Zofaa Publishing

We publish books and write for you.
RESOURCES

​ PRESS READY PUBLISHING OR CUSTOM PUBLISHING

PRESS READY PUBLISHING
Your manuscript must be submitted as press-ready. Press-ready pages are already set in type, with no additional
typesetting or alterations needed. Pages are ready to print and will print the the exact way they appear on your
computer. The quality of the printed work is determined by the quality of the press-ready material.
We always send a FREE E-proof of your pages. This allows you to review your pages and ensures your book is the
way you want it. Carefully proofread all pages before sending your order, as changes or corrections may incur fees,
require additional proofs, and delay production.

To Submit press ready book:
1. Type your work in Microsoft word. Go to page set up and set your page size to 8.8 X 5.5.
2. Set all margins to 0.5 for top, bottom, right and left
3. Convert your Microsoft word book to PDF. (Get free PDF software www.pdf995.com)
4. Send us both Microsoft copy and PDF copy of your book by email or mail CD already including your ISBN number.
5. Send your designed book cover in CMYK format or we would design a cover for you for a small fee.


CUSTOM PUBLISHING
With custom publishing. You send us your raw Microsoft word document file and we wll include the cost of book formatting,  
ISBN, cover design and shipping to your quote.


 We offer 4 standard sizes, if you have a custom size then please submit a CUSTOM QUOTE.
 Cover Stock - 12 pt. coated 1 side.
 Text Stock - 60# white offset.
 Text Stock - 50# white offset.
 Inside Text is black ink only.

Book Size Options

We currently offer 4 book size choices: 5.5 x 8.5, 6 x 9, 8.5 x 11 or 9 x 12.

Production Options
 UV Gloss Coating available on Cover Stock Options. UV coatings are not available on Uncoated stocks
 Shrink Wrapping - Shrink wrap in 25, 50 or 100 piece bundles for easily measured distribution, moisture protection and protection from dog eared corners while in storage, briefcases, car trunks or when mailed.

Turnaround Production Times
 Expedite- 5 Business days
 Express - 10 Business Days
 Standard - 15 Business Days
 Multiple options are available in case orders require quick production to meet your needs. (Always measured in business days)
 Design Service Options -If you need minimum design or a new concept, it's all available as an option.

Minimum and Maximum page: the minimum book pages quantity we can print is 40 and maximum is 100,000.

Minimum and Maximum book run: The minimum book production at one time is 500 and maximum is 5000.
Note: you can always re-order more books at any time.  

Shipping: We offer FREE Ground UPS Shipping to 48 USA states. We also ship to Canada for a small shipping fee.


Common Frequently asked Questions

What files should I send?

We recommend that you send .PDF and Microsoft word document.


How should I set up my bleed and crop marks?
Bleed must extend further than the cut line. Please keep all text and anything you do not want cut at least .125" away from the cut line. In the case of a book manuscript set all top, bottom, right and left at 0.5

What color mode should I my files be?

If you send us an RGB file, there is a chance that a color shift may occur and you may not be satisfied with your job. You should always start and finish your designs in CMYK color mode.

What payment options do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, checks, cash, certified checks and money orders.

Do you accept partial payments?

Yes we may. But full payment is our norm. This is because at the moment that you sign your author’s contract and send your manuscript to us. We will begin all the processes required for book publishing including purchasing ISBN, book formatting and printing.   

Why do you give customized pricing Quotes?

This is because every book we publish is different and author’s need are different as well. This also allows us to give you the best affordable quote you can find and also assign a publishing consultant to your project to guide you through the whole process. Submit a quote online Here or call 404-919-3580

What resolution should my file be?

Low resolution files may be printed as is or will be placed on hold until we receive new files, slowing your turn-around. We only accept 300 dpi files and no less.

Do you ship to P.O. addresses?
No. Our shipping service, UPS, will not ship to PO Box addresses and therefore, we cannot ship to a PO Box.

What type of shipping services do you offer?

We currently only use UPS to ship our packages. Larger orders can go via truckline but you must get a custom quote.

Can I use my own UPS shipping account number?
Unfortunately at this time, we do not offer that option. All orders must be shipped out using our shipping account.

If I am outside the US, am I responsible for pay and custom fees (ie: taxes, duties etc.) on shipping?

Yes. All international customers are responsible for paying the custom fees (ie: taxes, duties, etc.) to UPS upon receiving the order. We will only charge our customers for shipping fees.

After I return my approved proof, how long will it take for my books to ship?
Normal production time is 5, 10 or 15 business days. After we receive back your and approved cover and text proofs. It will take 1 to 2 days before the books are shipped via UPS Ground to you.

Do you share in my profits? No! Zofaa Publishing do not share in your sales revenue or profits. Everything you make after your book has been published is all yours. This is also what set us apart form our competitors like Author’s House and the rest.

Can you file a copyright for me?

Yes, we can file a copyright for you for an extra charge. If you prefer, you may file for your own copyright. The copyright office has a very easy online application at www.copyright.gov.

How do I get an EAN bar code? Do I need one?
To obtain an EAN bar code for your book, you must first apply for and obtain an ISBN. Your ISBN is then converted into an OCR (optical character readable) scannable bar code. For a small fee, Zofaa Publishing can create a bar code and place it on your back cover. A bar code is necessary if you plan to sell your book through major bookstores and retailers. Local or independent bookstores may or may not require a bar code. It's best to check with them first.
 
What is an ISBN? How do I get one?
The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a worldwide ID number for your book. Booksellers use this number to order, price, and keep track of inventory. If you plan to market your book to larger bookstores, distributors, or retailers, they will require an ISBN. If you are submitting a PRESS READY BOOK, you must apply for the ISBN so it’s registered with your name and contact information. To obtain an ISBN, contact R.R. Bowker at www.isbn.org or www.bowker.com. Filing for an ISBN can take several weeks, so plan ahead to avoid production delays. Also, if you are using the CUSTOM PUBLISHING MODEL, we will get and register the ISBN for you.

Binding style:
We offer Perfect Binding and Spiral Binding

How do I know how much my book project is going to cost?

Submit a request for a book quote online or call our new author hotline at 404-919-3580 and one of our consultants will give you a quote in few minutes. This is because every book we publish is different and author’s need are different as well. This also allows us to give you the best affordable quote you can find and also assign a publishing consultant to your project to guide you through the whole process. Typically, a 80-100 page book will cost about $4 per book.

Can you send me a sample of one of your published books?

Yes. We could send you in the mail a sample of one of our published books and manuals so you can verify the excellence and quality of our work. Only pay a small fee for shipping and handling

Can you help me to market and publicize my book?
Yes. For a small fee. We have different marketing options available. Click Here