a book is an exciting, but frequently stressful time.
Legenz specializes in taking the anxiety out of self-publishing.
engage editors, proofreaders, cover and internal designers, printers,
and monitor editing and production schedules. We will discuss with
you how long each step takes, and when best to publish your book to
gain maximum advantage of the market.
the book is not correctly designed and does not contain the appropriately
displayed bar code, ISBN, copyright, Library Of Congress number, etc,
it will not be carried by bookstores and will not sell to libraries.
Legenz makes the once daunting task of self-publishing your book seem
almost effortless.Your name and work in print will be one of your
most exciting and rewarding experiences.
Printing and binding
It is a well-accepted fact that authors are too close to
their work to make an independent appraisal of their writing style
or the structure of their content. Authors are welcome to submit a
section, perhaps two or three chapters, to one of our editors for
an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses in the manuscript.
This service is offered to those who prefer to submit a hand
written manuscript, a cassette tape, or do not have access to a PC
or Macintosh computer.
You have the ideas for a sensational best seller but doubt
your ability to convert your ideas into words. Help and success are
at hand, one of our writers will work with you to put your ideas onto
ideas are worth gold, don't let then stay buried because you believe
you don't have a way with words.
Our researchers will find the correct spelling of names or
carry out detailed archival research on your behalf.
Many believe editing is simply the process of checking and correcting
spelling, punctuation and grammar. Nothing could be further from the
truth. Our editors work with you to make sure that what you say commands
the attention and respect your ideas deserve.
Legenz offers a full range of editorial services.
Your manuscript is read and a written report provided. This
report will outline the manuscript's strengths and will suggest ways
in which the work can be improved. The notes provided will be comprehensive
and direct and focus on the fundamentals, rather than the detail.
The editor will provide you with constructive criticism and specific
suggestions, showing how you can rework your manuscript to improve
it rather than marking up the specifics of correct presentation and
Issues covered will range from grammar, syntax and expression to engagement
with 'big picture' concerns such as structure, voice, characterisation,
point of view and narrative logic.
Structural editing is a specialised service demanding considerable
experience. Structural editing involves developing the logic and flow
of a piece of writing, shaping and presenting the text in harmony
with its internal progression.
The editor will:
• consider the content and structure of the work;
• analyse the storyline and its development;
• evaluate who the characters are, what they do and say and
• evaluate the tone, level and approach;
• appraise the writing itself.
This skilled service provides a meticulous copy-edit of your
manuscript. The editor’s task is to produce a clear, objective,
straightforward and concise text.
The editor will:
• correct structural inconsistencies;
• review grammar, syntax, style, terminology and consistency;
• correct English spelling mistakes;
• work with the author to ensure factual accuracy and consistency.
This is the important final step in the process of publication
that involves a final check of a manuscript for inconsistencies. It
ensures that the final text is well presented and free from errors,
and that every aspect of the design is in order.
You will feel confident in releasing your book that is well presented
and free from errors
Our photographic specialist will repair damaged photos where
necessary, and scan and prepare your photos ready for printing.
Covers sell books.Despite the saying that 'you can't judge
a book by its cover,' a critical selling factor for any book is
cleverly designed cover tempts a prospective buyer to pick up a book.
It also offers an invitation to open the book.
The back cover should alert prospective buyers to what is in the book
and arouse their curiosity.
Book designs really do influence sales. This is specialist
task, which involves the process of laying out the manuscript in the
way it will appear and that best suits your style of book.
well as influencing the potential buyer to purchase your book a skilled
designer can make it more readable and take into account any special
needs of your book's audience.
A book that looks professional stands a better chance of being supported
by retailersthe easier your book is for booksellers to order
and sell, the more likely they are to do so.
All books sold in bookshops require an ISBN (International
Standard Book Number) which will be printed on the imprint page and
on the cover. The ISBN is a unique number that is primarily used as
an ordering device for the retail book trade. It is internationally
applied and recognized, and as such makes it much easier for people
all over the world to find your work.
All books require CIP (Cataloguing-in-Publication) which
will be printed on the imprint page. It involves the preparation of
a cataloguing entry for a book before the book is published.
The barcode, representing a product's number in a form which
can be read by an electronic barcode scanner, is used by publishers,
booksellers and libraries to order, sell and manage books using computerised
inventory and cataloguing systems. The barcode should be included
on the back cover of the book, for ease of use. Best Legenz will organize
the barcode for you.
Best Legenz can arrange to have one or 10,000 quality books
printed at the most economical rate through well established and quality
printing companys. We ensure that your book is delivered will in advance
of the launch.
Tradition dictates that books be launched. Organizing guest
lists, invitations, venues and themes is a daunting task.
Best Legenz will work with you to coordinate your book launch.
We will organize a strategic campaign involving national,
metropolitan and regional radio, television and press coverage, produce
a media release kit emphasising your book's unique qualities clearly
and interestingly, and assist with book signing sessions.
Best Legenz will ensure that your book complies with all
library laws regarding legal deposits.
Best Legenz can arrange for a legal review of your manuscript.
Bookshops prefer to deal with established distributors and
Best Legenz will organize distribution for approved clients through
a well-known and reputable agency.