Take the hassle out of converting your Word document for Kindle and Smashwords by taking advantage of our expertise and diligence to create the best possible finish for your book.
Whether you're new to ePublishing and unfamiliar with its glitches and bugs, or you’re encountering problems (some are illustrated below) you'll be happy with the workarounds we use to provide a professional layout, which include a fully-functional table of contents, links to the authors' sales pages, etc., and internal links, if required (see below for examples).
Rates depend on the size and state of the Word document, inherent bugs, and the level of service required - from $18-65 in general (we can invoice in £GBP or Euros on request).
We don't have a 'one size fits all solution', we're proud to say.
For a free quotation, please contact us at:
stating your requirements and any problems you are encountering -- attach your Word .doc, .rtf or .htm to get a speedy appraisal.
The Kindle mobi file will be checked to work across all devices, including Fire, iPad, iPhone and Kindle for PC. Smashwords formats are a similar cost and are checked to pass their infamous ‘meatgrinder’ filter (and subsequent manual check) so they will qualify for ‘premium distribution’. Full refund in the unlikely event we can't deliver a clean layout (if you require substantive formatting). Please note that we no longer supply ePub files other than via Smashwords' meatgrinder doc format.
In your master document, all double-spaces, hanging paragraph spaces, tab spaces and naughty space-bar indents can be resolved.
We also provide a master file that is easy to manipulate in CreateSpace, Lulu and other publishing houses - we also handle interior design (typesetting) for these in Word doc format and convert to hi-res PDF format should you require this additional service.
Although we do insert inline images that you provide, for illustrations, tables and graphs, we do not produce the images - so the quality of resolution is for you to provide and ensure. We do not insert tables, nor do we text-wrap or place fancy stuff; our service is based on clear and simple document formatting that can be revised in the master .doc at a later date and reconverted easily and inexpensively.
We have been asked about appraisals - instead, here are links to some of our recent projects that you can visit on Amazon and "click to look inside"
We provide a professional layout that is to be found in hard-copy books. The problem is that Amazon's conversion often forces an indent when uploading htm files for conversion -- we provide a (most faithful) mobi file for you to upload instead, with your cover included so you can send it as complimentary to beta readers etc. without having to access it via Amazon.
What many other e-pubbers provide:
We provide a mobi file ready-justified so the preview function on Amazon is as it looks in the download: (note the smooth right-hand edge)
What the majority of e-pubbers provide: (note the ragged right-hand edge)
We provide a fully-functional Table of Contents and internal/external links, should you want them:
Readers quickly become annoyed if they can't navigate the book and have to scroll/click page after page to reach a chapter:
We provide links and blurb, should you want them:
Common bugs -- missing spaces beneath chapter headings:
Other common bugs include; portions of text changing to a font that MS Word isn't showing you and extra line space bugs.
Remember, if we can't make your work represent as illustrated, we will refund your fee. So what have you got to lose? Get in touch while our introductory rates apply and bag some savings!
For a layout to do your book justice, contact :
Faithful on the ever-popular iPhone and all other Kindle platforms:
Some of our other format/conversions "click to look inside!"