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Updates for 2015

My name is Heather Adkins. I am an author and interior book designer. I’ve owned and operated CyberWitch Press, LLC since 2011. In that time, I’ve formatted over four hundred books in various formats. I work for New York Times Bestsellers, small publishing companies, and for brand new indies just starting out in publishing.

This is a quick run-down of what I offer and what has changed for 2015.

*Please do not send me anything but the absolute final file for your bookI will NO LONGER make typo changes for free during the formatting process for new or existing clients.  Authors seem to be getting lax in their proofreading. When your book reaches the formatter – whether it’s me or someone else – it should be the FINAL file. Every typo change requested during formatting will cost $1. Each.

I understand that sometimes it is easier to catch typos in ebook form rather than in a word processor, which is why I offer a quick and dirty conversion to mobi or epub strictly for your proofreading benefit.

* I do not format for nonfiction. Period. No exceptions. Please visit 52novels.com for your nonfiction needs.

* I have a standard two week quote time from the day I receive the file.  I do not schedule files; it is first-come, first-served. If you need your book done faster, I may be able to do it, just ask — but I do charge a rush fee for anything less than two weeks.

*I format for Kindle, epub (Nook, iTunes, Kobo), Smashwords, and print (Createspace) — I also offer what I call “fancy formatting” which uses chapter glyphs, images, and drop caps for an extra fee. My mobi and epub files are formatted in XHTML NOT in a word processor.

*I will not code fonts into your ebooks. I am strongly against it due to the limitations of ereaders and what it means for the person who owns the ereader. There are other formatters out there who will.

* I offer PROOFREADING  on a very, very limited basis — find rates here

Now, below, a quick glance at my rates for STANDARD length novels — further information, and rates for books under 30k and over 75k, can be found on each of the separate rate pages.

If you need a formatter and you can’t afford these rates, just email me! I am very much willing to work with people who want a professionally formatted book, but can’t pay standard rates.

cyberwitchpress@gmail.com

ePub/Kindle:

For novels under 75 thousand words:

  • mobi AND epub — $120
  • ONLY mobi — $65
  • ONLY epub — $65

Smashwords:

For novels under 75 thou words: $75

Createspace:

Createspace for UNDER 70 thou — $75

Full Package:

Kindle, epub, Smashwords, Createspace, PDF

The Full Package for books UNDER 75 thou words:

  • Mobi/Epub = $120
  • Smashwords = $75
  • Createspace = $75
  • Free PDF
  • + 10% discount
  • TOTAL = $245
  • If you don’t need a Createspace, it’s a total of $195

* If your book is over 140k words, it is an extra $40 for substantial length (no matter what formats I’m doing–one, or all four.)

* I reserve the right to charge extra if formatting change requests get out of hand during the formatting process. I also reserve the right to step away from any job for any reason before payment has been received.

A CyberWitch Ebook Formatting Update

Lots has happened in the world of the CyberWitch!

Number One — Smashwords Formatting.  I’ve finally managed to pull over all of my old Smashwords How-To posts from my real blog.  It is a 5 part series (with a sixth part coming soon on the NCX/TOC).  You can find it on my blog under Articles on Formatting.  I’m hoping to get some other posts up too, including how to do an html TOC.

I’ve taken on several new clients in the past couple months. 

  • I branched into Nonfiction formatting with Pooktre and their “pamphlets” on tree shaping (which is actually a pretty neat thing). 
  • I did a gorgeously written erotic novel by author Kristabel Reed for all 4 platforms (Nook, Kindle, SW, and CS)
  • I’ve also taken on author Larissa Hinton with her cool world of “Iwishacana”, as well as a collection of short fiction and poetry.
  • Eloquent writer Mark Shainblum hired me to format his ROCKIN’ sci-fi short, “Endogamy Blues” — he was referred to me by my lovely cover artist, Stephanie Mooney.  Mark is an excellent writer, and I’m looking forward to possibly working with him on my first formatting of a graphic novel/comic.
  • I worked closely for several weeks with author Phyllis Lily Jules on her heartbreaking, heartwarming debut memoir, “Turning Inside Out”.  Phyllis is one of the kindest, most generous ladies I’ve ever met.  I admire her deeply for her bravery in the face of a hard life, and I highly recommend her book.

I don’t believe this is everyone I’ve taken on in the past few months, but I finally moved my formatting jobs OFF my computer and onto a specific USB for safe-keeping, so it’s not nearby to double-check.  I’m honored to be working with such a grand group of writers!

I’ve also recently taken to what I call “fancy” formatting.  I will be adding it to my list of services.  “Fancy” incorporates fleurons (glyphs) at chapter headings or section breaks, as well as creating pretty title page images.  I did the entire Keegan’s Chronicles series for YA author Julia Crane (ebooks and print), and I’m currently “prettifying” my own books, as well. 

I am also registering CyberWitch Press as an LLC with the state of Kentucky :)

That’s all folks!