Fixed-Format eBook Pricing

Our "Fixed-Format" Pricing

Fixed-format books take many shapes.  They can range from books for Museums, like "Strings Attached," or to Kids' books--what we used to think of as "Kids' Picture Books."  Before you review our pricing, you may wish to check out our articles on what Fixed-Format is, what it does, how it works, and the pros and cons of using that format. For some books, like Kids Picture Books or Comics, there's really no alternative, but many titles that can be made in reflowable format. But if you have a Fixed-Format title, we can assist you!  Below is our pricing, broken out into three different tables, for your convience.

The first table is for Kids' books, the most popular form of Fixed-Format. In some columns, you'll see "N/A," which means that a feature isn't available to self-publishers at this time. For example, audio- or video-embedding, in books, isn't available to self-publishers on Amazon's KDP platform, but is available to self-publishers on iBooks.  Make sure you check with us, before you assume that you can use a certain feature, if you're not sure.  The tables are broken out by Kids' Books, Adult books (like cookbooks, art books, etc.) and Comics. At this time, only Amazon and Comixology have specific formats for comic books, so those are the only two with pricing, but we're holding out hope that other retailers will start creating suitable special formatting requirements for comic-book fans everywhere, soon!

 

Kids' Books (See Samples)

Suitable for all children's illustrated books

Kids' Book Pricing Starts Here!
Kids' Book Pricing Starts Here!
DescriptionAmazon MOBIApple iBooksB&N NookKidsKoboBooksOther
Base Price (if sole format): $15.00/page $15.00/page $250/book $15.00/page Custom Quote
Base Price (if second format*): $5.00/page $5.00/page $250/book $5.00/page Custom Quote

- Fully-linked TOC, if applicable, plus Logical TOC (NCX)
- Formatted Title Page,
- About the Author page with social media links,
- embedded cover;
- hand-coded in HTML/CSS to ensure quality and device compliance;
- KF8-optimized formatting (for Amazon);,
- ePUBcheck passed.

included included included included included
Our Bulletproof Guarantee: included included included included included
ADD-ONS/Options
Audio if Provided: N/A $150 USD base plus
$0.25/word
$0.30/word $150 USD base plus
$0.25/word
Custom quote
Background Audio if Provided: N/A included included included Custom quote
Region Magnification (pop-up text) Included N/A N/A N/A Custom quote
Read-along N/A Included (w/audio) Included (w/audio) Included (w/audio) Custom quote
Images included included included included included
Links, social media $10USD per $10USD per $10USD per $10USD per $10USD per
Fonts, Open Source $20USD per font $20USD per font $20USD per font $20USD per font $20USD per font

Other Fixed-Format Books (Cookbooks, etc., See Samples)

Perfect for Art Books, Cookbooks, and Travel Books, amongst others

Need a Fixed-Layout Cookbook? Let's Get Cooking!
Need a Fixed-Layout Cookbook? Let's Get Cooking!

 

DescriptionAmazon MOBIApple iBooksB&N FFKoboBooksOther
Base Price (if sole format): $15.00/page $15.00/page N/A** $15.00/page Custom Quote
Base Price (if second format*): $5.00/page $5.00/page N/A $5.00/page Custom Quote

- Fully-linked TOC, if applicable, plus Logical TOC (NCX)
- Formatted Title Page,
- About the Author page with social media links,
- embedded cover;
- hand-coded in HTML/CSS to ensure quality and device compliance;
- KF8-optimized formatting (for Amazon);,
- ePUBcheck passed.

included included N/A included included
Our Bulletproof Guarantee: included included N/A included included
ADD-ONS/Options
Audio if Provided: N/A $150 USD base plus
$0.25/word
N/A $150 USD base plus
$0.25/word
Custom quote
Background Audio if Provided: N/A included N/A included Custom quote
Video Embeds if Provided: N/A $5.00/per N/A $5.00/per Custom quote
Images included included N/A included included
Links, social media $10USD per $10USD per N/A $10USD per $10USD per
Fonts, Open Source $20USD per font $20USD per font N/A $20USD per font $20USD per font
Our superhero Comics are ready for you.
Here we come to save your day!

Comics (see Samples)

Got art?  We're here to help you show it off!

 

DescriptionAmazonComixologyApple iBooksB&NOther:
Base Price:          

- Fully-linked TOC, if applicable, plus Logical TOC (NCX)
- Formatted Title Page,
- About the Author page with social media links,
- embedded cover;
- hand-coded in HTML/CSS to ensure quality and device compliance;
- KF8-optimized formatting (for Amazon);,
- ePUBcheck passed.

Included Included N/A N/A N/A
Panel Highlighting: Included Included N/A N/A N/A

 

 

Holiday Closing Alert! Presidents' Day, 2020   

Happy Presidents' Day 2020! We're closed today, but back tomorrow.

As amazing as it is, this year, for the first time ever, in 11 years now, we're going to be closed for Presidents' Day!

That means we're going to be closed, Sunday and Monday, February 16th and 17th, 2020.

No telephone calls or emails will be answered.  The admin office needs a break.  We'll be back, everything to the ready, the morning of Tuesday, February 18th, to get cracking.  Thank you for your support and understanding.  

For those of you already in production, the production crew is running full steam; Judith (QA--Quality assurance, our Princess of Perfection) and Jay (Our Doyenne of Customer Delight) will be here and working, checking books and sending them out, so please, don't worry.  It's just we lazybones in the admin office that need a break!