As I’m adding and updating my services, I thought I’d take a few blog posts and talk about the work I do here at My Author Home. Up first, one of the most important jobs for self-published authors– book formatting.
Book formatting consists of more than uploading your MS Word file to Amazon and calling it a day. There’s a lot of intricacies that go into it, including making sure the front and back matter are correct, watching out for page numbering on print versions, pretty chapter headers or other logos or graphics to be included, and most importantly, making sure the file size is managed. If you sell on Smashwords, while you can simply upload an .epub of your book, there are benefits to using their “grinder” to let Smashwords make their own conversions and create books, so having the book in Smashwords formatting is also a good thing. Smashwords provides a rather large guide to their formatting if you wish to utilize it, or you could pay me to handle it for you. I’ve been formatting for Smashwords since 2007.
I offer three different type of formatting services. Smashwords Only will format the document into Smashwords’ preferred format for going through their grinder. Basic service will format the book for electronic publication only, making sure that you have both a .mobi and an .epub file optimized for size. Finally our Premium service will include print formatting, including some pretty chapter headers or other embellishments if you like, and an electronic format in both .epub and .mobi. Smashwords formatting is always separate.
Prices range from $10-55 and generally the book can be turned around in 72 hours or less. Often a lot less.Check out our book formatting options and services