Morton CustomLab Program

About Morton CustomLab

We strive to make the customization process as smooth as possible for you. When you call us, a human being answers the phone, and our custom editor, production group, customer service team, and your sales rep will do the best they can to make sure you are satisfied. Morton is a small, privately-owned company that cares about our customers and is dedicated to creating high-quality, affordable lab materials. We have more than three decades of publishing experience and take pride in the quality of our work. In addition to our production capabilities, we have a deep reservoir of quality content from which you can choose, including lab manuals and photographic atlases. It is our goal to earn your business and to ensure that you are happy with your custom lab manual. There must be at least 100 students per year enrolled in the course for us to create a standard custom manual. For more information please contact our CustomLab Editor

Customize

Customize an existing Morton manual

  1. Choose a lab manual from our customizable titles
  2. Select the sections you want to include in your custom publication

Use Content from One or More of Our Books

Choose exercises from one or more Morton lab manuals. You may even include your own original material. All Morton titles are delivered three-hole drilled, loose-leaf, and shrink wrapped to allow students to incorporate other class materials into their lab manual.

Morton believes our customers should be happy with their CustomLab manual. We print our CustomLab manuals on demand so there is no contractual obligation.

Create

Create a manual from your original material.

  1. Submit your "camera-ready" manuscript, and we will print and deliver it to your bookstore at an affordable price.
  2. You will retain the copyright for all of your original material.

Upload Your Own Content

Submit your camera-ready manuscript, and we will print and deliver it to your bookstore at an affordable price. You can provide your own cover or we can create a custom cover for you.

This type of project may also include a royalty, which can go directly to the author(s) of the manual, or to the department to help offset lab costs. You will retain the copyright for all your original material.

Combine

Combine our images with your material

  1. Select exercises from our customizable Morton manuals.
  2. Upload your own original material.
  3. Browse our extensive Image Library.

Use Images from Our Library

Add visual support to exercises that you have written by accessing thousands of photographs and illustrations from our image gallery. 

This type of project may also include a royalty, which can go directly to the author(s) of the manual, or to the department to help offset lab costs. You will retain the copyright for all your original material.

For any custom project that includes any images from our image library or requires typesetting services, there must be at least 300 students/year enrolled in the course.

Custom Services

Project Management services

Project Management

We have a dedicated Custom Editor, Adam Jones, who will oversee your custom project from the beginning to end. He will answer your questions, collect your manuscript, manage it through the production process, provide a price quote, create an ISBN, and ensure the project is printed and delivered on time.

Typesetting

For annual enrollments of 300 students or more, we can typeset your custom manual. "Typesetting" is the process of taking your manuscript (e.g. Microsoft Word document) and putting it into a design so that it has a professional layout. By using our typesetting service, it allows you to spend more time on the content and less time on the formatting.

Image Library

We have thousands of beautiful photographs and professionally drawn illustrations in our image library. You may include these photographs and illustrations in your custom lab manual.

Printing and Fulfillment

Morton can print and deliver your custom manual to the bookstore. Custom books are "print on demand" meaning that the book is printed when an order is received, with a typical turnaround of just a few days.