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What about copyrights? Who owns the book?2015-09-24T10:00:40-04:00

Please note that in every situation and with absolutely every service that Monsoon Books offers – Monsoon Books is only providing a Self-Publishing Service to our customers. Our customers are, in every instance, both the ‘Author’ and the ‘Publisher’. The use of our services does not imply nor does it create an author/publisher relationship. You own all the rights to your book at every stage, and all of the content for inclusion within your book is at your own risk. Monsoon Books does not read, evaluate or take any other precautionary measure concerning your book’s content since all potential liability remains with the customer submitting or issuing any given book. It is the customer’s responsibility to check and respect any materials for inclusion – with regards to respecting copyrighted materials. Additionally, it is the customer’s responsibility to conform to all applicable laws.

How do I get my books once they are made?2015-09-22T12:54:15-04:00

We ship them to you directly.

How long will it take to print my books?2015-09-22T12:53:30-04:00

Once we receive your file(s), we will work with you to get the manuscript and cover designed. Upon your approval of the designs, it will take about 10-15 business days to get the proof copy to you.

Where do I send my files once they are completed?2015-09-22T12:52:35-04:00

When you have completed, please send the files over to us.

Do I need an ISBN (International Standard Book Number)?2016-10-23T13:34:47-04:00

Obtain an ISBN –
• If your book will be re-sold.
• If your book will be a public circulation
• If your book was previously published and you are re-printing your book.
• Obtain an ISBN from Library and Archives Canada

Do NOT obtain an ISBN –
• If you will not be selling your book.
• If your book will be a private circulation, such as giving it to family and friends.
• If your book is for personal use only.

Does Monsoon Books proof read or edit the manuscript?2015-09-22T12:49:34-04:00

We do NOT perform these tasks. The manuscript must come to us after those tasks have been completed.

What happens if I only have a typed, paper manuscript of my book?2016-10-23T13:34:48-04:00

Your manuscript would need to be converted into a computer text file.
This is usually accomplished in one of the following ways:
1.Re-type the manuscript in a word processor.
2. Scan & OCR . All the pages would need to be scanned into a computer as a graphic then sent through an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) step. The output file would be an editable text document.

What if I do not have these files?2015-09-24T10:21:25-04:00

1. Technical Design Services Monsoon Books can help with respect to all of the technical aspects of the book and cover file preparation.

2. Have a designer create your files for you.  This is recommended if you require original artwork or graphic design services.

3. Do it yourself.
You can create the files yourself.


What do I need to provide to Monsoon Books to make my books?2015-09-22T12:46:06-04:00

All we need is the manuscript and/or cover design in an electronic format.