Become a Published Author!

A Complete Guide to Infinity Publishing’s “Just in Time” Book Publishing Method

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Thank You
Thank you for requesting our publishing guide. We hope you find it informative and inspiring. This book provides you with everything you need to prepare your book for publishing with us, while answering the question, “Can you send me a sample of a book that you have published?” Our publishing agreement is included as a separate sheet. If you misplace it, you can print a copy from your computer by going to www.infinitypublishing.com/agreement.htm. Our simple contract tells you what to expect when publishing with us. It is clear and written in plain language, ensuring that you won’t experience any surprises or avoidable problems.

Who We Are, What We Do
We are an independent (indie) book publisher that has blended aspects of traditional and self-publishing to create a new kind of publishing. We will provide services of the highest quality in publishing your book and making it available for sale to consumers through a wide range of retailers and stores. When publishing with us, you will enjoy the utmost freedom, flexibility, and profitability, just as a self-published author would. At the same time, you’ll be the published author of a book that is manufactured to bookstore quality standards and available to stores and retailers, just like authors of traditionally published books. Our authors have enjoyed great success with their books and have appeared on Oprah, Dr. Laura, CNN, Howard Stern, Book TV, and more. We have published best-selling authors, famous columnists, and even Miss USA 2004, Shandi Finessey.

There Is a Difference
Compared to the rest of the book publishing industry, we do things very differently. You keep all rights to your book, an agent is not necessary, and you have the final say in your book’s content. Our publishing method makes your book available to millions of book shoppers on the internet, for order by people interested in your book at bookstores, and to the stores themselves through our generous terms and return policy.

Each time we sell your book, we will pay you a percentage of that sale (royalties). These royalties are paid monthly instead of quarterly. When you want to purchase copies of your own book, you will do so with a significant discount, and we pay royalties on those sales, too. We even take bookstore returns, allowing stores to order your book from us with confidence. Sometimes being different means being better.

Publishing Today
In today’s publishing landscape, authors are taking control of the publishing of their books. Even Stephen King has released books independently. Our publishing method caters to A) new authors looking to compete with the heavy hitters, B) established authors seeking more control than their traditional publisher offers, or to earn more money per book sold, and C) out-of-print books that would benefit from being brought back to life by the author. We charge a one-time setup fee of $499 that includes all you need to be successfully published. We offer only a few add-on services to make it easy to customize the publishing of your book.

This Book is a Sample
As you hold this book in your hands, take note of the quality of the printing (sharp, clear text), the cover (brilliant, high resolution, full-color, laminated), and the binding (perfect bound). We print books in three sizes: 5.5”x 8.5” (the size of this book), 8.5”x 11”, and 8”x 8”. We sell only printed books (not digital or downloadable books) because nothing compares to the real thing. Digital e-books are too easily pirated off the Internet, resulting in lost royalties for you. They are also too difficult to read. Try to read just five pages of any wordy document on your computer. As your eyes strain and your neck starts to cramp, imagine how readers of your book would feel. Wouldn’t this ruin the experience of reading your book? And of course, you can’t curl up with a computer the way you can with a good book. In fact, Barnes & Noble stopped selling e-books — a telling sign.

so it will not be a problem for us to take your digital file and resolve any issues you might have had with formatting and preparation. Just do the best you can. Our instructions help you go as far as you wish when laying out your book. such as punctuation. numbered lists. grammar. these instructions will make preparing your book a snap. punctuation. Once your book has been written and edited to the point where you feel it is retail ready. We do a lot of work on the digital files of books we receive.Preparing Your Book We use no cookie-cutter templates. In fact. and send the digital file in one of our accepted formats so we can work on your book as quickly as possible. If you are an experienced computer user. use the instructions in this book to do some basic layout preparation. By focusing on these issues. you should simply do the best you can and let us pick up where you leave off. as well as numbers. . and because formatting and computer issues cannot easily be handled over the phone. Preparing your book for us involves you creating a digital file of your book. even the most prepared digital files. our highly trained production department will provide the attention to detail necessary to give your first proof book the professionalism required of a published book. and consistency. A digital file is simply a Microsoft Word document or a comparable computer file. If you are not. we recommend that you focus more on content issues. you will make publishing your book as seamless as possible. we will correct errors in your book such as grammar. etc. Your published book is a unique and individual expression of your vision. Because of the high volume of books we publish. Even if you consider yourself to be computer illiterate. we describe our optional copyediting service. spelling. Either way. We have even included computer screen shots because a picture is worth a thousand words. we ask that you please do not call us regarding the preparation of the digital file of your book. spelling. instead of being overly concerned with formatting the layout of your book. If you opt for this service. and errors in the table of contents. you can specify many attributes of your layout. Later in this book.

if your book is not yet typed into a computer. you might find answers to questions you didn’t even know you had. you can build a nice-looking book. For example. In fact. In addition to this. we’ve placed helpful tips next to this icon: Next to this image. you should feel comfortable that the publisher is being honest and clear. or Apple- . Much of this book is based on the assumption that your book is already typed. or will be typed. proving that with basic tools. “Saving Your Book to Disk. you can reference the table of contents and find the section called “Books that are not in a Computer. and alert you to things you should look out for.How This Book Works It is our intent to provide you with all of the information you need to publish with us. When you publish your book. and insights into the workings of the word processing program. the Letter from the President (page i) provides an excellent synopsis of what we do. we decided that sending you an actual book is a more honest approach. In addition to our easy to understand how-to section. Rather than offering you a slick and glossy presentation that doesn’t show how your book will look.” Or. into a computer using a program such as Microsoft Word. if you have a question about saving your book to a disk. the table of contents contains a section called. tips. Most of this book was created using an ordinary PC and Microsoft Word 2000. These will sum things up. provide conceptual insight.” and so forth. If you cannot find a section that deals with your specific question. you will find cautions. Most questions can be answered by referencing the table of contents and looking up specific sections. Corel WordPerfect. try the Frequently Asked Questions section on Page 79.

Here to Help This book is a straightforward representation of the honesty and care that we use in our business. the most widely used of these programs. If you use a word processing program other than Microsoft Word. We look forward to welcoming you into our family of published authors! Best regards. The computer screen shots throughout this book are from Microsoft Word. This is for advanced users only.Works. The Staff of Infinity Publishing .com and we will do our best to answer your question. We also offer you the option of providing us with files in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). we discuss the pros and cons of using PDF files. in that section. please do not hesitate to contact us at info@infinitypublishing. There is a section about PDFs. You can consult your program’s help menu if you aren’t sure how to accomplish a particular task. The section on PDF files can be located by referencing the table of contents. the method you use and the images on your screen will be a little different. Thank you for considering us as your publishing partner. If you have a question that is not answered in this book.

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e-book. cutting. Our competitors pay royalties quarterly. 60 days after the quarter closes. radio. TV. Not having all the rights to your book can severely hinder your chances of landing a traditional publishing deal. laminating. Infinity Publishing creates royalty checks every month within 31 days after the following month closes (for example. Most of our competitors do not. audio book. ix . That means royalties on sales in January are not paid until June. and trimming equipment. Each royalty check is sent with a statement of recent book sales and total book sales since the publication date. including movie. Our micro inventory of books allows us to ship orders within 48 hours. If your book has movie potential. bind. wouldn’t you want the right to make that deal? Many of our competitors keep certain rights and can exercise those rights without your input or approval. for book sales in January. instead. and foreign language rights. and ship your book. you own your copyright and all the rights to your book. You’re in Control At Infinity Publishing. the checks are created on March 1 and mailed by the end of the month). print. We feel that fast service gives you and your readers a more satisfying experience. We own all the equipment necessary to publish. yielding lower quality and less reliable fulfillment. binding. You can choose to stop selling your book at any time. store. they involve a third party to print and ship books. Many of our competitors require a 90-day notice and then hold certain rights for up to a year. for any reason.A Letter from the President We have a dedicated staff of qualified professionals ready and able to help further your career as a published author. We have millions of dollars invested in stateof-the-art networked computers and printing. screenplay. which works in tandem with our micro-inventory system. we will simply stop fulfilling orders for your book.

8. The ability to produce 8. If the sales of books that you purchase are not reported on your royalty statement. This can be very important for collections of poetry and children’s books. Most of our competitors can produce only 5.5” books.InfinityPublishing. Our competitors sell you your book at 25 percent off (if you are lucky). and none of them can do an 8”x 8” book. and are produced in our very own facility. When you purchase your own book from us. We can publish books with as few as 60 pages. Your book is an individual expression of your vision. If neither of the above options is feasible for you. You can choose to hire an experienced cover artist (we have some listed at www. our competition has a much higher minimum page count. pay no royalty on those purchases. tables. We believe all books deserve unique.5”x 8. and a special gift book size of 8”x 8”.5”x 11” books is important for children’s books.5”x 11”. what records do you have of those sales in case your book is a top seller? We publish books in three sizes: 5. or a discount of 46 percent off your book’s retail price. full color covers. Our competitors do not report these sales as they do others. Shipping and handling are free for orders of 20 or more copies. and always charge shipping. and you are paid a 10 percent royalty on them. how-to books. and charts. Actually. We also offer a one-time 50 percent discount the very first time you order copies of your book. We do not have cookie-cutter cover templates. full color covers. we give you a 40 percent discount from the suggested list price.Even your own purchases will be reflected on your royalty statement. you wind up paying 54 cents on the dollar.5” x 8. workbooks. because of that royalty payment.5”. and your cover design and the book’s interior reflect that. x . These purchases appear on your royalty statement. and books with large interior images. The All-Important Cover With Infinity Publishing. you are always in control. Our books have laminated.com) or you can design your own cover.

and is required for bookstores. our designer will also put your 100-word synopsis and 100-word biography on the back. It is important to establish the price of your book in print. your photo on the back (if you sent us one). In most cases. After the front cover. you have no control over the look of your book (unless you pay a hefty fee for a more expensive “package”). we will scan your photo at no extra charge and put it into position on the back cover. We can even crop and size the photo so that it looks more professional. sketches. try to keep it under 250 words and save it as a separate file named “back cover. and artwork or simply include some ideas in your cover letter when you submit your book for publication. the first place many potential buyers look to is the back cover. If you supply us with a photo of you. Most of our competitors will design your cover using a template or assign it to a designer who believes he knows what’s best for your book. the synopsis and bio on the back (unless you object or send us a specific file for the back xi . we offer the option to include your photo (in color or black-and-white) on the back of your book.we will design a bookstore-quality cover for you with your direct input. While it isn’t required. Infinity Publishing will send you two copies of your book to look over. you might get the better table in your favorite restaurant. but full-figure or even family portraits can work well. Readers of your book typically like to know something about the author and what he or she looks like. and our competitors’ contracts will stipulate that they have the final say. You can send photos. (If your book becomes a bestseller.txt” on your disk. Savvy authors will use the back cover to help sell their books to customers. so that they become part of the enticement to purchase your book. In most cases. If you have specially created text for the back cover.) A professional headshot usually works best. The books will have finished cover art. Unlike our competitors. we do not charge extra for this! We also put the list price of your book on the back of your book. Write a synopsis that entices people to buy your book.

To compensate for this. such as those created in Word and WordPerfect. Additional corrections are charged in blocks of forty at $50 per block. the assignment of an ISBN. just like those on bookstore shelves.com. as explained above). We have no add-on charges for tables. Digital files. a book for you to federally register your copyright. text boxes.BuyBooksOnTheWeb. footnotes. We assume that the book you sent us for publication was proofread earlier and the errors at this stage are minimal. the Infinity Publishing logo. Be aware that charges for corrective work (after the first proof) can almost always be avoided if the book contains no content errors. xii . and our own online bookstore www. laminated. quotations. or submitting your book to Bowker’s Books in Print.cover. sketches. You Get What You Pay For Infinity Publishing charges one low price of $499 to cover all aspects of publishing your book. There are no extra charges for a full-color cover. other databases. and a barcode and International Standard Book Number (ISBN). perfect bound covers. Our competition forces you to go online to proofread. or artwork. There is no extra charge for your book to have a laminated cover. The forty free corrections policy applies only to the first proof book. You are forced to make your changes with a difficult-to-use electronic correction sheet — or they charge you extra for a physical book to work on! We enable you to do the proofing and correction process the oldfashioned way — you mark a printed book (the proof book) in red ink and send it back to us. embedded photos. sidebars. These books will also have full-color. will change somewhat as they are transferred from your computer to ours. your cover photo. both of which are required by bookstores. There are no varying levels of service where you have a choice of confusing or sorely needed but expensive options. we will make forty corrections (which could include any grammar or spelling errors that you missed earlier) at no charge. making it an unreliable and tiresome process.

If you investigate the current crop of publishers. If their royalty reports do not reflect all sales. how long it takes them to ship a book to a customer. without making a purchase.htm. you have no way to prove that those books were. and our value-packed Marketing Packages (which range from $125-$470). find out how much they charge for the book. our CD in a Book program ($200). Some of our competitors put your entire book on the Web. so your work is at risk. If they send your book overseas to be prepared.To view some samples of covers designed by our staff. cheating you out of sales and royalties. your work is not protected by United States Copyright. upon cancellation. and for good reason! You should always view your book as having the potential to be traditionally published. page by page.com/coversamples. never sign an agreement that gives a publisher any rights of any kind to your book or. You can find detailed explanations of these extras later in this book. It can then be illegally distributed to thousands of other people. and the biggie: if sales to the author are listed on royalty reports. our Advance Reading Copies program ($275). in fact. This could affect a literary agent’s or traditional publisher’s interest in your book. sold. Other competitors let buyers download your book for a fee. our copyediting service ($. With this in mind. lets a publisher retain certain rights for any period of time. including your own purchases. Find out where they print their xiii . We do charge $7 per image for photos or graphics to be scanned into your book. The only additional (and optional) charges at Infinity Publishing are: an Extended Distribution Package via Ingram’s Lightning Source distribution/printing system ($149). find out where they prepare their books. If you are looking at other publishers. but there is never a charge for images that you digitally insert into your file. We have stayed away from electronic books.infinitypublishing.013 per word). visit www. where potential buyers can read your book. if they pay royalties on author sales.

Gregory President xiv . If they do. and we do not charge extra fees for this. Shipping books from abroad can take as long as three weeks. if book covers are laminated (and if there is an extra charge for this). Thomas H. Sincerely yours. both to you and to customers. Infinity Publishing prints all its books in the United States. phenomenal. the world’s largest book distributor. We can also submit books to Ingram Book Group. This book is your invitation to join our family. ask if there is an extra charge for this. Whatever you decide. Find out if they put the price on the book’s back cover (as bookstores require). ask how much shipping costs. The story of our commitment to our authors is written every single day. Stores get 40 percent off and up to a year to return books.books. No comparable publisher does what we do. already top in the industry. Our books have laminated covers and the price appears on the back. if the price fluctuates with currency exchange rates. We are the only publisher that stocks a micro-inventory of our titles. and if they can submit books to Ingram. I’d like to wish you success as you reach your personal and professional goals as an author. we have spent over ten years providing the best publishing method available. If it’s outside the United States. We also accept bookstore returns. At Infinity Publishing. Ask if they take bookstore returns. Ask them how long it takes. This makes our turnaround. not including the time the order takes to process! Ask if you can include supplemental material on a CD inside your book.

