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The IBPA member benefit


Nord Compo has created an online, semi-automated prepress services platform, designed for self- and small-publishers, that slashes the total prepress production costs for interiors, covers, and epub files by more than 50%. The platform is based on a series of preset interior and cover templates, created exclusively for IBPA members by highly experienced book design professionals. Publishers simply load their WORD document manuscript, select their interior and cover templates, and Nord Compo does the rest. After receiving the first proof, corrections can be made directly on the platform. For the covers, you can supply your own image or choose from more than 500 stock images. The final output includes: an x1a PDF interior print file; a complete, print-ready cover file that includes the front cover, back cover and spine; a reflowable epub file. The entire process can be completed in less than two weeks.

You will find the link to access the platform in the benefits handbook, available to IBPA members only.


For mid-sized to large publishers, Nord Compo offers our industry-leading composition, digital and editorial services, which are generally 40-50% below freelancer rates. IBPA members receive special discounts off of Nord Compo's standard rates for pre-press, production, and design services. Nord Compo's suite of services includes:

  • Deep experience, all genres
  • Most turnaround in three days
  • Highly competitive pricing (proprietary technology, scale)
  • Simultaneous “p” and “e”
  • Project manager for every publisher

Design: custom creation of book covers, interiors

Scanning Out of Print (OP) books:

  • 600, 900 DPI
  • Double OCR
  • One week turnaround
  • Approved scanning vendor - Lightning Source

Ebook file creation: Apple-approved; enhanced ebooks for children’s, scholarly works.

Read-along picture books: enhanced fixed layout epubs with synchronized audio, word-by-word text highlighting.

More information can be found in the IBPA Member Benefits Handbook.

ALREADY AN IBPA MEMBER? Great! Simply log into the "members only" area of the IBPA website to download a current copy of the IBPA Membership Benefits Handbook containing all the information you need to take advantage of each IBPA member benefit.

About Nord Compo

Nord CompoFounded 45 years ago, Nord Compo is a worldwide leader in providing exceptional levels of quality pre-press, digital and design services to book publishers worldwide. With a global workforce of 500 full-time employees, we bring the advantages of leading-edge technology to thousands of publishers, from small businesses to industry giants.

About the Independent Book Publishers Association

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