BOOK FORMATTING ADD-ON

novel, biography, business, academic, self-help,
design, children’s, coffee-table, poetry, special

 

What we need from you

 

Your Manuscript

The final, proofread version of your book in an editable format, e.g. MS Word.

Your Design Input

Any specific requirements you have on the styling, layout, look and feel of your book.

Your Deadline

Standard turnaround is 5-10 business days. Express service available on request.

Your Print Choices

Choice of print house, trim size and binding type together with your ISBN.

 

What we do

 

Prepare Text

Remove unwanted spaces, breaks, tabs and sections to clean text for typesetting.

Front Matter

Style half title, title, copyright, contents tables, dedication and foreword.

Page Layout

Set trim, margins, binding edge, bleed and recto-verso pages.

Interior Design

Select fonts and design styles for headings, body text, quotes, lists, captions, fleurons etc.

Typesetting

Consistently set each line of text - adjust spanning, hyphenation and kerning as required.

Headers & Pagination

Create running headers with author/chapter and book title. Roman/Arabic page numbering.

Tables

Design a consistent set of tables and captions to best display your data.

Images

Size, crop and rework images to print resolution and the correct color model.

Consistency

Check for title casing, spaces before punctuation, curly quotes and en/em dashes.

Page Balancing

Create squared-off pages that avoid widows, orphans and empty space where possible.

PDF Creation

Ensure file is PDF/X-1a:2001 compliant and meets your print house specifications.

What You Receive

A professionally typeset book delivered as a print-ready PDF to your specifications.

Changes

Single set of free styling and formatting changes included.

Online Payment

By credit card, debit card or PayPal account. Invoice available if previously agreed.

 

Book formatting pricelist

 

This pricelist is designed to give you an idea of the typical cost for different types of book formatting. Once you’ve sent us your manuscript, we’ll review it and issue a firm quotation.

Not sure which is your book category? Don't worry. Get in touch and we’ll be delighted to see how we can help you. A minimum charge of $250 USD applies to all books.

 

Basic Text $2.92 USD per page

novel, biography

Your manuscript contains simple paragraphs of text and headings. It may also include up to five illustrations or photographs. 

 

Non Fiction $3.72 USD per page

business, academic, self-help

Your manuscript may contain a combination of text, headings, bullets, numbering, quotations, figures, tables, captions, footnotes and equations.

 

Page Layout $10.00 USD - $18.00 USD per pagedesign book, coffee-table book

You require an artistic blend of illustrations, text and color. May include columns, text wrap or double-page spreads.

 

Illustrated Pages $6.60 USD per pagechildren’s book, art book

You require full color, full-bleed illustrations with a few lines of carefully placed text in a complementary style.

 

Special $6.60 USD per pagereligious text, screenplay, poetry

Careful attention to line breaks, text wrap, poem shapes, use of white space and page balancing.

 

Add-on Services

price on review

Creating new graphics, charts or tables. Restructuring unusually complex/unclear content. Additional work to prepare images for printing. Production of ‘workbook’ pages with lines/tick boxes. Sourcing and licensing of special display fonts. Custom text flows or column layouts.