Formatting Services

I think I have some strange thing in my head that causes me to prefer the office section of any store over any other department. Put me in a Staples or Office Max and it's like candyland to me. I think that same strange thing is what makes me love formatting. I can lose myself in the process of formatting. And the messier a manuscript I'm trying to organize, the happier I am. So, please, let me format your manuscript for you. Note that this is for formatting only, not editing. If you need your manuscript edited, check my services here. Contact me: authorcindycbennett@gmail.com

For all examples, I highly suggest downloading the PDF and viewing it in Adobe rather than in Google Drive which is where it's hosted in order to get a better feel for how it really looks. Once in Adobe, click on View > Page Display > Two Page View for the print versions to see how they look in the book layout (left pages on left, right pages on right) and make sure "show cover page" is checked in this same dropdown.

Paper/printed Book Formatting 

Custom Formatting: example
  • Pricing: $125 for novels up to 125,000 words (email for pricing for longer works)
  • What Custom Formatting Is
    • Clean formatting with gutters
    • Headers that alternate left and right for odd and even pages or you can choose center formatting
    • Choice of new chapters beginning on next page or odd page
    • Drop cap in different font from text
    • Images including title page, author photo, and optional chapter beginning image (designed to match theme of book)
    • Chapter headers may use same or contrasting font as main text and be placed in other positions than centered
    • Specialty formatting such as poems, letters, etc centered and justified, in same or contrasting font as main text.
  • What You Get: Your manuscript back as both a .doc Word document and a PDF document.
  • Turnaround: 15-20 days, sooner when possible

Picture Book Formatting for Paperback:
  • Pricing: $50 - $500 depending on length and complexity
  • What Picture Book Formatting Is: Books such as illustrated children's books, cookbooks, poetry, or books that contain more than five images (other than as addressed above), images with text-wrap, footnotes or endnotes, charts, lists, chapter subheadings, tables, graphs, charts, or the like, please email for a quote with detailed information. I may need to see the document before I can give a final price.
  • What You Get: Your manuscript back as both a .doc Word document and a PDF document.
  • Turnaround: 15-20 days, sooner when possible

EBook Formatting example
  • Pricing: $40 ($20 with Custom Formatting purchase)
  • What eBook Formatting May Include: 
    • Simple formatting with chapter breaks
    • Bolded chapter heading and chapter beginnings
    • Table of contents linked to chapters
    • Up to one pictures per chapter other than author photo and cover photo
    • Guaranteed to pass auto vetters, or I'll fix it until it does.
  • What You Get
    • You'll get a .doc Word copy formatted for:
      • Generic eBook
      • Amazon/Kindle eBook
      • Barnes & Noble/Nook eBook
      • Other eBook of your choice (Smashwords, Kobo, iBook, etc
    • You'll also get
      • A .mobi file
      • An .epub file
  • Turnaround: 7-10 days, sooner when possible

Picture Book Formatting for eBook:
  • Pricing: $50 - $500 depending on length and complexity
  • What Picture Book Formatting Is: Books such as illustrated children's books, cookbooks, poetry, or books that contain more than five images (other than as addressed above), images with text-wrap, footnotes or endnotes, charts, lists, chapter subheadings, tables, graphs, charts, or the like, please email for a quote with detailed information. I may need to see the document before I can give a final price.
  • What You Get: Your manuscript back as both a .doc Word document and a PDF document.
  • Turnaround: 15-20 days, sooner when possible

If you want your eBook formatted as a .mobi or .epub, I can send it through a meat grinder for you, but no guarantees on how well they'll work. All of the usual places you'll upload your eBook have their own meat grinder and all you need is a properly formatted Word document or PDF.

PDF Formatting

Many times you need a PDF copy for reviewers, or maybe you want to sell PDF copies from your website. You can use the PDF copy you get with your other packages, but it will be formatted for a paperback with smaller paper sizes and gutters, which can look awkward on a PDF. If you want it specially formatted for reviews or selling on your website, you'll want to use this instead. Also includes optional watermark of your choice.

Basic Formatting: example
  • Pricing: $25
  • What Basic PDF Formatting IsNothing fancy, just a simple, clean formatting with centered headers and footers, chapter breaks, and simple drop cap in same font as main text. Chapter headers may use same or contrasting font as main test, centered and bolded. Specialty formatting such as poems, letters, etc centered and justified in same font as main text. No images other than author photo and cover photo. 
  • What You Get: PDF of your manuscript formatted 8.5" x 11".
  • Turnaround: If ordered with a paperbook formatting package, this will be delivered at the same time. If ordered alone, 7-10 days, sooner when possible.
Custom Formatting: example
  • Pricing: $40 ($20 when added to paperback formatting option)
  • What Custom PDF Formatting Is: Clean formatting with centered headers and footers (custom page numbers in footer), chapter breaks, drop cap in different font from text, images including cover image, title page image, author photo, and chapter beginning image (designed to match theme of book). Chapter headers may use same or contrasting font as main text, placed in other positions than centered. Specialty formatting such as poems, letters, etc centered and justified, in same or contrasting font as main text.
  • What You Get:PDF of your manuscript formatted 8.5" x 11".
  • Turnaround: If ordered with a paperbook formatting package, this will be delivered at the same time. If ordered alone,15-20 days, sooner when possible

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