...38 xv ............................20 PDF Files .............. Print-Ready Book ..................22 How-To.......................3 The Publishing Industry.................................................................10 Preparing Your Work ..........................1 The Basics ..............................................................................13 Setting Up an Existing File ................................................................................................26 Space between Paragraphs....................................25 Line Spacing .............37 Creating Font Folders .................................................13 Books That Consist of Many Files..................................................................................34 Setting Automatic Hyphens........................................35 Saving Your Book to Disk .......................................8 Audio Books .................................................17 Books that are Not in a Computer ........... Part One: Setup Instructions .............................13 The Book as a Digital File ..............................................................................................35 Creating the Other Files We Need ...........................................29 Page Numbering ...................23 Setting the Margins .....Table of Contents A Letter from the President .....................................................................................23 Let’s Get Started! ....................23 Setting the Page Size.15 Manuscript vs..... ix Quick-Start Section ........................................................................................................30 Inserting a Page Break...3 How It Works........10 Authors’ Conferences.......................................................20 Mac Users Section .............18 Typing Your Book into the Computer ..........

.........................68 Book Marketing .......... Part Two: Solving Problems . How to Proceed ..................65 Extended Distribution Package ...............................................................61 What to Expect..........................................................................................................................57 Discounts .........................48 Files That Don’t Seem to Work .......................................................................54 The Final Step: Sending Us Your Book.....69 Advance Reading Copies Program .............................................................55 Copyright..............59 How Our Books Are Priced ..................................84 Closing Notes.......................................89 xvi ..40 About Art and Covers ............................69 Marketing Packages.50 Overused Spaces................................................................................................................................................................79 The Publishing Mindset...............47 Using Corel WordPerfect .......66 Fees ......................75 Summing Up ...................................................................................73 Testimonials from Our Authors .........................Style ....58 Royalties ..............................................................41 Copyediting Service ..............72 CD in a Book™ ....................................................46 How-To..........................................................................................48 Problems You Didn’t Even Know About............79 Frequently Asked Questions .............................48 Find and Replace ........55 Requirements......44 A Word about File Size .....................................................................................................................

or USB flash drive) containing: ! ! one file of your book (must be print ready and error free). non-camera-ready type. We do not accept manuscript-style documents. save it to a computer disk so you can send it to us.infinitypublishing. so please check references. Camera-ready means the text is laid out the way you want it to be printed. You will then need to set the paper size.5”x 11” sheets of paper. This contract will need to be sent to us along with our regular publishing agreement. one file containing a 100-word description of the book and a 100-word author’s bio for use on our website. fonts.” What we require is “camera-ready type” to print from. Please view our How-To section on page 23 for easy instructions. A manuscript is defined as “double-spaced. we also provide a list of recommended independent and freelance editors. Be sure that you agree on the extent of work to be done and how much you will be charged. which is what we require. Once your book’s file is properly created and edited to your liking. Your next step is to decide which size you would like your book to be. We recommend hiring an editor to work on your book before you send it to us. it can be typed into a computer’s word processing software by you or by a typesetter of your choice. proofreaders.5”x 8. 8.5”x 11”.com/editors. you are halfway there.htm. 1 . As a courtesy. We provide an optional copyediting service. and styles on the computer to make the book print ready. Here is what we need to publish your book: ► One computer disk (floppy. margins. CD.Quick-Start Section Greetings! If your book is typed into your computer. Zip. or 8”x 8”. If not. We cannot be responsible for the work of independently-hired editors. Any service provider about whom we receive verified complaints is removed from this list. We can publish your book in any of these three sizes: 5.5”. and cover designers at www. printed on 8. and you can request our copyediting contract by contacting us.

! ► A completed publishing agreement ► Payment (via check. the bio and synopsis. should be on one disk. even if it is considerably less than 1. We created this book to provide clarity and insight into this publishing opportunity.000 words. We recommend that you take a look at published books as a reference for how you lay out your own book. one file containing a 30-word description of the book (name it blurb. money order or credit card number) ► Here are some of the optional things you can provide us: ! a file of your cover artwork. such as the book. as it should be. etc. The information in this book will help you make your book your way. This is not necessary if you wish to utilize our complementary cover design process. if you would like the back cover to have text that is different than what you have provided for the synopsis and bio. It is our philosophy that a wellinformed author is a successful and happy author.! one file containing a 1. It can be fun to look at bookstore books and see if you can set yours up in a similar way. it will make your book an expression of your taste in content and style. a file of the back cover text. There is no charge for images that are already embedded in your book’s file. We feel that the extra work you put into your book is worth it..000-word maximum excerpt or snippet from your book for our website. a text file of any editing or cover design credits that you would like for us to include on the publisher’s page. ! ! ! All materials for submission must be submitted at the same time. the book cover (if you are providing one). pictures that you would like us to scan to be included in your book. 2 . We charge $7 per image ONLY if we are to scan them. We encourage you to read this book in its entirety so that you thoroughly understand the process before you publish with us. this excerpt is optional but encouraged. All digital files that you send us.doc).

many books wither on the vine by remaining solely in the hands of the author. energy.The Basics The Publishing Industry The path of the author can be difficult. Infinity Publishing seeks to change that by providing affordable and professional publishing services to authors of great books. and soul to create a finished book. We are sure that you will find success as your writing takes you to great heights in the publishing world. Have you ever tried to publish traditionally only to get a letter like this? Dear Author. Finding the right combination of agent and publisher can prove elusive. 3 . How many times can an author be rejected and not lose faith? There are alternatives. Thousands of authors and their books are rejected daily. We find your writing to be above average and encourage you to continue your writing career. an author typically must find a literary agent (which can take years) who then tries to sell the book to a publisher (which also can take years). It takes an amazing amount of time. agents and publishers receive a staggering number of inquiries and manuscripts. Unfortunately. it is ultimately a very nicely worded rejection. Ultimately. we already have plans to publish a similar title. Each day. less than 1 percent of authors seeking to be published traditionally are successful. never reaching the fruition of being published and enjoyed by others. Regrettably. In the traditional publishing world. *** While there are many variations of this form.

If the book doesn’t sell well.S. the message is. inclusion on our e-commerce website. and an out-of-print book to which the author no longer owns the rights to.From the Frying Pan to the Fire The worst-case scenario would be for the author to pay a subsidy publisher that would print a large quantity of books at a cost to the author of $5.000. among others. bbotw. a cover design if you need one. it’s no longer your book!” What We Do: A Better Way When we publish your book.com.com. If the book takes off. A Description of our Services: Our one-time setup fee of $499 gets your book entered into our printing system.com.000-$30. Ouch! Often. and Canada. Borders. and Waldenbooks. a subsidy or vanity press keeps rights to the books it publishes. “forget about starting over.com. Our base setup fee of $499 gets you rolling in style.com and other third-party retailers. Your book will be made available to bookstores on a returnable basis with a discount of 40 percent. To those authors. it will be available for sale to consumers in the U. You own all the rights to your book and can cancel at any time. an ISBN assigned to your book. and to you (if you wish to purchase copies of your own book) and pay you royalties on every book sold. and reprint rights. stores. We will sell your book to consumers. These could include foreign. boxes of books gathering dust in the basement. a printed proof book for your inspection. the author will be faced with a great deal of money spent. audio. the author has no say in what happens next. a barcode. and your title information submitted to Bowker’s Books in Print as well as thirdparty internet retailers such as Amazon. 4 . movie. and all over the world via Amazon.

This book might only sell 6. Your Book. Extended Distribution Package: We can submit print files for your book to Ingram Book Group’s printer. spelling. books are printed in small quantities and stocked in our micro-inventory. We publish all types of books. Lightning Source. Photo scanning: If you have photographs or printed images that need to be scanned and inserted into your book. which is very questionable for publishers who don’t. Your Way When you publish with Infinity. With our unique method. This type of book isn’t hot right now. you decide what is best for your book. Send Rejection Form 12. Too risky for us to publish. we’re more than ready to handle fulfillment with our in-house printing facility. And if a book’s sales go through the roof. which produces outstanding quality and assured results.000 units. including Barnes & Noble. we are not forced to say: “Hmm. Our only requirements are that your book looks professional and follows guidelines on page size. 5 . and punctuation errors for a cost of $. Your book must contain no fewer than 80 pages to participate in this program.013 per word. which allows books to be purchased via the Ingram distribution channel. scanned photos are $7 each. Marketing packages: We have packages of printed materials that can help you get the word out about your book. and so on. this author is not famous. Therefore. This increases access to your book to many thousands of retailers around the world. margins. These packages range from $125 to $470. The Extended Distribution Package is $149. not 10. As a publisher that prints our own books.” Our print production corresponds to the number of books that sell.000 at a time in advance. we are able to guarantee fulfillment.Optional Add-on Services: Copyediting: We can copyedit your book for grammar. We’ll pass.

We offer you a 50 percent discount on your first order or any order of 250 books or more. ! Author A: “My book is guaranteed to be a bestseller. There may be other publishers that offer low setup fees only to charge extra for things that are really important. shipping fees. Of course. By publishing your book with us.000 copies of my book published by Infinity Publishing.) Author B: “Last year. copyediting. We will also pay you a 10 percent royalty on this purchase. Infinity Publishing’s basic fee includes everything you need. Some publishers offer a small number of free books to their authors. Many such authors enjoy the creative control and hassle-free experience of publishing exclusively with us. there are some who prefer not to get involved with the traditional publishing world. but when you factor in their higher setup fees. This is like selling a cheap car and charging extra for the tires. shipping is free. their higher price per book.Taking a Book Even Farther For some authors. I sold 5. you may be able to attract the interest of a literary agent. Other Publishers Our staff is dedicated to giving you the highest level of service and providing purchasers of your book with a first-class experience. and book signings. the road to success leads to a traditional publishing deal.” (Yawn. The only extras are marketing packages. Whenever you order 20 or more books. 6 . newspaper features. if you were a literary agent or traditional house. and other costs. My book and I are proven winners!” ! Honestly. and photo scanning. Put yourself in a literary agent’s shoes and consider these two authors. those books aren’t really free. our extended distribution package with Ingram Book Group. which author would you be inclined to take more seriously? Our authors own ALL the rights to their books and are able to take full advantage of any opportunity that comes along. Future orders are discounted at 40 percent. and also earn a 10 percent royalty. Agents hear that every 10 seconds. so you essentially pay 45 cents on the dollar. I’ve done radio and TV interviews.

And speaking of sound. Other publishers cannot match this. or if they do. Before you send us your book. This policy allows our books to have the widest distribution potential possible.com. Lightning Source. check out the audio book section of this book or visit www. please consider our optional copyediting service (page 44). Other publishers are tethered to a third-party printing company. and we have provided the perfect publishing vehicle to explore its infinite possibilities. we ship your book the same day it is ordered.Infinity Publishing is the only publisher capable of maintaining a micro-inventory of titles. These authors submitted their books to us and are now earning recognition as well as royalty payments. we expect you to give your book the necessary care to make it great — we expect you to have rewritten. Many Voices. we have created a new division called Spoken Books Publishing that publishes audio books. edited. If you think your book is suitable to be published as an audio book. One Sound Thousands of authors have found their voices with Infinity Publishing. We care about good writing. If you would like a second set of eyes to review and correct your book for spelling. too. proofread. in most cases. your book will be returnable. and the like. 7 . those that are prepared by our authors to be retail ready. When you pay $499 for our basic setup. they charge you an outrageous sum to make your book returnable.SpokenBooksPublishing. Retail Ready We only publish high quality books. and are at the complete mercy of that company’s workflow and production schedule for some 2. and rewritten it again so that it is error free and is the best it can be. consistency.300 other publishers. Other publishers don’t take bookstore returns. and we know that you do. This means that. These voices are no longer silent! The information age is here. and costs you nothing extra. grammar. Our bookstore return policy is one of the most favorable to stores in the entire industry.

please read those sections of this book to see what applies to you. Us: Once you send us the proof approval form. You: If your second proof book is ok. bookstores. be sure to proofread the editor’s version of your work. and distributors. You: As a published author. We will fulfill orders for your book promptly. we will make the book available for sale on our Web site and distribute the title information to other third-party retailers like amazon. Us: We will send you two proof books in five to seven weeks.com and other sites. and a one-time payment for publishing. There is typically a two week turnaround time for this. One is for making corrections. and the other is for sending to the copyright office. Us: We will take your corrections and fix your book. we will publish your book and make it available for sale on our website and submit it to Amazon. see www. you will submit our publishing agreement. a properly created disk. We will sell your book to consumers. you will send back the form that came with your first set of proof books. (For more about copyrights and registering your book. You will send us the marked-up proof book and master list so we can fix anything that needs work. If you have had your book edited prior to sending it to us. 8 .gov/register/literary.html.How It Works You: In order for us to publish your book. you will market yourself and your book.copyright. When we receive that.) You: You will read the instructions contained in the letter that accompanies your proof books. This does not apply to books submitted in hardcopy or as PDF files. Make corrections to your proof with a red pen and create a master list of the corrections. This book will show you how to prepare a disk for us. We will then send you a second proof book. Every month. If you intend to submit a hardcopy or PDF file of your book. we will create royalty checks as well as accompanying statements that include total sales figures for your book.com.

In traditional publishing. Your book will stay in print indefinitely. If you pay the extra $149 for the extended distribution package. Your book will have the ability to sell for many years to come. As the nature of the third-party market changes. and there is no extra cost to you. and via Bowker’s Books In Print. Borders. Our return policy makes it easy for them to stock your book. including the books that you buy yourself. Bookstores typically require purchasing on a returnable basis. All books sold will be reported on your royalty statements. Alibris.com.com. books get a few months to make it or die.com.com. This is our policy for all our titles. This contributes to that all-important ingredient to your success: good word-of-mouth. for this feature. you can create the level of sales you want. super-fast turnaround time. Your book will be made available to Amazon. among many others.com.com. Borders. Walmart. There is no time limit.As you promote yourself and your book. you will create your own brand name. your book will be available to BarnesAndNoble. which can help attract a literary agent or a traditional publishing house should you look in that direction.com.com. the author. Buy. No matter how popular you become. With a little luck and a lot of hard work. so does our policy regarding submitting books to them. We are always keeping up with changes in the retail landscape to make our books available in as many ways as possible. Waldenbooks. etc. and it will be available to many different outlets such as Amazon. 9 . There are no limits on the sales potential of your book. Your book will always be bookstore quality and shipped quickly because of our micro-inventory. You will earn royalties on every sale. we’ll always ship books to consumers with our high quality.com. and BooksAMillion.

Audio Books
We have created a new division dedicated entirely to publishing audio books. This new imprint is Spoken Books Publishing, and the website is www.SpokenBooksPublishing.com. Our publishing of audio books is separate from our publishing of paperback books, but many of the same staff, systems, and authorfriendly polices that are a hallmark of Infinity Publishing can be found at Spoken Books Publishing. If you think your book has what it takes to be published as an audio book, log on to the Web and check it out.

