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Real People – Real Contact. When it comes to book publishing, clear communication is just as important as technical expertise. We respect your time and provide direct answers to your questions, allowing you to focus on publishing your book without the frustration of an unresponsive support team that treats you like a "ticket" or an "account" instead of the creative human being you are.
We don’t charge you upfront. We believe that your satisfaction should come first and payment later. We don’t ask for payment for any of our services until you are 100% satisfied with our work. In the unlikely event that we don’t meet (or exceed) your expectations, you won't need to pay us.
We have clear and fair pricing. With our fixed pricing, you always know what you are going to pay. And with a fair number of free content changes to your manuscript, you can fix those elusive errors that slipped past your editor.
We offer a full service. From eBook Formatting and Print-On-Demand Interior Layout, through to Cover Design, Consulting and Publishing Assistance for those authors who really need it, we offer everything you need to publish your book in digital and print formats once you have finished manuscript.
We care about quality. Our commitment to helping you publish a commercial-quality book you are proud of goes beyond manually developing eBook files without automated conversion tools, using only professional typesetting tools for interior page design instead of word processing software and crafting your book cover with attention to details. In addition to these services provided by our experienced team of formatters and designers, we also provide a unique Quality Report when you use us for book formatting. You can use this report to fix any errors affecting the reading experience that may slip past your editor, proofreaders and beta readers. See our FAQ for details.
We offer two types of service tailored to your needs: CLASSIC and GUIDED. You and your publishing experience is unique. This is why we don't ask you to pay for services that you don't need. For both levels of service we create professional-quality interior and cover files, as well as provide any support necessary to use them. But when you need extra publishing assistance, step-by-step guidance and pro-active advice through your publishing journey, you can take advantage of our GUIDED service.
We offer a wide range of services for independent authors looking to publish professional-quality books in print and digital formats:
With eBook formatting, we provide ready-to-upload Kindle (.mobi), EPUB and Smashwords files. Kindle files can be uploaded directly to Amazon's KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) platform and will work great across all Kindle devices and apps. EPUB file can be uploaded to all other retailers and distributors. Smashwords files are prepared specifically for Smashwords for distribution through their Premium Catalog.
With Print-on-Demand (POD) Interior Layout, we provide print-ready PDF files that can be used with CreateSpace, KDP Print and IngramSpark, as well as other Print-on-Demand providers. Our print files meet PDF/X-1a:2001 standard that is required by IngramSpark and other printers.
With Book Cover Design, we provide front covers as JPG files suitable for all eBook retailers and print-ready PDF files for CreateSpace, KDP Print and IngramSpark. On request, we provide print cover files for any other provider. If requested, we can also send you layered Photoshop (PSD) files with a finished design. Please note that if we use a licensed commercial font for your design, its license might prohibit us from sending you font files themselves.
With Publishing Assistance, available only as part of our GUIDED service, you can take advantage of all the extra help described on the Publishing Assistance page. That includes on-going help with anything you need: answers to all your publishing-related questions, pro-active advice at right time, uploading book files to retailers and distributors, step-by-step guidance, as well as help with setting up your custom author email address, website and even mailing list.
With Publishing Consulting, you can get one-off advice or answers to all your publishing-related questions. You can also run your ideas and strategy by us and we will give you a second opinion with solutions on how to reach your goals.
We can also design PDF files specifically for digital, on-screen reading with built-in interactivity features as well as create web-based formatted text that reflects the actual eBook file layout. This formatted text can easily be used on any website, including ones powered by WordPress, and will integrate nicely into website style. An example of our work that involved both these formats, in addition to Kindle and EPUB files, was the Open Access academic journal "Lit Matters: The Liberlit Journal of Teaching Literature" that dealt with teaching English as well as American literature at Japanese universities.
If there is a service or any help that you need as an author, but it is not described on our website, please let us know. We are always looking for new ways to assist authors with their publishing needs, so feel free to share your thoughts with us.
All prices are listed on the pricing page.
Pricing for novels is fixed, regardless of the word count, and includes both eBook (EPUB, Kindle, Smashwords) and print-ready (PDF) files. We believe that novelists should give readers their preferred format choice which is why we offer combined pricing.
We do not offer discounts for eBook-only or print-only files for novel formatting and print layout.
Since non-fiction complexity varies greatly, we can only provide you with an accurate quote once we see your manuscript. Feel free to send us the most recent version of your manuscript, even if the editor or proofreader is still working on it.
For non-fiction, we can provide separate formatting and interior design quotes for eBook-only or print-only files, as well as a combined quote for both versions of the book.
If your book is a work of fiction other than a regular novel, such as a gamebook, LitRPG or children's book, we will also provide you with a custom quote.
Over the years, we have found that the all-round assistance we provide with Publishing Assistance works best when we provide all the files. To take advantage of Publishing Assistance, you need to use our team for book formatting and cover design.
Pricing for custom cover design and premade covers is the same for both classifications of service. To find out the total price you will pay for our GUIDED service, add the price of your chosen cover option to the price listed under the "eBook Formatting and Print-On-Demand Interior Layout" section of the pricing page, in the GUIDED column.
Picing details of Consulting service can be found on this page.