Our Services

Below are descriptions of our core book design services (interior layout, ebook conversion, and cover design) and out print on demand setup service. For our package rates, see below. To see examples of our book design work, check out our portfolio page

Interior layout 

Interior layout (also known as typesetting) is the process of setting your text on the page in a way that provides the best experience possible for your readers. A good layout maximizes readability through careful attention to details like font choice, word spacing, number of lines per page, and widow and orphan control. We apply a comprehensive set of style standards to all our books that is in line with the standards used by major publishers.

To see examples of our interior layouts, check out our portfolio page

Ebook Conversion

Ebook conversion is the process of formatting your ebook in a way that ensures proper display of your text across all major e-reading apps and devices. We don’t simply run your book through an automated program and hope for the best. Our process involves manual, line-by-line formatting of the ebook’s code to ensure everything meets the current standards required by the major retailers (including Amazon, iBooks, Nook, and Google Play). We also test the files for compatibility with multiple e-reading apps and devices.

Cover Design

Cover design helps define your book and make it stand out from others. When working on a cover, our goal is always the same: to produce a cover that will connect with potential readers and make them want to pick your book off the shelf. We offer two types of cover design: simple and custom.

Simple covers start with a single stock image of your choice (we’ll help you pick the image). We then add a title treatment, spine, and back cover that complements the image you choose.  

Custom covers are when your cover requires custom artwork, needs multiple images, or for when you have multiple ideas you want to explore in mock-up form before settling on a final direction.

To see examples of our cover designs, check out our portfolio page

Print on Demand Setup

We take care of setting up your book for sale through print on demand. We start with a one-hour meeting to discuss your options within the setup process and to discuss your publisher identity. After that, we complete the following tasks on your behalf:

  • Purchase and assign your book’s ISBN(s)
  • Register your book with the US Copyright Office
  • Register your book in the Library of Congress’s Preassigned Control Number program
  • Set up your account(s) with IngramSpark and/or Kindle Direct Publishing
  • Set up your book for sale and work with you to refine your book’s metadata (description, key words, BISAC classifications)

The cost of this service is a flat $1,280, which includes the cost of your ISBNs, copyright registration, and printer setup fees.

Publication Consultation

Publication consultation meetings are for authors who want advice on doing their own publication setup or have questions about the publication process in general. A one-hour consultation meeting cost $95. Meetings can be held via Zoom, Google Meet, or over the phone. Contact us to set up a consultation.

Our Packages

The below package rates are for standard fiction or narrative nonfiction (memoir, essay, etc.) books with up to 80,000 words and ten images. Prescriptive nonfiction, picture books, and books with more than 80,000 words or ten images require a custom estimate. Contact us for more information.

The Complete Package

Simple Cover, Interior Layout, Ebook Conversion, and Print on Demand Setup
$4,680*

This package includes:

  • A simple cover built around your chosen image and formatted to meet your chosen printer’s specifications
  • A print-ready book interior formatted to meet the style standards used major book publishers
  • Two ebook files: one for use on Kindle apps and devices, the other compatible with other major ebook apps and devices (such as iBooks and Nook)
  • Full setup of your book for sale through print on demand
*This price includes the cost of your ISBNs, copyright registration, and printer setup fees.

Full Book Design

Simple Cover, Interior Layout, and Ebook Conversion
$3,400

This package includes:

  • A simple cover built around your chosen image and formatted to meet your chosen printer’s specifications
  • A print-ready book interior formatted to meet the style standards used major book publishers
  • Two ebook files: one for use on Kindle apps and devices, the other compatible with other major ebook apps and devices (such as iBooks and Nook)

Just the Guts

Interior Layout and Ebook Conversion
$2,550

This package includes:

  • A print-ready book interior formatted to meet the style standards used major book publishers
  • Two ebook files: one for use on Kindle apps and devices, the other compatible with other major ebook apps and devices (such as iBooks and Nook)

Interested in a standalone interior design, ebook conversion, or custom cover design? Contact us for a custom estimate.