Formatting for Fiction

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Formatting for Fiction

While there are many differences in formatting styles, there are also conventions that have been established within different genres and industries. Readers within those genres and industries have learned to expect these conventions. When you fail to meet those expectation, or format contrary to them, you can quickly create confusion, or cause a reader to lose focus.

A disengaged reader is unlikely to finish your book and search for your backlist.

The Fiction Formatting Package includes the following:

Book Formats:

• Print PDF (Formatted for your printer of choice)
• .mobi Format (Designed for optimal viewing across all Kindle Devices)
• .ePub Format (Validated for publication at a variety of vendors OR Smashwords)

eBook formats include:

• Your Cover included at the front of each eBook file (author or FJM provided*)
• A Linked, Navigational Table of Contents
• up to 5 Internal/External links
• up to 5 Images (author provided*)
• Optional Front Matter (Dedication, Acknowledgements, Introduction, etc.)
• Optional Back Matter (About the Author, Excerpts, Resources, etc.)

Print PDF includes:

• Professional formatting to fit the requirements of your printer of choice
• Customized Styling; fonts, chapter pages, page headers & footers, etc.
• A Table of Contents (optional)
• up to 5 Images (author provided*)
• Optional Front Matter (Dedication, Acknowledgements, Introduction, etc.)
• Optional Back Matter (About the Author, Excerpts, Resources, etc.)

*The above pricing is for works of fiction, under 100,000 words. Additional costs may be incurred for books exceeding 100,000 words and/or books requiring unusual or highly intensive formatting. Cover art and images may also incur additional costs if formatting for digital or print publication is required. All formats must be of the same book and use the same manuscript, with the exception of the copyright page which can display different information for the the eBook and print versions.

How to get Started?

All our book cover packages include a consultation to find the best direction for your project, combining your vision with a visual marketing strategy.

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