For e-books, in exchange for these fees, I embed your cover art, create a custom style sheet, and ensure the flowable e-book is 100% valid and standards-compliant. You also get a Kindle book (.mobi file) and an .epub file. MOBIs are used for the Kindle, and EPUBs are generally used for all other types of e-readers (i.e., NOOK).
For fiction, I use a tiered pricing structure, and the price of most projects can be determined using the rates outlined below. Some projects fall outside the tier structure, so I also send quotes for projects that need to be catered specifically to one’s needs.
If you have a manuscript in Word, WordPerfect, RTF, or some other readily workable English text format, please see the following fees for flowable e-book formatting:
Less than 15,000 words: $150
15,001 to 40,000 words: $200
40,001 to 100,000 words: $250
More than 100,000+ words: quote, with $300 minimum
There may be times when a fiction project exceeds the pricing structure above, such as the case with experimental fiction, choose-your-own-adventure stories, and books that make generous use of literary devices (letters, emails, numbered/bullet lists, etc.).
Non-fiction, Poetry, Children’s books, Comic books, Screenplays, etc.
I provide custom quotes for all non-fiction, poetry, children’s books (flowable), comic books, screenplays, and otherwise heavily formatted and/or illustrated books, as these sorts of projects do not always have a set formula. Minimum: $300
Smashwords-ready .epub files are not available as a stand-alone á la carte option. In other words, I’ll prepare this version only with the purchase of the formatting options described at the top of the page.
For an additional $50, I will load e-books onto all requested service providers (i.e., Amazon [Kindle], Barnes & Noble [NOOK], Smashwords, etc.).
Print on Demand (POD)
For POD books, I convert Word files into high-resolution PDFs using InDesign to ensure that all text, fonts, images, etc. are precise, well placed, professional, and meet all requirements as set by the publishing entity.
Less than 15,000 words: $175
15,001 to 40,000 words: $250
40,001 to 100,000 words: $300
More than 100,000+ words: quote, with $400 minimum