If we agree to publish your book, a dedicated
web site will be produced under the guidance
of the author. This has a multiple function:
to enable the author to provide new information,
to encourage interaction with the author and
to promote the book.
We also aim to provide the author – new
or experienced – with guidlines to writing
good copy, advice with taking photos and can
supply all services to suit.
Designers, photographers, copy editors
and proofreaders will all work with the
author. At all stages,
we work with the author to design and
develop the product to produce a mutually acceptable
Our contract is designed to take the mystery
out of the author/publisher relationship. We
provide higher than normal royalties and give the author a free rein to produce their
own work, while providing any help or guidance as necessary.
We also do not insist on rigid
time-scales, and will not commit the author
to a set number
of words or illustrations. Instead, Cortex
Design will give general guidelines for which
the author can target. We believe that giving
the author a free rein to submit
manuscript that they are happy with achieves
a much nicer product, which can otherwise
We may, however, make suggestions on how to improve
the book, but these will not be stringent demands,
but helpful advice.