Once your manuscript is ready for the marketplace, there are many issues to consider. Without understanding the life cycle of manuscript-to-marketplace, important steps are missed that could hurt book sales.

MediaNeighbours helps you understand and choose what you need--and don't need:

  • book dimensions (trim size, spine width, etc.)
  • execution of cover and interior design
  • typeface selection
  • the printing process (POD or offset)
  • and more

If you are self-publishing, you also may need our help with:

  • ISBNs, rights, permissions, disclaimers
  • MyIdentifiers.com management
  • LCCNs and PCIP data
  • Choosing formats (paperback, hardback, ebooks, etc.)
  • Front- and back-matter advice and creation
  • Bar codes and QR codes
  • Conversion to ebook formats
  • POD (Print-on-Demand) set up, file creation, and uploads to platforms chosen (IngramSpark, KDP, etc.)
  • Metadata, such as keywords, categories, BISAC categories, etc.
  • Book pricing strategies
  • Assistance with traditional offset printing
  • Image adjustment to meet printing specifications
  • and more

    We will help you choose carefully and comprehensively. References are available upon request. Mary is a member of Editorial Freelancers Association, and our project management rates are competitive with the EFA rates table, updated regularly at: https://www.the-efa.org/rates/