finished manuscript is only the first step in the process of bringing
your book into print. After your work has been revised, polished, and
professionally edited it is publishable; It is then the job of the designers
to make it readable.
choices will affect how your work is received in the marketplace, and
can even make your words more effective and more memorable. At October
Publishing Services we understand all too well that while image isn't
everything, a book is still too often judged by its cover. Our professional
book designers are dedicated to creating an individualized design for
your project that will reflect and enhance your work, turning your manuscript
into a book that is a joy and a pleasure to read.
Type is one of the most difficult and least understood areas of book design.
Poor choices in font style or size can interfere with the readability
of your book, and even cause your readers to put the book down unfinished!
A professionally typeset book will bring clarity to your work and give
your words a greater impact.
Sometimes, what isn't on the page is just as important as what is. Overcrowding
the page with text is one of the most common mistakes made by inexperienced
authors and publishers. An effective page design helps your readers navigate
through your book. It makes recipes easy to use, directions easy to follow,
and even stories and poems easier to read and understand.
Your book's cover is often your first impression on your readers. An attractive
cover will make your book stand out on the shelf. An engaging cover will
increase your book's visibility, marketability, and sales. Professionally-designed
covers increase your chances of having your book reviewed by the press
and stocked by bookstores. October understands the importance of creating
a complete design that doesn't stop at the edge of your book's front cover.
We can help you make effective use of the back cover and spine in order
to create a professional-looking product that will stand up alongside
any traditionally published book.
Choosing a printer and paper stock is one of the most important decisions
you'll make about your book. We can handle the technical aspects of production
so you don't have to. We'll contact printers, acquire paper samples, submit
your book's specifications, and help you find the right printer for the
job. Once your selection is made, we'll act as a liaison on your behalf,
tracking your project from the time it's delivered to the printer to when
your finished book arrives.
The designers at October understand that you have a certain vision for
your work. We're committed to helping you bring that vision into print.
We'll meet with you one-on-one to discuss your ideas and help you create
a design that meets both your budget and the needs of today's market.