Formatting

You’ve written the book, but now you need to format the file so readers can get it on their e-readers and bookshelves.

I offer a Vellum formatting service. This is generally a one-week turnaround from the agreed start date, but if you need something quicker, please get in touch to discuss and I’ll try to accommodate. Please note, delays in responding to queries will slow down the turnaround time. 

These are my rates for fiction as nonfiction can include non-standard formatting. If you have a nonfiction book you’d like me to format, please get in touch using the form below and we can discuss your project.

If your book is longer than 100,000 words, there will be a proportionate surcharge for the additional words – please contact me for a full quote. If you’re looking to format multiple books with the same style/headings, I might be able to provide a discount – get in touch.

Basic, $25

This is for ebook formatting only and includes:

  • Ebook formatting for all major stores, plus a generic Epub for a book up to 100,000 words. 
  • Clickable table of contents
  • Plain formatting (no drop caps or chapter heading images).
  • Your front and back matter.
  • 1 revision.

Standard, $50

This includes:

  • Ebook formatting for all major stores, plus a generic Epub for a book up to 100,000 words.
  • Clickable table of contents (ebook only)
  • Print formatting to the size you request. 
  • Drop caps and decorative chapter headings (using Vellum’s standard options). 
  • 2 revisions.

(Example to left showing just one of the available options. See the different styles available in Vellum here.)

Custom, $80

This includes: 

  • Ebook formatting for all major stores, plus a generic Epub for a book up to 100,000 words.
  • Clickable table of contents (ebook only)
  • Print formatting to the size you request. 
  • Drop caps.
  • A decorative chapter heading using one custom image throughout. The custom image can be provided by you or I can source a few options from stock art. If providing your own image, it’s your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate rights to use the image in ebook and print.
  • If you’d like multiple chapter headings throughout the book, please fill in the booking form below and I’ll provide a full quotation.
  • Decorative scene divider using a custom image. (See notes above regarding image sourcing.)
  • 2 revisions.

(Example to left showing a layout used for a client.)

Box Set Add-on, $25

If I’ve already formatted the individual books in a series, I can format your box set. Please note, because of limitations in Vellum, the divider image for a box set will be the same throughout, even if the individual books had different dividers.

Custom Heading Examples