Corporate and Trade Publishing
Outsource your publication
We specialize in trade, reference, and commemorative executive publications. You can outsource a single service or have us handle the entire project. It will be handled by our top book industry editors and production specialists to meet your brand or corporate guidelines.
Once the materials are uploaded to a cloud server or email, we provide a status update and checklist to keep you current with the production timeline. Throughout the process, we post updated documents on Google Docs so that all parties have a real time overview of the project.
Upon budget and schedule approval, your project enters the pipeline. Milestones for incremental approvals are built into the schedule to keep the project on time and within budget. A designated contact person on the client side should be responsible for all communications and required to expedite approvals and change orders. If project management is required, we will work with your schedule and manage all phases of your project based on the final approved time lines.
A project proposal is helpful to writers and designers when art direction is within the scope of work. This should include a general description, target audience and markets, key selling points, competitive titles, table of contents, and author(s) or contributors biographical information.
Standard publishing protocols are followed through the publishing process such as content submissions in MS Word with originial graphics and caption text if applicable. Include front matter, contents, dedication, copyright information, dedication, foreword or preface if applicable. Back matter may include endnotes, bibliography, and request for indexing, author(s) bio(s), along with front and back cover text and images if available. Include the ISBN if already assigned. Photos and graphics for illustration or retouching, file sizing may be transferred by cloud.
Print and prepress management is managed separately. Submit interior pages and cover files for digital proofs or blue-line/match-prints if required along with delivery instructions. This includes ebook production for any or all popular readers and file formats.
Based on your distribution plan, we can offer suggestions to access traditional wholesale channels and non-traditional distribution through social media networks.
Call or email your requirements or scope of work. A written estimate is typically compiled and sent within few business days. It's helpful to be specific including the purpose of your book or web project. If you only need a ball park estimate, we can provide a range of costs by phone.
With larger projects, a production schedule and estimate will be prepared and presented within a week. Rush services are available by special arrangement.
We'll help plan a monograph or limited executive edition for your company. If elegance is the goal— the sample above features a fine leather cover with gold foil embossed title. We design and produce sophisticated bound editions for any corporate occasion.
Data-driven publications are detail oriented and demand absolute material accuracy. Bound books can be produced in either offset printing with sown cloth lay-flat binding or POD with laminate covers and adhesive bindings. Meticulous typesetting and page layouts are done to your brand style and industry standards.
Reference and Guides
Reference books and guides are highly detail oriented. These may include flowcharts, graphs, maps and technical illustrations and line art or continuous tone photo imagery. Editorial and production management services provide quality-control throughout the process.