Authors’ Conferences
Our conferences are ideal for all authors, published and unpublished. We provide a forum for authors to polish their craft, learn about new book promotion techniques, and exchange ideas with other authors and presenters. Our conferences are open to anyone interested in achieving success in the publishing industry. Infinity authors benefit from a reduced registration fee, which includes all materials and meals. Our conferences are held in the Greater Philadelphia area so that you can see Infinity Publishing’s operation and meet our staff. We take great care in seeking out speakers and presenters who are noted experts in various aspects of publishing and marketing. Our primary goal is to create a conference that helps you become a more successful author. All of our presenters are available to talk individually with attendees. Here are some of the presenters we have featured:
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the information is stored in the computer’s memory and saved on the computer’s hard drive. Instead of printing the text on paper as it is being typed. WordPerfect users should save their files as RTFs (Rich Text File format).Preparing Your Work The Book as a Digital File The best way for us to receive your book is as a digital file on a computer disk (such as a floppy. and Apple Computer’s AppleWorks. In short: 13 . There are many word processing programs whose files are acceptable for use including Microsoft Word. InDesign. Zip. These digital files are simply what your computer’s software creates. and page breaks — are the same. as we do not accept Quark. hard returns. Microsoft Works. Setting Up an Existing File If you have already used a word processing program to create your book file. or PageMaker files in their native formats. the basics of how you set up your work — margins. you have created a digital file in Microsoft Word format. or USB flash drive). Users of professional programs such as Quark Xpress or Adobe Systems’ InDesign or PageMaker may create a PDF file for us to print from. Word processing programs are designed to emulate the functions of a typewriter but with much greater flexibility. While some details vary depending on your word processing program. you may need to modify the layout to make it ready for publishing. so if you used Microsoft Word software to create your book file. and our instructions in the How-To chapters will make it very simple and easy. justification. This is not complicated. CD. page size. Corel WordPerfect.

7” for the left and right. The font size can be what you like.5” x 8. while making it easy for us to take your book the rest of the way towards professional quality. These two fonts are the most common.5” sized book. so base it on what works best for your book. we want you to do your best to create a print-ready file for us to print from. You will save these files. along with your book file. These are a 100-word description of your book. 0. set the page size to be 5. For the other two book sizes.5”x 8. We will fix it up for you prior to sending your first proof book. Set the line spacing. such as 1.! Choose the size that best suits your book. ! ! ! ! If you have problems laying out your book.5” x 8. and 8”x 8”. We publish books in three sizes: 5. Most books look best when they are published in single-spaced format. If you aren’t sure. 14 . You will probably want to set up your book to be single-spaced (the exception is poetry. a 100-word biography about you. use 0.8” margins all the way around.5” book are 0. For example. Set the margins. and a 1000-wordmaximum sample from the book. just send it to us as is. In your word processing program. Ultimately. 8. Feel free to use fonts of your choosing if you are so inclined. the more quickly it will be turned around. Choose your fonts and font size. and 0. set the width and height of your book’s pages. The latter is a square shape and is well suited to a gift book.5” wide and 8. a 30-word description of your book. the font you’re reading right now is 11-point Times New Roman.6” for the top and bottom. Our suggested margins for a 5.5”x 11”. Double-spaced does not look professional for a published book. if you want a 5. Prepare the other files we need. The more prepared your book is.5”. For example.5 spacing). go with Times New Roman 12-point font for the body text and 14point Arial for headings. This will give you the chance to make your book truly your own. on the disk you submit to us.3” for the header and footer.5” tall. it’s only used for pre-published manuscripts. which might have a unique spacing requirement.

Go to the File menu and select Save As. Sometimes.Books That Consist of Many Files If you have your book saved on your computer as many separate files. you will need to copy and paste the contents of all those files into a single. Here are simple instructions (with pictures) describing how to perform this task easily. Chapter 1). continuous file that you will send to us to print from. some authors save each chapter as separate files. authors of poetry find that they saved each poem as its own file. you should save and name this new file “my book. For example. 15 . Open the first file for the body of your book (for example. Once you have copied and pasted all the files of your book into one file.” This will make it obvious for us when we receive your submission.

Further down. You have created a new file that will eventually contain your whole book. Then choose Copy from the Edit menu. open the next chapter (for this example. While keeping this My Book file open. choose Select All. Chapter 2). All of Chapter 2 will be highlighted. Note: The original Chapter 1 file is still where it was originally. Select Desktop. From the Edit menu.This window will appear: The circled area shows how to choose where on your computer you are saving your book file. you will choose the new file’s name. This area looks like this: Name the new file My Book and click on the Save button. 16 .

Now. margins. it must be in print-ready format. if it has very large images that require that size. Manuscript format specifies 8. Set up your book to be published as 8. We recommend that you keep this file on your computer’s desktop so you always work with this particular file. You will send us this complete. it is good to have them as backups. double-spaced text and margins of an inch all around. You have just copied Chapter 2 and pasted it at the end of Chapter 1 in the My Book file. which you will work on from this point forward. just in case. choose Paste. We recommend that you do not delete the original separate files. When you have this completed and saved. Just be sure that you keep them in an outof-the-way folder on your computer so you don’t mistakenly use them again. you can add your front matter. Always save the My Book file after pasting a chapter. go back to the My Book file. Analyze books in your category at the local bookstore to see if this size would really be best for your book. such as your Table of Contents and dedication page. continuous file. Even though you will no longer use them. Manuscript vs.5”x 11” page size. You have now created one complete file of your book. You will now repeat this procedure for all subsequent chapters. Place the cursor just after Chapter 1. You will send it on a computer disk along with the other files we require (See page 1). 17 . until the file contains the entire book. Then. while you are still in the My Book file. you can undo any move by using the Undo option on the Edit menu. you might have set it up in manuscript format. My Book. To submit your manuscript to Infinity Publishing. or if there is some other special reason. and line spacing. to the front of the book and save again. always placing the cursor at the end of the My Book file. You can also search for competing titles at online bookstores and see how their dimensions stack up. choose Save from the File menu. and from the Edit menu. That means you’ll need to change the page size. Easy! Note: If you mess up. Print-Ready Book When you started typing your book into your computer. for us to print from.5”x 11” if it is a non-fiction workbook of some kind.

You must own the print rights to any book that we are to scan and publish. we will accept 15 pages to be rescanned at no charge (first proof only). you have two other options: you can hire someone to type your book into the computer or you can purchase a computer and do it yourself. It must be printed on clean and fold-free 8. photos or images mixed in with the text must be scanned separately at $7 each. there are some rules when submitting a book this way: ! It must be printed on a laser printer at a minimum of 300 dpi. This printed material must not be in manuscript form (See page 18). and the print quality is generally fuzzy. If corrections need to be made to a book submitted as a hard copy. There is no charge for a print-ready hard copy that is all text. be aware that it will be taken apart to be scanned and will not be returned to you. and you do not have an acceptable printed hard copy that we can scan and print. Additional rescans are $7 per page. we will need to receive a corrected hard copy from which to print. ready to be printed.000word “sneak peek” on the Web unless the author provides us with a disk or email containing the excerpt. Hard copy printed with an ink jet printer is usually not acceptable.Books that are Not in a Computer If your book is not in digital file format but is available as printready hard copy. these must be scanned separately at $7 each. If there are photos in the text. Instead. Also. ! ! ! ! If you do not have your book typed into a computer.5” x 11” paper and formatted on the paper. We only accept printed material that is ready to be scanned and printed exactly as it appears. The 40 free corrections policy does not apply. the ink has a tendency to smear. Infinity Publishing may be able to scan the material at no additional charge if there are no photos or graphics within the text. If you are submitting a printed book for us to scan. However. 18 . We will not be able to put a 1.

Back in the old days. then the least expensive one will work just fine. then you should consider adding enhancements. If you purchase an Apple computer. Windows PCs. consider purchasing a scanner and making sure your computer has a CD writer. They would retype it to edit it. but the rewards are greater. Apple computers do not come with floppy drives. This is useful if your file is too large to be saved on a floppy disk once it contains graphic images. For example. That way. but you are at that person’s mercy if you ever want to work on the book yourself or make changes to your file. such as internet marketing and research. If you are going to purchase a new computer. Purchasing a computer is more expensive in the short term and you will have to become familiar with how computers work. because the author would make it better with each retyping. Word processing programs do not require extremely powerful computers. 19 . Gateway. our recommendation is to purchase your own computer. if you plan to scan images to be included in your book. you will be able to rewrite your work as you retype it. or Mac. A computer can also help with other book-related projects. If you have a choice between spending several hundred dollars to get your book retyped or spending a few hundred more and owning your own computer. This was an integral part of the process of making a great book. it is recommended that you first consider a bottom of the line Dell. typically come with word processing software or offer upgrades that include such software. and perhaps retype it again “clean” to remove typographical and grammatical errors. authors would type the book on a typewriter.It is cheaper to hire someone to do the typing. These companies offer support if you need help. so be sure to purchase a model that comes with a CD writer to create CDs. If you have your sights set on being more ambitious with your computer usage. You may be able to buy a used or refurbished computer. such as those sold by Dell and Gateway.

don’t input a hard return (hitting the Enter key) until you are finished with each paragraph. PDF files cannot easily be edited and will display and print exactly as they were created. it is merely a copy of the original but in a more consistent format when opened on a different computer. Quark XPress.5”x 8.8” all the way around. we recommend that you set the margins at 0. Adobe PageMaker. The PDF file that you create does not replace the original file. This type of file will look the same from computer to computer because the PDF file is like a snapshot of the original file. use a tab to indent the first line of each paragraph — don’t use the space bar to do this. while you’re at the beginning. insert a page break to start the next chapter on its own page. For the other two sizes. Creating PDFs is a task best left to professionals. The Acrobat software can create a PDF from almost any type of 20 . page layout. Most books are best suited as 5. tables.6” for the top and bottom.Typing Your Book into the Computer Try to decide the page size of your book now.7” for the left and right and 0. It does not replace the original file. At the end of each chapter.5” x 11” and 8” x 8”. Corel WordPerfect. page numbering. Save your work to your desktop so that you can always find it easily when you turn on your computer. If you want the first line of each paragraph indented.5” (the size of the book you are holding right now). Next. and Adobe InDesign all create files that can change somewhat as the files are transferred from one computer to another. but we also publish books that are 8. Unless your book is poetry. PDF technology changes all this.5” books. and other styles used in the document’s original formatting can be lost or shifted. don’t hit the Enter key repeatedly in an attempt to do this. Fonts. PDF Files PDF — the file format created in Adobe Acrobat software — stands for Portable Document Format. For 5.5”x 8. Microsoft Word. set the margins. we recommend 0.

When creating a PDF. and grammatical errors. These fonts should not be used in your document.file. open it and print it out so that you may check it for problems. Correct or have your graphics professional correct the problems and create a new PDF.Adobe. and then insert them into your original file (Word. including spelling and grammar. and different font sizes are good candidates for being submitted in PDF.). Therefore. It can be purchased for around $199 and is particularly valuable for very specific or complex layouts.200 dpi. borders. 21 . We cannot edit a PDF file. If subsequent PDFs must be submitted. Once you (or a graphics professional you have hired) have created a PDF of your book. typographical. You will likely need to create a PDF of your book more than once to be happy with it. there is a $100 charge per PDF. unusual fonts. ! When scanning images for your book’s interior. or has formatting. or if it’s important that your book print exactly as it appears on your computer screen. ! ! ! ! Here is a recap of the caveats regarding PDFs: It is possible to make a PDF that does not have the fonts embedded. though this will require that you become familiar with the PDF creation software. if there is a problem in your first proof book. is available as a free download from www. Book files with many tables. However. be sure your PDF file is absolutely perfect before you send it to us. etc. The software to read or view PDF files. first save them as 200 dpi JPEGs for the book interior.com. Your PDF file should not be larger than 50 MB. is too large to be usable. embed all fonts and set the line art to 1. it will be much cheaper for you to purchase the software and create the PDFs yourself than to pay someone to do it each time. many images. If you go the PDF route. WordPerfect. Acrobat Reader. you or your graphics professional can fix it and create a new PDF for us at no charge. Copyrighted fonts will not embed in a PDF file.

select Page Attributes and then Custom Page Default. A new window will open that will allow you to enter 5.If you make a PDF. If you run into a problem. you should find 5. Setting up margins and page size will be a little different from Word. go to the Format menu. choose Document. There. You may use AppleWorks if you prefer. margins.5 x 8.5”. Click OK and you will be back at your document. If you have the ruler enabled (it will show across the top of the document).5” width.5”x 8. and 0. 0. using 0. it may not yet have changed to display the 5. which are 0.5” for the height. and enter the correct margins.5”. scroll down to under the word Custom. the menus and screens might look a little different to you. 22 . use the software’s help feature. Also be aware that while we cannot edit PDF files.5” for the width and 8.6 for the top and bottom. Do so by naming it 5.7 for the left and right.8 all the way around.5. If you use MS Word for Mac. Mac Users Section The page size. Any PDF file we receive must be no more than 50 MB. Select it. If your book is 8. and layout instructions throughout this book will apply to you just as they do for PC users. check it thoroughly before you send it to us because it will print exactly as is (if created correctly).5”x 8. Go back to page setup. we will create the copyright page for your book and insert it into your book at the appropriate spot. use those dimensions to set your custom page size and for margins. Let’s say you want your book to be 5. from the File menu. and from the Paper field. To set the margins.5”x 11” or 8”x 8”. The software will allow you to name this custom page.3 for the header and footer.

8.5”x 8. Just follow the instructions (which use MS Word as an example) and look at the pictures. Go to the File menu and select Page Setup. The 5.5” size is best for most books.5” x 11”. Setting the Page Size We print books in three sizes: 5. etc.5”x 8.5”. business. The book you are holding in your hands is 5. poetry. biographies. philosophy. nonfiction. history. Your software’s Help menu is an excellent resource for finding what you need. the specifications we provide will still apply. your screen may look a little different.How-To. margins. and line spacing before you send us your book. and a special 8”x 8” gift-book size. religion.5”x 8. however.5”. See below: 23 . If you are not using MS Word for Windows. Part One: Setup Instructions (All examples use Microsoft Word 2000) Let’s Get Started! This is easier than it sounds: You are going to prepare a printready digital file of your work — that is. including novels. you will set the paper size.

and that the orientation of all our books is Portrait. This is very important. 5.The Page Setup window will appear and at the top of the window. Enter the width and height.5” for the width and 11” for the height. you would enter 8. or 8”x 8”. Notice where it says Apply to: Whole document. Shown above are the settings for this book. that is fine.5” x 8.5”x 11”. You will see these tabs: Click on the Paper Size tab. if you have tables or pictures that are best suited being printed “landscape” orientation. Note that we do not bind on the short side of our books. 8. 24 .5”x 11” book. However. The Page Setup window will now look like this: The dimensions of your book can be 5. if you want your book to be published as an 8.5”.5”x 8.5”. For example.

1”.5”x 8. The window will now look like this: If your book is going to be 5. and right margins shown above.9” for the top and bottom. and 1. The total print area for a 5. This will yield a total print area of about 4. The margins and paper size settings are going to establish the total print area of the pages of your book. Some older software programs do not support the 5. top. 25 .5” x 11” or 8” x 8” book. In this case.5”x 8. and bottom. The footer and header can still be set at 0.5” page size. right.Setting the Margins While you have the Page Setup window open.5”. If your work is going to be published as an 8. click on the tab that says Margins. When you have set your margins.3”.1” by 7. make the page size 8.5”x 8. bottom.5”x 11”book should be about 7”x 9.8” margins for the left. we recommend using the top. Notice the Header and Footer settings.5”x 11” and the margins 2.5” book should be about 4. left.1”x 7. then use 0. click OK.1”.2” left and right. The print area for a 8.5”.

don’t worry about it as these kinds of problems are caused by your printer driver and will not affect how your book prints for us. it will print fine for us. To set the line spacing. a workbook that needs room for notes or some poetry books might be the exceptions. If you have any problems with the printer cutting off the page numbers or not printing the whole page. 26 . on the Edit menu. As long as you have reasonably input the above settings in your book file. choose Select All. Line Spacing The text in most books is single spaced.You can check the total print area of the pages of your book by printing a couple of test pages on your printer.

