Provide Us with the Details


Begin the process by completing a C-M Books desktop checklist. It is an easy and convenient electronically fillable form that will save everyone a lot of time by providing us with the details necessary to begin processing your files.

  1. Prepare your file(s) for submission to C-M Books using the PDF creation guidelines and support files below. We also accept Adobe InDesign files natively. When providing InDesign files, please include used fonts with any linked art. See below for file transfer methods.

  2. When we receive your file(s) they will be preflighted. Our experienced prepress team will ensure your files are best prepared for production.

File Preparation Guidelines:

Please click the links for general file preparation guidelines and software configuration files. It is best to read the guidelines early in your project. Feel free to contact your sales/customer service representatives with any questions so we may assist you.

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Files are accepted as an upload through our website here (contact a C-M representative for login information), e-mail (please compress fonts to prevent corruption and keep total attachments to under 20MB ), CD, DVD, USB drives, and third-party transfer service (many of which are free of charge such as and If you prefer, we can  download the file(s) from your server or cloud storage.

Hard copy scanning service:

We offer scanning services for those who do not have access to files (such as an older out of print book).  Be sure to provide the cleanest copy available.

Remember, the goal in scanning is to preserve as much detail from the original as possible.  Dirt and printing imperfections can be included in this detail.  Be sure to provide details concerning any enlargement or reductions, preferred margins, etc.

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