I provide a full range of manuscript formatting/design services, preparing 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 newsletters, periodicals and reports 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 for print and for digita
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