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Layout and Formatting

Book Layout

The book layout service is an extension of the manuscript formatting service for fiction works and the two may be requested in tandem.

The service is particularly suited to authors of non-fiction works, who have manuscripts containing text, as well as images, illustrations, graphs and tables.

Tried and Trusted Indie Publishing can assist with the layout of all elements, so it is suited to either a print or an e-book format. The completed layout will be converted to PDF format.

Print on Demand

Print on Demand (POD) is printing technology whereby books or other documents are not printed until an order has been received. This allows allows books to be printed singly or in small quantities.

Using the file created by our manuscript formatting service, Tried and Trusted Indie Publishing will prepare the formatted Word document for printing.

This includes:

  • changing the layout to suit required trim size (dimensions of printed book),

  • selecting font type and size

  • checking the consistency of headings and paragraph structure

  • checking the required front matter, end matter

  • creating and checking the table of contents

  • saving this as a PDF file

Using the prepared cover design file:

  • Check the positioning of the bar code

  • check that the spine width suits the number if pages

Author will need to supply the unique ISBN for this format or Tried and Trusted Indie Publishing can facilitate the purchase of an ISBN package. You will require both the ISBN and the barcode file.

Interior and cover files will be submitted for printing as required.

If you buy an ISBN through us, Tried And Trusted Indie Publishing will be recorded as the Imprint of Record.

However, Authors retain all rights to their work.


Please note: Your printing order will be quoted separately as this will depend on the quantity of books you wish to order and the book’s final page count. At that time, we can source the most competitive price for your project.

A proof copy will be requested from the printer before the full order is placed. This will enable you to inspect the printed book.

We will facilitate the initial and subsequent print runs and arrange delivery of the finished books to the author.

You will be required to provide a copy to the National Library of Australia under the requirements of legal deposit. A second copy will be required if your home state has a similar scheme. You may either choose to submit these yourself, or authorise Tried and Trusted Indie Publishing to do so on your behalf after providing us with the copy or copies.

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