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Does trying to get page numbers to go where they’re supposed to and NOT where they aren’t supposed to make you want to pull out your hair? Are you confused about margins and indents and gutters? Not quite sure why that self-published book looks professional but something just seems off about the look of that one’s pages? Don’t want to spend all the time I did teaching myself formatting? Let me help you put out a clean, professional book without hassle.
WHAT I WILL NOT FORMAT: Poetry (not familiar), erotica or anything with explicit sexual content, manuscripts with pervasive strong language or graphic, gratuitous gore. (I have to do some skimming to check for formatting errors or to check line spacing, hyphenating, and widows and orphans for paperback.) Non-fiction I may accept on a case-by-case basis. Short stories may have lower fees—submit form for inquires.
- This service is for publication-ready books ONLY.
- Full payment due upfront.
- Payment processed through PayPal.
- I reserve the right to decline working with any author or on any project I don’t think I will be a good fit for or am uncomfortable with.
- I also reserve the right to terminate formatting services at any point due to content issues for a 50% refund on payment already made.
- I will send you a questionnaire to be completed before formatting starts regarding layout and preferences.
- I may not be able to exactly match cover fonts.
Basic reflowable .epub that can be uploaded to KDP, Draft2Digital, etc. Formatting done in Word and finished by making any needed adjustments or embedding of TTF fonts in HTML/CSS in Calibre with correct indenting, page breaks, etc. File can include special characters or an image for scene breaks, images for chapter headers, and illustrations (but note that images will increase ebook file size and can increase download fees that will affect your royalties from KDP). Includes up to three revisions of the file within three months and unlimited correction of formatter error at any time.
Turn around: 3-5 days
Pricing: $25 up to 120k words. +$5 per 10k over 120k.
Paperback (or hardcover)
Full formatting including chapter headings, option of having the chapters start on the recto (right hand side) only or either side, page numbers, headings, images/designs that fit the tone of your book (you can supply your own or I can find royalty free for commercial use options), fonts, indenting, margin and page size set up, line check and hyphenation, visual consistency, etc., and conversion to a PDF/A compliant file. Includes up to three revisions of the file within three months and unlimited correction of formatter error at any time. Note: the same interior file will work for paperback and hardcover if they are the same trim size. If you want a hardcover interior as well at a different trim size, that will incur an additional fee of $25.
Time frame: One week or less for books under 120k words. Over 120k – two weeks or less.
Pricing: Up to 20,000 words: $25
21,000 to 80,000 words: $45. +$5 per additional 10k words over 80k.
Paperback + ebook
Bundle together and save! Includes up to three revisions to the files within three months.
Time frame: One week or less under 120k words. Over 120k – two weeks or less.
Pricing: Up to 20,000 words: $35
21,000 to 80,000 words: $55. +$5 per 10k words over 80k.