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Failure to fully abide by the following guidelines will result in a delay and/or extra charges for your project.
Bible verse format We believe that the King James Bible is the preserved and inspired Word of God for English speaking people. We will not publish any material that condones any other English version, or any “correcting” of the King James Bible.
Because CP takes a strong stand on the King James Bible (KJB), as we know you do also, we require all projects we print to have their verses appear exactly like they appear in the KJB.
Please use exact punctuation
Correct: “Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,” (Acts 4:8)
Incorrect: “Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel” (Acts 4:8).
Notice the correct format has the comma in the quotation since it’s part of the verse, not outside the quotation marks
Please use exact spelling
Correct: “Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”
Incorrect: “Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.”
Notice the correct format lacks the uppercase “H” in “he,” “his,” and “him” because that’s how it’s found in the Scriptures
Please use proper italics
Correct: “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.” (Ecclesiastes 9:10)
Incorrect: “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.” (Ecclesiastes 9:10)
Notice the correct use of formatting the verse without making it all in italics, but with the words “it” and “there is” in italics as they appear in Scripture.
When using partial verses, please use the ellipsis (…)
Correct: “For God so loved the world…”
Incorrect: “For God so loved the world,”
When commenting in a verse please use brackets [ ], not parentheses ( )
Correct: “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet [this is referenced in Daniel 8:13], stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)”
Incorrect: “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet (this is referenced in Daniel 8:13), stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)”
Notice the correct format has the brackets [ ] containing the author comments while the parenthesis ( ) are part of the actual Scripture
Again, this is to ensure we honour the Holy Word of God by maintaining faithfulness to the text. With this in mind, we kindly ask that you review your manuscript and update the verses accordingly before submitting it to CP. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Editing Manuscripts need to be thoroughly edited by qualified individuals before submitting the digital file. Special emphasis needs to be place on:
- Grammar (sentence and paragraph structure)
- Tense consistency (past, present, and future)
- Bible verse formatting
Digital file Manuscripts need to be submitted in a single digital file (computer-generated) using one of the following programs:
- Microsoft Word (recommended)
- Microsoft Publisher
- Microsoft Works
- Corel Wordperfect
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe FrameMaker
- Adobe PageMaker
Project/Design fee For book projects, this one-time fee ($150 for glue, spiral, staple and $200-$250 for Hardback books) includes industry-standard book formatting and layout, professional, and full-color cover design by CP’s exclusive design firm, Ministry Graphics. This is required for all books/booklets printed by CP to ensure we maintain our standard of professionalism. For other printed material, this one-time fee ($50-$75) includes layout and professional design of your project. Calvary Publishing reserves the right to use a modified version of your design for other projects.
Project Approval You as the customer are fully responsible for final approval of your printing project.
By replying via e-mail (or in writing) with your approval to proceed in printing, you have verified that all spelling, grammar, graphics and layout are correct. Understand that your document will print EXACTLY as it appears in proofs you are sent and that you cannot make any changes once your order is placed.
Calvary Publishing is NOT LIABLE for errors in a final product once it has been approved.
If for any reason your project is not displayed correctly in an e-mail, it is your sole responsibility to contact Calvary Publishing before approving your project for printing.
You can request that a hard copy of your project be printed and mailed to you for further examination. However this will increase project turn around time as well
Additional information In addition to manuscript submission, the following information needs to be provided:
- Book cover information (title, subtitle, author name, back book description, author information, if desired)
- Any suggestions you may have for the front cover artwork
- Book endorsements (if desired)