I'm a professional book designer and I've formatted 100's of them for buyers and small publishers! Ask for samples and layout ideas!
Fiction, nonfiction, coloring books and children's books!
Novels: $40 for Createspace OR Kindle, or $60 for both
Images, tables, lists or subheadings might cost more. Send me the doc so I can look at it first
All the following is included:
- Layout designs to choose from for paperbacks
- Front matter & back matter w/ separate page numbers
- Table of Contents, footers, headers
- Standard paragraph indentation; drop caps for fiction
- Copyright page
- Free conversion of your existing cover to Createspace - be sure to let me know!
- Free unlimited formatting revisions
Createspace/Ingram Spark/Print on Demand
A pdf file ready for upload
An epub and mobi file ready for upload
I work in Indesign, a professional tool for this job. I can deliver the Indesign file at no charge if you ask
I format book interiors in Adobe Indesign, which is software specially designed for book layout. This gives a more professional and stable layout. I can provide the Indesign file to you at no extra charge if you ask me when the job is complete, but I won't be able to provide a Word doc.
Books are formatted in the order the jobs are received. Sometimes I have 2 dozen books in the queue! So it doesn't really take a week to format a book, but usually it is at least a week until I can get to it.
While we don't design covers from scratch, we can turn almost any Kindle cover into a print book cover with a spine and back. In fact, we have a separate gig for this. But if your job includes formatting for both print and ebook, we'll convert your kindle cover to print at no extra charge.
If we format for a print book, delivery will be a PDF file ready for upload. Colors will be in CMYK colorspace. If you choose B&W printing for Createspace, color images will automatically be converted to B&W. If we format for ebook, delivery will be an epub file and usually a mobi file.
Ideally, images should be at 300 dpi at the printed size for print books. There's not enough space here to explain it, but you can google it. If images are less than 300 dpi, they may still look okay in the printed book. Images in ebooks should be at least 96 dpi at the displayed size.
We always include a TOC in a print book unless the author doesn't want it. All ebooks will have both an HTML TOC and an NCX TOC. Page numbers and headers are included in all print books. (ebooks don't have them, or are added by the reading device). If you prefer running heads, let us know.
Samples are here: www.sarcopress.com/samples Check out the downloadable "Interior Style Guide" PDF file with some different layout designs to browse through and get ideas for print books.
We do a children's book about once a week for both print and ebook. For print, decide on a trim size before you have your artwork done, so you can match the aspect ratio of the art to the page size. Decide whether you want the images to bleed to the edge of the page.
Novels, cookbooks, textbooks, we've done them all in at least 5 different languages and for many ebook and print platforms. Createspace Kindle Smashwords Ingram Spark Lulu, we've done them all, also some European specialty printers. Just let us know the requirements. Crop marks or bleed? Can do.