Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer any discounts to new clients who wish to try out your services?
Yes. We do. To win your confidence, we will do the first project for you with a 20% rebate in our prices. Our prices by themselves are very economical. You have every reason to try us out. Once you have enjoyed our services, we are confident that you will not look beyond us for these services.

How long does it usually take to produce a book?
Production time ranges from one to four weeks depending on size and complexity of your book. Editorial functions usually add additional time to the schedule, especially when an author needs to review the copyedit, but we are always willing to work within your time constraints. It is best if you can give us a schedule that works for you.

What type of editorial services can you provide?
As a full-service production company, we offer copyediting, and proofreading, in addition to our basic services.

Do you offer design services?
We have experienced graphic artists to design the layout and cover of your next project. We can also create line art or do retouching, resizing, relabeling and redrawing of art.

How do you handle artwork?
We can create computer- or hand-rendered art to complement any project. However, we usually scan existing artwork and place it into the pages of your book. We are always happy to work with art supplied to us on disk as well.

Do you only contract full-service projects?
Even though most of our contracts require full-service production, we can quote any portion of your next project. For instance, we can complete the art portion of your next book, copyedit the manuscript, or provide any combination of services that you may need.

What type of client base do you have?
As mentioned elsewhere in our site, we have worked mainly as sub-contractors to our clients in Madras who in turn have a very wide client base. Indirectly, we have worked with all those clients. We are very capable and have worked on a variety of books in the last several years.

What is the average cost of your book production?
Books are priced on an individual basis. We consider all factors and services involved with each project. Our quotations are based on specifics such as the number of pages of the book, the trim size, style and design, complexity of the layout, artwork, and time frame. For a free quote, contact us.

Do you offer any printing and binding services?
We do not do any printing or binding on-site. However, we continue to have strong ties with many companies that do and will manage projects through the final production stages as well if required.

How do you price your services?
In the case of typesetting, we have a per page price depending on various factors. If we are to undertake a data entry project, we will price ourselves either on the basis of a page or on the basis of thousands of characters that we output. We do not usually work on a hourly rate as it is ambiguous and does not give our clients a clear picture of what costs the work might entail.

Costs mainly depend on the complexity and urgency of the job, but in any case, our prices are very reasonable, and certainly lower than what you'd expect to pay for similar services in the USA or in Europe. We constantly keep abreast of new technology to help us in this regard.

If you want an evaluation of your project, contact us, and we will happily give you an estimate. Please indicate your project details, the turnaround time, and the number of printed pages involved. Contact us with your project information.

Why should we choose an Indian typesetter like AtriTeX?
India offers many advantages to serving as an IT Enabled Services destination for major global companies.

These include:
A virtual 12-hour time zone difference with USA and other major markets for IT Enabled Services. A huge pool of English speaking and computer literate graduate manpower that can continue to cater to the growing demand for professionals for IT Enabled Services. The professionals are skilled and quality conscious.
Cost of qualified personnel is amongst the lowest in the world.
Stable legislative and economic framework.
Support of Government of India for all IT led industries.
Thrust by Government of India to make India an IT-driven nation with a focus on services sector with potential for value addition.
India enjoys very strong brand equity in major markets, thanks to its growing and globally competitive software industry.
It is evident that you can take full advantage of this new revolution of IT Enabled Services.

What are the tools that you use?
We basically use most pagination software available in the market. We also keep abreast of newer technology that comes into the market. We make use of different software to suit different clients and for different purposes.

Do you work on 4 colour jobs?
Yes. We do. We have also done some work for educational publishers through our client in Madras. We will be happy to provide more samples of our work to you should you need them.

How will you receive jobs from us?
We can receive work from you via e-mail or by snail mail or courier. Alternatively, you can place the work files on our online drive or on your/our FTP site and we will pick up the files from there.

How will you send finished files to us?
Most of the times, we will be sending the finished files to you in an electronic format. We can do this by sending the files via e-mail, FTP or by transferring files to our online drive. In rare cases, we also send the files/proofs by courier to you.

How secure is the data that we send to you?
Since all work is performed under our roof, there is no risk for the data that you send to us. All our staff are bound by a non-disclosure agreement with us.

How will you invoice us?
Once we have completed the job and all proofing cycles requested, we will raise an invoice and send the same as an attachment by e-mail. If it is essential, we will also post the same by snail-mail.

How do we pay you?
Once you receive the invoice, we would be happy to receive the payment via wire transfer from your bank to ours. The cost of wiring the money will be borne by you (usually $30 per transaction).

What are the quality levels that we can expect from you?
You can expect world class quality from us. Nothing less. You will agree once you work with us.