If you're intend to submit your book to print on demand services such as Create Space, Lightning Source or Speedy Publishing for publication, you will need to ensure that you format your book document according to widely used print on demand specifications using pre-sets that are critical for submission guidelines to these services.
Before you begin the process of submitting your documents if they are in Microsoft Word they will need to be converted to an acceptable PDF format. Speedy Publishing uses the correct methods to generate a PDF intended for high-quality printing. We also provide you with the working documents before we generate the final file that will allow you to conduct future editing of your PDF files so that you may edit them later if you wish.
Please note that PDF is an open source file format, which essentially means that anyone can write PDF creation software programs or plug-ins. However, not all software will create a PDF for use in print applications. Speedy Publishing ensures best results by using programs and plug-ins from reputable software providers to create PDFs.
ORDER A CONVERSION (Please allow at least 3 weeks per conversion)
|0 to 10,000 words|
|10,001 to 50,000 words|
|50,001 to 99,999 words|
|100,000 words Plus|
Large Print is defined as alphanumeric characters, set as 14 point or larger font. We prefer to use the typeset in 16-point Plantin (a serif typeface) and printed in jet-black ink on high-opacity paper
The vast majority of Large Print books published today are reprints of bestselling, popular and classic books; teachers and librarians tell us that the content of these books are more apt to hold the reluctant reader’s attention. In turn, as detailed in this document, vocabulary and reading independence increase because the reader is not limited to lower-level reading materials.
Educational research as well as action studies that confirm what Librarians and Teachers have been testifying to for years, that Large Print leads to:
- Reading confidence
- Improved letter and word recognition
- Reading comprehension
- Reading enjoyment
We will convert your existing manuscript to large print ready for publication through print press services.