In a nutshell: In order to print a book on our fabulous book machine, your book needs to be in two separate PDF files -- one consisting of the complete cover (front, spine, and back), and one consisting of all the pages of your book.

Of course, we understand that it's not always that simple. Please follow the links below for more information about how to set up your files for proper printing, how to format your document to look like a real book, and for a better idea of how we can help you with the process:

Files & Formats Frequently Asked Questions

McNally Jackson's DIY Formatting Guide (PDF)

Pre-Submission Checklist (PDF)

If you'd prefer a book copy of our DIY Formatting Guide, printed right here on the book machine, one can be purchased here.

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