The entire document will be highlighted (black). like this: Next. 27 . go to the Format menu and choose Paragraph.

Some advanced users might needlessly attempt to get the ends of chapters to break just so by specifying different point sizes throughout the book. However. select Single (as shown below). It is always best to set up the file with consistency as the focus. This can lead to delays or extra fees for setup. because the page count and page breaks will differ for us when we open the file. Advanced users may choose Exactly instead of Single to specify an exact point size for the spacing.In the place called Line spacing. 28 . this setting must be consistent throughout the book. and we would need to spend extra time undoing all those settings.

Choose Select menu. using this setting with single line spacing and justified text will get you really close to ideal for a professional-looking book. choose Spacing/After which is about paragraph. 29 . But what if you want to have some blank space between each paragraph? One simple way is to hit the return key once to add one blank line between each paragraph. you can specify (for example) 6 points. If you use this feature. it must be used consistently throughout your book.Space between Paragraphs Single line spacing works best for body text. Then. one half of a line worth of space between each Note that for novels and most text-heavy nonfiction books. as such inconsistency will lead to extra fees and delays. This specified amount will allow you to split the difference between one full blank line and no blank line between your paragraphs. there is a way to specify an exact amount of space between paragraphs. Please do not use various line spacing settings (instead of page breaks) to spread the pages out in a particular fashion. in the field. When this window opens. from the Format Paragraph. All from the Edit menu. For advanced users.

Page Numbering There are two steps required to insert page numbers into your document. To do that. etc.” which means the new section will not be truly independent from the front section. go to the last page before Chapter 1 and place the cursor at the bottom of the page after any text appearing on that page.) from the body (your chapters). double-click in the footer (the very bottom of the page). title page. the footer (which is where the page number goes) of this new section (the body) will be automatically set to “same as previous. 30 . The window will look like this: Choose Next page from the Section break types area. The footer will open and a toolbar will open that looks like this: Make sure this button is turned off. Go to the Insert menu and select Break. To fix this. The first step is to separate the front matter of the book (table of contents. When you add a section break. The second step is to insert page numbers into the body. It’s very important to first separate the front matter and the body.

You can even see which section you are in by clicking on any page and looking at the status bar on the bottom.Here is an example of two pages that have a section break of this type between them: In this case. but from Chapter 1 forward. the pages will be numbered. 31 . the dedication page and all the previous pages of front matter will not be numbered.

Now you’re ready to insert page numbers into the footers. 32 . Place the cursor anywhere in the body of the book (the section of the book that will be numbered). the section number appears at the bottom of the screen just above the task bar. Go to the Insert menu and select Page Numbers. When you click in a section.

A new window will come up that looks like this: This window lets you place the page number in the footer or header. then go to the appropriate topic and click Display. You can create a table of contents that automatically keeps track of the page numbers throughout the book. The most consistent results are achieved by setting the page number to Bottom of page and the alignment to Center. 33 . You will get instructions on how to set up your table of contents using built-in heading styles. open the Microsoft Word Help menu and type in TOC. For more information on how to do this.

For a poetry book. From the Insert menu. If there are excess hard returns or spaces. and for the next chapter to start on its own page. authors often accomplish this by hitting the Enter key until the cursor appears on the next page.Inserting a Page Break Most authors want chapters to end wherever they end. Unfortunately. This creates problems when we open your file. Below. highlight and delete them or backspace over them. Begin by putting the cursor just below the last paragraph of the chapter. ensuring that the new chapter is always on a new page. The page break will “anchor” the text in place. 34 . insert a page break at the end of each poem so that each poem begins on its own page. we have created an image that shows you what a file looks like when the hard returns are incorrectly used in such a manner (illustrated by the command Show Hidden Characters): Fix this by inserting a page break at the end of each page and deleting the unnecessary returns. choose Break and then Page Break. The text may realign itself and these large blocks of hard returns will result in large blank areas throughout your book.

On a Mac. or a USB flash drive. bio. and edited text. This will not work because text can shift when you add or subtract words or when we open your file on our computers. Once the properly formatted book file has been created with the correct page size. leave automatic hyphenation turned off.5 (the same as this book’s setting). your desktop will show your hard drive as well as any items on your desktop. you should always use the optional hyphen. go to the Tools menu and select Language.5” floppy disk to send us. a CD. and excerpt) on the desktop as well. you may be tempted to hyphenate the word manually. If your book file is someplace else. layout. by holding down the Ctrl key in conjunction with the hyphen key. We recommend that you create and save the other files that we require (synopsis. 35 . Saving Your Book to Disk Your book file should be on your computer’s hard drive before you save it to disk.Setting Automatic Hyphens When you arrive at the end of a line and find that the last word will not fit. you will save them to a 3. simply drag it to your desktop. the more aggressively it hyphenates. When in doubt. The desktop is the screen that you see when you turn on your computer. We suggest you keep your book file right on your desktop so that you can find it easily. in addition to the other files that we require. On a PC. Alternatively. The lower the number.25. blurb. Your manually hyphenated words may end up in the middle of paragraphs instead of at the ends of lines. A better alternative is to let Microsoft Word handle hyphenation. we recommend a zone setting of at least . you may save them to a Zip disk. The default hyphenation zone setting is . then Hyphenation. the My Computer icon can be opened to view all your computer’s drives. If you decide to hyphenate a word at the end of a line. To do this. margins.

blurb. 36 . but the essentials are that you will create a data CD that contains the files we require. The type of CD that you will use for this purpose is a CD-R. If there is an option within this program to close the disc when created. Next. then do so. CD: If you have a CD burner in your computer. Floppy disks are very inexpensive and can be picked up at any office supply store. To copy your book file to a disk. you can burn a CD with your files on it. but both types of portable media storage offer much greater capacity. This software will vary by brand. Your CD burner will have come with software that you will use to create the CD. Your computer will ask you if you want to “initialize” the disk and you should choose yes. and excerpt). Zip disk and USB flash drive: Saving to a Zip disk or USB flash drive is no different than saving to a floppy disk. Your computer will then copy the file from your desktop to the floppy disk. Once the initialization is complete. simply drag the file from your desktop into this window. double-click on the desktop’s My Computer icon. bio. This will open a window that allows you to view the various drives on your computer. The file will now be both on your computer as well as on the floppy. do the same thing with the other files that we require (synopsis.Floppy disk: Begin by placing a new floppy disk into your disk drive.

It does not have to be 100 words. Type 30 words that describe the book. Type a 100-word-maximum of your book. Through his experiences with the crew of PBR 13. Indian. We also need the synopsis and bio files. We call this the synopsis. From Microsoft Word’s File menu. The synopsis should be concise and interesting.” Next. he realizes that the camaraderie and friendship with his men are more valuable than anything else. and it is for use on our website. 37 .Creating the Other Files We Need Don’t stop with your book file. She enjoys doting on her children and teaching a class for the elderly. choose New. Note: Don’t use italics. Into the same file. For example: The author is a hopeless romantic who lives on an island just outside of Angus Harbor. We may use this blurb if we feature your book on our website’s homepage. the 30-word descriptive blurb file. it can be far shorter and still be effective. A blank document will open. Rat and Gunner – Eddie learns the secrets to surviving in combat despite the fears and insanity of war. The text for each item should all be one paragraph.doc. Here is an example of the synopsis of PBR: the Making of a Warrior: PBR: THE MAKING OF A WARRIOR is the story of the transformation of Eddie O’Neil from a naïve nineteen-yearold boy into a combat warrior. This is simply an interesting bit of insight into the world of the author. and 1000-word excerpt will be displayed on our website. The 100-word synopsis. 100-word bio. choose New from the File menu to open another new. bold. Save the file containing both items to your desktop as “synopsis and bio. she busies herself with various writing projects. 30word blurb.000-wordmaximum excerpt file. When life unwinds from its hectic pace. Boats. blank document. The 100-word synopsis and bio may also be used for your book’s back cover if you wish. Michigan. or underlined text in either the synopsis or the author bio. and the 1. With the direction of his fellow crewmen – DL. type a 100-word or fewer author’s biography (bio).

select Word Count from the Tools menu. In general. For example. and the like.The blurb could be something like this for a steamy romance fiction novel: [31-word sample] Her heart and mind were at odds. If you have a problem saving a file to disk. click on the desktop to make it active.doc. and don’t need to be saved to disk.000-word-maximum excerpt. To include fonts. While the selection is highlighted. Right-clicking your 38 . try reducing the name to fewer than eight characters. the file name “1000word excerpt. and you can adjust accordingly. bold. “1000wrd. While professing love for her businessman husband. Occasionally.doc” or “blurb. To do this. or images in this excerpt. Put the pages you’ve copied into this new file by choosing Paste from the Edit menu.” Creating Font Folders If you use unusual fonts in your book. Choose Copy from the Edit menu. Use two hard returns (the Enter key) to separate paragraphs. for example. Pages 1 through 3 typically work best. Passion + the Forbidden = Serious Danger! Save it to the desktop as “30-word blurb. pictures.” To create a 1. her body belonged to the lustful politician she worked for. Create another new document.doc. See the site for excerpts of books similar to yours. a pop-up window will report the number of words in your selection.doc” has 16 characters (characters are letters and numbers). Bookman Old Style. open your My Book file and highlight a couple pages of text by holding the mouse button down and dragging across the text.” The excerpt should be saved with no italic. you must include them on your disk as well. Do not use your table of contents.doc. other standard fonts include Arial. or underlined text. The excerpt will be used for the book’s “sneak peek” page on our website only. Save it to your desktop as “excerpt. Times New Roman is the most appropriate font for text-heavy books. older computers will limit the number of characters in the name of a file. create a folder on your desktop.

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. double-click on the My Computer icon. 12 point. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. it will fit onto a floppy disk. select New and then Folder. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Do this for all of the other fonts that are used in your file. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Times New Roman. You will see a number labeled “size” with a KB or MB after it. 39 . 10 point. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Times New Roman. select Copy. 10 point. opening your hard drive’s contents. 12 point. Click on any part of your fonts folder. Find the ones used in your file and single-click on one of them. you will need to save it to CD. If the folder’s size is less than 1. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Note: The fonts may be titled differently when you paste them into the new folder. Right-click this folder and choose Properties. 10 point. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. and from the Edit menu choose Paste. Bookman Old Style. 10 point. Arial. 12 point. Go back to your desktop by clicking on it. 11 point. This font will now be highlighted. or Zip disk. double-click on the C: drive. Double-click on the Windows folder and then on the Fonts folder. You will see a list of all fonts installed on your computer. If the folder is larger. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Times New Roman. Garamond. This font folder you have created may be too large to send on a floppy disk.mouse will then bring up a menu. Garamond.” With the new folder open. When it opens. 11 point. 11 point.400KB). The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Garamond. Arial. Here are samples a few of the most common fonts and point sizes: Arial. USB flash drive. You can click on the folder’s name to highlight and rename it. From the Edit menu.4MB (1. preferably something like “Fonts Used Folder.

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. 12 point. save it to disk so that we can print your book the way you want. Perhaps the table of contents elements are all styled as TOC1 or TOC2. 11 point. 11 point. that PDFs limit any changes that may need to be made to the manuscript. If your layout and typesetting skills (or those of your hired designer) are very sophisticated. while the chapter titles and subject headings could be designated as Heading 1. 10 point. For example.Bookman Old Style. For example. Keep in mind. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The name of the game is freedom of choice for you. you always have the option of creating a print-ready snapshot of the finished book interior by creating a PDF for us to print from. 12 point. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. easy way to later make global changes. all of the body text could be styled as Normal. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Bookman Old Style. Style Microsoft Word has an advanced feature called Styles and Formatting (under the Format menu) that allows parts of the book to be formatted in a particular way. This complex feature is best left to the savviest of computer users. though. Infinity Publishing is the only publisher that allows authors to really get into the nuts and bolts of laying out their books. Setting consistent styles for your book can be a useful. Comic Sans. so this option is best suited to advanced users. if all your chapter headings were styled as Heading 1. Comic Sans. Comic Sans. you could change the font or 40 . If you want to use an unusual font. Your only limitation is how savvy you are in regard to creating the layout of your book and submitting it to us in a proper format.

41 . You may scan photographs and illustrations and place them within your book file’s interior. but TIFF files are much larger than JPEGs. If we are to scan the images. they should be saved at a mediumhigh resolution of 200 dpi (dots per inch) and in JPEG format. or you may send the actual printed photographs or illustrations for us to scan at $7 per image. Copyright Office provides information about visual arts rights at www. you should consider highlighting all of the text and setting it all as Normal style. This feature adjusts your TOC page numbers to the text automatically. Please don’t save your scanned images as high-resolution TIFF (tagged image file format) files. We only charge $7 on images that need to be scanned. such as actual photo prints that you provide for us to place in your book. If you (or a typesetting professional) are scanning images to be used in your book’s interior. You’ll find more about this feature by looking for Crossreference under the Help menu.gov. you may need to get permission from the artist or photographer to use it in your book. We do not charge $7 per image if the image is already inserted into the book file. Your headings could be set to a heading style and your table of contents could incorporate the feature called Cross-reference under the Insert pull-down menu. The U.Copyright. the file will be too large for us to work with. If you are not sure how to use the Style function and have inadvertently applied styles to your text and are confused by what this did.S. About Art and Covers Keep in mind that if you did not create an illustration or take a photograph yourself. the print quality is the same.FindLaw.justification of all Heading 1 text with one maneuver instead of looking for each individual instance.com. If you insert highresolution TIFF images into your book’s interior. you must indicate where the images are to be placed in the manuscript. You also will find articles on the subject at www. The Style setting also can be used to automatically link the table of contents to your book’s page numbers.

