Up to 39,999 words – $50
40,000 to 130,000 words – $75
Over 130,000 words – $125
Nonfiction e-books do not use sidebars or text boxes, so those will not translate from your print book (if applicable) to your e-book. In addition, indexes are not necessary for e-books, so those will not be formatted. Nonfiction titles cost more due to items such as special formatting, subsections, and endnotes which take quite a bit of extra time to format. If you have a nonfiction book with no endnotes, text boxes, and very few photos, I may reduce the cost.
Very Short Nonfiction (anything under 15,000 words) – $75
Short Nonfiction (15,000 to 39,999 words) – $100
Standard Nonfiction (40,000 to 129,999 words) – $130
Long Nonfiction (130,000 to 250,000 words) – $160
Anything over 250,000 words – Custom quote needed
Print Book Formatting (Typesetting)
I format books for printing using Adobe InDesign. I will supply you with a PDF print-ready copy of the manuscript when complete. I charge $25 per hour, and the total cost will depend on the complexity of your design. For example, books with pull quotes and sidebars take more time to design. Fill out the Get Started form, and let’s talk about your project.