Book Formatting

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Please pardon the appearance, we are continually improving the site. At times it gets messy while we clean things up!

Services on this page are still being offered during our remodeling adventure. Please contact us with any questions or concerns about your project.

Ebook formatting

We do not use any automated software, or services. Our Ebook formatting is manually performed by people with experience in the industry.

Our files are optimized to read as intended by the author, and operate flawlessly on all compatible ereader devices.

We offer Ebook formatting for most devices. The 3 major formats are:

  • .mobi for Kindle
  • .epub for apple and barns & noble(among others)
  • Document files ready for smashwords’ “meatgrinder”.

Files are delivered ready for upload, and guaranteed to pass all venue verifications.

Ebook Formatting includes the following:

If other items are needed please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Title page(s)
  • Reviews, or testimonials page
  • Copyright page
  • Dedication, or acknowledgements
  • Table of contents, with links
  • Properly set margins and line spacing
  • Text properly justified and paragraphs indented
  • Chapter breaks
  • About the author page
  • Other books page, with proper links

Formatting services do not correct spelling, grammar, or other editorial errors. Unusual and special formatting, or paragraph styles are taken on a case per case basis.

Most word processor document formats are accepted. We Format using xhtml, for proper and consistent layouts.

Paperback formatting

We offer professionally formatted typesetting. Print ready for any POD service, or your traditional offset printer’s template. Raven Tree Design uses Adobe InDesign, we do not use a word processor for our print book formatting.

Common POD, or print on demand services include Createspace, LULU, and lightening source.

Paperback Formatting includes the following:

If other items are needed please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Title pages(s)
  • Copyright page
  • Acknowledgement
  • Dedication
  • Table of contents
  • Running headers, footers, and page numbers
  • Properly set gutters, margins, and line spacing
  • Text properly justified and paragraphs indented
  • Widow and orphan text control
  • About the author page
  • Other books page (May be included in front or back)
  • Up to five graphics, photos, or logos.

Trim size – all industry standard sizes.
Fonts available –  Palatino, Palatino Linotype, Garamond, Bookman Old Style. Others are available, but these are the recommended for best viewing.
Font sizes – 9 to 12 pt Other sizes are available, but these are the recommended for best viewing.

Formatting services do not correct spelling, grammar, or other editorial errors. Unusual or special formatting or paragraph styles are taken on a manuscript by manuscript basis.

We will accept MS Word file and jpg images. All format work is completed in Adobe InDesign.

How much is it going to cost me?

Every Format and venue has different, and very specific requirements. This means every one has to be handled individually by a person(line by line), and must be priced separately. I wish it were as easy as changing a file name, but we aren’t that lucky.

We understand authors are on a budget just like the rest of us, so below is a chart of our fair prices and various combo discounts. Because it is a manual process; the higher your word count, we must increase the price.

Ebook rates:

Word Count

One
Format

Two
Formats

Three
Formats

0k – 20k

$25

$35

$45

20k – 40k

$40

$55

$70

40k – 75k

$50

$70

$90

75k – 120k

$60

$85

$110

120k – 180k

$80

$110

$140

180k – 240k

$100

$140

$180

240k+

per case

per case

per case

 

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Paperback rates:

Word Count

 

 

 Cost

0k – 20k

$45

20k – 40k

$70

40k – 75k

$85

75k – 120k

$100

120k – 180k

$140

180k – 240k

$150

240k+

per case

 

Whats next?

We will require a 100% completely edited manuscript, graphics, special content(such as links), and cover graphic files(for ebooks only) to begin the formatting process.

Once this process begins editing, and content alterations cannot be done without starting over, and may incur additional charges.

All changes due to upload, and printer errors will be free of charge.

Please Contact us to place an order, or with any questions regarding our services.

Coming Soon! An easy to use book formatting questionnaire.

Beware!

Be wary of formatting services that do not specify what typesetting software they use. There is a difference! Publishing printed books using a word processor is not only unprofessional, but many traditional presses will not print books formatted with them.

There is a very visible, and functional difference between the different formatting, and typesetting methods. Please keep an eye out for a blog post we are working on to explain the differences.

 

 

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