If you have scanned or digital images. Select Picture then From File. Books with more than 100 pages will have print on the spine. Any images in your source file for the cover should be high-resolution 600 dpi images. you must embed the fonts and use no compression or security features. Cover art can be submitted as an Adobe Photoshop or Quark file. so Mac users must submit PC versions of the fonts they want used on their covers. and then go to the Insert menu. although we suggest that you make a copy for yourself as a backup and submit the originals. In short. To see even more examples. but we cannot be responsible for damaged or missing artwork. For both cover and interior images. If you are sending images to us to be scanned. Click on the image file. All covers are designed and processed on a PC. the files must be saved using no compression. book interior artwork should be 200 dpi JPEGs. This will allow your designer to figure the spine width. please do not send copies. Submitting a copy of a copy means the artwork that appears in your book will be a copy of a copy of a copy.If you provide us with cover artwork.com/CoverSamples. visit www. it can be saved at 600 dpi as either JPEG or TIFF format. A copy is never as high quality as the original! We will make every attempt to care for and return your artwork to you. If you are preparing the entire wraparound cover including the spine. Just put your cursor where you want the image to be placed. We also can scan photographs (not negatives) or hard copies of artwork. Placing them in your book file is a simple matter. and there it is! Click on the image to make the little black square handles appear so that you can resize the image and align it on the page. or as a high-resolution TIFF or JPEG. You will then go to the directory or file where you’ve saved the image. For PDF files of cover artwork: when creating the PDF. or you may provide a simple description of the look you’d like for your cover. the page-per-inch specification is 500 (250 sheets). 42 . we suggest you first save them into their own folder on your desktop. and cover artwork can be 600 dpi JPEGs or TIFFs.htm. This book’s back cover shows a few Infinity Publishing-designed covers.InfinityPublishing. PC users must also include all fonts.

but you may use anyone you wish. please write a sentence or two describing your idea in the cover letter accompanying your submission. If you wish. we will mail you a CD with the cover in print-ready form for $100. If you have a cover that’s already been designed. we are printing many books over a long period. If you want a printable computer file of your cover. Creating drawn-by-hand illustrations is not included in our complementary service. we can also email you the most up-to-date version after publication at no charge. It should be brief. If your book’s interior is not too large and is a Microsoft Word file.com/editors. He also creates a barcode for the back cover and places the Infinity Publishing logo next to it. You should also be aware that unlike traditional printing methods that print many books at one time. such as: “My book is spiritual fiction. Please don’t ask us to create a complementary cover for the sole purpose of comparison with a pre-designed cover. If your idea is very specific and we are unable to find appropriate royalty-free artwork. we ask that you send it when you submit your book. you may hire an independent designer for your cover. Extensive work beyond that point will be billed at $50 per hour.If you would like to use our complementary in-house cover design service. the spine.InfinityPublishing. Once the cover is designed and after we have sent you the first proof book.” Our designer will take your suggestion and read your synopsis and blurb before searching for royalty-free artwork that suits your book. and the back cover. we will recommend that you hire an illustrator. We do not take returns on books whose covers do not exactly match the color of the proof book. He will then lay out the text for the front cover. we’ll make reasonable adjustments that you request and send you a second proof.htm. so I envision clouds and angels for the cover. (Our competitors charge heavily for this service!) 43 . Covers will be within an acceptable range from when the original proof was printed. There can be minor variations in color between books printed in January and those printed in February. A list of designers and illustrators appears at our website at www.

fill out the appropriate spot on our publishing agreement (included with this book). you may print our copyediting agreement right from our website. To submit your book for copyediting. if your book has not yet been professionally edited. family members. After we receive your completed publishing agreement and payment. plus an additional $100 fee. fill it out. These are: ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Spelling Grammar Capitalization Punctuation Numbers Numbered lists Table and figure numbers Abbreviations Gender neutrality Consistency Usage An author’s writing can be first rate yet still be hampered by these easily overlooked errors. Our accomplished copyeditors will ensure that your book has the polished and professional presentation it deserves.com/CopyeditingAgreement. we highly recommend this service. If you have previously published your book with us and would like to request this service post production. the cost is also $. The cost of this service is a very reasonable $.013 per word. 44 .InfinityPublishing. Readers of your book will thank you by recommending it to friends. we will send you a separate copyediting agreement to sign and send back. You can find it at www. based on the total word count of your manuscript. and acquaintances. If you wish to select this service when submitting a new book.Copyediting Service Our copyediting service has been designed to enhance our authors’ books by providing qualified review and correction of the most common mistakes. Therefore. Alternatively.htm. and send it in with payment.013 per word. simply print the copyediting agreement from our website. The success of your book is dependant on this good word-of-mouth.

however.013 = Total cost $715.rtf).to seven-week turnaround to send your proof books. This service is optional. Here is a sample cost based on a 55. and enjoy the added value and quality that it lends to your book. Copyediting is available only to books submitted in Microsoft Word format (. simply go to the pull-down menu called Tools. we have spent a lot of time making our copyediting service the best of its kind.000-word book: Total Word Count 55. Just like you have spent a great deal of time writing your book. then select Word Count. A window will appear that shows your file’s statistics. When a book is submitted for copyediting.000 x Per-Word Cost $0. This service specifies that your first proof book will have been edited prior to it being sent to you. Using this service will help create a book that stimulates good word-of-mouth and enhances your reputation as a writer. or storyline of your book.doc) or Rich Text Format (. and you may have your book independently edited prior to submission if you choose. This service is not for “English as Second Language” books and is only for books written in English. the process may take a little longer. Your unique approach and style will be preserved. we try to adhere to our standard five. as this service does not provide developmental or substantive editing. flow.00 Using our copyediting service will not change the style. We hope you take advantage of this excellent service. 45 . character usage. We will send you a confirmation letter with a more specific production time frame when we receive your submission. under certain circumstances.To calculate the total word count of your book.

you can convert your TIFF files into JPEGs. If this is the case. If you have a graphics utility program. Chris is measuring a cover design for impact. its total size should be no larger than 50MB.A Word about File Size Your Microsoft Word. or WordPerfect file cannot be larger than 32 MB. If you send us a PDF file. Chris Master is in charge of our graphic arts department. 46 . you should re-scan your images and save them as 200 dpi JPEGs. Microsoft Works. You can check the file size by right-clicking on the file on your desktop and choosing Properties. you probably have embedded images that were created with too high a resolution. If it is larger than 32 MB (or 32 million bytes).

Part Two: Solving Problems Page Numbers That Don’t Work Many authors have difficulty getting page numbers to work. You do not need to call us to address these issues prior to submission. it is okay. grammar. then this is not the time to try using this technology. and any weirdness that you see when printing from your computer will not affect how your book prints for us. Please don’t sweat formatting your book. spelling. even though they have properly formatted their files. If you experience this.How-To. Instead. Printing From Your Computer It is not uncommon for authors to see funny things when they print their books from their computers. your computer’s printer driver is different from the commercial printer drivers that we use. Submit your book as-is. even then. etc. they should at least consult this book before providing you a file of your manuscript to send us. focus more on content. Once created. editing. That is the best way to proceed with preparing your book for us. then you would have gone to school for computers. Problems Creating a PDF File Creating a PDF file is a task best left to a professional. Don’t sweat it. so if your book is in Microsoft Word format. 47 . Problems Formatting Your Book If you had wanted to be a computer geek (like many of our staff). If you have never created a PDF before. Whatever problems you may have with formatting your book will be fixed by us after we receive your submission. PDF files cannot be changed. Explain in a letter how you would like the book to be numbered and we will gladly take care of it for you. as we can truly only resolve them after they are in house. it is better for you to simply send us your book in MS Word format.

Set the page size. click on Save As. bold. photos. If you choose option two.rtf). Once you are happy with your WordPerfect file (or are tired of playing with the formatting). and so forth (but at least you won’t have to retype everything). graphics. or strip it of all formatting by saving it as a Text-Only file. simply save it as a Rich Text Format file (. These situations can create corrupt files that cause problems when the author tries to format the manuscript. the elements of what you are trying to accomplish will be the same. Be sure to rename your newly created RTF file so that you do not send us the wrong version of your book. in an attempt to be creative. a new copy of your file will be created and your original WordPerfect file will be unaffected. etc. tables. used numerous or inconsistent styles and fonts.Using Corel WordPerfect If you used Corel WordPerfect to create the digital file of your book. then the pictures in this book’s how-to section will not exactly match your file. it allows you to search the manuscript for something and to replace it with anything. However. margins. To use this feature. You have two ways of dealing with such a document: retype it on the computer. As its name implies. you will go to the File menu. justification.” You will lose everything but the text. styles. italic. and will need to go back and add the spacing. and select the Text Only option under “save as type. and font size. If you choose option one. Find and Replace This is a great feature incorporated in virtually all word processing programs. click on your Edit menu and select Replace.rtf”. images. Files That Don’t Seem to Work Every once in a while. auto formatting. This is accomplished by choosing “Save As” from the file menu and selecting “. Here are some examples of how you might use the Find and Replace feature: 48 . your work may benefit from rethinking (and rewriting) as you retype it. we work with an author whose book interior file was created by pasting text from various sources or who. fonts. When you perform the Save As.

when you click on Replace All. It would then become Jocelyn. Isn’t this fun? ! Let’s do a more complex one. remember that if you mess up. and then click the Replace All button. You can get into trouble if you don’t think about your searches carefully. In that situation. Texas. If the instance 49 . understand that the Find and Replace feature is very literal. Move your cursor to the Replace field and do the same thing. Groovy! There are two things to keep in mind here: First. Such a search will change every instance of the name Christopher. Select Paragraph Mark. you can always undo what you just did by using the Undo feature on the Edit menu. Let’s say you have places in your document that have strings of spaces for no reason (it happens). but only once. If you keep clicking replace all. Let’s say you’ve placed two hard returns after every paragraph. the feature will find any instance of two paragraph marks and replace them with one. hit the space bar twice in the Find field.” There could also be a problem if there were more than one Christopher in your book. enter Christopher in the Find field. once in the Replace field. Instead of clicking Replace All. you might want to consider looking for each instance of the name individually. click on Find Next. the program will replace it unless you specify “whole words only. then click the Replace All button. Now.If you want to change every instance of the name Christopher in your book to Jocelyn instead. click on the More button and thenthe one that says Special. Put your cursor in the Find field. That could be a problem if there is a town named Christopher. such as a grown-up and a child. Jocelyn in the Replace field. ! If you want to replace two spaces between sentences with one. If your search term appears in the middle of a word. both with the same name. ! Take for our first example where we changed the name Christopher to the name Jocelyn. this feature will continue looking for instances of two spaces and replacing them with one space until there are no more such instances. Texas in your book. Do this a second time so that there are now two paragraph marks in the Find field. but now you’ve decided you want only one hard return after each paragraph because you want to use the Format Paragraph option to set a specific amount of space between paragraphs. Second.

In general. hidden text. click on Replace (NOT Replace All). If you want to leave that instance as is. Seeing is Believing Your software also can show the hidden. The most frequently overused characters are spaces and unnecessary paragraph marks (hard returns). hyphenating and page numbering on its own. Because they are hidden. let it. Remember that you can use the Undo function if you catch the error before you move on. Think about your Find and Replaces carefully before you execute them. this may sound like a flaw in your writing. 50 . Problems You Didn’t Even Know About One of the problems commonly found in digital files is the overuse of characters. which can cause problems when your book is printed. Double-check your work to see if you did what you intended. if your software will do things such as indenting. and tabs. these characters are often overused. paragraph marks. To view all of the hidden characters in your book. Hidden characters include spaces. centering.is one that needs to be changed. simply click again on Find Next. nonprinting characters in your book. page and section breaks. but we’re talking about something else entirely. go to the Tools pull-down menu and select Options.

and that there is a check in the All box.A window that looks like this will appear: Select the View tab. you will see a dot for each space and a paragraph mark for each hard return): 51 . When this option is selected. the text in your document will look something like this (in this next example. Note that the second section down is called Formatting marks.

In this example, you will notice the circle around a paragraph mark. The arrow points to two small dots that represent spaces. Notice that the hard returns should occur only at the end of paragraphs. You also will be able to see tabs, section and page breaks, and other characters, both desirable and undesirable. Note that the signs of these hidden characters will not print. Seeing hidden characters lets you find and solve problems that otherwise will cause issues later. At first, it’s a little awkward to look at the document like this, but in time it will become natural. This next example shows what a return at the end of each line will look like with hidden characters revealed. This is the wrong way to do it, except for poetry:

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Notice the paragraph marks that indicate manually inserted hard returns at the end of these lines. You will need to get rid of these before you send us your document, unless your book is poetry and you are doing this intentionally to preserve the poem’s line breaks. Another way to misuse the hard return is to hit the Enter key to get from the last page of a chapter to the first page of a new chapter. The correct way to get to the next page is to insert a page break (see page 34). Page breaks are also important to understand for keeping your chapters separate within a file; we cannot accept a disk that contains a separate file for each chapter. See the How-To, Part One chapter to learn how to merge chapters into one file.

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Overused Spaces
How are spaces overused? Authors sometimes use several spaces to indent a paragraph. If you did this, chances are that the number of spaces you used varies throughout the book. You may have been using five spaces for some paragraphs and six spaces for others. We recommend using a single stroke of the Tab key instead to make sure every paragraph is indented by the same amount of space. You can also format every paragraph the same way by using the Format menu, selecting Paragraph, selecting First line, and setting the desired indent. If you learned to type on a typewriter, you may have used spaces to center chapter titles or subjects. The proper way to do this today is to highlight the word(s) and click on the Center Justify button:

You will want to backspace over or delete any unnecessary spaces and place one or two hard returns after any chapter title or heading. (Note that we are not referring to a header, but a heading. We hope that we are not getting too heady!) Spaces and returns also can be a problem if you manually type page numbers at the bottom of your pages. You must let the word processor’s automatic page numbering feature do this.
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a separate text file containing any information that you would like included on the copyright page (such as editing or cover design credits). formatted it as best as you can. or floppy disks. This disk should be sent to us along with a completed publishing agreement and payment for setup. Your disk may also (at your discretion) contain any cover artwork you would like us to use to create your cover. You have our publishing agreement filled out and are ready to submit all of this with payment for setup. a 30-word description of your book. and saved these files to a single CD. Be sure not to send us the only copy of your book’s digital file. you have entered your book into your computer. 55 . but we do not typically return digital files. You are now ready to send us your book to be published. Suite 100 West Conshohocken. and a 1000-word excerpt of your book. To review. the disk you send us should contain a 100-word synopsis of your book. Gather up your materials and send them to us at the address below: Infinity Publishing ATTN: New Book Submissions 1094 New DeHaven St. PA 19428-2713 Please note that we return physical copies of artwork to you (such as photographs you may have provided us) a few months after your book is published. Prepare a brief cover letter telling us what you envision for the cover if we are to create one for you. Zip disk. USB flash drives.The Final Step: Sending Us Your Book Requirements By now. a 100-word bio. prepared the other files we require. or a folder containing any unusual or special fonts you wish to use. or floppy disk. CDs. USB flash drive. You may also provide us with any photos or graphic images to scan with written directions for where to place them in the manuscript.

It will provide confirmation that we have received it. you will supply new. If you find pages that need to be replaced (after you get your proof book). We charge $7 per scan. If we discover any problems (such as the disk not working). we will send you a letter explaining what to expect from that point forward as we begin the process of transforming them into a printed.If you are sending us photos to scan. corrected hard-copy pages for us to scan and reinsert into the book. If your hard-copy needs photos to be scanned and added to the text. or rejection. Hard-copy submissions cannot include pasted-in text or images. Submitting a book file that does not conform to our guidelines can lead to additional delays. do not tape them to sheets of paper. For books submitted as hard-copy.5”x 11” paper in good condition exactly as we are to print it. a $7 charge will apply to each image. 56 . Within a week after receiving your materials. Upon arrival. use a shipping method that requires a return receipt. fees. we will contact you. Be sure to give us clear instructions as to where in your book’s interior they belong. For your peace of mind. and the greater satisfaction you will receive from this process. we will look over your materials to see if there are any obvious problems. you may submit 15 new pages free of charge. Our scanning fee is only for when you want us to scan printed photos or artwork in order to create a digital version of them. We must receive all materials at the same time and in the same package. bound book. If we have any questions. We thank you for allowing us to be your publishing partner! Hard-copy Submissions We can accept hard-copy submissions only if they are printed by a laser printer at no less than 300 dpi onto 8. along with a signature. Make sure that your book file has room for placement of these photos or illustrations. The better prepared your book file is. Note that our policy of forty free corrections does not apply to hard-copy submissions. the more quickly we will send your first proof book. We are committed to serving you with the highest degree of excellence and speed. you will be notified right away. All digital content must be provided on the same disk or USB flash drive.

