Quality Is King
Readers today have extremely high expectations of quality, and
have very low tolerance for poorly edited, poorly formatted,
and poorly presented books. With the ocean of e-books that
exist today, you can't afford to trust your book to a free or
cut-rate book mill where your manuscript will remain untouched
by human hands. GBS shares your passion for creating
outstanding books, printed or electronic, and we have
experience you can count on to create customized, well-packaged
Editing, Cover Art & Formatting: The Human Touch
Whether your manuscript has been previously published or is a
new work, proper editing is critical. Reader reviews are
becoming increasingly important in boosting sales, and readers
are extremely critical of errors found in your work. Many
readers have the false impression that traditionally published
books are error free, and independently published (or
republished) works are riddled with typos. In fact, the
reverse is often true. When GBS edits and formats your book,
our editors and book designers work directly with your text,
adding the human touch that no inexpensive automated service
can replicate. Our graphic designers understand what it takes
to create a truly striking cover that reflects the amount of
effort and skill that went into the creation of your manuscript.
A Note About Editing
Thorough editing is an investment in the success of your book.
GBS's editing fees are competitively priced. Whether you use GBS's
editors or your own, every dollar spent on editing is a stake
in your future profits. You have already put your time, energy
and love into your manuscript. You will never regret investing
in a great editor.
A traditional publisher would never allow a poorly conceived
and produced cover to grace one of their books, and neither
should you. Despite the old saying, readers judge books based
on their covers every day. This is especially true in the
Your cover is your first, and perhaps your last, opportunity
to make a great impression on your potential readers. Today's
conventional wisdom regarding book covers is that the amount
of effort and expense you invest in your book cover should
reflect the amount of work you put into creating the work
itself. It has been proven time and again that sales are
directly related to the quality of the cover art. Readers will
quickly reject a book with a poorly illustrated cover. Don't
let that happen to you!
The professional artists at GBS are well versed in the
requirements for creating high-quality book covers, both from
a technical and aesthetic standpoint. We can create simple yet
effective covers, or elaborate pieces of art. It is your
choice of how sophisticated you want your cover to be. GBS
will help you create a look that will get your book opened.
E-book Formatting and Conversion
The goal of e-book conversion is to achieve a level of quality
that's as good or greater than the quality produced by
traditional publishers. Genius Book Services accomplishes this
every day. We have the experience and the expertise to create
well-formatted, well-edited, and visually attractive e-books
that will pass even the most discerning reader's inspection.
An e-book begins with a source file, such as a DOC or RTF file.
If that isn't available, GBS can work from a PDF or HTML file,
or in the case of reprinting a previously published book, even
a hard copy of the book itself will suffice.
What if you don't have an electronic manuscript of your book?
If you are reprinting a previously published book, GBS can
scan the book, turn it into a working file, remove the
inevitable scanning errors, and begin the process of conversion
to an e-book or print-on-demand. No matter what you have, Genius Book
Services can get you started.
Regardless of what you may have heard in the news, print books
are here to stay. And it is not uncommon to hear from readers,
"Where is the print version? I don't have an e-reader!" There's
no reason to stay away from this still thriving market. Get
your book into – or back into – print!
What Do I Need To Know About Print?
Print books require a bit more preparation than e-books. An
e-book is basically a long scroll of specially formatted text.
Creating a print book is a completely different process.
Here are some things to think about when preparing to print your book:
- Trim size: The physical shape of your book
- Paper: Your choices are usually white or créme, which
will affect the thickness of the book
- Cover: You will need a front, back, and spine that matches
the trim size and page count
- Fonts: Do you require special fonts?
- Interior art: Will your book have a logo on the title
page, or pictures in the interior?
- Price: Many of your decisions will affect the cost of
printing, and thus the retail price