Once your manuscript is ready for the marketplace, there are many issues to consider. Without understanding the life cycle of manuscript-to-marketplace, important steps are missed that could hurt book sales.

MediaNeighbours helps you understand and choose what you need--and don't need:

  • book dimensions (trim size, spine width, etc.) and formats (paperback, hard cover, ebook, etc.)
  • execution of cover and interior design
  • typeface selection
  • ISBNs, LCCNs, PCIP data, permissions, disclaimers, etc.
  • the printing process (POD or offset), paper quality, and binding options
  • image control and file management
  • and more

If you are self-publishing, you also may need our help with:

  • Metadata management (keywords, categories, BISAC and Thema codes, etc.)
  • MyIdentifiers.com management
  • Uploads to KDP and IngramSpark
  • Front- and back-matter advice 
  • Bar codes and QR codes
  • Conversion to ebook formats
  • Book pricing strategies
  • Assistance with traditional offset printing
  • and more

We will help you choose carefully and comprehensively. References are available upon request. Mary is a member of Editorial Freelancers Association, and our project management rates are competitive with the EFA rates table, updated regularly at: https://www.the-efa.org/rates/