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!

 

  • eBook I
  • $175.00

  • Under 75K
    • Books under 75K Words
    • For Fiction/Non-Fiction
    • Includes Fully-Linked TOC
    • Title Page
    • Frontmatter
    • Operational NCX
    • KF8-Optimized Formatting
    • Embedded Cover
    • Fast Turnaround
    • Linked Backmatter
    • Page Breaks/Chapters
    • See Samples
  • Get Started!
  • eBook III
  • $225.00

  • 100K-125K
    • 100-125K Words
    • For Fiction/Non-Fiction
    • Includes Fully-Linked TOC
    • Title Page
    • Frontmatter
    • Operational NCX
    • KF8-Optimized Formatting
    • Embedded Cover
    • Fast Turnaround
    • Linked Backmatter
    • Page Breaks/Chapters
    • See Samples
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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

 

 

Phone Call Alert! 

(Please read, thanks.) 

Old Timey Switchboard Operator Cartoon

 

Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

 

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.