Print and e-book interiors are designed to accomodate the requirements of technological book-making processes while remaining good looking and readable for your target audience. Design services start at $30 and covers choice of typeface, page layout, headers, footers, etc. If we typeset or format your book, the design fee is waived.


INTERIOR BOOK DESIGN 

This is primarily a consulting service; you receive a short pdf file showing the design elements suggested for your project -- fonts and sizes, margins, page layout, header and footer design, decorative flourishes, images and other elements, in a two to three page document.

TYPESETTING

Your print project -- which includes promotional items such as flyers and brochures, post cards, business cards and other items as well as books -- will be laid out and typeset in QuarkXpress and output as .pdf files. Other file types may be accomodated by request.Output is black and white or color. 

FORMATTING

E-book manuscripts are converted to html files. Their word-processor formatting is stripped and added back via html tags. These include paragraph indents and/or blank line inserts, italics and boldface, block indents, and similar formatting elements. The completed html document is then converted to whatever electronic format the client specifies.

CHARGES


Note: These charges apply to a clean, simple, unformatted word processing manuscript without images, taglines, hidden formatting commands, paragraph indents made of multiple spaces, double spaced lines made of carriage returns, etc.  This does not apply to formatted fonts such as italics, bold, etc. Those need to be in your word processing manuscript if you want them in the typeset version. 

Typesetting (for  print books)

     Simple $5.00/page  -- This includes putting your manuscript text into a desktop publishing program (Quark Xpress), title page, copyright page, dedication page; choosing, setting and formatting the typeface (bold, italics, etc); separating chapters and formatting the first page of each; headers (book title and author name) and footer (page numbers).

     Complex $7.00 - $12.00/page -- This includes inserting images, any processing the images need (sizing, contrast, etc.); tables of contents and indexes; multiple typefaces and font sizes; separate photo sections, and any other processes not included in the "Simple" format.  (Note: image processing is an additional charge of $2.00 per image for simple processing.)

Formatting (for e-books) 

    Charged by the word.
    Basic formatting (static standard front matter, body text, chapter breaks and headings, end matter (about the author, other titles, author's note), $.03 per word.  Non-basic elements (clickable-link table of contents; inserting images, etc.), $.05 to $.07 per word.


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