CONTENT PDF: Black & White - DIRECT TO PUBLISH (DTP) PDF uploader utility

FOR PRINT PROFESSIONALS with access to Adobe Pro, use the DIRECT TO PUBLISH (DTP) PDF uploader utility to skip the writing and organizing tools and go directly to Publication Setup: https://www.fastpencil.com/publications/new?

 

1. SELECT "UPLOAD / IMPORT MY FINISHED BOOK"

 

 

NOTE: To create a Print and e-Book from ONE PROJECT, start here: https://fp.fastpencil.com/start. We'll create print and e-books for all readers on all devices (nook, iPad, kindle, Sony, Kobo, PC, MAC, and more) from YOUR CONTENT. Start organizing your stuff, now!

 

2. ENTER YOUR BOOK TITLE TO CREATE A NEW PUBLICATION. (This new publication can be found later in your dashboard under "Publications".)

 

3. BEGIN ENTERING YOUR PUBLICATION METADATA. 

 

4. UPLOAD YOUR EBOOK AND PRINT BOOK FILES. 

*Please notice the separate tab for e-Book Upload. To obtain both Print and e-Book from the DTP uploader utility, the publisher must provide both files to perfect specification. 

 

Format
Internal contents file must be a single PDF saved in PDF/X-1a:2001 or PDF/X-3:2002 format. See Related article: Uploading A PDF - Errors

Document size
Please refer to table on page 6 for information on trim sizes and document length. Black & white content PDFs should be saved at final trim size.

Spreads
Do not save PDF as spreads (2-up per page). These will process incorrectly.

Resolution
Images should be high resolution: 300 PPI for continuous tone images, 600 PPI for black & white line art.

Fonts
All fonts must be embedded.

Color
PDF file should be saved in grayscale format. Do not include spot colors or embed ICC profiles.

Crop Marks
Crop marks are not recommended as they may appear infinal print.

Page Count
The number of pages must be an even number of pages. If the number of actual content pages is odd, then you must include an additional page at the end of the book to make it an even number of pages.

Pagination
The first page of the interior content always starts on the right-hand side. Keep this in mind if you are creating a book with spreads. Any full-spread has to start after the first page (e.g. pages 2-3).

Bleeds
Bleed is not guaranteed for black & white books. Files with bleed will not be rejected but will be processed as delivered.

Margins
Keep text away from edges a minimum of .5” on all sides (see diagram on next page).

SUGGESTED LAYOUT FOR BLACK & WHITE, TEXT-BASED BOOKS

Elements such as body text, headers, footers and page numbers should be kept in the safety zone. Books with elements outside of the safety zone will not be rejected but will be processed as recieved. There is a chance that elements outside of the safety zone will get cut off during the trimming and binding process.

Please note: The PDF upload tool is for PRINT PROFESSIONALS with access to Acrobat Pro.  

 

6. UPLOAD YOUR COVER FILES

 

7. APPROVE AND ADD TO YOUR SHOPPING CART.

 

8. CHECK OUT AND ORDER YOUR BOOKS!

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