We know you will love what we do, which is why we offer our services with no upfront fees. Payment is only due once you are completely happy with our work. Your satisfaction first – safe payment with PayPal later.
Clear communication is crucial, so a dedicated, friendly team member will personally keep in touch with you as our book designers and eBook developers transform your manuscript into a distribution-ready, quality book.
I sent my historical novel, PATRIOTS AND REBELS, to Formatting Experts upon the recommendation of someone in my writers group for whom they had worked. In addition to formatting my ebook, they did my print edition. It was the best decision of my writing career. For the paperback, they worked tirelessly to get both the text and the cover done exactly as I wanted it, and did not stop until I was entirely satisfied.
Even now, with the book in print, they continue to be available for consultation. Anyone who intends to publish a hardcopy book would do well to entrust it to the experts at this company. They get an A+ in my book!
John C. Bush, author of “Patriots and Rebels”
It doesn’t matter what program you have used to write your manuscript or how you have formatted it. Just send it to us and let us worry about the technicalities. We accept any file you have, including:
There is no set of rules for what your text should look like, nor is there any need for formatting to be consistent – that's our job. Forget about manuscript formatting guidelines. Focus on the content and leave the presentation to us.
We create distribution-ready PDF file for your book’s interior that can be uploaded directly to CreateSpace, KDP Print and IngramSpark.
With CreateSpace or KDP Print, you get fast distribution to Amazon. With Ingram, you get direct access to US, UK and worldwide non-Amazon retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, Waterstones, Chapters/Indigo, Blackwell’s, Wordery, Booktopia and dozens of sellers on popular book marketplaces online.
You can use the same PDF file with both CreateSpace (or KDP Print) and IngramSpark simultaneously to reach readers everywhere. On request, we can also prepare print-ready interior files for any other printing specification, including Lulu.
Our designers always use best practices and their experience to come up with the right trim size, fonts and layout for your book, so you don't need to think about it, but if you have any specific preferences regarding book size, fonts, headers, footers, pages numbers or layout then we can base our work on your specifications and make useful suggestions along the way.
Whichever option you choose, after seeing the interior file you can request any changes you feel necessary, ensuring that your book will look its best whether your book is pocket-sized, a trade paperback or hardcover limited edition for special occasions.
We care a lot about the immersive reading experience, which depends heavily on having an error-free text. This is why in addition to crafting a great-looking layout we also create a unique Quality Report for you, which indicates potential errors that authors, editors and proofreaders sometimes miss. This report lists a number of changes for you to consider making before we start book design and typesetting and is free of charge. During this stage, you may make an unlimited number of amendments to your manuscript, and any changes you end up making will not affect your free changes limit.
If we don’t find at least 3 issues that you want to fix, then as a reward for a spotless manuscript we will give you a $50 discount to go towards your formatting.
We guarantee the files we create will not only be accepted by any Print-on-Demand provider of your choice, but will also be perfect when they are printed.
The digital and print worlds are completely different. Things that look good on screen might be unsuitable for paper and vice versa. On top of that, PDF files don’t represent the actual properties of the book faithfully, such as size, margins or text sharpness and readability, nor they account for print variance which is unique to printed works. While our book designers use their experience to make choices properly suited for print, you can only judge the final result of their work with the actual hard copy in hand.
In the unlikely event that your paperback doesn’t turn out perfect, regarding fonts, margins, text sizes or anything else, then we will promptly fix it and send you the updated interior file. We will also deduct any fees from the price of our services you end up paying for an additional proof copy as a result of our mistake. That includes printing, shipping and file revision fees that may be charged by CreateSpace and IngramSpark. We know that when it comes to a less than perfect hard copy of your paperback, it might be hard for you to tell whether something is a printing issue or file creation mistake. To avoid any doubt and having an author-friendly approach to everything we do, we take responsibility for everything that is an issue in your opinion.
After seeing your formatted book, we understand you might want to change something you have written. For this reason you can request a batch of up to 10 textual changes free of charge.
We know how important back matter of each book is for converting your readers into a lifelong fans and increasing sales, so we will update list of your other books at no additional cost, at any time. Layout changes are also free until you are completely satisfied with how your physical proof copy looks like.
You shouldn't have to pay for things you don't need, which is why we offer 2 types of service: CLASSIC and GUIDED. With both, you get a commercial-quality book designed and formatted by seasoned professionals, as well as friendly support to answer any queries you have relating to the files we create.
But if you need that extra piece of advice, a helping hand and continued support throughout each stage of the process, we can help you navigate your way through the publishing world with friendly and personalized email support. With our simple pricing per book, you can rely on proactive advice and get answers to all your publishing-related questions whenever you need them, so you can make the right decisions without being overwhelmed by all the details. Check out all the help you can get with our GUIDED service on the "Publishing Assistance" page to see if this is something you need.