Electronic publishing entails creation and processing of data that can be output through various media based on an electronic document that is adequately tagged for various elements. The starting point could even be in a hard copy format (e.g., legacy data) and in general may require data conversion or data entry for digitization prior to generating a well-tagged document for conversion into a multiple-media-friendly mother document. The latter can then be output through the desired medium, namely, print, DVD or CD, web document, an eBook, etc. Thus, several pre-media services become part of today’s publishing environment.
The presentation of content within a publication is one of the most important aspects that can play a key role in maintain reader attention. Cosmic Strands typesets the manuscripts by carefully selecting the fonts, point size, leading, etc. We can style and set various types of contents for all book types, including the eBooks. The team at Cosmic Strands has expertise in desktop publishing software, such as InDesign and Tex/Latex. We structure the document for web and print publishing via the HTML, XML, or SGML route as per customer specifications. We check/validate at various stages to get everything right.
Cosmic Strands creates professional eBooks in the ePub, mobi, KF8, etc. formats that can be read on the iPad, Kindle, etc. Our conversion services include internal and external linking, two-way linked table of contents, relabeling/redrawing of low-to-medium complex line artworks, resizing of images, conversion of tables to images, and many more.
Please note that we do eBook formatting for books written in English.
Cosmic Strands converts historical documents (legacy data) available in the hardcopy format, documents available only in the PDF format, etc., to electronic versions through scanning, OCR, and through data entry of printed originals. We extract content from a hardcopy book by destructive or non-destructive scanning (as specified by the customer) and also resize the images if necessary. We have double data entry system to achieve guaranteed accuracy when the source file cannot be converted through scanning or OCR method. The converted materials undergo word-for-word proofreading to ensure quality.
One may not judge a book by its cover, but an impressive book cover can attract the attention of most readers! Cosmic Strands designs covers as per author/publisher specifications for eBooks and paperback or hardcover editions. If needed, we can also coordinate with your printers on sizing, spine widths, file formats, etc. We provide cover images with the desired file extension and resolution.
Cosmic Stands offers translation-related support services such as linguistic editing and proofreading for most languages, subjects, and levels of translation expected. We provide post-translation editorial checks for multi-lingual translations of medical reports and forms. Our specialized teams can check the formatting, language, grammar, and style in all translated documents.
I chose Cosmic Strands LLC to design the cover of my book over many other designers because they made the best first impression. While other designers were still quoting prices and working out the details, Cosmic Strands had already designed and presented the cover for approval based on my instructions. Designers at Cosmic Strands were able to capture my imagination and produce a strikingly beautiful cover for my book.
As the author of the novel Journey, which was recently published on Amazon, Kindle, and other electronic devices, I would highly recommend Cosmic Strands LLC for the cover design.
During the years I worked with him [Ganesh C Bhatt] as head of the Elsevier editorial department, I found him to be reliable, practical, and creative in all the tasks we were involved in together…
Our initial motivation in placing copy-editing work in India was, of course, to minimize origination costs on a tranche of titles that are difficult and disproportionately expensive to deal with through our usual systems. What has emerged is a quality of editing and indexing that is easily as good as the work of many of our long-standing copy-editors, and that pleases authors and my in-house editors…
Your contribution to my book is immeasurable and no words can describe my gratitude and the significance of your contribution. The index you have prepared for me is incredible. Simply, I am very proud to be associated with you…
I view the current situation as this: So far CS have helped rescue a couple of extremely important projects for us. This help has been very much appreciated and valued….
I've absolutely no complaints about the handling of the Messere volume by Cosmic Strands. I found it particularly valuable to be included at every stage of communication to retain a sense of exactly what was happening with the proofs at any given point, and it was also useful that you referred one or two points back to me when necessary…. Look forward to working with you again soon…
I wanted to let you know that we have now published OFG2. I have advance copies in front of me here: the 7 volumes look very fine in red and gold covers, and the comments I have already received from the editors have all been good… So thanks very much for all the hard work you and the rest of the CS team put in over the last 9 months. This was a very large and sometimes difficult project for all of us, but we got there in the end. Your efforts throughout were much appreciated… I hope you can take the time to celebrate the achievement; I look forward to working with you again soon.