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Services Offered

Ebook Formatting
Box Set Formatting
Formatting Revision Services
Publishing Assistance
 

Ebook Formatting

Sample Ebook Formatting Prices ($US)

      • Novella $95 40,000 words, including front matter, body, back matter, conversion to major formats
      • Novel $190 80,000 words, including front matter, body, back matter, book list with live links, 2 excerpts, and conversion to major formats
      • Long Novel $225 120,000 words, including front matter, body, back matter, 3 excerpts, 2 image insertions, and conversion to major formats

Summary of Charges for Ebook Formatting ($US)

      • Front Matter $15
      • Table of Contents $20
      • Story (short, medium, long) $40, $90, $125
      • Back Matter $20
      • Book list with live website links $15
      • Excerpts $15 per excerpt
      • Special formatting required$1/5,000 words
      • Image insertions$2/image
      • Link insertion & testing$1/link
      • Converted to EPUB, MOBI, and PDF$20
      • Converted to other formats$20
      • Converted to CreateSpace format $40

Ebook Formatting Details (click here to skip to Box Set Formatting)

Books must be received as RTF, DOC, or DOCX documents. Formatting is then done according to the Smashwords Style Guide which can be found here. Using this style guide ensures your book will look good on the widest possible selection of ebook readers, including Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, and Apple iBooks readers.

Formatted books will be returned in DOC format, in addition to any other formats requested.

Here are the prices (in $US) for each portion of the book formatting. All elements are optional.

Front Matter - $15

  • Includes: Cover insertion, Blurb page, Praise page, Copyright page, Title page, Dedication page

Table of Contents - $20

  • Includes live links to chapters

Body - $40 to $125

  • Novella (under 40,000 words) - $40
  • Novel (under 100,000 words) - $90
  • Long Novel (over 100,000 words ) - $125
  • Default style (all elements are optional) includes:
    • Chapters preceded by a page break followed by two newlines
    • Blank lines replaced by appropriate paragraph-trailing-space
    • POV and scene breaks standardized to be * * *
    • Paragraphs single spaced with a first line indent,
      except for first-paragraph-of-section, which has no indent

Back Matter - $20

  • Includes: Call to action, Book list (text-only, no links), Biography, Social media links

Book List w/Live Links - $15

  • Book list with hyperlinks to the corresponding book pages on your website
  • Note: Many distributors will not accept books with buy links direct to retail sites

Excerpts - $15 per excerpt

  • Includes: Title, Author, Tagline, Blurb, Body

Special Formatting - $1 per 5000 words (if necessary)

  • This is only required if extensive special formatting is required throughout the book, such as tables, bullet points, numbered sections, non-standard indenting, or extensive use of special fonts or formats.

Image Insertions - $2 per image

Link Insertions and Testing - $1 per link

Conversion to EPUB, MOBI, PDF - $20

  • Covers all popular distributors - Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iBooks, Smashwords

Conversion to other formats - $20

Conversion to CreateSpace format - $40

  • Ready for submission (body only, not cover)



Box Set Formatting

Sample Box Set Formatting Prices ($US)

The following examples all include the common matter (box set front matter, box set table of contents, box set back matter, and one box set excerpt), the standard story matter (front matter, navigation links, table of contents, novella-length body, back matter, book list with live links, and 2 story excerpts per book), and the additional service of conversion to major formats:

      •   4 stories $270  
      • 10 stories $540  
      • 14 stories $720 ($825 if 7 of the stories are long novels)

Summary of Charges for Box Set Formatting ($US)

Common Matter
        • Box Set Front Matter $15
        • Box Set Table of Contents $20
        • Box Set Back Matter $20
        • Box Set Excerpts $15 per excerpt
Per Story $25 per story
        • Story Front Matter included
        • Story Navigation Links included
        • Story Body included
        • Story Back Matter included
        • Story Excerpts included
        • Story Table of Contents $10 per story
        • Story Book List with Live Links $10 per story
        • Story Length Charge (for long stories) $15 per story
Additional Charges
       • Special formatting required $1 per 5,000 words
       • Image insertions $2 per image
       • Link insertion & testing $1 per link
       • Converted to EPUB, MOBI, and PDF$20
       • Converted to other formats$20
        • Converted to CreateSpace format $10 per story

Box Set Formatting Details (click here to skip to Formatting Revision Services)

Books must be received as RTF, DOC, or DOCX documents. Formatting is then done according to the Smashwords Style Guide which can be found here. Using this style guide ensures your book will look good on the widest possible selection of ebook readers, including Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, and Apple iBooks readers.

