What is formatting?
A fully formatted book looks neat, crisp, and ready to read. Margins are consistent, chapter headings in place, the gutters of the book don’t swallow the words. A formatted book is ready to compete on the market, and a professional formatting job can help your book stand out among the thousands of other books competing for your readers’ attention.
For those who become my clients*, I outsource this particular service to a professional, who offers the below services:
- ebook formatting for kindle only (.mobi file): $25
- ebook formatting for kindle and basic epub: $30
- ebook formatting for kindle and basic and specialized epub versions (iBooks, Kobo, Nook, Google Play): $35
- Createspace pdf paperback book design and formatting:
- Print Economy: $50
- **Print Standard: $75
- ***Print Specialty: $100
All formatting includes several chapter heading design choices. Basic glyphs are provided, or you may provide your own for a specialized look.
Files submitted for formatting should be in MS Word, with chapter, section, or scene breaks clearly marked. Please turn in files complete with all information desired: dedication, acknowledgments, author’s note, glossary, about the author, also by, etc.
Formatting does not include copyediting. However, if high-end formatting is desired for the print version, some small copyedits may need to be made to achieve the best quality, appearance, and value.
My formatter and I will work with you to achieve your desired product and will discuss with you which options will be best for the project.
*Please note that I offer this service to my clients who choose me for additional editing work only. This service is not available to those who edit their work elsewhere and are solely seeking a novel formatter. The purpose of this website is to offer a complete editing package to would-be novelists.
**Print Standard involves a touch of copy-editing and more rigorous control over certain formatting issues that Print Economy doesn’t cover.
***Print Specialty involves special kinds of print jobs such as ones with many images, footnotes, charts, or unique formatting requirements.