Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What software do you use for formatting books?
A. I use Vellum software.
Q. What format should my manuscript be in when I send it to you?
A. Always in Word format please. My blog post ‘5 ways to prepare your manuscript for formatting‘ outlines everything you need to know.
Q. How do I choose my interior preferences?
A. I will send you a simple but comprehensive checklist to complete before your formatting slot. The checklist includes: font choices available, book sizes available, text layout preferences, and what front and back matter you would like to include, as well as space for any other requests you may have (software permitting).
Q. What does ‘from just £59’ mean in terms of pricing?
A. The formatting prices are:
- £59 for a fiction (text only) manuscript which contains up to 70,000 words.
- £69 for a fiction (text only) manuscript which contains more than 70,000 words.
- £79 for a nonfiction (text only) manuscript which contains up to 50,000 words.
- £99 for a nonfiction manuscript which contains up to 50,000 words and includes interior images/graphics/illustrations, or requires more complex formatting.
Please contact me for a bespoke quote if your formatting requirements are not covered in the options above.
Two rounds of revisions are included with every individual formatting service. Further revisions are charged at £10 per round.
A deposit of £10 (via PayPal or bank transfer) will secure your formatting slot.
Q. Does formatting come before or after proofreading?
A. My formatting service is always done after the book has been proofread. Although I do a page by page quality check on the interior layout, including correcting the odd missed typo if I spot one, the professional proofread should be done first. After the formatting has been done and checked, the book will ready to upload online!