BOOK DESIGN FAQ

What are the advantages of Self Publishing with Amazon or IngramSpark?

  • No local printer has the marketing heft of Amazon or the international reputation and reach of Ingram.
  • Amazon KDP and IngramSpark have no minimum number of book purchase requirements.
  • Compared with having your book published by a small publisher, you are likely to make more money per book sold.
  • Your books will be available world wide.

Will you publish my book?

Probably not. BUT we will help you get your book ready to self-publish. We offers affordable book design and support services to help Authors self-publish their works.

By Self publishing you:

  • Have control of the process,
  • Set your own pricing,
  • Have your book available for online ordering,
  • Have national and international marketing options and
  • Are likely to make more money per book sold.

What do you charge?

We have standardized the pricing as much as possible to provide no surprises pricing. The actual cost of your project depends on the type of manuscript and the number of pages. For example Book design work for a 24-50 page Poetry Book will cost $175. A 350 page Novel will cost approximately $600. You can see more about that at our Book Design Price page.

What’s the turnaround time for a book design?

Once we’ve scheduled your design project, we will give you a tentative delivery date. We’ll send you a first draft early on in the process and then work with you through revisions to fine-tune your book layout. The time between the first design example and the finished book layout depends on the depth of revisions and usually takes about two weeks. If we are designing the cover, it usually adds one to two weeks, depending on the depth of cover revisions. If we are also doing an e-book that may add an additional week to the overall project.

What do I get for a finished result.

You will get a finished PDF interior file formatted for Amazon KDP printing or Printing by IngramSpark. If we supply the cover you will get a PDF cover file formatted for Amazon KDP printing or Printing by IngramSpark If your project also includes formatting an e-book, you will receive an epub format e-book file.

How does the design process work?

First we gather information about your book via our About Your Book form. We ask for you to upload the final proofed manuscript in Microsoft Word or Libre Office format. Please give us a detailed description of any special requirements such as graphics, pictures or other requirements.

How does design project scheduling work?

Once you have completed About your Book form and uploaded your Manuscript we will give you a tentative project schedule and firm project cost estimate.

What is your availability?

Availability varies based on current work. Almost always work can begin within weeks of accepting the project and receiving payment for half the cost of your project.

What is an ISBN and do I need one?

An ISBN is international standard product identifier used by publishers, booksellers, libraries, internet retailers. It represents the exact size, shape, and content of a book. your own. The video below gives a good explanation or the pros and cons of using a free ISBN verses buying your own. 

 

How do I get my book printed?

We provide finished files for printing by Amazon KDP or IngramSpark. You need to have or create an account with Amazon KDP or IngramSpark or both and upload the files. If that seems difficult, we can provide Zoom remote assistance to help you sign up and upload your files.

How do I contact you?

Just visit our Contact Us page to get in touch. We try to get back to all inquiries quickly.

How do I know what the final cost for my book will be?

We have examples and information for estimating your cost  Book Design Price page. The first part of the design process is to get a more firm estimate of the project page count. After reviewing your manuscript, and before we send you the the first invoice, we will then give you and updated cost based on the anticipated number of pages that will be needed.

How does payment work?

We’ll send you an initial invoice for half the cost of your project before beginning your book project, and we’ll send you a second invoice once the work is completed.

 

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