You are giving us the right to print and distribute your book internationally for as long as you want us to. You may use the copyright symbol with your work even before it is officially registered. you own all the rights to your book. Your words are protected as soon as you put them down in fixed form (including typing them on your computer). You can print the copyright forms right at home by going to www. Use certified mail with a return receipt.gov and printing Form TX for a literary work. end of story. Your First Proof Book Five to seven weeks after we receive your disk. Please keep the original for your records and mail a copy to us. laminated covers to you. you will send one copy and a check made out to “Register of Copyrights” to the Library of Congress along with the completed copyright form. Period. Note: You will send one of the two copies of your first proof book to the Library of Congress even if it is not perfect. In about nine months. At the time of this writing. The first proof book will 57 . contract. This is important if you think that a literary agent might become interested in your book. the form will be returned to you with a registration stamp on it. you may also request the forms by calling (202) 707-9100. copyright only protects the way an idea is expressed. The proof book will include a copyright page and an ISBN and barcode that we assigned to your book. we will ship two perfect-bound books with full-color. and payment. Remember. you cannot copyright an idea itself. copyright law states that the book is protected as soon as the Library of Congress has received it.Copyright. but you can cancel at any time.Copyright With Infinity Publishing. One book is for proofreading (and showing off to your friends) and the other is for you to send to the copyright office. the Library of Congress charges you $45 to register your copyright. When you receive your first proof books (there will be two copies). but must be registered if you need to later prove that someone stole your work and seek damages.S. U.

Soon thereafter.com. you will return the form to us. Author’s discounts: An author’s first order receives a 50 percent discount off their book’s cover price. you will mark your proof book with red ink and type up a master list of corrections with clear instructions for each. If any corrections or changes to the cover are needed. These will be sent back to us so that we can make the necessary changes. your book will be made available for sale on our website and later submitted to third-party internet retailers such as Amazon. Books that receive our extended distribution package are sold through Ingram Book Group. receiving a 55 percent discount and shipping books within 24 hours.also be your first look at the book’s cover. or list your book for sale. spelling.com. BarnesAndNoble. Any order of 250 or more books also qualifies for the 50 percent discount. formatting and so forth at no charge. authors earn a royalty on all sales. Until you sign and return the proof-approval form. and your book will be officially published! You will receive notice by email or mail. authors receive a 40 percent discount.com is an exception. Remember. Bookstore discounts: Bookstores typically receive a 40 percent discount. When you have finished proofreading and have submitted all corrections to your book. When you receive the two copies of your first proof book. including sales to themselves! Ingram Book Group: This distributor’s discount is 55 percent off.com — just like Stephen King and JK Rowling! Discounts There are a few conditions under which we will sell your book at a discount. and Borders. Unless you have tried it both ways. we will not print.com. Additional corrections beyond the initial forty are charged in blocks of forty for $50 per block. These sales earn the wholesale royalty percentage (see Royalties section below). publish. Just wait until your friends see your book on Amazon. Amazon. We will make up to forty corrections in grammar. 58 . you may not realize how much easier it is to proofread a printed book than a computer screen. you will also receive a proof-approval form. after the first order. Some other POD publishers force you to proofread your book online or charge extra for a physical proof book.

these are called “NetCC”): When you purchase books yourself.95 suggested list price as an example. the book is then published with a retail price of $14. your book will also be sold through Ingram Book Group. you will earn back 10 percent of the sale.00 value-added increase. Author purchases (On royalty statements. Let’s use a $9. The Ingram royalty percentage is the same as that of wholesale royalties: 15 percent. Wholesale royalties: When we sell the book at a discounted retail price.95. Ingram royalties: If you purchased our extended distribution package. you will earn 15 percent of the sale. When a retail sale is made. The minimum value-added increase is $2. and distributors. there are four types of royalties on your monthly royalty statement: Retail royalties: When we sell the book at full retail price. the author earns a total royalty of 59 . you may set your non-fiction book’s retail price higher than that suggested list price. If you do so.Quantity discounts: Sales of five or more copies receive a 40 percent discount. These sales have their own line item on your royalty statements. your royalties will be higher than the 30 percent and 15 percent stated above. Value-Added Royalties Although we provide a suggested list price for your book. We refer to this as our ValueAdded Royalties Program. additional increases must be made in whole dollar increments only. wholesalers. Royalties We will sell your book at either the retail cover price to consumers or at a discount to booksellers. following approval by Infinity. As a result of these discounts.00. An author requests a $5. Royalties in the Value-Added Program are calculated based on two factors: the suggested list price of your book set by its total number of pages plus 75 percent of the added value. you will earn 30 percent of the sale. Increasing the retail price of your book is an option available to non-fiction authors through Infinity’s distinctive Value-Added Royalties Program.

95 based on its page count. Increasing the list price isn’t for every book. that’s why this program is only recommended for non-fiction titles. let’s look at an extreme example. What about the same book’s wholesale royalty? Because the wholesale discount can vary. In the scenario above. plus 75 percent of $50. $3.90 plus the portion of the value-added increase.$6.15. We have an author who wrote an in-depth book on a computer software system. for a total of $43.95.75. The book’s niche market appeal.95 x 45% = $6. The author will therefore see a 45 percent royalty on the royalty statement: $14. Only you can decide if this option is right for both you and your book. supported a retail price of $69. 60 .00 value-added price increase. The author earns a total royalty of $3. researching the current demand for and pricing of similar titles is crucial. When debating whether to value-add your title. After analyzing demand for the book’s subject.97 x 35% = $3. Infinity approved the requested $50.74: the base royalty of $2. On retail sales. this author will be paid 30 percent of $19. we use a standard 40 percent discount to calculate the royalty. The Value-Added Royalties Program is another way in which Infinity gives our authors command over the path their books will travel.25.99 plus 75 percent of the value-added increase. less their 40 (or 50) percent discount. Just for kicks. $2.97 ($14. The author will see a 35 percent royalty paid on the royalty statement: $8. however.74. your purchase price will always be discounted from the lower suggested list price.5” x 11” and had a suggested list price of $19.95 @ 40 percent off).15: the base royalty of $0. When you order copies of your own book from Infinity. the book is sold at a wholesale discount for $8.95. and you will receive a 10 percent royalty on the sale. The book was 8.49! The author’s price per book is always based on the suggested list price (not the value-added retail price).00 — a 62 percent royalty rate.

Postal Service. dedication page. While the majority of the book will be printed doublesided. however. If a book is to be printed single-sided.00 for each additional book shipped. 61 . Shipping is always free for quantities of twenty books or more.00 for each book thereafter. We ship to Canada by first-class mail. Our pricing schedule takes into account three single-sided sheets per book. or Next Day for an extra charge. our books may be purchased worldwide from Amazon. ! ! Once you have looked up your book’s suggested list price. Shipping We charge $4. See the Royalties section. table of contents and so on). $6. While we ship books only to the United States and Canada. Most shipments of two or more books are by UPS Ground. double the page count. We can ship via UPS 3-Day.00 for the first book and $2.S. More than three singlesided pages in your book may lift your book into the next higher price bracket.com. price a non-fiction book higher. 2-Day. We can. Be sure to include the front or unnumbered sections (such as the foreword. Our suggested list prices are based on the following criteria: ! The book will be printed double-sided.How Our Books Are Priced The number of pages determine your book’s suggested list price. while most single-book orders are shipped by U. We cannot price the book lower than our suggested price. introduction. you can decide whether you would like to set the list price higher. there typically will be some single-sided pages in the book.50 shipping for the first book and $1.

37 14.17 7.48 9. Subsequent orders get a 40 percent discount.98 8.48 8.68 12.01 14.95 $20.58 13.77 11.95 $13.95 $15.48 11.57 13.97 12.5.13 12.61 9.95 $22.53 8.95 $24.98 5.48 4.98 9.95 4.63 16.95 $10.23 11.33 10.17 10.45 6.97 9.95 $14.57 10.95 $16.37 17.48 7.73 7.48 13.98 10.48 6.37 8.95 $9.38 5.98 9.37 5.95 $28.53 8.95 $19.77 8.83 5.07 8. Suggested list price Author’s Author’s Author’s first Author’s net price net price order price regular price after 10% after 10% per book per book royalty royalty # of pages Up to 64 Up to 96 Up to 128 Up to 160 Up to 192 Up to 224 Up to 256 Up to 288 Up to 320 Up to 352 Up to 384 Up to 416 Up to 448 Up to 480 Up to 512 Up to 544 Up to 576 Up to 608 Up to 640 Up to 672 Up to 704 Up to 736 $8.77 11.31 11.69 10.48 10.48 5.5” Books: Our Suggested Prices The author’s first order or any author order of 250 books or more will receive a 50 percent discount.95 $11.98 4.48 14.97 4.78 11.95 $29.95 $18.99 7.93 5.47 14.17 13.37 11. and will also earn a 10 percent royalty.18 7.57 16.03 4.88 10.57 7.77 14.91 6.23 10.55 15.28 6.48 5.48 12.39 12.98 12.98 6.95 $12.17 62 .77 17.95 $17.03 13.98 14.08 8.95 $25.43 9.98 11.95 $23.95 $27.15 9.97 6.83 6.63 8.48 4.37 5.95 $26.09 15.93 13.98 7.85 12.5” x 8.98 13.17 16.95 $21.97 15.

99 7.98 6.95 $19.55 15.39 12.95 $27.85 12.95 $26.95 $25.48 14.48 5.95 $15.08 8.17 63 .95 $18.95 $23.61 9.98 9.95 $17.68 12.63 16.98 4.5” x 11” Books: Our Suggested Prices The author’s first order or any author order of 250 books or more will receive a 50 percent discount. Subsequent orders get a 40 percent discount.77 8.93 13.98 12.48 10.48 13.95 $13.17 13.97 5.17 16.97 15.48 4.98 9.37 14.95 $12.77 14.48 7.03 13.77 11. and will also earn a 10 percent royalty.91 6.95 $20.48 6.95 $16.78 11.95 $21.17 7.57 13.38 5.73 7.23 11.15 9.48 12.95 4.31 11.97 6.28 6.98 8.98 7.09 15.48 11.77 17.23 10.57 10.13 12.45 6.93 5.48 9. Author’s Author’s Author’s Author’s net Suggested net price first order regular price after list price after 10% price price 10% royalty royalty # of pages Up to 64 Up to 88 Up to 112 Up to 136 Up to 160 Up to 184 Up to 208 Up to 232 Up to 256 Up to 280 Up to 304 Up to 328 Up to 352 Up to 376 Up to 400 Up to 424 Up to 448 Up to 472 Up to 496 Up to 520 Up to 544 $9.98 14.48 5.37 5.18 7.77 11.07 8.95 $11.95 $24.17 10.95 $10.98 11.98 10.33 10.69 10.95 $28.63 8.43 9.95 $29.53 8.47 14.37 17.57 16.48 8.88 10.95 $22.37 11.01 14.53 8.98 5.8.58 13.57 7.98 13.37 8.83 6.95 $14.97 9.97 12.

31 11. Author’s Author’s Author’s Suggested net price first order regular list price after 10% price price royalty Author’s net price after 10% royalty # of pages Up to 64 Up to 88 Up to 112 Up to 136 Up to 160 Up to 184 Up to 208 Up to 232 Up to 256 Up to 280 Up to 304 Up to 328 Up to 352 Up to 376 Up to 400 Up to 424 Up to 448 Up to 472 Up to 496 Up to 520 $10.98 9.77 11.61 9.93 13.17 64 .48 12.48 5.48 10.48 9.85 12.28 6.17 7.37 14.95 $12.07 8.95 $26.57 13.48 13.97 5.95 $15.58 13.48 8.98 6.95 $25.17 16.98 13.98 7.53 8.77 14.37 17.48 6.01 14.95 $14.17 13.95 $21.43 9.38 5. Subsequent orders get a 40 percent discount.95 $22.95 $20.98 12.98 11.39 12.93 5.98 10.98 9.48 14.95 $17.57 7.68 12.78 11.48 7.95 $24.48 6.23 10.77 17.33 10.88 10.95 $29.45 6.97 12.37 11.95 $11.47 14.77 11.63 8.48 11.03 13.23 11.95 $28.97 15.83 6. and will also earn a 10 percent royalty.37 8.95 $18.63 16.95 5.95 $13.95 $27.17 10.98 4.55 15.97 9.95 $23.73 7.53 8.8” x 8” Books: Our Suggested Prices The author’s first order or any author order of 250 books or more will receive a 50 percent discount.95 $19.08 8.77 8.99 7.57 10.69 10.18 7.15 9.98 8.57 16.95 $16.13 12.09 15.98 14.91 6.

that aren’t edited before being submitted to us. or that use unusual fonts not included on the disk can increase the time it takes to publish a book. 65 . a couple of weeks for you to thoroughly proofread your book. you will receive notice by email or mail. there are several types of corrections to be made to the first proof. Delays and extra fees can be avoided by sending a thoroughly edited and proofread book the first time. final wrap-up as the book is prepared to print. This includes: ! about five to seven weeks for you to receive your first proof book. How to Proceed Two to three months typically elapses between the time we receive your submission and the time your book is available for sale on our website. Authors frequently see grammar and spelling problems pop right off the pages of their first proof books. perhaps due to seeing the work in book form for the first time. A second proof book is almost always necessary to get your book up to your standards of what it should be.What to Expect. Published books will be available for sale on our website within two weeks after the book is approved and all corrections have been made. about two weeks for us to ship a corrected proof book. ! ! ! ! In most cases. Please understand that files that have inconsistent formatting. When your book is cleared for printing. more proofreading time on your end before you send your signed proof approval form back to us.

These sales will be reported on your royalty statements distinctly under the royalty type “Ingram. These sales are wholesale sales and earn the author the wholesale royalty Rate (15 percent). BooksAMillion. Most author-originated publishers use Lightning Source exclusively and do not print their own books or have an inventory like Infinity does. those books we submit to Ingram will be printed by their printing company.com. they’re considered acceptable. Buy. such as Walmart. and many others. Books sold through this system will show up on your royalty statements about five months after the time of purchase. Lightning Source. Here are the details of our arrangement with Ingram: ! In this process. If you elect to purchase our Extended Distribution Package.com. This means that consumers will be able to order your book at bookstores that only order through distributors. a division of the distributor. Consumers will also be able to order the book at the more than 25. After your book has been published to our own website. We sell titles to Ingram Book Group at a 55 percent discount. We charge a setup fee of $149 for this program because of the processing required for us to create special digital files of the books we submit.” Books sold via Ingram Book Group are printed by Lightning Source.000 brick-and-mortar stores that typically place orders through a distributor.com. Many online retailers will offer your book on their sites. your book will begin appearing in those places influenced by this system in about twelve weeks.Extended Distribution Package Through Ingram Book Group Ingram Book Group is the largest book distributor in the United States. While their books are not as high quality as ours. and will also make your book available to many retailers for order. 66 ! ! ! ! . your book will be included in the Ingram database.

