Preparing your manuscript

The next step

So your book proposal has now been accepted. You’re ready to move on to the next step in your journey

Once you have signed and returned your contract to your Commissioning Editor, your Project Editor will send you a full set of guidelines on the timeframe and expectations of the project going forward. But on this page, you’ll find our top tips for preparing a manuscript that we can turn into the book you deserve.

Be sure to stay in touch with your Project Editor and to ask questions if anything is at all unclear.

Once you’ve completed the manuscript, you can find out how to submit it here.

Remember, your book will be available in multiple formats

As you prepare your manuscript, bear in mind that you are writing for multiple uses and devices: print, e-book, website, mobile, tablet, etc. The following tips will help you to reach the widest possible audience by ensuring your content is presented clearly both in print and electronic format, and is discoverable to those performing online searches.

Learn about:

  • Artwork
  • Chemical Structures
  • Press Font Policy
  • House Style
  • Indexes
  • Inclusive Language Guidelines
  • LaTeX template
  • Mathematics
  • Page Layout
  • Permissions
  • Print-Ready PDFs
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Tables, Lists, Equations and Code
  • Videos and Quizzes