In a rush?
The questions that will enter you into a draw for free formatting of your next novel can be found at the bottom of this article under “But what’s a fair price?” What’s in it for you is under the subhead, “What’s in it for you?”
Here’s the problem for many authors
I once paid a guy on Fiverr to format one of my first books. He did a good job. The project had a bunch of extras, so no, it wasn’t just five dollars but it was still cheap. When I went back to the same guy for my next book, I had to throw out what he sent me. Sadly, you often get what you pay for. Dependability is worth a lot and outcome is everything.
Lately, I’ve been surveying the field, looking for what a fair price might be. There seems to be a huge divide. You can get a book formatted very cheaply or it can get crazy expensive. I suspect the designers who demand very high fees are wearing monks’ robes and the ink on their blessed stamps is infused with the blood of angels. Yeah, it can get that expensive. Like, it’s-a-cult! expensive.
I’ve found another solution that gives me a better outcome than trying to format print books with the automated programs currently available. So, great! I have a solution. Now comes the but…
But what’s a fair price? Please tell me:
- How much do you pay for formatting your ebooks and paperbacks now?
- How much are you willing to pay for text formatting?
- Any thoughts you’d like to add?
What’s in it for you?
A company (in which, full disclosure, I have an equity share) will soon be offering a book formatting service. All those who answer the questions above will be entered into a draw. Ten people will win the raffle to receive their ebook and print books, fully formatted and free. You could be among the first to try us out.
Comment below to enter the draw or send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms and conditions: Not much. This is just for novels at this time, not non-fiction. No skill testing question bullshit. Just your opinions on what an author should budget for book formatting services. Available to authors worldwide, void where prohibited. (I think that’s pretty much just Quebec. Sorry Quebec.)
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