7 Simple Steps to Self Publishing
STEP 1 – Editing
Professional Editing – Your book should be professionally edited before submitting it for printing. Finite Publishing has a professional editing service if you require it.
STEP 2 – Choose a Publishing Package to suit your requirements
Please read through our Publishing Packages options. If you would like to mix and match our numbered options, please choose by number on the Packages page of what you would like us to do for you, and we will give you a price estimate via email. We do also have payment plans to suit your needs.
STEP 3 – Submit Your Book Files to Finite
Please use Microsoft word for your manuscript.
Please email to:
or via dropbox, click here to obtain a free dropbox account:
All image or illustration files must be sent to us separately as high resolution image files. We will size and format the images appropriately for each formatting style.
We will also send you a document for you to fill out, telling us your name, address and all your author details we need to get the job done. You will also need:
- author photo
- author bio
- book blurb
If you need assistance with any of these, let us know and we can help you.
We will contact you as soon as we receive your book info and will be in touch with you throughout the publishing process to keep you fully informed of your book’s progress.
STEP 4 – Page Layout – Images, graphs, tables
You need to decide on the size of your book, click here for available size options or discuss book size with us. We have many years of experience and can advise you the best option for your book project.
We will ensure that text and any images or graphs etc. are properly organized on the pages of your book. This is known as page layout or formatting.
A standard page layout is a layout containing no photographs, tables, or bullet lists. Standard page layout is provided at no additional cost when producing your book with us. We will include up to 15 images with no extra charge.
A complex page layout (containing many photographs, tables, graphs or bullet lists) may incur extra charges.
A book that is primarily art or photography will need to be quoted on.
Please contact us for a quote.
If you want images, but don’t have any, we can provide legal, good quality images for an affordable extra fee. Or you can find your own images on iStock or Dreamstime. Remember to purchase the images as large as possible and in 300 dpi.
STEP 5 – Custom Cover Design
We will contact you to discuss the details of your book’s cover design. We will work closely with you to create a unique cover design that suits the genre of your book.
Who says we don’t judge a book by it’s cover? We most certainly do! And at Finite Publishing, we strive to be among the best.
If you have illustrations or photographs you would like to include in your book cover design, our designers will incorporate these images into your cover design for you.
At Finite, we strive to craft individually designed book interiors. We cater for all tastes. You will receive a questionnaire
We will submit for your approval your cover design. We will endeavour to either fulfil your brief or let us create something unique for you. You always have control. Once the cover design is decided upon, we move onto step 7.
STEP 6 – Reviewing the Proof
Once your book’s page layout and cover design are complete, we will print a proof copy, a hard print copy, of your book and send it to you for your seal of approval. This is when any last minute corrections are made to the book file.
STEP 8 – Your eBooks
Upon approval of the print proof, we go ahead and create the eBook files for the digital versions of your book.
There are three eBook file types to be created for you. A kindle eBook, a Smashwords eBook, ePub and PDF.
Each eBook file one has different requirements to read properly on the plethora of different reading devices. Your book must look good on a kindle device, an ipad, an iphone or android phone and as a PDF. It must be readable on all the different devices in the marketplace. We guarantee your book will read to the highest possible standard on all reading devices.
- Editing your manuscript
- Choose a package or obtain a quote
- Submit your book files via email or dropbox (preferred) and fill out our requirement forms
- Page Layout or design
- Custom cover design
- Printing and reviewing your print proof copy
- Congratulations! We list your book on all eBookstores worldwide! You are now a self-published author!
For Publishing Packages options, click here.