This submission option allows self publishing authors to submit their manuscript via mail instead of submitting their work online. The short checklist below is designed to help you ensure that you’ve included everything we'll need in order to produce your published book.

Your mail-in submission package must include the following items:

  1. Signed Publishing Agreement - One signed paper copy of the Publishing Agreement (i.e. publishing contract).
  2. Payment of the Publishing Fee (and any associated fees that may apply) - Check or money order payable to Trafford Publishing LLC; alternatively, type your credit card number in your Title Submission Form. We accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
  3. A labeled disk, Zip disk, or recordable CD containing the following files:
    • Your completed Title Submission Form file in a digital format (Microsoft Word). Trafford is not able to provide data entry services, so please complete this form on your own.
    • Your manuscript file. Please do not send a paper copy of your manuscript.
    • A digital file for each photo or illustration that will be placed within the interior of the book. Each file should be in the TIF (.tif) file format, Grayscale, at 300 dpi resolution. Within your manuscript, use a placeholder where you want a graphic to appear: 'PLACE (IMAGE NAME) HERE' along with captions. This will help us more quickly and accurately produce your book.
    • All digital graphics files that you wish to use on your book’s cover.
    • A digital copy of your author photo.
  4. Label your disk, Zip disk, or CD with:
    • Your name
    • The title of your book
    • The platform on which your manuscript and all files were prepared (PC or Mac)
    • The word processing application you used (Microsoft Word)

Send Your Complete Submission Package To:

Trafford Publishing LLC
1663 Liberty Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403


Good to Know | information

Trafford can help you prepare your book for publication. However, please remember that we cannot begin to produce your book until we have received your complete submission package. Sending an incomplete submission package will only delay the publication of your book. The cost for this service is $100.00. To find out more or to order this service, please call 844-688-6899.