Formatted books will be returned in DOC format, in addition to any other formats requested.

Here are the prices (in $US) for each portion of the book formatting. All elements are optional.

Common Matter

 

Box Set Front Matter - $15

  • Includes: Cover insertion, Taglines for each book, Blurb, Title page, Copyright page, Dedication page

Box Set Table of Contents - $20

  • Includes one live link to each story

Box Set Back Matter - $20

  • Includes: Call to action, Auhtor biographies, Social media links

Box Set Excerpts - $15 per excerpt

  • Includes: Title, Author, Tagline, Blurb, Body

Per Story Fees - $25 per story

 

Story Front Matter - included

  • Includes: Title, Tagline, Blurb, Copyright notice, Title page, Dedication

Story Navigation Links - included

  • Includes links for: Next Story, Previous Story, Box Set Table of Contents

Story Body - included

  • Default style (all elements are optional) includes:
    • Bring all stories to common formatting style
    • Chapters preceded by a page break followed by two newlines
    • Blank lines replaced by appropriate paragraph-trailing-space
    • POV and scene breaks standardized to be * * *
    • Paragraphs single spaced with a first line indent,
      except for first-paragraph-of-section, which has no indent

Story Back Matter - included

  • Includes: Call to action, Book list (text-only, no links), Biography, Social media links

Excerpts - included (maximum 2 per story)

  • Includes: Title, Author, Tagline, Blurb, Body

Story Table of Contents - $10 per story

  • Includes one live link to each chapter of each story
  • Story Tables of Contents are at the beginning of each story, not combined with the overall Box Set Table of Contents

Story Book List w/Live Links - $10 per story

  • Book list with hyperlinks to the corresponding book pages on your website
  • Note: Many distributors will not accept books with buy links direct to retail sites

Story Length Charge - $15 per story

  • Only for stories longer than 60,000 words

Additional Services

 

Special Formatting - $1 per 5000 words (if necessary)

  • This is only required if extensive special formatting is required throughout the book, such as tables, bullet points, numbered sections, non-standard indenting, or extensive use of special fonts or formats.

Image Insertions - $2 per image

Link Insertions and Testing - $1 per link

Conversion to EPUB, MOBI, PDF - $20

  • Covers all popular distributors - Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iBooks, Smashwords

Conversion to other formats - $20

Conversion to CreateSpace format - $10 per story

  • Cover removed
  • Static Table of Contents
  • All story Tables of Contents removed
  • All stories, chapters, and other significant pages changed to begin on a right-hand page
  • Ready for submission (body only, not cover)
  • Note that due to final book size considerations, it may not be possible to create a CreateSpace version for your box set.



Formatting Revision Services

When a book or box set is finished being formatted, it will be returned to you for review and acceptance. Any formatting errors and up to 30 minutes of any other typos or new changes will be fixed free of charge.

Any changes in excess of 30 minutes, or changes requested after the book was accepted will be charged at $25/hour (in $US, not to exceed the normal charge for redoing that ebook or box set).




Publishing Assistance

After a book or box set is finished being formatted and ready to be published, we can help you put it up for sale through various channels including Amazon (Kindle), Barnes & Noble (Nook), KoboBooks (Kobo), or Smashwords (distributes to many retailers including Apple and Sony).

After you choose the channels you want to publish through (possibly all four channels), if you have not already done so, the first step is to register with the appropriate channels so you can publish books and receive royalties. Due to the private nature of the information you need to provide (passwords, financial information, etc) you will need to do this yourself, but we will give you advice and pointers as to how to complete this step.

When you tell me the channels you are ready to publish through, I will send you a summary of the information required by each channel you've chosen, so that you can prepare all the material. This includes things like a cover, title, subtitle, series, short and long descriptions, keywords and pricing.

Once you have collected this information, I will set up a joint computer session with you to walk you through the submission process. The first channel will likely take about an hour, due to questions and answers, but the rest will likely take about 30 minutes each. The reason this is best done together is that keywords and categories generally need to be decided uniquely for each book and cannot be completely done ahead of time, since your choices may be restricted.

The charge for all the above is $75 for the first channel, and $50 for each subsequent channel, each one fully walked through with you (or I could do the subsequent ones on my own if you already know your keywords and categories). It is quite likely that after the first channel, you will feel confident to do the subsequent submissions yourself. If so, that will involve no charge from me.

Summary Charges for Publishing Assistance ($US)

      • First Channel (includes signup instructions and summary of required information)       $75   
      • Subsequent Channel(s) (done jointly with you or by myself)    $50 each