Indexing

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Indexes make your book more user-friendly and helpful to the reader.

Simple indexes

Here are some examples of simple indexes, which are autogenerated from text in your document:

Table of contents (with page numbers)

List of acronyms (with no page numbers)

List of tables and/or figures (with page numbers)

Author index (with page numbers)

Subject indexes

There are two types of subject indexes. Your decision should be based on whether or not you intend to update your indexed book in the future.

Option #1: One-time-only subject index

Once the interior text has been approved, the manuscript is read and an index is manually written in Microsoft Word, using the page numbers on the final pages.

This method is appropriate if your book will never be reindexed or repaginated.

Page numbers for this type of subject index will not be automatically updated when and if you change the manuscript.

Option #2: Updatable subject index

Index markers are inserted into the manuscript file, which generates the index.

This method is appropriate if your book may be revised at a later date.

Page numbers for this type of subject index will be automatically updated when and if you change the manuscript.

Working with the subject indexer

We will refer to you a professional subject indexer whom you will pay and with whom you will work directly; however, if you would like us to handle these interactions on your behalf, we will charge an hourly consulting fee for working with them, but we will not mark up their fees.

All expenses will be paid by you directly to the subject indexer.