What makes a self-published book stand out? Impeccable cover design and clean, functional formatting.
Unfortunately, that's a LOT harder than it sounds. But that's where I come in.
When I published my first book through Amazon, it was one of the most complexly tiered books I'd ever written with five levels of headings. I also included small graphics and text boxes. No one who knows me is surprised by that - if I try something for the first time, I'll often start with the hardest possible project.
I've learned a lot of tricks since then - the most important being to keep book structures simple!
Here, you can purchase e-book and paperback formatting. Believe it or not, both have wildly different formatting requirements.
Things to keep in mind:
Your book must be edited. This service does not include editing. Editorial changes cannot be made once you submit your manuscript to me, under any circumstances.
You must submit your manuscript as a Word file.
This service is only for KDP publishing (e-book, paperback, or both, depending on what you select).
Your manuscript cannot have more than 2 tiers (heading levels). If you have 3 or 4 and would still like to work with me, email me at email@example.com and we'll try to work something out.
Please make sure you choose the correct manuscript length when you purchase this service. If you purchase a page count that's less than what you actually have, you will have to send the remainder of the service fee before I begin working on it. (Please note, the page count is whatever your Word file page count is when you submit the manuscript. The file will likely have more pages when I’m done formatting it, however, pages added due to formatting will not add to the price.)
You'll have to fill out a short questionnaire when you make this purchase which will give me the information I need to work on your project. I'll contact with you any further questions I might have and will send you the manuscript requirements. (In general, I need a manuscript cleared of formatting with no page or section breaks and notes above each section that needs to start on a new page, as well as any additional notes you'd like to leave for me.)
Know the style you want (font, etc.) before you purchase. If you don’t know, I can build the style, myself, but you’ll have to be open to that, without requesting major changes.
After completing the first few pages or the first section, I’ll send you the file and you can request changes at that point. After that, no further changes can be made.
Please note: If your manuscript is a mess or requires much more than simple formatting, you will receive a 95% refund (what I keep will cover my assessment time and merchant fees for the payment and refund).
At this time, I'm not formatting children's picture books. If you would like to discuss this option, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.