Services and prices

Services I offer

copy-editing

proofreading

typesetting

content re-purposing (print and digital)

page layout

ePub and mobi/kindle conversion

fixed-format ePub with audio and text highlighting

structural editing

OCR scanning and formatting

research and development

project management

 

Software I use

InDesign CS5.5/6/CC/CC2014/15

Photoshop CCS5.5/6/CC/CC2014/15

Illustrator CS5.5/6/CC/CC2014/15

Dreamweaver CS6

Acrobat

iBooks Author

Muse CC

MS Office

  • Hourly rates

    Please contact me for hourly rates and day rates.

  • Flat-rate ebook conversion prices

    Flat-rate conversion from finished/final InDesign file to ePub and mobi format £125

    Text only up to 70,000 words with approx ten in-line illustrations/chapter openers. Line-check* on ebook readers**. Longer, non fiction or highly illustrated texts £30 per hour or by arrangement.

     

    * Please note: the line check is to look for formatting errors and is a comparison against the original book or supplied printout. If I notice other errors I will correct them/notify you, but it is not a proofread. If it becomes apparent that the text has substantial errors I’ll have to charge a proofreading and typesetting fee.

     

    ** I can check files on Kindle e-ink, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle IOS, Kindle for Android, Kindle for Mac, iBooks for iPad and iPhone, Kobo for IOS and Android, Overdrive reader app, Readmill.

  • OCR scanning prices

    OCR (optical character recognition) scan from printed book to InDesign (basic formatting –
    galley style)

    Method 1: A copy to cut into single sheets so it will go through a sheet-fed scanner.

           OCR scan and check £0.60 per page

     

    Method 2: A copy that can only be flattened and spine broken.

           OCR scan and check  £1.20 per page

     

    More per page if it’s illustrated or has a complex layout. Method 2 is more expensive because the book will be scanned spread by spread on a flat-bed scanner. The OCR conversion isn’t as effective using this method.

     

    Conversion of resulting text to ePub £100

    Up to 70,000 words with approx ten in-line illustrations/chapter openers. Longer or highly illustrated texts £30 per hour or by arrangement.

  • Scan to PDF prices

    Scan to PDF (If you want to do your own OCR and checking)

    Method 1: £0.15 per page

    Method 2: £0.30 per page

  • Fixed-format ePub and Kindle

    I can also create fixed-format ePub using InDesign or iBooks Author and Kindle KF8 fixed-format files using Kindle Comic Creator. These are more suitable for children’s books and highly illustrated non fiction – please ask for details.

  • Notes for self-publishers: covers

    Covers

    For ebooks you will need a front-cover image in various sizes. They are required for the ebook files themselves and for marketing purposes. You'll also need a back cover and spine for print books.

     

    If you've previously had your book published, the original book cover is usually owned by the publishing house and/or an illustrator or photographer. The publisher might grant you permission to use it, but in my experience they tend not to unless they can easily establish who owns the rights. However, as cover trends change so quickly, and ebook covers need to have impact at small sizes, you are probably better off hiring a designer to design a new cover for you.

     

    Cover design will be an additional cost. The cheapest seems to be around £150, where a designer will present up to four treatments to choose from. To get more of a bespoke service it’s from £300.

     

    I can project-manage this for you if required.

  • Notes for self-publishers: ISBNs

    ISBNs

    You don’t necessarily need an ISBN if you are only going to release your books through Amazon Kindle. If you release through other companies (eg Apple) or you're planning print distribution you will – and if you intend to self-publish a number of books it's practical to get your own supply of ISBNs. Nielsen supply ISBNs in the UK.

     

     

     

    I cannot apply for ISBNs for you.

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