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Submission Checklist
Publishing Agreement

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Please fill out the form in as much detail as possible. The more information we have, the more accurate your quote will be. We will do our best to send your quote to you within 48 - 72 hours.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts must be typed in Microsoft Word. Please double-space, in a font such as Helvetica or Times New Roman at 12 point. The margins should be set to 1 inch all around; we will reformat as needed to fit the desired page size.

The best way to save your files is to save them in rich text format (RTF). Open your file.
Go to “File” in the menu. Select “Save As”. The dialogue box will open, at the bottom and you will see either “File Type” or “Save as Type” click on the arrow in that box. Look for “Rich Text Format” and select. Then save. Please submit only electronic copies of your manuscript, as we do all our work on the computer.

If you have illustrations or images in the text of the manuscript, please mark where your pictures are to go. For example: “Pic 01 here” or “Pic 02 here.” If you have a picture caption, please place it in text under the number. Do not insert the actual pictures. We do that as part of the formatting process. We prefer to have your images on a CD, but if necessary, we can scan them for an additional charge.

Submission Checklist

  • Manuscript saved as a Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) file.
  • All the text that you would like to appear on the cover, such as a brief author biography and a short book summary
  • Submit all photos or illustrations that will be placed in your book as a separate file. Each file should be in the TIFF (.tif) or JPEG (.jpg) file formats, at 300 dpi resolution.
  • You may also submit an author photo for the back of the book.

Once you’ve completed the items requested, you may send them to:

Maximilian Press Publishers
517 Kempsville Rd.
Suite I
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Or e-mail your files to:

Publishing Agreement

Once we have received your files and have reviewed your manuscript, we will send you an electronic version of our Publishing Agreement that you can print out and complete. At this time, we ask that you send a cashier's check for the first half of your payment. Upon receipt of your signed agreement and down payment we will begin preparing your book for publishing. This process is covered on our Book Design page.




Maximilian Press Publishers
517 Kempsville Road, Unit 1 - Chesapeake, VA 23320 - 757-482-2273

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