5” or 8.000 book retailers will easily be able to order your book. we are pleased to have this arrangement with Ingram Book Group and invite you to participate! 67 . which may hamper some sales some of the time to some stores.5”x 8. Unfortunately. ! Distribution through the Ingram Book Group system means that over 25.! While this system greatly increases the distribution potential of your book. If you choose to purchase inclusion in this program.5”x 11”. Lightning Source cannot produce an 8”x 8” book. however. If you later elect to make changes to your book. being listed with Ingram’s distribution system does not necessarily mean that your book will be stocked on bookstore shelves. additional fees will apply for us to create new files to send to them. we will provide Lightning Source with special digital files of your book. Ingram Book Group’s books are listed as non-returnable. Books to be included in this system must be at least 80 pages in length and either 5.

and all the places to which we submit your name. at $50 per block. In the event that the author wants to change a very large amount of content. and so on. our accounting and Web databases. we sometimes give the author permission to obtain our most recent version of the book file. this is done at our discretion and is decided on a caseby-case basis. including Bowker’s Books in Print. we recommend that you do not change its price. you will be charged $200. however.com. Additional corrections over and above eighty are charged in blocks of forty. the charge is $200 for the same reasons as above. Content changes for Ingram-submitted books: If you elected to have us submit your book to Ingram (taking advantage of our optional Extended Distribution Package) and later decide to make changes to your book. Price change: Once your book is published. unusual circumstances arise and the fees associated with those circumstances follow. any further changes will cost a minimum of $100. Amazon. your book could sell for different prices for a while. 68 . because when this happens.Fees We have clearly noted all of our fees throughout this book. Content changes: Once you have approved your book for publication. The author can make corrections to the file and send it back to us to re-enter into our system. Due to of the time it takes for other databases to catch up with such a change. we must change your interior and cover print files. Author Name change: We charge $200 if you change your name after the book is published. Title change: If you change your book’s title. This charge includes eighty corrections. there is a $169 charge to resubmit the files to Ingram. From time to time. We charge $125 each time we edit a file in this manner. If you do. in addition to our charge to perform the actual corrections.

The top three packages include 11”x 17” posters. and bookmarks that feature high quality. business cards. Book Marketing 101 ($125) Our Basic Package.htm to see these items.95 value) 69 . You’ll get: ! ! ! ! ! ! 2 copies of your book 50 postcards 100 business cards 25 bookmarks John Kremer’s 1001 Ways to Market Your Books ($27. Marketing Packages may be purchased at any time. posters. You’ll also receive custom-printed materials such as postcards.infinitypublishing. full-color design.com/materials. The custom-printed materials will be shipped one to two weeks after your book appears for sale on our website.Book Marketing Marketing Packages Each marketing package contains two marketing books written by industry experts. The marketing books by John Kremer and Brian Jud will be shipped shortly after we receive your submission.95 value) Brian Jud’s Beyond the Bookstore ($24. All marketing materials feature a full-color picture of your book’s cover and information about your book. Marketing package prices are in addition to our low setup fee. Visit www.

95 value) Book Marketing 401 ($470) The best value.95 value) Brian Jud’s Beyond the Bookstore ($24. hands down. More than doubles the quantity of printed materials of Book Marketing 201! Included are: ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 10 copies of your book 250 postcards 500 business cards 125 bookmarks 10 posters John Kremer’s 1001 Ways to Market Your Books ($27. including: ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 25 copies of your book 500 postcards 1.95 value) Brian Jud’s Beyond the Bookstore ($24.Book Marketing 201 ($195) This package doubles the quantities of printed materials from Book Marketing 101 for only $70 more. and includes posters! It offers: ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 5 copies of your book 100 postcards 200 business cards 50 bookmarks 5 posters John Kremer’s 1001 Ways to Market Your Books ($27.95 value) Brian Jud’s Beyond the Bookstore ($24.95 value) 70 . You get a veritable ton of printed materials.95 value) Book Marketing 301 ($275) A super value.000 business cards 250 bookmarks 25 posters John Kremer’s 1001 Ways to Market Your Books ($27.

This essentially is what marketing is all about. A properly executed marketing plan involving press releases requires a different approach. There are many books on the subject and there are many publicists available to you who can perform this task the right way. or posters. postcards.Additional Marketing Materials After you have purchased a marketing package. Posters are $2 each. you will let people know about your book’s value to them and that it’s available for sale. Bulk releases have little credibility and are seen as an annoyance by the media. This is referred to in the industry as “media spamming. As a published author. The Value of Book Marketing The two most important factors in the sale of a book are good word-of-mouth and a solid marketing approach. postcards are $10 per hundred. we don’t do that. business cards. Press releases need to be sent judiciously to targeted media and written with a personal touch. Bulk press release programs seem to exist for the sake of inflating the publishing setup fees paid by the author. We also help your marketing efforts by offering our marketing packages. At Infinity Publishing. which will be a better value for you and give you a better chance of gaining tangible results. not as a source of reliable information. Credibility is King In an effort to attract authors. consultation. and conferences. some publishers offer to blindly send hundreds of press releases to many different media outlets. and business cards and bookmarks are $20 per hundred.” meaning that the media outlets receive hundreds of press releases from those publishers daily. newsletters. 71 . We help take care of the good word-of-mouth by providing buyers with a beautiful product delivered quickly. you may reorder bookmarks.

24 mailing labels with Infinity’s return address. authors have the option of enrolling in our Advance Reading Copies program for $275. they will also receive 24 books with “ADVANCE READING COPY” printed boldly across the front and back covers. This program enables Infinity authors to send out Advance Reading Copies (ARCs) to specific reviewers and columnists who have expressed an interest to the author in receiving his or her book before it becomes available for sale. If you’re the author of a non-fiction special interest niche book. When these contacts agree to accept an ARC book. Novelists can use ARCs to send to reading circles that are known for their interest in the author’s genre. Before receiving their proof books from Infinity. 72 . contact the top experts in that specialized field of interest – they’ll often mention your book as a fresh insight into the topic and perhaps write an endorsing blurb you can use when promoting your book. While the author’s book moves through production. the author has time to compile a list of individuals to contact and offer an ARC as soon as it is available. the Advance Reading Copies program. Infinity will also provide 24 book mailers.Advance Reading Copies Program Infinity Publishing recently announced a new option to help authors market their books. When authors receive their regular proof copies. and 24 announcement cards explaining that the complimentary ARC is provided per the recipient’s prior correspondence with the author. These 24 ARCs do not count as the author’s first order. the author must be sure to mail it and follow up with the reviewer.

and weapons of the era — history can come alive with the digital sparkles of a slide show. Books with references to databases of contact information.htm. or even samples of a city’s sounds. worksheets.InfinityPublishing. Poets can give voice to their poems by including a CD with a selection of poetry — hearing a poet’s inflection brings a new meaning to their words. Benefits of Mixed-Media Books There are many ways a CD can enhance a printed book. Non-fiction authors will still have the option of adding value-added pricing above the suggested list price. which will be added to the suggested retail price that is determined by the page count. You may choose to have two versions of your book.com/ CDInABookAgreement.00. Royalties will continue to be paid monthly on the selling price of the book. Travel narratives could be accompanied by full-color photographs. Substantial Value at an Affordable Price The price increase of these new mixed-media books is $5. To view our simple CD in a Book publishing agreement. please visit www. we now offer our authors the opportunity to attach a CD to the inside back cover of their books in a tamper-proof sleeve. There is a one-time CD setup fee of $200 in addition to the standard $499 one-time fee for any new book being added into Infinity’s unique book publishing system.CD in a Book™ While writing your book. Historical novelists could show the dress of the period. did you ever wish that there was another way for you to help readers experience your imagery or implement your ideas? Since we now produce audio books in house (through Spoken Books Publishing). The possibilities for supplemental material that can be recorded on a CD are vast and will ultimately increase the value of your printed book. or just the version with the 73 . and PDF forms could include a CD filled with a variety of different kinds of computer-friendly and printer-ready files. military uniforms.

Authors can have Infinity provide a professionally narrated audio CD for a $499 recording fee. Beware of using copyrighted photographs.000 words — provided by the author. All of the CDs will be produced in-house. Copyright The author also retains all rights to the content on the CD.CD. The author retains the right of final approval before a mixed-media book will be made available for sale. we are not equipped to produce DVDs. Professionally narrated readings are recorded in our state-of-the-art sound studio and produced as a high quality. tone. etc. We are unable to accept production CDs provided by the author for insertion. The overall professional quality of the CD is of vital importance as it reflects directly on the content of the printed book. volume. and we will maintain a micro-inventory of all CD-enhanced books just like we do with all of our titles. 74 . A narrator will read from printed copy — not to exceed 10. polished audio CD. grammar. music. At this time. Infinity’s mixed-media books will be covered by our book return policy for bookstores. however. Existing titles will require a new ISBN and authors will incur a $200 one-time fee to set up their existing book with a CD enclosed. Mixed-media books will have a distinctive medallion displayed on their front covers to indicate that an enhanced CD is enclosed. background noise. and written material: copyrighted work of any kind that does not belong to you cannot be used on your CD or in your book without the written permission of the copyright holder. Publishing Mixed-Media Books The author is responsible for providing an acceptable master CD. pitch. they cannot be made available through the Lightning Source/Ingram distribution system because they not do have the ability to add a CD to the books they print. and the copyright notice printed on the CD label will be identical to the one printed in the author’s book. Infinity Publishing reserves the right to reject any master audio CD for quality.

Every step has had the same courteous and efficient help. But the bottom line was. It is with the highest regard that I recommend Infinity Publishing to writers who may be considering selfpublishing as a vehicle with which to bring their words to life. When I received Infinity’s book. My novel was ready in no time at all. I signed their publishing agreement and published my book. Become a Published Author.’ I almost gave up. I gave my attorney the contract. I am extremely satisfied with Infinity Publishing!” 75 . and now a major motion picture studio is hot for my book. the genuinely interested voice on the phone was an internet book publisher. After receiving their book Become a Published Author. I liked the new concept. I hit the jackpot with Infinity Publishing!” Charles J. I’d had such horrible experiences with other publishers. But what I really liked was the fact that it gave me clear and definitive answers to my questions. My newly published book is attractive and selling well. Dobbins If Jesus Were a Sportswriter “In sending my book to publishers. Their professionalism and attention to detail are a credit to the book publishing profession and to themselves. Haas Beyond the Blues: Treating Depression One Day at a Time “My experience with Infinity Publishing has truly exceeded all of my expectations. I’ll be out of business.Testimonials from Our Authors Edward F. fair to me — the writer — with no loopholes. I received nice compliments. ‘With contracts like these.’ It was easy to understand.” Clarke Allan The First Man to Be First Lady “After 137 rejection letters. ‘It doesn't fit. just the facts. he said. Surprisingly.

The best way to ensure the timeliness of your book is to get published with Infinity. guaranteed!” I am secure about this commitment to quick delivery because Infinity is the only large POD publisher in the U. and readers benefit by getting advice that is current and up-to-date. new ideas and literature created by and for the common man will finally be available. after purchasing some books printed by Lightning Source [Ingram's POD printing company]. Through the instant publishing technology used by Infinity Publishing. This would be impossible with traditional printing methods. it was evident that the print quality of Infinity's books was much better. those lost sales translate to a waste of my time and marketing efforts. “The quickest way to purchase my book is to call Infinity Publishing’s toll-free number. The information age is truly HERE!” Anne Korff The First Time Is Best: A Travel Guide to Scotland “Travel guide information must be timely. I tell the listeners.” Peter Quest Lu mino us “I believe we’re in an exciting time for the artistic world because of the internet’s distribution potential. Infinity Publishing has done a great job in all aspects.S. where thousands of previously printed books would instantly become useless. especially for photos. When I’m doing talk shows. or it is of little value.” 76 . that prints its own books. and I have had nothing but good feedback from anyone I've spoken to who has purchased my book or other writers who have published with Infinity.\ Carol Welsh When You’re Seeing Red STOP “I chose Infinity Publishing because I knew that my marketing efforts would not be wasted. I plan to publish all the books in my series with Infinity. Necessary changes can be made to update the book. Also. If people want to purchase my book but experience inconsistent fulfillment. They send the book out within 24– 48 hours.

Eddie L. It was phenomenal!!” 77 . it was well put together. You guys were patient with the process and easy to talk to.” Stephen Piperno Is Life Wo rth I t? “Thank you so much for creating the most beautiful book on planet Earth. There is nothing else in the world that can compare to being a published author. Rinehart The Carriage Drivers “My goal was to provide our children and grandchildren with a legacy of my late husband’s novel in print. I was in charge—like an author should be. Not only was the production of the book professional. My friends and family were amazed. The book was published within a few months of submission. You went beyond my expectations. published at an affordable cost and in a reasonable amount of time!” Joan M. I never thought in my life that I could complete this book. I would highly recommend your company to anyone that is looking to publish. When I first received my book. from content to revision. it had a beautiful cover and layout. The result was a great book. Friends who ordered it received their copies within a few days. Phelts Let Me Call You Sweethearts “Creative control! From title to cover design. All that I can say is Wow!! Amazing!! I would especially love my cover. You guys deserve a round of applause ten times over. I couldn't ask for more professionalism. That’s what drew me to Infinity Publishing versus conventional publishing methods. Infinity Publishing provided the easiest and most economical way of doing this. We are all very proud of the book. I am honored to be an Infinity author. This is truly the greatest moment of my life.

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I would like to call you and ask about formatting my digital file. send it in to us with the publishing agreement and payment. and we will fix it up and take it the rest of the way. Just ask yourself. Zip disk. using key words and phrases to draw your audience in. 2) a floppy disk. 79 . “What is this book about. There is an example of a blurb elsewhere in this book. Go as far as you can to prepare your work. Being simple and to the point works best. Don’t go crazy trying to create this content. or USB flash drive containing a print-ready digital file of your book. we need from you a 100-word description of your book and a 100-word bio about you. This will be used as a “sneak peek” which consumers will be able to read to see the quality of your writing. 3) the required payment for setup. CD. bottom line?” How do I prepare the digital file of my book? Follow our guidelines in the How-To section of this book. This will not affect the quality of your proof book. I can’t get the page numbers to work. Is that a good way to do it? No. Under certain circumstances. Don’t worry about it. For example. leave them out altogether and we’ll insert them. we ask that you instead just go as far as you can and submit your digital file to us as-is. what else do I need to prepare for you? We require that you also provide us with descriptive content for our website. we can accept a hard copy in lieu of a digital file on disk. Send us your work to be published and we will number the pages for you. The final thing we need is a 30-word blurb. I am trying to format my book to your specifications.Summing Up Frequently Asked Questions What do I need to send you to publish my book? 1) a signed and completed publishing agreement. We do a lot of fine-tuning to book files regardless of how much preparation went into them by the author. If you cannot figure it out. These are comparable to what you would find on the inside of a hardback book sleeve or the back cover of a paperback book. Because it difficult to answer formatting questions over the phone. We also require a 1000-wordmaximum excerpt from the book. Besides the digital file of my book. Just give us clear instructions on where page number one is. What is a blurb? The 30-word blurb is simply a brief description of your book. Should I type the page numbers on each page? You should never manually hand-type page numbers.

