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Finished manuscript? What next?

You’ve done all the hard work and you have your finished manuscript. What’s the next step?

Here is a brief outline of the process of going from finished manuscript to the final outcome; a stunning, high quality printed book.

  1. Contact us and receive a complimentary 30 minutes consultation. This allows us to ask you a bunch of questions and enables us to put a quote together for you.
  2. If you accept our quote, we will then set up a timeline for your project. Working back from your launch date, we factor in design, revisions and printing. The timeline will be altered depending on if your book is printed in Australia or overseas. Please note: 30% deposit is due upon acceptance of our quote.
  3. You then send your finished manuscript file electronically sent to us. From here, we will set up the document.
  4. We will provide 2 different internal page designs for your consideration. This usually includes variations in fonts and spacing. After a bit of to and fro, we get to what will be the final design.
  5. Once we have bedded down the design, we set to and put the book together. We create the 1st draft. This will include all front matter, body and end matter. We send the 1st draft to you and this is often where you, as the author, see the manuscript very differently than when you were working on it. It can be like seeing it through different eyes and  presents the perfect opportunity to pick up on any anomalies. We like to leave the 1st draft with you for as long as you need for a thorough read-through, proof read, edit etc.
  6. During the time that you have the 1st draft, we can be organising some of the nuts and bolts like ISBN, CiP data, sourcing quotes from printers etc.
  7. 1st draft returned to us. We then proceed to make all your requested changes. Your book will be taking its final shape and this is when the page count is usually locked in and the Imprint data and any other deatils are complete.
  8. The 2nd draft is sent to you for final checking through, ticking off all your requested changes and noting any other changes that may need to be made. When you are ready, you send this back to us and we set to making your changes or additions.
  9. Now we are at the 3rd and usually final draft. We make any last minute changes and prepare the press ready files for the chosen printer.

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About Preloaded Design

Located in Central Victoria and established in 2005, Preloaded Design is Jeff and Jacqui Lynch.

Jacqui is a passionate designer with a love of typography and book design. With over 20 years experience as a graphic and fine artist, Jacqui’s eye for aesthetic detail adds a new dimension to ‘traditional’ design. Jacqui’s diverse artistic background means that she can offer clients something way beyond the ‘norm’ when it comes to book design.

Jeff is an expert web developer with over 20 years experience. He is equipped with all the skills needed to convert your book to an eBook.

Our passion is to bring your project to its highest potential.