Create beautiful books, quickly, with Hederis.

Intelligent, automated publishing for everyone.

As a book maker, you’re crafting a product that’s been perfected over centuries, and technology shouldn’t get in your way. Hederis gives you book production and design tools to create high-quality print-ready PDFs and ebook files, ready for distribution, in a fraction of the time it takes with traditional book-production processes.

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A bird carrying an olive branch, on one end of which a print book is attached, and on the other end is an e-reading device.

Tools Built for Books, Teams, and People

Two birds working together to bind a printed book.

Our tools are built by publishing professionals for real book-making workflows. We give you a suite of intuitive tools centralized in one place, so that each person on your team can do their job and instantly share their work with the other members of their book-making team. And there’s no need to become a computer programmer or learn a whole new set of terminology! Our tools reflect our dozens of years of publishing experience, so that you can start making books fast.

Featuring:

Publisher-quality print layouts.

Our print files are made for real publishing workflows. Choose whether or not to include trim marks, and then we’ll create print-ready files that work for most professional printers.

A PDF spread created by Hederis:Convert

Want to make sure our files will work for your printer? Email us (info@hederis.com) and we’ll let you know!

Ebooks with all the fixin’s.

Stop worrying about whether or not your ebook files are up-to-date. We make sure that all our files conform to the latest standards, and include all the things your readers expect. Cover image? Check! Built-in table of contents? Check! Embedded author name and title metadata? Check! Accessible text? Check!

A PDF spread created by Hederis:Convert

A simple interface with everything you need.

Our app interface guides you through the process, with a handy link to the user guide right at the top. Upload a cover or interior images, pick a design template (or make your own!), adjust your export settings to add trim marks or change your margin sizes, and then upload your Microsoft Word manuscript to automatically create PDF, EPUB, and HTML versions of your book.

The Hederis:Convert dashboard

Adjustable page layout.

You can make common page adjustments right from your project dashboard. Adjust the trim size and page margins with just a few clicks. Printing in one color? Convert your interior images to grayscale for the print PDF by checking a box, but leave them in color for the ebook. You can also add gridlines to make sure all your text correctly aligns to the baseline grid, and choose whether or not to include printer trim marks.

A screenshot of the Export Options tab from the Hederis:Convert app

Standard print elements, inserted automatically.

Page numbering is built into our print layouts (including adding final page numbers to your table of contents), and our app will do its best to find the important bits of metadata in your book (like the author name and book title), and use that in the running headers and footers. But don’t worry: you can always override that with your own text if you need to.

A PDF spread that highlights the automatically-generated running header text and page numbers

Balanced pages, aligned to a grid.

Balanced pages is one of those unassuming little details that gives books that professional feel. Our layout engine does its best to balance your pages, and we give you tools to make standard page adjustments as needed to get the balance right (and with Hederis:Typeset, you get full control over how your pages break). We also create all of our design templates to align to a baseline grid, so that your text flows cleanly across spreads.

A PDF spread that highlights the balanced pages and lines that all align to a common baseline grid

Our print files are made for real publishing workflows. Choose whether or not to include trim marks, and then we’ll create print-ready files that work for most professional printers.

A PDF spread created by Hederis:Convert

Want to make sure our files will work for your printer? Email us (info@hederis.com) and we’ll let you know!

Stop worrying about whether or not your ebook files are up-to-date. We make sure that all our files conform to the latest standards, and include all the things your readers expect. Cover image? Check! Built-in table of contents? Check! Embedded author name and title metadata? Check! Accessible text? Check!

A PDF spread created by Hederis:Convert

Our app interface guides you through the process, with a handy link to the user guide right at the top. Upload a cover or interior images, pick a design template (or make your own!), adjust your export settings to add trim marks or change your margin sizes, and then upload your Microsoft Word manuscript to automatically create PDF, EPUB, and HTML versions of your book.

The Hederis:Convert dashboard

You can make common page adjustments right from your project dashboard. Adjust the trim size and page margins with just a few clicks. Printing in one color? Convert your interior images to grayscale for the print PDF by checking a box, but leave them in color for the ebook. You can also add gridlines to make sure all your text correctly aligns to the baseline grid, and choose whether or not to include printer trim marks.

A screenshot of the Export Options tab from the Hederis:Convert app

Page numbering is built into our print layouts (including adding final page numbers to your table of contents), and our app will do its best to find the important bits of metadata in your book (like the author name and book title), and use that in the running headers and footers. But don’t worry: you can always override that with your own text if you need to.

A PDF spread that highlights the automatically-generated running header text and page numbers

Balanced pages is one of those unassuming little details that gives books that professional feel. Our layout engine does its best to balance your pages, and we give you tools to make standard page adjustments as needed to get the balance right (and with Hederis:Typeset, you get full control over how your pages break). We also create all of our design templates to align to a baseline grid, so that your text flows cleanly across spreads.

A PDF spread that highlights the balanced pages and lines that all align to a common baseline grid

Why Switch to Hederis?

Get Books to Market Faster

Access your projects anytime, anywhere, get paged files in minutes, and get final PDF and ebook files at the same time. Our browser-based book design and layout tools are built on standardized HTML and CSS, powered behind the scenes by automation that comes from years of publishing workflow experience.

Create Files that will Last

Workflows change, standards evolve. With Hederis, you get standards-compliant ebooks, print-ready PDFs, styled Word files that can drop into conventional workflows, and well-formed semantic HTML for your website or XML-based tools.

Reduce Bottlenecks

Get a pagecount estimate instantly, see the design in real time and make castoff adjustments, and see your laid-out pages without needing to create a PDF. Our app is built for collaboration, but still lets you keep your workflow stages separate.

Skip the Boring Stuff

Our app comes loaded with tools and shortcuts to speed up or even eliminate those tedious book-making time-sucks. We use AI and pattern recognition to help you tag and design your files, and let you do common book-making tasks with the click of a button.

A bird looking at a book that bears the face of the mythical Green Man.

Click here to schedule a meeting with our CEO, Nellie McKesson, to talk about your company’s specific needs and current workflows.

How does Hederis work?

You can use Hederis to easily produce print-ready PDF files or distributable EPUB files from any Word document.

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You get a Microsoft Word file from your author or copyeditor.

Upload your Word file to Hederis.

Hederis automatically makes some guesses about your content, trying to spot things like chapter titles, extracts, epigraphs, etc., and tags them accordingly.

Your book–making team can start to review these tags and changes wherever they need to.

At the same time, a designer can start putting together the book design.

Any changes the designer makes to the content will be shown to the content reviewer, and vice versa

With Hederis:Typeset, your composition team can review the laid-out pages right in their browsers, and adjust any pagebreaks as needed directly in our visual page layout editor.

Page count running longer than planned?

The designer can update the design at any time, and those updates will immediately be reflected in the final pages - no more waiting and guessing what the page count will be.

Create industry-standard PDF and EPUB files at any point in the process to circulate to editors or send the final files to your printer or ebook distributor.

Hederis helps you eliminate technical distractions so that you can publish all the books on your wishlist.

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