Pricing

The cost will depend upon the content and length of your book. The most straightforward books to convert are those that only contain text.

Pricing in a nutshell

  • We have used sterling as a base figure but can quote in your local currency
  • £25 per hour for text only conversion.
  • £25 - £45 per hour for tables, images etc dependent on complexity and content.
  • Fast Track 7 - 10 days is 1½ time's the hourly rate.
  • Deposits are a non-refundable deposit equal to 50% of the quoted price.
  • Corrections and Updates - £25 per hour in 15 minute increments
  • Other Formatting Elements - This time is billed at the variable rate of £25 to £45 dependent on the complexity of the tables and data included in them.

A text-only book of up to 300 pages takes about 2 to 3 hours at £25 per hour. This price includes conversion to both Mobi (the Amazon Kindle format) and ePub (suitable for Apple’s iBookstore and most other major online retailer). We will give a free estimate on the number of hours when you submit the files to us. Most books for pure formatting (no editing, no spell checking etc.) take three hours or less. You pay only for the time it takes us. We only accept manuscripts in English at this time.

Books with images, graphs, tables, scientific/mathematical formulae and diagrams can be converted to eBook but need more work and sometimes are more expensive to convert depending upon the number of pages. If you have a book that contains any of these items that you would like converted to eBook, please contact us for a quote.

We work with authors and publishers from all over the world, and although the pricing details on our website are given in UK£, we can provide you with a quotation in any currency. Contact us with your requirements.

Fast Track 7 - 10 Days

Our standard project time is 3 weeks, and if you are a hurry we can expedite your conversion project to 7 - 10 days, we will evaluate this on a case-by-case basis. In those cases, we charge a premium at 1½ times our hourly consulting rate. A rush project is any project that jumps the queue ahead of previously scheduled work. Some exceptions may exist, but you need to contact us so that we can discuss the options available to you and if we accept, paying the rush rate.

Fixed-layout eBooks

If your eBook is Fixed-layout for non-fiction, poetry, a children’s book, a comic book, a screenplay, or is otherwise heavily formatted and/or illustrated beyond what a typical narrative text entails, we charge more as the time spent is more. Please be aware that these sorts of projects are not always cut-and-dried. As such, we reserve the right to quote non-fiction and complex projects at an hourly rate, usually calculated between £25 and £45 per hour. Fixed layout eBooks are enhanced eBooks that replicate the look of print books. Unlike traditional eBooks that feature re-flowable text and inline graphics, a fixed-layout eBook creates a set page layout with non re-flowable text that can be positioned on top of graphics. Fixed-layout eBooks are a perfect solution for children’s picture eBooks, comic eBooks, coffee table eBooks, and other eBooks where images tell the story as much as, if not more, than the words.

Fixed-layout eBooks are playable only on iPads via iBooks, Kindle Fire, and Barnes & Noble Nook tablet models. At this time, we can prepare fixed-layout eBooks for iBooks and the Kindle store only. Because these are rather unlike typical eBooks, these projects are time and labour intensive. As such, the lead time to complete a 32-page fixed-layout children’s eBook can be as long as 12 weeks and as such can be at considerable costs so authors need to be sure if they specify a fixed-layout format for their eBook. We reserve the right the refuse if our work schedule is full at the time of request.

Deposits

For projects: we require a non-refundable deposit equal to 50% of the quoted price to hold a spot on our schedule, we will consider the date booked once we’ve received payment. If the project reaches completion, the deposit will be applied to your final invoiced total. If you cancel the project at any time, for any reason, we will assess a cancellation fee in the amount of £25 to £45 per hour for the number of hours worked on the project to date, whichever is greater. We reserve the right to waive this deposit for authors with whom we have an existing relationship.

Corrections and Updates

Correcting errors caused by us and/or our process are done at no additional charge to you. Re-writes to your eBook, correcting typos, and other fixes or updates that originate from your manuscript, or corrections to eBooks that have been insufficiently reviewed by you, will be billed at £25 per hour, billing is broken down into 15 minute sections.

In cases where an author has extensive editorial changes, it may be faster and cheaper to start the eBook design process again using a new, corrected manuscript.

Remember: the quality of your eBook begins with the quality of your manuscript. As such, we require you come to us with a clean, edited, polished manuscript. How you get it there is up to you. We suggest contacting one of the professional editors linked from our resources page.

Tables, images and other formatting elements

If your manuscript has images, tables, number/bullet lists, a linked bibliography, index, or other formatting elements, we calculate those items accordingly within the hourly rate: Because of the inconsistent support and implementation of tables with eReaders, these require considerable effort to ensure a useful experience for people who buy your eBook. In some cases we can create tables natively in XHTML. In most cases, however, the best solution is to convert tables to images or recast them as block-style paragraphs. This time is billed at the variable rate of £25 to £45 dependent on the complexity of the tables and data included in them.

Payment:

PayPal works best - talk to us about other methods of payment it you do not have a paypal account.

There may be times when a project exceeds the pricing structure above. We will contact you to make sure that you are aware of these changes and you can either agree the new structure or refuse.

 

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