While an eBook can strongly resemble a print book, it won't be identical. Print-designed books can use some elements that ebooks can’t; for example, columns.  However, we can strongly channel the feel of your print book.  

We've created a Showcase Gallery of various and sundry books, so you can compare what eBooks in ePUB and MOBI formatting look like, compared to print books; in some cases, we're displaying the original print layout. You can browse the Main Showcase Entrance to find the categories of books that interest you.

It's not necessary to give everything up--don't believe what you read on some of those "DIY" forums.  It's absolutely true that a lot of the higher-quality formatting can't be done, if you're uploading a Word file; but when books are being coded by hand, many of the aspects of the original print layout can be retained.  Here's just one sample, below, displaying, from left-to-right, print, ePUB and MOBI formats of our work on John Gray, Ph.D.'s book, "Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice."  

 

Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice, in the original PDF-print layout, as it appeared in print.
Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice, in the original PDF-print layout, as it appeared in print.
 

The same book, now in ePUB format.  Note that the fonts, layout, etc., are the same.
The same book, now in ePUB format. Note that the fonts, layout, etc., are the same.
 

Now in MOBI Kindle format, the fonts and layout are still retained.
Now in MOBI Kindle format, the fonts and layout are still retained.

Isn't this the type of quality that you want for your book?  You labored long and hard to get it done, to write it, edit it, and ensure that it is the very best book you can produce.  Don't fail to cross the finish-line by using second-rate ePub formatters.  The truth is, not all formatting companies are the same, and not all formatting work is of the same quality.  When you shop around--and we strongly encourage you to do so--make sure you check the independent reviews of any formatting company's work.  Not just the "selected" reviews that they put on their website, their testimonials--the kind of reviews and rankings that are loose in the wild, the kind that they can't control.  Ask to see their work, and make sure you download 1-2 samples of their book work from Amazon, B&N, etc., to be sure that you're going to get what you're paying for, and what you expect to get.

 

Important Fact!  

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Booknook.biz is the ONLY company on the Official Amazon Publishing Service Providers and Resources List located in the USA or even in North America. 
We've made more than 4,500 eBooks and hundreds of print books.

(See it for yourself: the Amazon Publishing Service Providers and
Resources List in their Help pages, right here:  https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201723120 )

Please note:  since the demise of Createspace, things are pretty whacky-busy here.  We try to answer every single email the same day that we receive it, and send out quotes within 24 hours, but sometimes, we're just slammed. Please be patient, but if you haven't heard back from us in 24 hours, please DO follow-up, because that may indicate that we did not receive your inquiry.  Thanks for understanding and being such GREAT customers.