Upload offers a wide array of professional publishing services, from cover design and typesetting to editorial title management to distribution. We are experts in every aspect of the writing and publishing process, and we leverage the most advanced technology in the world.
Professional Cover Design
There’s an old adage in book publishing, “you can’t judge a book by its cover, but you can sure sell one that way.” So every book cover we create is uniquely designed by a professional, experienced book cover designer. We do not use templates or cheap “clip-art” you find on the Internet. What’s more, we aim to please which means our authors are given an unlimited opportunity to suggest changes, edits, or even redesigns. Back cover copy is edited by professional copyeditors.
Efficient and Accurate Typesetting
We can typeset and layout a 500-page professional trade book in 48-72 hours using a proprietary XML authoring and editing tool which seamlessly integrates with Microsoft WORD. It takes a WORD document and produces an XML (Extensible Markup Language) file, which becomes the basis for automated page composition with custom macros and dialogs to enable quick and efficient layout. Templates are designed for each book, including tables and artwork when requested by authors. File correction is carried out on the XML file and pages are automatically generated from the new file, ensuring the accuracy of final PDF files delivered to the printer.
The Upload prepress workflow processes have been automated to the fullest extent to achieve consistency of output and high efficiencies. The production system is linked directly to an internal tracking system, which enables staff to view the exact movement of all jobs and projects moving through the pipeline and to generate production reports based on a range of criteria. The tracking system also stores all of the core information that is required for automatic proofing to authors.
Advanced Editorial Services
Thousands of new books are published every year. One of the most effective ways to make yours stand out from the crowd is ensuring that it reaches bookshelves as polished as possible. Upload’s editing team will provide you with professional, cost-effective services to give your book a final polish and find those errors before your readers do! Our core editing services focus on improving the technical aspects of your writing: grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, structure and continuity. To take advantage of our Editorial Services, it’s necessary that you have access to Microsoft Word 98 (or higher.) Our editing revisions will appear as tracked changes in your manuscript.
Complete Title Management
Upload Publishing manages ISBN assignment, bibliographic and metadata, title usage list price, and worldwide territory management. Metadata and collateral is collected in one central database and via a one-click process delivered to thousands of trade book wholesale and retail accounts including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Baker and Taylor, Ingram, and R.R. Bowker.
Worldwide Bookstore Distribution
Our books are available to bookstores nationwide on-demand. Each title is converted into a digital file and stored for instant access in our digital eWarehouse. Instead of filling a warehouse with printed inventory of books, we print only what is needed to meet current demand, whether that’s a single book or 10,000 books. Once an order is placed by an individual consumer, we have all the electronic data necessary to print and deliver the book to its intended destination in less than 72 hours. We distribute books to more than 39,000 retailers, libraries, distributors, and educational institutions worldwide.
Once a book is published, it becomes immediately available to more than 100+ online booksellers including our strategic partners Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, BooksAMillion.com, and Alibris.com. Every consumer order is printed and shipped, on-demand, and then drop-shipped directly to the home or business of the book buyer. We manage all aspects of the online bookselling process, including setting-up and maintaining each online book page for authors.
Offset printing, also called offset lithography, is a method of mass-production printing in which metal plates are transferred to rollers and then to print media. The main advantage of offset printing is its high and consistent image quality, and hundreds of options in cover and paper stock. We use a sheet-fed offset printer for print runs over 1,000 copies. Our offset printing partner prints and binds more than 10,000,000 books annually.
We offer the highest quality digital, on-demand book printing. We’re on the forefront of digital printing but pay close attention to old-fashioned craftsmanship, conducting 10 quality control checks on each book before it’s shipped. Our digitally printed books are virtually impossible to distinguish from our offset copies. We can print hardcover and paperback books, with high-gloss or matte finish cover stocks, in dozens of trim sizes and up to 700-pages, in 24-hours – even in full-color!
eBook Conversion and Distribution
Every title is professionally converted to MOBI (short for Mobipocket) file format for Amazon’s Kindle, and the EPUB file format, for other popular vendor-independent XML-based digital readers. Files are triple-checked for quality to ensure results match unparalleled quality formatting. Once converted, we manage distribution of files and metadata to Apple’s iBooks, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, eCampus, and 60+ eBook sellers worldwide. When new eBook stores are added, every eBook is delivered to the new store – absolutely free of charge.