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What do I do?
I take a lot of pride in making sure the ebooks I format look amazing. The difference between mediocre success and true success is the package in which you are offering your readers. The package isn’t simply a nice cover and strong blurb to go along with great writing, however. You need perfect interior formatting, too, as attested to by the very vocal reviewers on Amazon who are unafraid to let you know your formatting isn’t right. If you choose to go with my services, you will have a beautifully formatted book that will look and work the way an ebook and/or Print-On-Demand book should.
I do formatting in HTML–the same language in which webpages are formed. This ensures that your ebook looks and functions the way it should–professionally–without any of the wonkiness and idiosyncrasies left behind during formatting in a word processor. I could wax philosophical about why html is better, but not as well as Guido. Suffice it to say my clients speak for themselves.
I format for some of the top names in the indie world. Shéa MacLeod is consistently in the top 5k in the Kindle store, and has recently signed a publishing deal with Amazon’s Montlake Romance imprint, while Sheila Horgan remains near the top 1k. Both my clients Dani Amore (Thrillers) and Julia Crane, author of YA paranormal romance, are usually firmly ensconced in the top 1000. I’ve also done print formatting for David Gaughran, author of one of the hottest self-publishing manuals out there.
What do you get?
I format for mobi (Kindle) and epub (Nook and iTunes, compliant with epubcheck), as well as Smashwords and Createspace. Every ebook includes a copyright page and whatever back matter you would like (Author bio, Acknowledgements, excerpt from your next book with links, etc).
I will keep your book on file by 3 different methods–by USB, by external hard drive, and by online backup through Dropbox. Changes to your books can be made for a flat rate of $10 — so it’s best to wait until you’ve got a list to send to me.
I am able to do many “fancy” things you see in some books, such as chapter glyphs (the little picture under the chapter number), a fancy font for the chapter heading, a large letter for the first word of every chapter, etc. etc. If you have anything specific you’d like for your ebook, don’t hesitate to ask if I can do it. However, “fancy” formatting does cost extra — you can find it on the Fancy page.
PLEASE NOTE: My rates are for strict fiction novels. This is the chapter heading/body text format. If your fiction novel includes poems with specific indentations, separate small headings, images, etc. this will cost extra due to the time involved in coding such things. Be sure to mention up front that you have these in your document, otherwise you’ll be quite surprised when I mention I’m charging extra…
For a brief explanation of how I format each of the versions and their rates, please click below.
I send invoices through Paypal — I do not accept payment any other way, though I will make exceptions for checks on a case-by-case basis.
I have a standard ONE MONTH wait time. It could take less time, but is unlikely to take longer.
I do not accept documents that have tracked changes in them. It is a matter of a click of a button for you to erase all those changes. So, please, remove them before you send me your manuscript. I also require your book to be the final edit.
I would be happy to email you examples of each format before you hire me in order for you to see my work. Just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and request it :)
NONFICTION AND CHILDREN’S BOOKS are quoted on a job-to-job basis based on the amount of formatting involved (tables, images, indents, sections, etc.) Email me the document with a request for a quote, BUT be prepared — it will be costly. It is time consuming, and I have to quote high enough to cover the tons of time involved in formatting it.