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For non-fiction, fixed layout ebooks (cookbooks, picture books, etc.), and manuscripts with images, tables, graphs & footnotes, please click below to get your custom quote and turnaround time.
For fiction books, you will receive up to 12 files from us—6 ebook files and 6 cover images. The exact files you receive will depend on where you want to upload your book.
Your book cover will be embedded in the ebook file in line with the specifications from the individual retailers. Please see our formatting guide below this section for the image specifications we require.
Yes, we will generate a linked table of contents that is optimized for each individual ebook reader.
We specialize in quick turnarounds; for fiction books you’ll receive your initial design drafts within 5 business days of making payment. Your final files will be ready within 3 business days of you approving your final draft. All custom quote projects will come with an estimated turnaround time.
Yes, we can include drop caps in your ebook. We make sure they degrade gracefully so they look good on all devices.
Yes, we will convert the first 10 graphics (which includes tables, illustrations, pictures, and graphs) for free; after that, each graphic is charged at US$2.
It’s important to note that images can have an impact on the size of your ebook. Amazon charges a fee based on the size of your formatted ebook.
You need to make sure you have the appropriate permission to use any images in your book. Please refer to our formatting guide below this section for the image specifications we require.
No, our ebook formatting service converts your manuscript to an ebook, and you have to provide the cover. If you don’t have a cover, we can take care of that for you. Simply select 'book cover design' during checkout or mention it when requesting a quote.
Yes, we do. Please contact us for a quote.
Yes, we can accommodate requests for changes and updates. Please keep the following in mind:
During the formatting process
Any changes relating to the design and layout during the formatting process are always free. Examples of design changes include: changes to paragraph spacing, line breaks, graphic placement, chapter headings, and so forth.
For changes to the content, we charge US$10 per 10 changes (with a US$10 minimum). Examples of content changes include: changes to words/phrases/sentences, the addition or removal of punctuation, removal of text, correction to spelling and grammar, and so forth.
After the files have been signed off
Correction of any errors or issues introduced during the formatting process is always free.
For stylistic changes and changes to the content, we charge US$10 per 10 changes (with a US$10 minimum).
N.B. Content changes at this stage include minor revisions only. Minor revisions include correcting typos, replacing or adding a word, etc. If there are more than 40 changes to be made, or if your content needs to be re-worked, your entire file will need to be reformatted which will be charged at the prices listed on our website.
If you’d like your manuscript to be checked for errors before submitting it for formatting, we recommend our copyediting service.
If you’d like to make editorial changes, please follow these steps:
This service is priced as competitively as possible. In fact, you won’t find a better value book formatting service out there.
If you’re on a really tight budget, our partners Book Design Templates offer a great deal on DIY book interior templates.
Absolutely! If you don’t already have a title page and copyright information, we will include them for you.
Yes, simply click on the 'Single format' option in the pricing table to order this service at a reduced price. Custom quoted projects will be quoted based on your requirements.
Yes, our generic epub file is suitable for use with Smashwords and/or IngramSpark.
No, our formatting service is a fixed price service. We will provide you with files that you can upload directly to your chosen retailer or distributor. The agreement you have with them will determine the percentage of royalties you receive.
Absolutely! Our ebook formatting service comes with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If for any reason you aren't happy, we’ll work with you to make it right or we will refund your money.
If you are distributing to just one retailer or using a single distributor (e.g., KDP, IngramSpark, Draft2Digital, Smashwords, etc.) then you will only need a single file. If you are planning on distributing to multiple retailers directly (iBooks, Kobo, Nook, etc.) or to a combination of retailers and distributors (KDP and IngramSpark, etc.) then you will need to order all ebook files.
Download our full Standout Books ebook formatting guide here.
Order your ebook formatting now, or contact us to speak to one of our friendly publishing experts.