Manuscript Requirement Checklist

Items to include with your manuscript:

+ Disclose what files you prefer (ebook only, paperback only, combo) and what style (design package)

+ Book Cover (for ARCs and design inspiration; covers are not typically included within the ebook files as you will upload the cover to the venue specifically.)

+ Dedication

+ Acknowledgements

+ About the Author information, including author website links

+ Other Titles list (including Amazon links)

+ Author Photo

+ Author Notes, prologue, epilogue, foreword, afterword, etc.

+ Any design requirements listed specifically (notes, letters, texts, chapter header or chapter break design ideas)

+ Previews or sample chapters, advertisements, or other promotional graphics.

+ Disclose desired trim size (5 x 8, 5.25 x 8, 5.5 x 8.5, 6 x 9)

+ ISBNs for both ebook (not required) and paperback

+ If you wish to duplicate the cover image within the title page, send along the image from the cover without wording in at least 300 dpi and .125 overlap on all sides to cover trim size and overlap.

+ Listing of all fonts and specific colors used within the book (you may need to send along the OTF or TTF if you wish to have a specific font that I do not own currently).


Q: How do I submit my manuscript files?

A: All manuscripts can be either emailed [j.cabreradesigner] or placed into a Dropbox or Google Drive folder that you will provide link too.Your manuscript should also be submitted in a unformatted Word document with the exception of scene breaks (please mark with # or *), chapter headings, and indents. Please keep all bold and italicized text as is. If you are sending images you would like included in your manuscript please make sure they are 300 dpi or higher.

Q: When do I need to have my manuscript to you?

A: I prefer that you have a fully edited copy to me at least a week in advance of your booking date but I also know that schedules and deadlines do not always allow for this so just let me know and I am always willing to work with you.

Q: Do I receive and ARC/Review Copy of my manuscript when ordering an eBook design?

A: Yes, you can. Please request it at time of booking. It is free of charge.

Q: Can I have my manuscript earlier than my scheduled book date?

A: Yes, but only if my schedule allows. If I must move around or push another client's job then there will be a $30 additional charge.


Any questions, or items you feel were not addressed, please feel free to send me a message for more details.