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We love to help authors . . .

Since 2012, we’ve been proud to offer a host of quality book formatting and uploading services designed to help authors save time and reduce stress.  In each case, our core team works hard to develop efficiencies and offer expert assistance. We stay abreast of and adapt to technology changes so you can get back to writing fiction.

 

Apple Upload Service

Want to get your indie books uploaded to Apple’s iBookstore but don’t own a Mac? Apple requires uploading book files and metadata via their proprietary software iTunes Producer. However, once a book is uploaded, pricing can be managed via an online dashboard accessible from any computer. Our service uploads your formatted .epub file, cover art and metadata for a set fee, then turns the ongoing management and control of your book back to you. For more information, read our Apple Upload Service page.

Fee: $30 for first book upload;
thereafter, discounts may apply;
formatting extra

Digital Formatting Services—ePub & Mobi

We now offer full service to convert Word files to .epub, and .mobi for uploading to the major online retailers: Amazon (mobi), Apple (epub), Barnes & Noble (epub), Kobo (epub) and Smashwords (epub).  We clean your file of extraneous code, build a fully functional dynamic Table of Contents, test all embedded links, embed your cover image plus we can embed additional images (extra charge). Note that for Apple, we guarantee an Apple-compliant epub file.  For more information, read our Formatting Services page.

Fee: $50 for generic epub and mobi files,
extra fees may apply

Digital Formatting Services—Smashwords

Smashwords offers distribution options unmatched by any other retailer.  By uploading a single formatted Word .doc to their “meatgrinder,” Smashwords will turn your book into various formats and distribute to Apple, B&N, Kobo, Google, as well as library distribution. We’ll create the master Word file, cleared of all extraneous code and formatted to Smashwords’ exacting specifications.  For more information, read our Formatting Services page.

Fee: $45 for Smashwords Word .doc,
extra fees may apply

Digital Formatting Services—Kindle Worlds

More and more authors are producing stories for Amazon’s Kindle Worlds program.  Amazon prefers a .docx format for these uploads, because they add specific content such as the copyright language themselves. We provide a fully-cleaned .docx format that will convert to a beautiful Kindle mobi file. $30 for up to 30K words, $40 for over 30K words.

Fee: $30-40 for Kindle Worlds .docx format

Print-on-Demand Interior Formatting Services—CreateSpace, NOOK Press, Ingram Spark

These companies offer independent authors the opportunity to create and distribute print editions of their books.  Each offers a variety of trade paperback sizes and can print either black & white or color interiors.  Print formatting is very different from digital formatting, in that “what you see is what you get.”  We’ll create a master file based on a MS Word template, then customize fonts, headings, scene breaks and all spacing for a professional interior.  We send you multiple pdf proofs for your feedback. For more information, read our Formatting Services page.

Fee: $150 for POD print interior .pdf,
extra fees may apply

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