Once your books are completed, if you come back to us later, and tell us (as many authors do!) that your readers found typos, and you'd like to fix them, we'll make those edits for you at the same going rate as our usual edits, plus a $25.00-$50.00 book production fee per title (not per ebook format) for remaking the books.  The price depends on how long it's been completed (things can change dramatically in the eBook world over, say, the course of a year!).  We charge the remaking fee because unlike MS Word, edits in ebooks aren't as simple as changing a typo and hitting "save;" we have to do a fair amount of work to edit an epub, save it, make certain tweaks to use it for generating a Kindle book and then making the matching Kindle version.  We're not out to gouge anyone...but even the smallest change takes time to revamp into both book formats, plus administrative and overhead.  A Kindle book (a .mobi file) is actually a binary database file that must be built from its HTML source, every time a change is made, no matter how small.  Unfortunately, this takes some time, so we have to charge to cover our costs.

We highly recommend that you save up those ubiquitous reader edits for at least six months, so that you get the most "bang for your buck." 

Phone Call Alert! 

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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.