End-to-End Publishing

Manipal Digital understands your commitment to delivering a rich experience to your readers. With decades of experience in the e-publishing industry, we offer end-to-end editing and composition to publishers, agencies, and aggregators worldwide. We are committed to delivering high-quality pre-press work with clockwork consistency and complete transparency. Our services cover the entire spectrum of printed and digital media, including trade books; textbooks; journals & magazines; marketing material like brochures & booklets, flyers, adverts, infographics, and posters; and catalogs, calendars, and weekly circulars.

Typesetting and Editorial
Making your Content Ready to Publish

We understand the influential impact of layouts on reader engagement. Our expert typesetters understand conventional typesetting, pagination, form design, and more advanced features. When they’re finished, they’ll have transformed your manuscripts into visually evocative print-ready formats expertly matched to the concept and genre of the book so that readers get the finest experience.


Typesetting services in macintosh and microsoft windows platforms include the following

Typesetting service includes preparing the script for final publication with the design of textbooks, illustrations, appropriate size, and style selection, also the composition of text and layout. So, the typesetting process transforms the manuscripts into a print-ready PDF with the applicable typesetting guidelines.

Page makeup & proof development including correction, and placement of assets.

Typesetting workflow

Clients can send files over email, or through a dedicated FTP. Our team will review the files, confirm the format with the client, perform the quality check, and once there are no corrections, produce the print PDF which is sent back to the client.

Our team has expertise in the following tools Page composition and designing is done using the applications such as:

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • MS Word
  • Latex/TeX
  • Advent 3B2
  • We specialize in the variety of categories
  • Multilingual content
  • Trade Books
  • Legal Books
  • Academic – Kindergarten, School and Higher Education
  • STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Magazines and Periodicals
  • Recipe Books
  • Comic Books
For Attractive and Polished Content

A manuscript goes through several rounds of editing before it is ready for printing. Editing can refer to factual checks, such as of facts, syntax and grammar; semi-creative checks for flow and readability; or even rewriting to make the content concise, flow better, and come across in a particular voice or style.

Our editorial services include textbook editing services, professional proofreading services (PPR), and Editorial proofreading services (EPR). Together they ensure the detection and correction of errors in text/art in all copyediting, proofreading, and typesetting aspects. EPR involves checking for spelling errors, wrong labels, misnumbering, style maintenance, collation of author corrections, and verifying whether author corrections are set as per style and updated accordingly. Moreover, copyeditors strictly adhere to quality control (QC) and turnaround time (TAT).

Our expert copy editors edit the content without alteration of feel so that the reader reads what the author intended. All our work is by guidelines of the Chicago Manual, American Psychological Association (APA) style, American Medical Association (AMA) style, Modern Language Association (MLA) style, or a house style shared by the client. Editing modules include style editing, editorial proofreading, indexing, language editing, and overall manuscript preparation.

When our editors perform copy-editing according to the publisher’s proprietary or “house” styles, they check for:

Author; Editor; Group; Publication year; Title; Journal / Book name; Volume and Issue numbers; Page Range; Publisher Details; and Conference Information. Information is verified from PubMed Central free archive (PMC) or information saved in Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS) format, with machine learning using Natural Language Processing (NLP).

Worry-Free Services for E-Book Conversion

Manipal Digital is your trusted partner to professionally convert your content into a multiformat e-Book.

Automated tools and self-publishing solutions have not yet become mature enough to be comfortable for all, or even most authors. Therefore we offer an end-to-end servicing model so authors feel they have a reliable partner to resolve any issue, with a real human being to converse with when necessary.

We can create eBooks for all popular platforms and devices, including


  • Android Inc.
  • Apple Inc.
  • Amazon.com, Inc.
  • Google Play Books
  • Barnes & Noble

E-Book conversion workflow
Our eBook conversion offerings comply with an examined method that spins around comprehensive eBook design. This method helps us to meet FTR First Time Right and timely delivery.

We take a step-by-step approach to convert your source files into the required eBook format:
  • Requirement analysis
  • Documenting the specific instructions
  • File transfer over secured FTP
  • Input verification and confirm to the client on receipt of all the files
  • Content cleanup and conversion to standard mark-up
  • Image processing and packaging
  • eBook building and validating
  • Content and Format Quality Check
  • Quality Assurance against client-specific instructions
  • Final Validation against the latest ePub checker
  • Deliver over SFTP
Enhanced eBooks
  • Have you ever heard it said that the future is audio-visual? The future is more than that- it is interactive, melding the physical and digital worlds seamlessly.
  • Now we can help you to transform your static books into interactive or enhanced eBook products with a large variety of styles and features, including:
  1. Read aloud – addition and synchronization of audio with the text (overlay pattern)
  2. Embedded audio & video along with the text. Customizable play and pause features.
  3. Internal links – two-way linking within the eBook (footnotes, annotations, cross-references, indexes, etc.)
  4. External links – hyperlinking to external sources (like associated websites, social media sites, geo-locations, and any other resources)
  5. Easy navigation – multiple navigations are created through TOC & NCX for easy access to various parts of the book at chapter section, and paragraph levels
XML Conversion
Transform your Books into a Featherlight XML Dataset

XML, or “Extensible Markup Language” helps store data separate from its formatting. This helps store, display, format, and access information with more flexibility and ease. As a result, it is used extensively in web publishing, mobile & web applications, and electronic data exchange in B2B applications. This characteristic has made XML the dominant data storage format in the publishing industry.

