Create beautiful books, quickly, with Hederis.
Cloud-based, collaborative book production tools.
Empowering publishers through single-source production
Create ebooks and print-ready PDFs simultaneously, with a single-source workflow that gives you full control over the design of every single book. Our cloud-based tools help you quickly turn your content into books and other custom publications that can be exported to PDF, EPUB, HTML, and an always-up-to-date DOCX file. Whether you are producing an eye-catching advance reader copy, a scholarly monograph, a corporate whitepaper, or the next runaway bestseller, the Hederis app provides the ideal platform.
- Print-ready PDFs with options for trim marks, 1-color printing, and more
- Born-accessible EPUB files to satisfy the latest legislation
- HTML files to add snippets to your website or newsletters
- Up-to-date Word .docx files that include all your latest changes
- Completely customizable design for every single book
Say goodbye to waiting
With the Hederis app, you can see changes instantly—no more waiting days for new pages. Invite your vendors to collaborate in the Hederis app, or make edits in-house, and get pagecounts, galleys, and new PDFs and ebook files instantly.
“While it is often the case that publishers must outsource their design processes, [with the Hederis app] we have the option as a team to keep that work in-house. We have a chance both to improve our knowledge of design & layouts, and to use our skills on a new platform to craft beautiful, interesting books...
The help we get from the Hederis team is phenomenal.”
Cass, Production Manager
“Hederis is really intuitive and very easy to work with.”
Abbas, Production Editor
“Thank you for your patience and great customer support!”
Increase your speed to market.
Increase your frontlist.
Increase your staff happiness.
Read the Case Study: An independent publishing company who’s been using the Hederis app to make their unique, ground-breaking books.
Invest in your workflow, without the expense
We want to help you join the growing number of successful publishers who are investing in their workflow. The Hederis app is ready for you to use out-of-the-box, with built-in support and learning resources so you never have to feel like you’re on your own.
- No need to hire a developer
- No subscription fees
- Lower than the average typesetting cost
How it works
Upload a manuscript
No need to disrupt your authoring or editorial process—you work with Word, so we do too. Once your Word manuscript is ready, simply drag-and-drop it into the Hederis app.
Automated workflows depend on good manuscript structure. Our app helps discover your structure and applies tags to get you started. (Not sure what this means? Learn more here.)
Design your book
The Hederis app gives you complete control over your book layout and design. Import a design template from another book (or from our pre-made book designs), or create a new design from scratch.
Review the pages
Generate a PDF (or EPUB) at any stage of the process to circulate to proofreaders and editors. Use the Hederis page layout tools to check line breaks and page breaks and make edits right in the app.
Publish your book
Export final PDF and ebook files and send them to your manufacturer or distribution channels, and create a snapshot of the final book files for your archive.
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 the Hederis app, 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.
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.