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I provide a full range of manuscript formatting/design services, preparing documents, periodicals, reports and web pages, and books for print-on-demand platforms, private printers and all eBook platforms, including Amazon Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, Nook, Google play and others vending ePub files. I also produce and design interactive PDF files for direct download from web sites for businesses, advisors, nonprofit organizations and individuals. I also design and produce materials for organizations for both internal and external distribution. In my view, design must carry a reader smoothly through any narrative, with emphasis and illustrations placed to add to the experience, not make it more cluttered or cumbersome. You want those considering your message to come away with a perception of you that speaks to precision, authority and currency. And the design should never break the comfortable spell of a fine novel. I have worked with authors to get their print books launched with Ingram/Lightning Source, CreateSpace, Lulu, and Blurb, as well as private printers who provided custom specifications. I've put eBooks books up on Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, Nook and through Smashwords, and I am familiar with the specs and procedures they set down. As part of my design/formatting service, I provide basic advice to guide self-publishing authors through the process of getting their book up for sale in good order. I learned the hard way, so you don’t have to. To format, I use the Adobe Suite's InDesign, which is a layout and design program providing a wide assortment of typeface choices, precision in spacing, wraps, and image placement, and great control of what you output for printers and for digital. As I have produced dozens of books of all types, I have many templates, styles, table formats and scripts at my disposal to draw upon to craft a compelling design, without burning excess time reinventing the wheel. I know these all work

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$35/hr Ongoing

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I provide a full range of manuscript formatting/design services, preparing documents, periodicals, reports and web pages, and books for print-on-demand platforms, private printers and all eBook platforms, including Amazon Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, Nook, Google play and others vending ePub files. I also produce and design interactive PDF files for direct download from web sites for businesses, advisors, nonprofit organizations and individuals. I also design and produce materials for organizations for both internal and external distribution. In my view, design must carry a reader smoothly through any narrative, with emphasis and illustrations placed to add to the experience, not make it more cluttered or cumbersome. You want those considering your message to come away with a perception of you that speaks to precision, authority and currency. And the design should never break the comfortable spell of a fine novel. I have worked with authors to get their print books launched with Ingram/Lightning Source, CreateSpace, Lulu, and Blurb, as well as private printers who provided custom specifications. I've put eBooks books up on Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, Nook and through Smashwords, and I am familiar with the specs and procedures they set down. As part of my design/formatting service, I provide basic advice to guide self-publishing authors through the process of getting their book up for sale in good order. I learned the hard way, so you don’t have to. To format, I use the Adobe Suite's InDesign, which is a layout and design program providing a wide assortment of typeface choices, precision in spacing, wraps, and image placement, and great control of what you output for printers and for digital. As I have produced dozens of books of all types, I have many templates, styles, table formats and scripts at my disposal to draw upon to craft a compelling design, without burning excess time reinventing the wheel. I know these all work

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Adobe DreamweaverAmazonAmazon KindleBasicCover DesignCSSDesignDocument Designe-BooksFormattingGraphicsHTMLIndesignKindleLayoutMaterialsPage & Book DesignPDF DesignPrint DesignPrint LayoutPublishingReports

10 Reviews

  • Greg 263 says,

    This is the 3rd book Doug has helped me with and he has been excellent to work with. Punctual, helpful without being overbearing, and guides the process. Will use him again soon.

    for Edit and Format Book on Aug 30, 2019

  • L 37 says,

    A must hire for your next layout/formatting job!

    for Book Layout on Feb 03, 2017

  • CloudCreative says,

    Products turned out nicely and in a timely manner.

    for Revise, Edit and Format on Jan 02, 2017

  • CloudCreative says,

    Excellent job. Learned a lot.

    for Ebook Formatting/Proofreading on Dec 04, 2016

  • Sarah 194 says,

    I'm so grateful to Doug for all his patience and guidance through the process of designing the layout of my book. He always responded quickly to any questions or requests, and the quality of his work is excellent. He exceeded my expectations in every way, and I would highly recommend him as a partner in bringing your project to life. Thanks Doug!

    for Ebook & Print Layout in Indesign on Nov 06, 2016