DTD (Data-Type-Document) is a way to validate XML files. It checks the elements’ order, specifies their relationship within the document, defines the data types, and determines the nesting hierarchy. DTD conversion is a critical and valuable process to streamline the XML workflow.

Our XML conversion services include the following steps

  • Analyzing the data
  • Developing reusable, flexible, and practical DTD
  • Writing conversion specifications
  • XML tagging
  • Welformness checking and validation
  • Final dataset preparation

We can work with a variety of DTD/Schemas based on client requirements, including:

  • JATS Standard
  • NLM Standard
  • DocBook Standard
  • NIMAS-XML Standard
  • Atypon DTD
  • Relax NG
  • Client-Specificic DTD/Schemas

Content quality

  • Generating PDF from final XML using XSLT/XPROC and source files and PDF comparison;
  • Proofreading the math equations and special symbols;

Semantic checks

  • Viewing XML in the browser using XSL to support tables, MathML Equations
  • Checking metadata, section levels, paragraph, equations and symbols
  • Checking references, floats and corresponding hyperlinks

Structure checks

  • Validating each XML document to ensure there are no warnings or errors
  • Validating XML against specified DTD/Schema
  • Validating XML by using in-house validation tool to match client specification

We offer the following XML conversion services

  • MS Word to XML
  • PDF to XML
  • HTML to XML
  • ePub to XML
  • Image PDF to XML
  • Hard Copy to XML
OCR and Digitization
Complete Solution for your Physical Book Digitization

Our crew members and expert data processing associates are skilled in all sorts of conversions, including Scanning, OCR (Optical Character Recognition) PDF to Word. We have serviced quite a few Publishing Houses and corporations with conversions successfully.

Optical character recognition is the mechanical or electronic conversion of images of typed, handwritten, or printed text into machine-encoded editable text, whether from a scanned document, a photo of a copy, a scene photo, or from subtitle text superimposed on an image.

With the help of OCR, people no longer need to manually retype important documents when entering them into electronic databases. Instead, OCR extracts relevant information and enters it automatically. The result is accurate, efficient information processing in less time.


Using OCR and deep learning, we have enabled machines to perform well and, in some cases, even better than humans.

Invoice digitization process

Digitizing invoices involves several labor-intensive human-moderated steps:

  • Digital images of invoices taken and uploaded by the user.
  • Image verified to be fit for further processing – good resolution, all data visible in the photo, dates confirmed, etc.
  • Shots checked for fraud.
  • Text in these images is extracted and put in a suitable format like tables, spreadsheets, databases, balance sheets, etc.

Deep learning approaches have seen advancement in the particular problem of reading the text and extracting structured and unstructured information from images. By merging existing deep learning methods with optical character recognition technology, companies and individuals have been able to automate the process of digitizing documents and enable more accessible manual data entry procedures, better logging and storage, lower errors, and better response times.

Digitization benefits
  • Convenient to store securely
  • Better protection from physical harm
  • Easy and Multiple Accessibility
  • Easily Cloned into multiple copies
  • Quickly Retrieved and Updated
  • Shared or Transferred in no time
  • Shared Securely − either as an encrypted URL or as an attachment
  • Increased Staff productivity
  • Environmentally friendly, Paperless document storage
  • Save money on storage space

OCR process
Digitization of a printed document is done with the help of a scanner and OCR through the following steps:

Document scanning: Document scanning results in an imaged version of a document or an electronic copy of the paper document. It is just a picture of the document without intelligence, i.e., the ability to search or cut and paste into other documents.

Document conversion: Document conversion goes beyond basic scanning and includes the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) version of the text within the document. In this step, the scanning image converts into searchable, editable text with the help of OCR technology.

Document remediation: Document remediation takes document conversion further by including meta tags to images and signatures and correcting the reading order of tables and columns for use by assistive technologies such as screen readers.

It converts a typical digital publication into a resource accessible to individuals with visual and auditory disabilities.

Creative Designing
Customized Designs for your Enriched Content

We offer creative design services for posters, flyers, brochures, booklets, infographics, catalogs, and web-based mass-marketing materials. Our team of talented designers is well versed in a variety of historical, thematic, and regionally relevant styles to help bring our client’s vision to life. Talk to us today about your dream cover, insert, or digital art, and see as our talented designers turn your dream into reality!

We offer original designs as well as design customization services to create engaging cover art that is both evocative and eye-catching. Our designers create designs for books, brochures, magazines, catalogs, and labels. Our artists design cover pages including illustrations and images for final proofs. We can also recreate authors’ illustrations, diagrams, etc. for clarity, contrast or attractiveness.

Artwork and Illustrations
Illustrations for your Books

Our custom-built art studio works 24×6 with a staff of different backgrounds and well-versed in using adobe creative suite including illustrator, photoshop, etc. Our artists can redraw artwork and work from conceptual briefs and convert photographs into illustrations, and creative artists conceptualize art with sensitivity and consideration to the readers’ sensibilities, including diversity, inclusivity, and accuracy of depiction.

We offer following Artwork services

  • Art correction
  • Image resizing
  • Image retouching
  • Relabeling
  • Medical illustrations
  • Science illustrations
  • Infographic
  • Icons

Creation of unique designs, collateral designs for marketing, and designs for stationery, infographics, blogs, newsletters, whitepapers, advertorials, and animation to help the audience connect with the content.

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