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Book Design: How should an author format a book manuscript for publication?

One of the most common questions authors ask is: How should I format my manuscript before sending it to you for publication?

A simple question, right?

But the answer depends on your choice of a publisher.

So, if you are an author puzzling over how to format your beloved manuscript, this column is likely to be exceedingly good news! If you work with Front Edge Publishing, we can boil down what you need to do into …

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10 Reasons We Like Epigraphs in Editing Books for Publication

In preparing our authors’ manuscripts for publishing, we often discuss placing epigraphs at the beginning of each chapter. Epigraphs are a classic element in book design, dating back more than 300 years—and they’re also as contemporary as current best sellers. Editor David Crumm lists 10 reasons epigraphs can be a smart option for authors. Even J.K. Rowling has used epigraphs.

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What you should know about the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This summer, Internet users around the world are seeing notices about new privacy protections at popular websites. A European Union law regulating the collection and use of our personal data went into effect and, because the Internet is global, everyone is involved in the effort. In this column, we provide a quick introduction to these important privacy issues, which we fully support.

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A Revolution in Book Design: What is the difference between manuscript display and structure?

Thoughtful manuscript formatting and treatment is integral to the overall structure and experience of reading a book. Most readers are familiar with the general elements of a book—like chapters, footnotes and appendices and how they should be arranged, but not every reader stops to consider the purpose of inline style choices like emphasis, bolded words and indentation—except […]

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