from $280 USD
As an avid reader, I just love the convenience of being able to dip into a few pages
of my current read at any time. But as a designer, if the ebook I've bought
turns out to be poorly converted, I just find it too distracting to read. An ebook
should retain all the accuracy of the print book and as much of the character as
possible. Parts of the layout should also be carefully adapted for compatibility
with the widest possible range of small devices. This takes real care and attention
which explains why there are so many poorly converted ebooks out there — so
make sure yours stands out as one that looks great!
your print-book PDF for conversion. If you do not have print version
of your book we will need to first prepare and style your book as a PDF ready for
Images: Provide color versions of any greyscale images from your print-book if you want
to have them swapped in to create a full-color ebook.
Versions: Tell us whether you require an epub (iPad, Android, Nook) a mobi (Kindle) or both.
send us your existing cover or see our
cover design service
page. This will be added to the front of your ebook
ISBN: Provide this 13-digit number for distribution. It must always be different to the
ISBN for your print book. The only exception is if you are distributing via Kindle-store
We convert your PDF to epub and add as much helpful metadata as possible including
ISBN, author name, book title, publisher and publication date.
print cover as elastic ebook image and jpg for distribution.
Tag every block of text, heading, list, quote, box, image and table in the document
with the correct paragraph style.
each paragraph style to mimic the print-book as much as possible. Source and apply
royalty-free fonts as similar as possible to the print-book.
and place every image to make optimum use of the space available.
and insert each table from the print-book as an image to ensure total compatibility
across all devices.
navigation native to each device that is based on the table of contents in your
Include all cross-references from the print book as clickable hyperlinks.
Convert existing endnotes in the print-book to bi-directional endnotes.
printed index with page numbers into ebook index linking each term to its position
in the text.
Ensure epub complies with the most recent versions of ePubCheck and ePubPreFlight.
Convert to create compliant mobi file.
The price of your job depends on the length and complexity of the printed book pages to be converted. We will always need to review your files before we can issue your quotation. For these jobs we ask for full payment upfront as we will convert the entire book in a single pass. All credit and debit card payments are made by PayPal.
The time we need to complete your job will be stated in your quotation. If we are producing your printed book then this must be completed first. Please allow yourself extra time to review your files and request changes. If you have a tight deadline please ask for our express service. Express jobs are subject to a 30%, 50% or 100% fee depending on the speed required as our staff will often need to work on them outside normal business hours.
It is important to appreciate that ebooks are very different to printed books. Please see What is an ebook for full details. When designing your ebook we may need adapt parts of the layout to ensure it works as well as possible on the widest range of devices. These changes may be things like no columns, no tables, no forced breaks, no wrapped images. We will also need to replace any fonts that are not licensed for embedding into an ebook.
Your ebook file will not contain Digital Rights Management (DRM). Retailers each have their own DRM solution which you can choose to enable later when submitting files to them. However, unless absolutely necessary we would advice against enabling DRM. It is intended as an anti-piracy deterrent but from our experience can cause problems for legitimate readers such as preventing them from reading the book on multiple devices.
We return fully verified epub and mobi files ready for you to upload for distribution. Each file is first checked for compliance with the latest technical standards and requirements of the major ebook retailers (Amazon, iBooks). It is important to check this on a proper dedicated ereader like a Kindle or iPad to appreciate how your customers will see it, not to try and open it in a browser. See this page for tips on how to view your ebook. You will also receive a high resolution marketing jpg of your cover.
Your ebook is a faithful conversion of your print book file. Any corrections should therefore be made to the print version first. Technical issues with the ebook will always be fixed without charge. All other changes are charged from $48 USD. Edits are charged at a fixed $0.96 USD each if marked as pdf comments on your book file. Please see the following link for detail on how to add comments to your pdf. We will always look to make changes as quickly as possible. In the event you need to cancel a job please see our terms for details.
Why you need an ebook
What is an ebook?
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