I only format fiction and poetry books. Non-fiction books tend to have more pictures and may require different layouts per page, so I think you’d be better off finding someone you can work with face-to-face.

To get in touch, send me an email using this CONTACT FORM and put “BFR: Last Name, Title of Book” on the subject line. If you write under a pseudonym, use that. In the comment section, tell me who you’re publishing with, how many pages your book is (including pictures and blank pages you want added), the genre, and if you already have your other pages written out (acknowledgements, title page, dedication, etc.).

Once you click submit, you should receive confirmation that it’s been sent. DO NOT send me any other details about your manuscript unless you really think it’s important that I know. If I haven’t responded to your email after a full five days, then feel free to email me directly at this address: nicholasrinth(at)gmail(dot)com

All final documents will be sent as MS Word documents or PDF. If you need it in another format, let me know beforehand because conversion of Word/PDF to formats like MOBI/EPUB is impossible without ruining the entire thing. (Note: If you’re using Amazon, then MS Word works wonderfully.)

Once I agree to your request, send MS Word Documents of the following:

  1. A copy of the final, edited version of your manuscript.
  2. Copies of all your extra pages. (Pictures, Dedication, Acknowledgements, Title Page, Copyright Page, etc.)
  3. Book Specifications:
    • Book size (HXW)
    • Required Margin Size (all around and gutter margin)
    • Do you want any blanks?
    • Page Order (e.g. Blank page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Map Picture, Body, Acknowledgements, Blank page)
    • Do I need to account for bleed? (Only for books with pictures)
    • What do you want on the header/footer area of the body of your book? Any words? Do you want your page numbers in a specific area?
    • Specific requests for fonts and chapter headings. (Please check if the font you’d like me to use is commercial-free. If you bought the rights to it, you’ll have to let me know, so you can embed the font into the file since it won’t appear on my computer.)
    • Section Breaks: I need to know the exact number of sections breaks you have per chapter. (ONLY if you want me to change what you currently use.)
    • A reminder of the company you’re publishing with. (Because companies like Ingram require VERY specific picture specs and a blank page at the end.)

*If you’re looking to have your cover formatted as well, please make sure you have all the necessary documents prepared. Including your cover picture (high res), a blurb, and a proper cover template provided by the publishing company. The templates can usually be found on their website.


RATES:

BOOK FORMAT: Ebook

Number of Pages

Amount

<199

60

200-399

100-120

>400

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BOOK FORMAT: PAPERBACK

Number of Pages

Amount
<49

25

50-99

50

100-149

75

150-199

100

200-249

125

250-299

150

300-349

175

350-399

200

400-449

230

450-499

260

>500

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*For both paperback and ebook, add 25 to all paperback prices.

COVER FORMAT

FRONT (Ebook)

20

WHOLE COVER

50


PAYMENT PROCESS:

Payment will be made securely via Paypal and will be sent after I’ve finished. If you don’t have Paypal, then I can send a receipt to your email address that will let you pay without creating an account.

INTERIOR:

I’ll send a document with the first half to you, as well as screenshots of all the important bits in the middle and end of the book (like chapter headings and the acknowledgements page). Once you’ve looked over it and agreed to how it looks, wire the fee, and I’ll send the final copy.

If, after looking at the final copy, you still need me to change things, just send me another email. If you decide on changing the book size or something similar at a later date, then I can’t help you because that means you’ll have to start formatting from scratch.

COVER:

I’ll send screenshots of what I’ve done. Once you’ve approved of how the screenshot looks, I’ll send over the final document as JPEG, PDF, or whatever file is needed.