Formatting

Sleeping Dragon Books offers formatting services to authors intending to self-publish their titles.

We format all sizes, lengths, genres and for all platforms/distributors.

Below, you can find information for our print and ebook services. To jump down to pricing for combined print and ebook formatting, click here.

This is not vanity publishing - Sleeping Dragon Books will never charge for any assessment, editing, formatting, cover design, or other associated costs for any manuscript it contracts to publish.

print formatting

Whether you are publishing for yourself, commercially or to wholesalers, the team at Sleeping Dragon Books can format your print format book for any purpose.

We can format your book in any trim size, for any platform/distributor and anyway you like. We work with you to discuss layout options, fonts, any images you require. For examples of our previous print formatting, please click here.

We have extensive experience formatting for:

  • IngramSpark

  • CreateSpace

  • Lulu

  • KDP Print

How much will it cost?

Print formatting is charged at $40 per hour, with a minimum charge of one hour.

 

To get a rough idea of costs, expect about 100 pages or 20,000 words to take an hour. However, the final cost of your print formatting will depend on how much work is done.

 

So, you can estimate the approximate cost based on your page or word count as follows:

How does it work?

The first step is to contact us so we can ensure we have the time and expertise to work on your manuscript - we don't want to be making any promises that we can't keep.

We'll work out a schedule based on mutual availability, then you'll receive a $20 deposit invoice by email (this amount is discounted from your final invoice). Once that is paid, we'll discuss how you want your book to look; our preference is email so we have a written record for our notes. From there, you send us all relevant files as per our discussions. Once your files are received, we'll get to work. When we're finished, we'll send you the invoice for the remaining costs due and your print-ready PDF files.

How long does it take?

Once we have your files and deposit, it will take four to six weeks for us to send back your print-ready PDF files.

ebook formatting

Whether you are publishing for yourself, commercially or to wholesalers, the team at Sleeping Dragon Books can format your ebook format book for any purpose.

We can format your book to suit any format, for any platform/distributor and anyway you like. We work with you to discuss layout options, fonts, any images you require. For examples of our previous ebook formatting, please click here.

We have extensive experience formatting for:

  • epub

  • mobi

  • pdf

We advise converting your ebook files to epub as most platforms/distributors use this file format and will convert it to their preferred format (e.g. KDP will convert epub uploads to mobi format). However, sometimes specific formatting doesn't translate well and you may prefer to have your book converted to another format such as mobi as well. Our team can discuss with you what options will best suit your purposes and we can always add in more file conversions at a later date - this will only incur more costs if formatting needs to be done to each new conversion to keep it looking just as you want.

How much will it cost?

ebook formatting is charged at $30 per hour, with a minimum charge of one hour.

 

To get a rough idea of costs, expect about 100 pages or 20,000 words to take an hour. However, the final cost of your print formatting will depend on how much work is done. ebook formatting has the potential to throw up some fiddly errors that require more extensive HTML formatting to fix. So, in rare circumstances, it may take longer than anticipated when formatting your file for more than one ebook format.

 

So, you can estimate the approximate cost based on your page or word count as follows:

How does it work?

The first step is to contact us so we can ensure we have the time and expertise to work on your ebook - we don't want to be making any promises that we can't keep.

We'll work out a schedule based on mutual availability, then you'll receive a $15 deposit invoice by email (this amount is discounted from your final invoice). Once that is paid, we'll discuss how you want your book to look; our preference is email so we have a written record for our notes. From there, you send us all relevant files as per our discussions. Once your files are received, we'll get to work. When we're finished, we'll send you the invoice for the remaining costs due and your ebook files.

How long does it take?

Once we have your files and deposit, it will take four to six weeks for us to send back your ebook files.

print and ebook pricing

 

If you chose to have your book formatted for both print and ebook at the same time, you will receive a discount. As above, the final cost it will take to format your individual book will depend on how much work is done.

 

However, you can estimate the approximate cost based on your page or word count as follows:

To see examples of our print and corresponding ebook formatting, please click here.

Sleeping Dragon Books

Tranmere 5073

South Australia

sleepingdragonbooks@gmail.com

ABN: 89306075902

Our books are available to wholesalers and libraries via LightningSource/Ingram worldwide.

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