professional one of a kind book cover design that will maximize
your book's sales potential:
Water Press uses Photoshop for all graphics. Cover designs are
a bit like clothing and what is popular often changes from year
to year. Keeping an eye on what is current is part of our responsibility.
‘professional standards’ page layout for your book:
Water Press uses PageMaker or Quark to create the page layout.
The time it takes to put the manuscript into book form is dependant
upon the type of book you have written. For example, a basic page
layout is one which requires minimal formatting to the text. This
style of page layout is usually found in books such as novels
or poetry books.
more advanced page layout is one that requires extensive formatting
to the text such as inserting indents and bullets, working with
tables, charts, or graphs. Books such as how-to books or history
books commonly require an advanced page layout.
third style of page layout is for children's books. These usually
require scanning and insertion of illustrations.
and/or Table of Contents as required:
professional non fiction books require a Table of Contents or
an Index in the back. Cook books would be an example of this.
will accept as many illustrations as you require:
find it very interesting that some POD publishers will not accept
illustration inside the book. I love illustrations. Yes, they
are more work and that can lead to increased expense to you. But
they can sometimes just give the book that look of quality that
will convince the consumer, who briefly flicks through the book
while contemplating purchase, to buy it.
International Standard Book Number (ISBN):
January, 2007, the Canadian ISBN Agency in Ottawa changed their
requirement. All books registered with them require a 13 digit
ISBN. This is your books code name. Deep Water Press will register
you with this agency and place your number in your book.
UPC or EAN bar code image created for your book’s back cover:
product identifiers commonly used in the book industry are:
International Article Number
with the Library and Archives Canada, Legal Deposit:
Legal Deposit is a comprehensive collection of Canada’s
published material. It keeps a copy of all books, pamphlets, serial
publications, micoforms, sound recordings, video recordings or
electronic publications issued in physical forms such as CD-ROM,
etc. When your publication is deposited, a brief description is
entered in AMICUS, Library and Archives Canada’s database.
The Library and Archives have been collecting and preserving Canada’s
published heritage for more than 450 years.
Water Press requires two copies of your publication so that they
can be sent to them.
in Canadian Books in Print:
year in June, Canadian publishers contribute to CBIP listing from
the University of Toronto Press.