There are many different ways to create a PDF for upload, depending on the operating system and the word processor you are using.
First of all, identify the operating system and the word processing software you use, and which versions you have. For example, you might be using Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Office Word 2007.
If you're using a recent version of Microsoft Word then you can copy and paste the first three chapters of your manuscript into a new document and click Save As. Then, at the bottom of the pop up box that appears where it says 'Save As Type', you should find an option for PDF. This document can be uploaded as the preview.
The most recent version of Word allows you to create a PDF by clicking 'File', 'Export', then 'Create PDF/XPS Document'. Depending on your computer's settings, this will open a new file as a PDF, or simply save the new file to your documents folder.
You can link up to a thousand PDF previews at a time to your titles on the system. To do this, you will need to have your titles assigned to your account already.
- Label the PDFs by ISBN (without hyphens). These must match the primary ISBN or ISSN on
the book records uploaded to your account and should not exceed 30MB per file.
- Drag and drop all of the PDFs to the Bulk Upload Previews page and click upload. This gives
live progress on the upload status and will notify you of any unsuccessful uploads
- Once they have uploaded, you can view them on your company profile in My Books.
NB: while the metadata, rights and permissions are publicly viewable, PDF previews are set to be
viewable to users of your account only, by default. Anyone wanting to view the preview will need to
send you a request to view. The request will be sent as an internal message and email to the rights
holder of the title. You can set the preview to be publicly viewable, or viewable to certain IPR
members only (eg. publishers and buyer accounts), by changing the privacy settings.