Posted: Sun, April 21, 2013 | By: Indefinite Life Extension
Do you have a manuscript that needs polishing? Want to publish on Amazon but don’t know how to format your book? I can help!
I will take your raw manuscript and create a finished, publishable file for you, which you can then publish for free on Amazon, Smashwords, or both!
If you are interested, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simple conversion to .epub, light formatting (correction of grievous formatting errors)
I will look through your raw manuscript, fix any severe issues, lightly clean the formatting, and convert the file to a publishable .epub and .pdf e-book for $50. I can usually do this within 48 hours (though you can pay an extra $50 for rush processing if you need it in 24 hours).
Thorough proofreading and editing
I will read every word of your manuscript, and correct all formatting, spelling, and grammar errors. You will receive perfectly error-free .epub and .pdf e-books. The cost and time required are variable depending on the length of the manuscript. I charge around $.004 per word (so, for a 50,000-word manuscript, or about 200 pages, I would charge $200). Contact me for more details.
I will create a timeless cover for your work using a public domain image of your choice in the style of the Penguin Classics covers for $50.
I can also create a custom illustration for your cover. The cost of a custom-illustrated cover depends on what type of illustration you want, and varies based on complexity and time required. I generally let my clients choose whether they would prefer to pay me a fixed fee (usually split into an advance and a final payment upon completion) or an hourly wage based upon an estimate of the amount of work. I usually charge $20 an hour for illustration, and completing a book cover usually requires between 10 and 20 hours of work.
What to do after receiving your file
After I send your prepared e-book back to you, you can publish it easily, at no cost to yourself, on Amazon or Smashwords. The process is about as complicated as uploading a photo to Facebook (that is, really easy). I just get your book ready for center stage.
Examples of my work
Here are some of the e-books which I formatted and for which I created the covers and arranged the illustrations.
Eden against the Colossus by G. Stolyarov II
Human Destiny is to Eliminate Death - Collection edited by Hank Pellissier