Ebook files were designed for small screens. The designers realized that they could have no clue how big the screen for a given reader was. It could be the three inch screen of a phone or a 22 inch computer monitor. The name of the game is flexibility. Certain things you may be used to using to control flow, such as tables or text boxes, just don’t work. Give me your manuscript, and I will take the guess work and the learning curve out of producing well-styled ebook documents.
When you send your manuscript, I will go through the entire manuscript and change the formatting to follow the guidelines and specifications common to all ebook types. I will include a copyright page (using whichever copyright you desire, standard, Creative Commons, GPL, etc) and create the Table of Contents. Step three is creating the actual files. Each file will be checked with the proper validation tools (epub uses a tool called epubcheck, Amazon’s kindlegen software is used for mobi files). I will provide three files. 1)the mobipocket file with .mobi extension. 2)the epub file with .epub extension. 3)a formatted Word file for you to use if you want to make edits in the future.
To get started, use the contact form.
Accepted File Types:
MS Word files (doc, docx), OpenOffice Writer (odt), and Rich Text (rtf)
$5 per book plus a per page fee of $.75 for first 100 pages and $.40for pages 100+
Multi-book discount: If you have more than one book to convert, your page count for the per-page fee continues from one book to the next. It doesn’t matter whether both manuscripts are ready now, or the second isn’t ready until next week, month, or even year.
“Blogger” discount: If you mention using my services on your blog or website, get $5 off your purchase price.
Certain “features” of your manuscript could take extra time to format into ebook friendly styling. If you book has any of the following issues, there will be an extra charge for converting:
- Non-supported file format (If you only have have your manuscript in a file not listed above, such as pdf, HTML, WordPerfect, Pages, or Works) - $25
- Columns - $10
- Manual hyphenation - $10
- Large number of images (>20) – $.50/image
- text boxes or tables – $.50/each
- Special characters (beside © on copyright page) – $.50/each
- Mathematical equations – $1/each