Booknook

Website http://www.booknook.biz Types/Format Every book project we undertake provides the author or publisher with two output formats, one in ePUB and one in MOBI. Our Kindle conversions are optimized to take advantage of the formatting capabilities available in the Kindle8 (Kindle Fire, Kindle for iPad, Kindle for Droid and Kindle Paperwhite) capabilities, while at the […]

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http://www.booknook.biz

Types/Format

Every book project we undertake provides the author or publisher with two output formats, one in ePUB and one in MOBI. Our Kindle conversions are optimized to take advantage of the formatting capabilities available in the Kindle8 (Kindle Fire, Kindle for iPad, Kindle for Droid and Kindle Paperwhite) capabilities, while at the same time maintaining great formatting on older Kindle devices. Our ePUB files work for all major ePUB retailers: Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and Sony, as well as most others. We can additionally provide formatting for textbooks to take advantage of iBooks’ formatting capabilities, including embedded audio and video. We have substantial experience in creating beautiful “fixed-format” children’s books for the proprietary NookKids format, iBooks and Amazon Fire devices, with embedded audio “real aloud” capability, with background sound effects for both Nook and iBooks versions (see screenshot samples at: http://booknookbiz.desk.com/customer/portal/articles/778945-kids-books . All of our standard book (fiction and non-fiction) conversions include formatting both ePUB and MOBI as part of the quote.

Acceptable File Types for Conversion

Word, Wordperfect, OO, LO, Text, PDF, InDesign, and print. We have converted files from old Pagemaker formats, Quark, and other less-common systems. Please contact us to inquire about any file formats you may have.

Best Types of Files to Convert

Word and Word Processing formatted files (WordPerfect, Atlantis, Open Office, Libre Office, etc.) provide the fastest conversion with the best price. For highly-formatted files, like non-fiction, you may prefer to provide us with a PDF, so that we can “channel” the design intent and feeling of the book that you envisioned.

Turnaround Time

8 days to your ePUB review copy, and 1-3 days to make the MOBI file once you’ve approved your ePUB version. As we provide proof copies, and have a revision cycle for your book, the cleaner your source file (manuscript or PDF) is, the faster your conversion will go, from start-to-finish. Our return clients and publishers usually have completed files in both formats inside of two weeks, but a new-to-publishing client may take as long as a month, due to editing during production by the client. The turnaround time, in large part, is driven by the client.

Cost

Our average fiction novel comes in at $150 for both formats, ePUB and MOBI. Non-fiction titles are more expensive due to additional design elements, e.g., text boxes, charts, images, lists, etc., and can range from $1-$4/page, although most fall into the “simple” conversion category of $1.35 page. For fiction titles, our pricing runs in 25K word tiers. A Novella (up to 17,500 words): $95.00. Novel I, up to 75K words, $160. Novel II, up to 100K words, $185. Novel III, up to 150K words, $200, and Novel IV, up to 200K words, is $250. Novels longer than 200K words are a custom quote.
Almost every repeat client receives a “fast track discount,” as repeat clients go through the process far more rapidly, while first-time clients require additional assistance in getting through the process. The prices shown above are for first-time clients.
Things that will add to the cost of your plain paragraphical (like fiction) title? Significant numbers of internal documents like emails, notes, letters; footnotes; maps or illustrations; embedded fonts. Books that have been scanned are charged at a higher rate (unless they’ve been manually proofed and edited first), as they tend to have significant odd characters embedded in html. Using images as fleurons will also add to the price.
For more detailed non-fiction pricing, please visit our Website!

Discounts for Multiple Format Conversions per Book or Multiple Books Being Converted?

Yes, we’ve been offering both Publisher Discounts and discounts for self-publishers converting multiple books since 2009. All returning author-clients receive a “fast-track discount,” while publisher and imprint clients receive a standardized publisher’s discount. Publisher’s discounts are predicated on the type of source material (book), the number of titles and the quality of the incoming titles (backlist from scans are priced based on the quality of the scanning company doing the work, as one example).

Quote for Sample

$221.40 (164 pages in PDF @ $1.35/page), retail or first-time client; a discounted rate would apply to returning clients or publisher clients.

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