Free Book File Review - Quality Check
We offer a Free Online PDF Checker Tool, so you can pre-check your PDF files before submitting them to us. The PDF checker will scan your file for the most common file problems that we see with files each day.
Once you have run your PDF file through the PDF Checker, you will be able to download an online proof. The downloadable proof will show you how the pages will lay next to each other in the book. You will also be able to download the PDF Checker Report that will tell you of any problems and direct you on how to fix the problems.
Book File Checking at DiggyPOD
When you place an order with DiggyPOD, we will check for the same items as our Free PDF Checker, but dig deeper into the file. We make sure the integrity of the file is correct and will print correctly.
There are a lot of technical items we check for, such as flattening form fields and artwork to list a few. We also do some basic visual checks of each file, we check the placement of page numbers, headers, and any footers, to make sure they are not on the binding side of the book. We double check and visually look at the resolution of books cover images to make sure they are high resolution.
Keep in mind, the quality check does not include proofreading or spellchecking. We recommend hiring an outside editor for those services.
DiggyPOD's Simple File Fix
If during our book file review, we find a problem with your files, we will report the issue(s) back to you. You can then make a decision on what you want done.
One option is to take advantage of our Simple File Fix service, a $35 one-time flat fee that we recommend for first-time publishers. If you buy Simple File Fix service, we can embed the common fonts listed below, fix simple margin adjustments, and fix simple page numbering position issues with your file for you. If you send in a file and no fixing is necessary, we'll refund you the $35.
Another option is for you to fix any issue yourself and submit a new file. Please keep in mind, that each new file submission after you have placed an order requires a $40 new file charge for each Text and Cover file. The new file resubmission charge covers the cost of our prepress and customer service team to restart the file quality checking from the beginning.
Common Fonts we can Embed
Listed below are the common fonts we can embed with our $35.00 Simple File Fix service.
- Arial, Arial Black
- Comic Sans MS
- Courier New
- Lucida Console, Lucida Sans Unicode
- Palatino Linotype
- Times New Roman
- Trebuchet MS
- MS Sans Serif, MS Serif
If you are on a tight budget and want to learn how to embed your fonts into a PDF file, please view our Create a PDF video tutorials.
Our Commitment to Quality
At DiggyPOD we are very quality-oriented. We err on the side of caution when it comes to quality. The last thing we ever want to do is print a book that we would not be happy with if we were publishing a book ourselves. Our team of prepress and customer service employees make sure to inform you of any problems we find, so you can make an informed decision on what is best for your book.
Whatever choice you make, we just want to be sure you are completely informed. This is your book and we want to make sure you get the very best quality we can deliver.
If you have any file questions, please feel free to give us a call at 1-877-944-7844, we are here to make your book publishing dreams a reality.