Main text file. This file should be in some standard text format such as .TXT, .DOCX etc. Most text- and and word processor formats are acceptable. Include prefaces, acknowledgements, introductions etc in the main text file.
Cover file. The cover file will have front and back covers plus a spine. It can be submitted in the form of two image files from which we can assemble the print-ready cover file with spine text, ISBN barcode etc. If you submit only the front cover image, we will make up a plain-color back cover for the back. Alternatively, if you do not submit a front cover image file, Lipa Publishing will create a basic cover and send it to you when we send you the proof.
Back cover ‘blurb’ file. This is a text file of about 100-300 words which describes the book’s contents and which appears on the back cover. If it is too long, it will be edited to fit.
Dedication page file (Optional). Most authors like to include a dedication to a friend or family member who has inspired them.
Author photograph file. (Optional) A monochrome portrait to accompany the biography. Biographies and the author photograph will be placed according to author preference.
Interior image files.(Optional) If you wish to add images (photographs, drawings, tables, graphs etc.) these should be in separate files, clearly labeled. Their placement in the main text should be clearly indicated.
The completed Lipa Publishing Order Form. (Download here.) This is the form where you specify just how you want your finished book to look. The order form is a .DOCX file so, after downloading, it must be saved first before completion using MS Word.