and may appear to have artifacts within the image on some devices.
You must submit your source document with those tables as images already.
Tables, Diagrams, and Graphs often require a large amount of text in a small space. If this is the case, we recommend you keep your font at a minimum of 12pt text. This keeps the text readable on most devices.
Please note that any kind of shapes, word art, symbols, dividers, special characters, or anything else that cannot otherwise be presented using simplistic formatting and fonts will be captured as an image.
If your book is graphic intensive then we recommend a set-up as comic book:
Supply all pages as jpg or pdf file – every page (including text & comic/graphic) as one separate jpg file
Comic e-books are best supported by Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s kindle but may display poorly with other e-readers.