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High quality typesetting and digital production are the cornerstones of creating professional looking print and ebooks.   ECPA has teamed with Nord Compo to be able to deliver all aspects of pre-press production at discounted rates for ECPA members

Working with Nord Compo allows a publisher to receive their print and ebook files simultaneously.  With Nord Compo’s scale and industry-leading throughput speeds, you will gain extra weeks to promote your books and build pre-pub buzz.

Nord Compo’s services include:

  • Typesetting: the creation of high quality print PDF files and all requested ebook files, starting from publisher supplied WORD manuscripts; most steps in the process done in two to three business days
  • Conversion: Nord Compo is on Apple’s short list of approved vendors.  While ebook creation is a standard part of our typesetting services, we also offer stand-alone ebook creation, including enhanced ebooks for children’s books and scholarly works and all types of ebook files (epub, ePDF, MOBI, etc.). 
  • Design Services- interior layout and/or cover design: fully staffed design department offers custom creation of book covers and interior layouts.  Cover design services include the front, back and spine, all formatted for printing. 
  • Scanning & recovery of OP books:  We offer destructive and non-destructive scanning at 600 and 900 DPI to cover all quality levels, with single or double OCR for unmatched accuracy.  We can also work with older formats such as film, Quark files Pagemaker files, etc.  We can create print files from epub files.
  • Read-alongs: for picture books, Nord Compo offers the creation of Read-alongs, which are enhanced fixed layout epubs with an embedded, synchronized audio track, with word-by-word text highlighting.  These books are considered a great learning tool for young readers. 

Larry Bennett, Executive Director, North America

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