Design has been called the art of making choices, and n
’s thought, you instinctively know when a book feels right. The cover has intrigued you; in a matter of seconds it has managed to encapsulate and broadcast (or imply and suggest, which can be even more powerful) what the book is about. Upon opening the book, you find that the layout is welcoming and the type is clear and clean; it feels like you are in good hands.
Because e-book content must be fluid (i.e., it must display on different devices using variable font sizes), most of the interior formatting that takes place during the production of a printed book is replaced by generic formatting.
If you plan to publish only an
e-book: Online services such as Smashwords.com can take your Microsoft Word manuscript and prepare it for electronic distribution.
However, your e-book will still require a cover design and professional editing, which
Shelfish can happily provide.
If you plan to use both
traditional and electronic publishing: In the process of preparing your book for traditional print publishing with Shelfish—i.e., professional editing, cover design, and interior design—we will have completed all the steps necessary for e-book publishing, save one: submitting your book’s cover and interior files to a service such as Smashwords.com for electronic distribution. Shelfish will be your partner through the entire process.
Special thanks to Torrey House Press,
publisher of several books shown at right.