1. Review the IndyPublish publication requirements to make sure your manuscript is eligible for submission.
2. Review the Personal Press Direct Publishing Agreement.
3. Edit and proofread your manuscript prior to submission.
4. Prepare your manuscript as a single word processing file according to the interior guidelines.
5. Select a trim size: 5" x 8.5", 5.5"x 8.5", 6" x 9", 8" x 10" or 8.5" x 11"
6. Prepare your interior graphics (if any) according to the IndyPublish guidelines. You may submit up to 25 graphics for you book's interior. You may submit your interior graphics as electronic files or as hardcopy for IndyPublish to scan.
7. Choose a cover template, background texture and color for your cover design.
8. Prepare your cover graphics (if any) according to the IndyPublish guidelines. You may supply up to 6 images of your own to place on the cover. You may submit your cover graphics as electronic files or as hardcopy for IndyPublish to scan.
1. Click on the "Publish My Book Now" button to start the submission process.
2. Once you fill out the online order form, you will be able to print a customized agreement which will itemize all of your selections.
3. If you are submitting by mail, print out the customized order form and publishing agreement and include it with your submissions package. If you are submitting online, you will complete the submission process online and upload your files electronically.
4. Your mail submission package must include:
A print out of the customized Order Form and Agreement
Check payable to OR your credit card number typed on your Order Form (Visa, MasterCard or American Express).
Labeled disk containing your:
- Manuscript
- Graphics (if any)
Hard copy graphics (if any)
    Please label the disk with the following information:
    - Name
    - E-mail Address
    - Book Title
    - Platform (PC or Mac)
    - Application (Microsoft Word or Corel WordPerfect).
5. Mail your completed submission package to:
Personal Press Direct Publishing Services
1497 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 204
McLean, VA 22101

Please note: If you are submitting by mail, we recommend that you use certified mail, UPS, Fedex or another carrier that allows tracking, in case your submission is lost in the mail.

Approval Process
1. Once we receive your completed submission, we will format and design your book's interior layout and cover.
2. Approximately 2 weeks after we receive your submission, we will send to you via e-mail a cover and interior proof and a corrections form. We will notify you via e-mail if your proof is not ready within 2 weeks. Please note, a hard copy of your proof is available from our Add-On Services menu for an extra fee.
3. Once you've reviewed the proof, complete the corrections form and submit it to IndyPublish via e-mail. The Personal Press Direct Package allows you to make up to 25 corrections. If necessary, you can purchase additional corrections from the Add-On Services menu. Your changes must be submitted within 30 days.
4. We will input your corrections and re-send the proofs to you for your final review. You have another 30 days to review and approve the second proof.
5. We will then make the final revisions (if any) and within a few weeks, your book will available in print and electronic formats. Within a few weeks, you will also receive the free paperback copy of your book!
*Throughout the process, you can check your book's production schedule at the Your Account section of

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