Book Publishing

Our major speciality is Book Publishing. Our book publishing / printing service is professional, easy, and fast. From family history books to poetry, memoirs to children’s books, fiction, non-fiction, literature, biographies, history books, artbooks, self-help books, healthy guideline books, executive books, motivational and spiritual books, etc. Basically, any kind of books you can think of.

To better help you publish a book, we provide the most book printing options that most companies cannot compete with, which includes six different book Publishing Binding Styles, five Printing Paper Options, five Standard Book Printing Sizes and lots more.

Size Options

SOS Publication‘s Book Sizes and styles conform to the book publishing industry standards with five options of high quality paper and five popular book sizes. The sizes are:

  1. 4″ x 6″
  2. 4½”x 7″
  3. 5 ½” x 8 ½”
  4. 6″ x 9″ and
  5. 8 ½” x 11

Binding Options

We give your book the highest quality finishing in order to give your book a professional appearance with clear marketing advantage. Whether your cover design is full color or one color, six different binding styles are available. These are:-

  1. Plastic binding (spiral)
  2. Rimming (Calendar edge)
  3. Staple machine stitch (stapler)
  4. Sow thread stitch (sowing)
  5. Machine perfect binding
  6. Local perfect binding

Plastic binding (spiral)

Rimming (Calendar edge)

Staple machine stitch(stapler)

thread

Sow thread stitch(sowing)

machine perfect binding

Machine perfect binding

Local perfect binding

Lamination Options

All covers have glossy liquid lamination (UV Coating) to give a professional appearance to the book at no additional cost. With an extra cost per book (as low as N8/book), you can optionally select plastic lamination for your cover finishing. Three different laminating options are available:

  1. Gloss Lamination (shiny)
  2. Matt Lamination (cool)
  3. Spot Lamination (both shiny & cool combined)

Minimum Print Option

It is advisable to print at least 1,000 copies of your book, (the basic rule is “the more you print, the cheaper the unit price becomes”). However, SOS Publication offers affordable book publishing services to individuals in quantities as little as 250 books. This is to allow authors who really do not need as much copies to meet their demands without having to print much more than is needed and become burdened with storage, marketing or distribution

Cover Design Option

The cover for your book is a very important selling tool. Although you can’t judge a book by its cover, the majority of people do unconsciously. The book cover is the first impression people have of the quality of your book. You can have a great story to tell, but if the cover fails to draw attention, the book will not sell. All large book publishers and distributors look for an attractive cover and book title. Good designs are what make buyers reach for the product. If the cover looks local, people will assume the content is inferior.

As with all books produced with us, we will provide you with a professional superior design that is specific to your title. This professional cover design will be uniquely designed to maximize your book’s sales potential. Our computer graphic designers invite your input in the process and will work closely with you and your existing images and designs to create an outstanding cover for your book, ensuring accurate color, image quality, sizing, and alignment.

Editing Options

You have worked long and hard to complete your manuscript. Because you have spent countless hours creating your work of fiction or non-fiction, chances are you may have overlooked something. A well-written book is also well read. One of the best ways to increase the selling power of your book is to ensure that it is free of grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, and incorrect punctuation. We strongly advise having your file first edited before you submit your manuscript to be produced. This is to avoid delays in printing due to last minute corrections and the added cost of printing several proofs.

However, as the author, you should never do the final edit. If there are mistakes, you probably won’t catch your own mistakes, no matter how many times you read through the manuscript. This is because you may be too much in a hurry to get your words into print that you become scriptblind. Hold yourself in check and get the help you need before you go to print.

First, as a cost saving measure, we would suggest a friend or family member who is qualified in the field of your book title do the editing. Another option is to get a student from a community college or University to do the editing. A third option is to hire a professional editor. Our publishing house will provide you with a number of qualified editors for a token. This is to make sure our authors produce the best books possible. Our in-house copyediting team will provide you with professional, cost-effective services to give your book a decisive advantage in the market. Not only will our editing team correct your manuscript, but we will also evaluate its content, what genre it will best fit in and much more.

