Publishing Services

So, you’ve finished your novel.  It’s edited, perfected, and ready to go.  Except that you’ve spent the last hour staring in horror at the long list of requirements to get it up on Amazon, and you can just feel your eyes glazing over.

Don’t worry, that’s why I’m here!  I’ve already gone through that steep learning curve, so I can save you time and stress. Formatting your books for the major print-on-demand retailers isn’t hard and it doesn’t take long, but it does require investing several hours into learning what they want.  I’m sure you’d much rather be working on the next book, wouldn’t you?  Yeah, you would.  Let me do the annoying stuff for you.

What Services Do I Offer?

I offer the following services:

  • I can format your eBook ready for distribution via Amazon’s Kindle Store.
  • I can format your eBook ready for distribution via Draft2Digital
  • I can format your paperback for distribution via Createspace & Amazon.
  • I can format your hardback for distribution via Lulu.com.
  • I can upload your eBooks and print books to your accounts on your behalf.
  • I can provide basic cropping and trimming services for your cover art, or add a back cover and spine if you only have a front cover.
  • I can manually convert your eBook to .pdf, .mobi (Kindle), and .epub (everyone else) so that you can distribute it through your website.
  • I can make small updates to a previously-formatted eBook and re-upload it.
  • I can set up an Amazon Author Central page for you.

I charge a base rate of $20.00 USD per hour in 15 minute increments, with a minimum charge of one hour.   The exact charge will depend entirely on the complexity of your book, and how quickly you can get the information to me.

What Do I Need?

Well, first of all, your book has to be done!  This service does not include editing, proof reading, or cover design, just the formatting.  You’d pay a lot more if it included any of those services.  I expect you to provide me with the following:

1. An copy of your manuscript in a commonly-accessible file format.  This must be editable (please do not send it in .pdf).

2. A copy of your cover art.  This does not have to be high resolution, but it should be a decent quality .jpg or .png.  Please ensure it is at least 1600 pixels along the narrowest side.

3. Your ISBN numbers.  You need one per format, so generally you need three or four: one for ePub, Kindle, paperback, and hardback if we’re doing one.  You can either purchase your own ISBNs through the ISBN Agency, or you can use the free ones provided by your distributors.  The free ones work just fine, but they have the down side that they list the distributor as your publisher while ISBNs you’ve purchased can be edited to show whatever publishing information you see fit.

4. Any back matter or front matter you want included, such as samples of other books, or a dedication.

5. Any important copyright information that needs to be included.

6. If I’m uploading for you, I’ll need your summary blurb, keywords, and the logins for your account(s).  I recommend temporarily changing your password to something simple for the duration of your project, to keep your real password secure.

7. If you don’t have accounts, you’ll need to set them up.  Remember, you must insert your tax information before anything can be published.  If you need help with that, I can advise you.  If you’re not comfortable with me seeing some of your information (your name, address, and phone number remain visible after the information is uploaded), then let me know and we can work out a different way of doing it.

Here is a list of all the links you may potentially need.  Set up accounts on the ones relevant to your job:

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Why Just Amazon, Lulu, and Draft2Digital?

Good question!  To put it simply, they’re all that you really need.  Amazon covers the world’s biggest marketplace and your paperbacks, while Draft2Digital distributes to all the other major marketplaces for you.  Lulu does your hardbacks.  What else do you need?

What About My Cover?

So long as your cover is already finished and professionally laid out, I’m happy to trim it to size for you.  I don’t offer cover creation services.  If you only have a front cover, I can add a back cover and spine for you.

Do I Have To Have a Paperback/Hardback?

No, not at all.  In my experience, you will sell significantly more eBooks than anything else, so paperbacks and hardbacks are entirely up to you.

What Is Kindle Select?

Kindle Select is an exclusivity program that Kindle runs.  If you opt to only sell your eBook through Kindle, you are given some rather significant perks in return.  These perks can be extremely useful for a new author, but ultimately the choice is yours.  I recommend reading the following links before you make your decision:  Link 1, Link 2, Link 3.

Is There Anything You Can’t Do For Me?

Yes, there is one thing.  I can’t order your proof and check it over for you, you will need to do that.  Once you have received your proof and had a look over it, I can assist you with making changes.  Any changes are charged at the normal rate unless I have specifically messed something up.  If I have made an error, I will correct it at no charge.

This Is Hard!  Can’t You Just Do It All For Me?

You’d be surprised how often I hear that.  Yes, I can.  Contact me and I’ll send you a list of everything you need to give me, then I can just set it all up for you.  The amount of input you put into the publishing process depends entirely on your comfort level.  I’m here to help make this as painless as possible, after all!

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GENRE: POST-APOCALYPTIC ROMANCE
LENGTH: 400 PAGES (100,000 WORDS)
SERIES: BOOK I OF IV

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GENRE: POST-APOCALYPTIC ROMANCE
LENGTH: 400 PAGES (100,000 WORDS)
SERIES: BOOK II OF IV

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The Survivors Book III: Winter

A tale of love, hope, and humanity set in the wilds of post-apocalyptic New Zealand. Ten years after a lethal virus brought humanity to the verge of extinction, a handful of survivors must put aside their differences and learn to live and love again.

GENRE: POST-APOCALYPTIC ROMANCE
LENGTH: 400 PAGES (100,000 WORDS)
SERIES: BOOK III OF IV

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GENRE: POST-APOCALYPTIC ROMANCE
LENGTH: 400 PAGES (100,000 WORDS)
SERIES: BOOK IV OF IV

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