Book Formatting (Consultation)


Book Formatting (Consultation)


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.

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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.


  • $299: Basic paperback formatting (100 pages and under)

  • $325: Basic paperback formatting (101-200 pages)

  • $270: Basic ebook formatting (100 pages and under)

  • $290: Basic ebook formatting (101-200 pages)

  • $450: Complete formatting package (paperback and ebook, 100 pages and under)

  • $475: Complete formatting package (paperback and ebook, 101-200 pages)

These prices are estimates. I’ll give you a quote after our consultation and after I’ve seen your manuscript. At that point, you’ll pay half up front and the other half upon completion.

Things to keep in mind:

  • We’ll need to have a Skype consultation before we begin (which is what this listing is for).

  • 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 and we'll try to work something out.

  • 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.


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

Please read the Terms and Conditions before you make your purchase.