I offer three options:
1. The Prepare option – removes all traditional formatting so your manuscript is prepared for conversion. This step in the process will lessen the possibility of rejection by online distributors.
2. The Format & Convert option – formats and converts your already prepared manuscript to an ebook suitable for multiple platforms. I will create the additional pages required (i.e. title page, copyright page, about the author page, etc.) using information provided by you.
3. Both the Prepare and Format & Convert options – is basically all of the above; removes the traditional formatting from your manuscript AND formats and converts the clean manuscript to an ebook.
I can prepare your manuscript so that it is ready for the conversion process. And I can format and convert your manuscript to ePub, Mobi and PDF. These formats can be used at most online ebook distributors, such as Amazon, iTunes, Google Books, Barnes & Noble and many more. You can do part of the process yourself or you can get me to do it all.
How does it work?
Once you have decided what option(s) you require, you can place an order through the order page. At this time, payment will be made and you will be prompted to download the instruction sheet.
The instruction sheet will ask you to email me your manuscript, the book cover and some other details I need so that I can create the additional pages needed in your ebook.
When I receive your payment and your email, I will do the work you have requested. If you have ordered the Format & Convert option, I will email you the additional pages for your approval before I continue to the conversion stage.
Upon completion of the work, all documents will be emailed to you.
It’s that simple.
What I don’t do?
It’s important that you realise that I do not edit your manuscript. The Options are done on your “as is” file. I encourage you to ensure you only order this work from me when you have edited and revised your manuscript, and you are satisfied it is ready for publication.
At present, I do not format picture books or any other books with loads of images. I will format up to and not exceeding four images, this includes the cover.
I do not design a cover for your ebook. It is your responsibility to arrange that elsewhere prior to ordering a Format & Convert option from me.
What about non-fiction manuscripts?
If your manuscript is non-fiction and is straight forward (doesn’t include footnotes, tables, graphs, etc) then I will certainly be able to help you too and the same instructions and pricing will apply.
Please note that if your manuscript does include footnotes, tables, graphs, etc, I probably am not the person for you as I do not feel comfortable with these elements of your manuscript and I would prefer you know that upfront.
How long does it take?
Depending on current workloads, and upon receipt of both payment and your email containing everything I need, the timeframe for completion is as follows:
Prepare Option only is normally within 4 days.
Format & Convert option OR Prepare, Format & Convert options are normally between 4 to 7 days.
What does the ebook look like?
Please visit the eBook Styles page. There are five styles to choose from. One of them should suit your needs. However, if you want to mix and match, that’s fine.
How much does it cost?
All prices are in Australian dollars. I charge a flat rate depending on the number of words in your manuscript:
Option 1: Prepare Only
Up to 50,000 = $20
50,000 to 100,000 = $35
100,000 to 150,000 = $50
Option 2: Format & Convert
Up to 50,000 = $30
50,000 to 100,000 = $50
100,000 to 150,000 = $75
Option 3: Prepare, Format & Convert
Up to 50,000 = $50
50,000 to 100,000 = $70
100,000 to 150,000 = $95
If your manuscript is over 150,000 words, please use the Contact page to request a quote and approximate timeframe.
Payment is required upon placement of order.
What else should you know?
If you only order the Format & Convert option, then it is important that you “prepare” you own manuscript. You can follow the Steps to Strip Your Manuscript in Preparation to Convert to an Ebook page to do this.
If you don’t follow the steps, and you have only paid me to Format & Convert, I can guarantee you will not be happy with the result. But, in this case, there is no refund option so please do not submit your manuscript unless you have “prepared” it. If you are unsure how to “prepare” your manuscript, I can do it for you for $20. Just chose Option 3 instead.