There are several reasons why an author should have their manuscript edited before submitting it, but the most important reason is to have a professional that is not connected to your work look for the common mistakes that you may have missed.

Finally, please bear in mind that you have creative control over any changes that are recommended. You must approve all recommended edits. SOS Publication will not change your manuscript without your approval.

SOS Publication offers four distinct copyediting services to allow you to decide how much assistance you need with your book.

  1. Surface Editing (Only spelling errors are corrected)
  2. Copy Editing (grammar, spelling, punctuation errors are checked)
  3. Content Editing (Total reconstruction of Ideas & Paragraphs, consistency, & usage)

Page Layout Option

When it comes to creating a quality product, our graphic designers, layout and design experts will create a unique and effective page layout for each page to give your book an exciting look. the formatting, fonts, kerning, leading, chapter breaks, front page matters, indexing, back page matters, and many other details are all uniquely crafted to meet your taste and standards.

Proof Copy Option

You will get a printout of both the pages and cover proof of your book for your final approval before it is published. We give you the ability to proof your document before we send the book to the press. This insures that your book will be printed exactly like you want it. The proof will be printed on A4 (8 1/2 x 11) inch paper, two pages to a sheet. This will attract a flat charge of N1,000.00 for any black & white book order. With the proof copy option, you will be opportune to get an unbound proof of your book and cover, for your last approval.

Ghost Writing & Audio Transcription Options (TAPE/CD/MP3)

The challenge of being a career person is much more demanding today than it can ever be. It is thereby increasingly becoming more difficult for executives who are talented writers to find the time to sit down and write life transforming books. This has limited their efficiency has writers, which i not too good for the kingdom.

Aside time, not everyone with great book ideas have great writing skills. This is where we come in. Knowing fully well you have what others need embedded in you, at your own convenience, we come to record your word on our tape (or just pick the ones you have recorded aforehand), and believing that the impact of the spoken word is as powerful as the written word, we take the pain to transcribe your recorded words into a book form, relieving you of the stress of writing. This is a viable alternative to struggling through the writing process, since all the necessary editing will still be done to make it a word class material. This is our mission, making you a more fulfilled person. Our team of efficient transcribers, professional book editors, general printing consultants and the publishing arm will give your job a world class touch.

ISBN/EAN

You are a writer; so the issue of copyright will be an important one to you as it protects your work from copyright infringement. The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is the 10 digit number on the back of a book. This number identifies the publisher and the book title. Booksellers all over the world use this number to order, price and keep track of inventory. An EAN bar code is your ISBN transferred into an OCR scanable image created specifically for your book.

SOS Publication can handle copyright registration and provide an ISBN and the EAN bar code for your book. We ensure your book includes necessary components such as a copyright page which fully complies with international marking guidelines for published books.

SOS Publication has a flat fee of N7,500 per book to provide the ISBN and the EAN bar code on your book. Although a work can be published and sold without ISBN, SOS Publications highly recommends authors secure their work with one. Please remember that if you have SOS Publication provide your ISBN, SOS Publication is the publisher on record of your book and must print your books.

Submitting Your File

SOS Publication‘s unique system allows individuals to submit their books from any manuscript layout software they use. Here is a partial list of the most popular applications that we accept: Adobe PDF; Adobe Pagemaker; Microsoft Publisher; Adobe Photoshop; Microsoft Word; Microsoft Outlook; Adobe Ilustrator; Corel Draw; Notepad; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Powerpoint; Microsoft IE; Microsoft Binder; Netscape and many, many more! If your software is not listed, but will print to a Windows or Macintosh based printer, we will accept.

As a guiding principle, files to be published can be sent by email to sospublications@yahoo.com. Files which exceed 5 megabytes in size should preferably be burned onto a CD.

Publishing Time

Large publishing houses most times take months to complete your book for sale in book stores. SOS Publication will complete the publication of a book in trade quality (from 250 to 5,000 copies) in less than 10 working days depending on the chosen options.

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