Remember. PageMaker. and embed every font used. We’ll scan your photos and illustrations for $7 each. If you order our optional Extended Distribution Package ($149). If you have access to a good scanner. What you must not do in a fictional work is use real people or their likenesses. a PDF. Can my book be available through the Ingram distribution system? Yes. There is no extra charge for photos scanned and inserted into the file by the author. So does that mean that you will not publish historical fiction? No. Do you accept work created on an Apple Macintosh computer? Absolutely. Corel WordPerfect. Can I include photos in my book? Yes. just like this book. Please do not use the Courier font. If the interior of your book is created on InDesign. we will submit your book into this system. then convert the book’s interior file to a PDF. Make your PDF with no compression. Obviously. We recommend Times New Roman or Book Antiqua for fiction books. Everyone has the right to prohibit their usage in a book sold on the market commercially. must not be based on real events or places. Your publishing agreement says a work. If you used Quark. Book cover artwork can be provided on the same disk as everything else as JPEGs. 80 . In what formats do you accept submissions? We accept Microsoft Word. PageMaker. or as files in Quark. What if I want to use non-standard fonts in my book? See our section on saving fonts to disk. What you must do is take the names and characteristics of any characters in your book and change them so much that they are not recognizable. all interior photos are printed in high quality black and white only. AppleWorks and Adobe PDF files for book interiors. we do not accept these formats for book interiors in their native format. it should be okay. InDesign. scan them and save them as 200 dpi JPEGs or TIFFs and embed them in your book file. all fiction is based on reality in some way. How do I determine the price of the book? The size and number of pages determine our suggested list price. if the characters are famous and are from more than fifty years ago. use Microsoft Word or AppleWorks. or Quark. as it is difficult to read in book-length form. all our book interiors are printed in high quality black and white. or PageMaker. For a work of historical fiction. See the How Our Books are Priced section in this book for pricing. if fiction. Adobe Illustrator.Can my book have any color for the interior other than black or grayscale? No. our book covers are printed in full color and are always laminated. TIFFs. or Photoshop format with PC versions of fonts provided. start with 300 dpi images in your original file. then you must create a PDF. as it is easy on the eyes. Of course.

S. with a full-color. we accept all types of books! We do reserve the right to reject books at any time for any reason. If your book resembles anything that could be considered dangerous to society (i. We do not print color on the inside of the book. recycled white paper. However. In order for us to do that. This may become an option in the distant future. It might sound like a good idea. you must mask their identity to avoid libel. just like the book in your hands! We publish books in three popular sizes: 5. Statements are printed on or about the first of the month and mailed by the end of each month.5”. We take about two weeks to make corrections.When will my book be ready for sale? If the materials you submit are complete.5”x 8. potentially libelous. Can I view my book sales on the Web? No. it is still best for you to bring the books yourself. You’ll see your first actual proof book in about five to seven weeks after you submit your work. we’ll pass. There is a two-month grace period from the sale to the creation of the royalty payment. For instance. your book can be available for sale in two to three months. 81 . and perfect-bound cover. Most books will require a second proof book.e. which would expose sensitive information to the prying eyes of would-be hackers. or illegal in nature. Royalties continue to accrue until the amount owed exceeds this amount. This is the easiest way to guarantee the quantity of books available at the event.5”x 11”. but if a court has not found the abuser guilty of that criminal action. checks for January sales made directly through Infinity Publishing are printed in March. The interior will be grayscale and the cover will be full color. Checks are only printed if the amount owed is more than $20. What types of books do you accept? From poetry to pet grooming. when you are planning a book signing. dollars only. It is alright to publish an autobiography that talks about abuse in your childhood. We recommend you take at least a week to proofread the book. Please be aware that we will not accept books that are grossly offensive. What will my book look like? Your book will be printed double-sided on high quality. but for your protection. “how to build a bomb”). Sales that occur between bookstores and their customers may take longer to appear on your royalty statement. we will not publish it. we would have to connect our accounting database to the internet. All monetary transactions are in U. we will send you a royalty statement with an accompanying check (when applicable). How do I handle book signings? Our books are returnable by bookstores. laminated. and will also translate into a hassle-free experience for the hosting bookstore. When and how do I get paid? Each month. 8”x 8” and 8.

Will my book look like it displays and prints on my computer? Not always. Files created in word processing programs such as Microsoft Word and Corel WordPerfect can vary when transferred from computer to computer. Will I see a copy of my book before it is listed for sale? Yes. You will approve your book before it is listed for sale. There is a separate contract to fill out. Picture a child that behaves like an angel in front of its parent (your computer). We will fix what is obvious to us. You will do this by providing us with a master list of corrections and by marking them in your proof book with a red pen.000 words) of your book. When you publish with Infinity. which you can request by contacting us. This is simply an aspect of digital printing. the first order is 50 percent off the suggested list price. Future orders are at 40 percent off suggested list price. and when you get your first proof you will point out any errors that made it into the proof. publisher. content. or binding method. format. Digital files are like children. What if I already have an ISBN for my book? A new International Standard Book Number must be issued if any of the following information is ever changed: title. you retain all rights to your book. it is usually best for non-North American authors to find a local publisher. create a barcode. you may submit your book to Infinity Publishing. See www. Shipping is always free for 20 or more copies. Do you accept manuscripts from other countries? Because we ship only within the United States and Canada. We also provide a list of recommended independent and freelance editors and typists across the country who will be glad to provide you with these services. Can you edit my book? We offer an optional in-house copyediting service that will greatly enhance your book.infinitypublishing. How much of my book will appear on your website? In addition to the 100-word book synopsis and author’s bio. you will receive two or three actual copies of your book to proofread and send to the Library of Congress for copyright registration. Any author order of 250 or more books also qualifies for the 50 percent discount. We will issue an ISBN. and compose the copyright and disclaimer page in your book. Our website gives orders of 5 or more an 82 .What if I already have a book in print? As long as you have not signed a contract that limits your ability to do so.htm.com/editors. Formatting problems that were hidden to you will reveal themselves to us. you can provide an excerpt (up to 1. The front cover will also appear. but acts more naturally around strangers (our computers). publication date. author name. How much will I pay for copies of my book? For authors.

Do I need to copyright my book before sending it to you? You certainly may.or left-aligned or centered. this is the field where you ordinarily type Web addresses (URLs) into. You can also use this link for marketing purposes in emails. Text in poetry books is frequently right. Either way. You may then insert them into your file. We are only interested in publishing high-quality books. The page shown will be the “book description page. TIFFs. It is important to get the process started as soon as possible. This is not like traditional printing methods where after the initial print run. Minor problems with the book will not affect your protection. We charge a minimum of $100 to update a book after it has been published. as long as their orders are for 5 or more. buy my book on your website? There is an address field in your Web browser. and for authors who have not increased the list price of the book beyond our suggested list price. the book could be updated for future printings. For example. and only those books in our inventory would need to be dealt with. we recommend that you use one space between sentences and that you justify the text. Cover images can be 600 dpi JPEGs. This is okay for authors to use.automatic 40 percent discount.” Copy this URL and email it to the person who designs your website so that he or she can make a link on your site to that page. How do I link my website to bbotw. you should first save them as 200 dpi JPEGs. With our method. This is the “link” to your book’s page on our website. Can my book be updated after publication? Yes. Should I put two spaces or one space between sentences? And what about justification? For most books. At this time. you will send the extra proof book to the Library of Congress. or by mailing us a check/money order. you are stuck with thousands of printed books. Authors can always order books by calling us at 610-941-9999 with a credit card number. How should I prepare images that I scan myself to be inserted into my file? When you scan your images.com so people can start at my website. 83 . it is a common practice for the author to copyright the published version of the book. or BMPs. the fee that you will pay to the Library of Congress to copyright your book is $45. the unsold books would be useless. Begin by going to our site and looking up your book and clicking on it. and from there. if you had written and traditionally published a book on astronomy and a new planet was discovered. However.

plot.The Publishing Mindset By John Harnish When your book is written with Infinity Publishing’s book publishing process in mind. honed into a published framework of reality. Writing concepts flow together to become a manuscript. For your convenience. The overall readability of your clearly expressed words (free of typos and glaring errors) is what matters most to your readers. your personal creative concepts and uniquely expressive style remain unchanged. You’re also free to be involved in the design of your cover by providing your ideas and vision. are able to expand and extend into infinity. are edited. the creative process is set free. Express Yourself Your Way You’re free to push beyond the worn envelope of traditional publishing to tell your story your way. Your crafted dreams. and character are altered. Your readers and fans are able to decide for themselves what it is that they like about your work. You’ve worked to develop your expressive style of writing to guide your readers through the written benefits of your shared life experiences. punctuation. While guidelines for style and usage are necessary. Your thoughts are free to delve into the dreams of your creative concepts. The independent editor works for you and the level of editing they perform is up to you. Only grammar. Too often. Some independent editors perform invasive editing in which storyline. spelling. and some serve only to help catch those mistakes that have a way of slipping into word flows. etc. you may elect to have us copyedit your book. When you publish through Infinity’s “just in time” book publishing” system. Our copyediting service does not alter your personal style. 84 . You may also choose to hire a freelance editor of your choice to edit your book. you’re not locked into writing to appease the entrenched critics. authors who have been published traditionally are shocked by the many ways in which their original manuscripts were changed and distorted at the hands of the publishing-house editorial staff. our website lists some referral editors and typists.

One of the wonderful features of our printing method is that you can released a second edition after your book has been listed for sale. Being able to proof your actual book is a huge advantage over trying to proofread a set of galley proofs or enduring the pains of looking for typos in an electronic version of your book sent over the internet.Typos and Proofreading Infinity Publishing provides the author with two proof books. Note: While we charge a fee to update a book. Pass your book around to family and friends to help you with the proofreading. Reading and checking over your own book for typos is vital to producing an error-free book. and so on. or change the ending of Chapter 6. Reading even two or three pages on your computer screen may strain your eyes and bring headaches. This feature is especially beneficial for authors working with time-sensitive topics that need to be updated to keep their books current. up to 40 corrections will be made at no charge (on the first proof only). You’ll get two proof books from us in the mail with a proof-approval form to sign and send back with any other corrections for us to make. what the price should be. it is still far more cost-effective than reprinting a book that has already been printed in the thousands. “Just in time” book publishing allows the author’s alterations and corrections to be made quickly to the master book file from a clearly marked proof book. this isn’t the time to decide to do a complete rewrite of Chapter 3. It is in everyone’s best interest to catch and correct all typos and errors. Carefully read through your entire book to make certain it’s as error-free as it can be. No. They would then print a large quantity of books 85 . Make sure you proofread your editor’s work too! Don’t rush through your book and send it to us prematurely. how many books might be sold. As a courtesy. the better the result. The more qualified folks you have helping you. This is your opportunity to find any errors that might have happened during production. a publishing house’s bean counters and sales representatives would evaluate your work to see if it fit into their catalog. The Worth of Your Words Traditionally.

With other publishers. Infinity will help you to understand how to market your book.on a speculative basis. and allows the author to increase the retail price. the author receives $0. Authors who enter into a publishing and distribution agreement with Infinity are free to withdraw from our arrangement — easily and without hassle. Infinity has a vested interest in helping our authors sell more books. For each dollar increase over the suggested retail price. The more books that sell. spare copies were off to the bargain bin and the book was on its way to going out of print. This is important if your book receives interest from a movie company or a traditional publisher! Marketing Support and a Listening Ear Authors are responsible for promoting and marketing their books. an author has no say in how much the book will retail for. This could occur in as little as six months after the publication date! Infinity Publishing’s “just in time” book publishing system keeps your book in print forever — and that’s a long. but we can’t do the marketing for you. Some of our competitors require authors to assign certain rights of their books to the publisher for various lengths of time. Our authors are free to publish in other forms and formats with other publishers at any time. One of our competitors assigns all their books the same price. If the book didn’t sell as well as predicted. 86 . regardless of the number of pages in the book! Infinity Publishing provides the author with a suggested retail price based on the number of pages in the book. This control is a great advantage to authors and can yield incredible royalty returns.75 in royalties in addition to the standard 30 percent on all retail sales. You Retain All Rights to Your Book This is very important to you. the better it is for everyone. Infinity is a nonexclusive publisher. We provide support materials and personal consultation to help authors formulate marketing plans for their books. long time. The Infinity difference is that the author retains all rights forever.

Writing a book happens in a timeframe of months and years. but the only one who can really make it happen is you. The only way to correct this situation is for the author to follow up with all those who said they were going to order and ask how they liked the book. however. Together. In reality. If they believe in you. You. At Infinity. You’re the only one who can do a book signing for your book. and are crushed when only a few orders for their books trickle in. but the vast majority of missed selling opportunities result from a lack of marketing and publicity effort and direction. They can be your greatest allies in helping you reach out to a large audience. or. but they never seem to get around to doing it. also have accumulated contacts of friends and extended family members to build a grassroots interest in your book. they can still talk up the fact that you’ve just had a book published that is available for sale. The cold hard fact is that not all the people who say they are going to buy your book will. the author. marketing a book is a never-ending process. we provide the marketing direction and the author provides the marketing effort. the authors must work continuously to promote their books. and you’re the best person to sell your ideas to the masses. you’re the only one who can do the radio and TV talk shows. Even if you discover that some of them aren’t avid readers. The first step is for you to believe in yourself! 87 . They might have the very best intentions of ordering your book. It is true that some books don’t sell because the author fails to capture the attention of the reader. The author is then left with an unfulfilled expectation of book orders. to have been prepared to sell them a book at the moment that they expressed interest. we’re a winning combination! The Best Person to Sell Your Book Is You There are lots of people who will tell you how to promote your book. Some authors mistakenly believe that traditional publishing houses do all of this for their authors. regardless of who the publisher is. others will too.Reality Check… Most authors publish with the hope of having a bestseller. better yet.

John Harnish Special Projects Director 88 .com or www.BuyBooksOnTheWeb. We want to help make publishing your book with Infinity Publishing a rewarding experience for you. We try to keep the cost affordable and the mood fun for all of the authors attending our conferences. Everyone who attends benefits greatly from networking with new contacts and exchanging ideas. www. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for authors to share ideas and to present a sample taste of their work to other authors.Express Yourself… Authors’ Conferences Infinity Publishing sponsors an annual conference at which our authors meet and interact with publishing professionals and other authors. Good Luck with Your Writing I hope that we have provided you with more of an understanding about the many benefits of publishing with Infinity and distributing your book through our online bookstore. Please contact us if you have any questions about the benefits and advantages we offer to our authors.bbotw.com. Sincerely yours. We are constantly looking for conference presenters who have experience that will be of interest to our authors.

If you are a writer who has authored a book worthy of publishing and you want an easy and inexpensive way to connect with the masses.000 titles since 1997. if you have any questions. Heck. We offer the fastest turnaround.com Good luck and good writing! Infinity Publishing 89 . Before you know it. you will be able to quickly prepare your work. and the most freedom and value of any publisher hands down. can be the vehicle for your writing success. made available worldwide. We invite you to take the next step with us. your beautifully prepared book will be in the appreciative hands of your readers. then we are the right publisher for you. and. Having a published book will provide you with something tangible on which to focus your promotional efforts. apathetic publishers. Your book. reap the benefits of being alive in the age of information. fast-talking scammers. as a published author. In the meantime. We know what it is like to be rejected. If you and your book are ready. difficult agents. We are here to help writers achieve their goals as published authors. Many have endured a tough time out there — dealing with numerous rejections. but we understand that many greats have come before us who were also rejected many times before being recognized. By following the instructions in this book. even the Beatles were rejected! We hope that you haven’t lost sight of what your goals are and what ultimately fuels your soul. the best service. feel free to contact us toll-free at 877-BUY-BOOK (877-289-2665) or by email at info@infinitypublishing. pushy editors.Closing Notes We have published more than 5. a whole world of opportunity is waiting to be tapped. submit it to us.

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