Contact Lorie by email and tell her about your book: Do you already have a print version? If so, do you have access to the source files (usually a Word doc or InDesign file)? Do you know which ebook retailers you'll be using?
And very important for the ebook conversion process - What sort of formatting does your ebook require? Are there illustrations or graphics? Does it include tables or textboxes/pull quotes? Does it have footnotes, endnotes, or outlines?
An estimate will be provided for your specific project. (It's ok if you don't know the answers to some of these questions. Lorie can provide guidance, as needed, too.)
Typically within about 5 to 10 business days, you'll receive ebook files for review and final proofing. (MOBI or KPF for Kindle, EPUB for all other ebook retailers)
These will include MOBI files (for Kindle) and EPUB files (for all other retailers). Lorie will provide instructions for how to access these files in this previewing stage.
NOTE - The exception to the above description would be if you don't have a print version of your book - in that case you'd first receive several initial ebook samples and would go through the design selection process first.
Expert ebook conversion
by Mind the Margins
makes your ebook stand out!
I work directly in the HTML coding to maintain the most control over your ebook's design. I don't use third-party conversion tools.
As a result, I create ebooks that look more similar to the print versions and can create unique and dynamic original ebooks.
Start at $250 for text-only manuscripts
of 150 or fewer pages.
Fixed Layout Ebooks
Start at $200
Prices can vary for ebook conversions, depending on page count, complexity of formatting, and number of images to be included.
Ebook conversions include both epub
and mobi file formats.
Please contact Lorie for an estimate specific
to your particular project and/or for samples
of previous work.
Note: Phone consultations are NOT included in pricing and are only offered occasionally at a premium rate. Over 10 years of book design, Lorie has found online communication to be much more effective for the work required and for overall project management.
You will receive a contract for the project and, if unable to get the information needed from seeing your print file, you'll be asked to provide more information about your ebook and how you'd like it to look.
The final edited manuscript and any illustrations/images you'd like included will need to be provided to Lorie before any progress can be made toward Step 3.
During the review and final proofing process you will provide notes to Lorie indicating any final revisions that may be needed. Twenty revisions per 25,000 words are typically included in the contract.
You'll be provided with your final upload-ready and validated files for submission to the ebook retailers of your choice.
Lorie will remain available to address any issues that could arise during the upload process to your chosen retailers.