Whether you submit new title setup files or file revisions, you will always receive an electronic proof of your book to review and approve. Your eProof is made available within 3-5 business days after your files are submitted.
Your eProof is an electronic representation of the way your book will print. In reviewing the e-proof, you should look for issues related to the look of your book including:
- text or images cut off of page or running into the gutter
- images that have moved or are blurry
- fonts or characters not displaying properly
When reviewing your eProof, it is important to remember that onscreen colors are representative and will not precisely match the printed version of your book. We recommend that publishers order at least one physical copy of their book before placing a large order.
How to Review an eProof
When an eProof is available to review it will be featured under Titles Awaiting Proof Acceptance from the At A Glance page.
Click on the title of your book, written in blue. This takes you to the title approval page, where you can download your eProof. Click on the green download proof link.
Once you review your eProof, you may accept or reject it.
There are three options when you approve your eProof:
- 1) Approve the title and put it in distribution
- 2) Approve the title and keep it out of distribution until a later date (you can enable distribution at any time)
- 3) Do not approve the title and rejects the eProof
If you do decide to reject your eProof, you may upload new files at a cost of $40 per file submitted.
Because it is difficult to determine exactly what your book will look like until it is printed, we provide publishers with the option to approve the eProof, but keep their titles out of distribution until reviewing a physical copy.
If you decide you want to upload new files, you may do so by submitting a Revision. To submit a revision, click on the title of your book and the Upload New Files.
If you also want to review a physical copy of your book, you may place a proof order on your account. If your eproof has already been approved and your title is in production, you will need to place a regular short run order.