Authors Guidelines

Authors Guidelines

Prepare Manuscript

After accepting your proposal you’re ready to move on to the next step in your journey:

After you have signed and submitted your contract to the Commissioning Editor, you will receive a comprehensive set of guidelines from your Project Editor regarding the project’s timeline and anticipated requirements.

Here are our expert recommendations for preparing a manuscript that we can transform into the book you deserve. It is essential to keep in touch with your Project Editor and clarify any uncertainties by asking questions. When your manuscript is complete, kindly send it to our email at

Bear in mind that your book will be accessible in various formats.

While creating your manuscript, keep in mind that it will be utilized for various platforms and devices such as print, e-book, mobile, tablet, website, and more. To reach the maximum audience, it is crucial to present your content clearly in both electronic and print formats and ensure that it is easily discoverable by those searching online. The following recommendations will assist you in achieving this objective.

Submit your manuscript

Submitting your manuscript is a significant achievement, marking the completion of your hard work and taking a significant step towards publishing your book. All manuscripts and any associated materials, such as a solutions manual, test bank, or website, should be submitted electronically. Unless otherwise instructed by your project editor, a hard copy is not required. If your manuscript contains special characters, equations, or specific formatting that must be preserved, please include a PDF version in addition to the editable version. This will serve as a reference.

Your project editor will inform you of the suitable submission method.

  • Email: Notify your project editor of the files you intend to send to confirm receipt.
  • Smart Submission System: If applicable, your contact will provide login details and inform you of the possibility.

 Submission checklist

  • The final version of all chapters saved with an appropriate name and all tracked changes accepted.
  • The complete postal address, email address, and names of all main authors and co-authors. For edited volumes, provide an email address for the corresponding author of each chapter at a minimum.
  • The final version of all image files.
  • A complete Table of Contents and any preliminary material (e.g., Dedication, Acknowledgements, Contributors, List of Abbreviations, Foreword, Preface) that you wish to include.
  • A labeled complete set of permission grants.
  • Abstracts and keywords for each chapter (unless otherwise advised) for the online version of your book.
  • All files, including any additional style files you created, figures, and a PDF of the full manuscript.

Production Process

On receipt of your manuscript. What happens next?

If you need guidance on how to transform your completed manuscript into a published book, this page outlines the process’s steps. Suppose you’re unsure of your current position in the process or have any inquiries. In that case, don’t hesitate to contact your project editor or production editor for assistance.


Once you have submitted your completed manuscript to your project editor, it will go through a final assessment process before Red Flower Publications can formally accept it for production.

  • During this assessment process, your project editor will review your manuscript for completeness, ensuring that all text, figures, and ancillary materials are present and that you have provided necessary permissions for the use of third-party copyright materials in your work.
  • Your manuscript may also be sent out for review to ensure quality and content. If your book is part of a series with a series editor, they may also receive a copy.
  • Additionally, we will estimate the number of words and pages in your book and submit a costing to a publishing meeting. During this meeting, the print run and selling prices will be agreed upon.
  • Throughout the assessment process, we may need to contact you with queries to resolve any issues that arise. Therefore, please remain available and responsive to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible.

Once accepted, your manuscript will be assigned to a production editor or a project manager, whose job it is to oversee the all the production processes from unedited manuscript to final files for print and electronic publication. The production editor or project manager will be the primary contact during production and will be in touch with you soon after the manuscript is delivered to production.

The first stage of production is copyediting. We copyedit the manuscript for style, consistency, grammar and nomenclature.

The copyedited manuscript is sent to the typesetter with Maayan Publication’s standard design specification for the text layout. Illustrations are checked and prepared for reproduction.

How you can help:

It is important that you submit the final version of your manuscript. Changes after submission are costly and will lead to delays in publication.

Copyediting is the work of improving the accuracy, organization, and style of text and artwork. The “five Cs” summarize a copyeditor’s core responsibilities: to make the copy clear, correct, concise, comprehensible, and consistent.

Maayan Publications will use either its own house style.

We may have queries during the copyediting process. Your production editor or the copyeditor will run through these with you.

Your contact will supply a schedule for the production process. Please notify the production editor if you will be away for any periods of time during the production process.

Page proofs arrive from the typesetter for you to check. These are usually supplied as editable PDFs onto which you can markup corrections. You can also compile an index from these proofs if not already prepared.

Once you have returned your proofs, your corrections will be sent to the typesetter for them to incorporate.

The index is also sent for setting.

Your production editor then ensures that all proof corrections have been accurately made.

How you can help at proof stage:

Proofs are your last chance to make sure that the book is as you want it, but the page proofs are for correction of typographical errors only. There should be no major changes at this stage.

You will be working to a schedule agreed by you and the Production Editor/Project Manager. So that we can avoid any delays to your publication date if you are having problems meeting this date please talk to the Production Editor/Project Manager.

Once the content is final, the typesetter will create and supply digital formats. These will be checked by the production editor.

The book is now ready to be sent for printing and binding.

When your book arrives from the printer it is quality checked. Then our distributors are instructed to release the book, allowing orders to be fulfilled.

Advance copies of the book are dispatched to you.

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