Pre-Publishing Services:

Our menu of self-publishing services can be classified as pre-publishing services, those required to prepare your book, and post-publishing services, those needed to ensure its proper production and distribution. This page lists the pre-publishing services we have on offer.

If you have difficulty choosing services for your book, consider this FAQ. Or email us at contactus@

Copy Editing:


This service consists of a reading of your manuscript with an eye for spelling, grammar, punctuation, proper abbreviations, numbers and lists, proper word usage, and a check of your table of contents. [more details]

Substantive Editing:


In substantive editing (also called developmental editing and comprehensive editing), the editor considers a document’s concept and intended use, content, organization, design, and style. The purpose of this kind of editing is to make the document functional for its intended readership, not just to make it correct and consistent. [more details]



This service consists of one reading to uncover basic errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation and is available only for edited manuscripts. [more details]

Interior Page Design (Page Layout):


This involves making your manuscript print-ready. That means your font sizes, margins, table of contents, copyright information and other details are all checked for consistency in style and convention. [more details]

Cover Design:

cover design

The cover of the book is considered a primary marketing tool, especially since it often forms the first impression the book conveys. Our designers will provide you with a cover that accurately reflects the mood and substance of the book. [more details]
We also provide illustrations for use within your book. These could be use to illustrate a point you are making within your book or to develop illustration-heavy graphic books.



An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a controlled, 10- or 13-digit identification number that allows publishers, libraries, and book dealers to locate books. Having an ISBN means that your book will appear in bibliographic databases that are often referred to by booksellers when they are looking for a particular book.
For your book, you may use an ISBN obtained by you or one issued by us. If you use an ISBN that you have obtained, the book will be published by you. If you use one issued by us, the book will be published by CinnamonTeal. ISBNs are provided free of cost. However, an ISBN will be provided solely at our discretion and only if we are satisfied with the editorial quality of the book and its presentation.
For more information about ISBNs, visit our blog.

Scanning and Digitization:


This service includes scanning papers and photographs, Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and archival of digitized information. We scan documents at 600 DPI to ensure the high quality of the images produced. We will also arrange for pickup and delivery of your documents. [more details]



We provide book indexing, journal indexing, and embedded indexing services. We provide the final index file in PDF, RTF, .CDX, and MS Word format as required. We provide Subject Indices (or Indexes), Author Indices and a combination of Subject and Author Indices, as required by the author. We index books on a wide range of subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Medical Sciences, Genetics, Microbiology, Engineering & Technology, Economics, International Business, Philosophy, Psychology, and Political Sciences. [more details]



We offer translation services for all Indian languages and most foreign languages.

Preparation of manuscripts in Indian regional languages:


If your book is in a regional or any Non-English language and developing a manuscript is proving difficult, do not worry. We will ensure that your manuscript is properly developed for printing. You could use services such as Lipikaar or Quillpad for options that will allow you to type in your Indian language of choice from a normal, QWERTY, keyboard.



This involves the research of facts for matters pertaining to the book. It includes period research and verification of stated matter.