Printed Book Creation – hardback or paperback
We’ll take your manuscript and transform it into a professionally formatted, beautifully designed, printed book.
We’ll handle your eBook conversion, whether from your manuscript or from the finished book, into almost any format, including iBook, Kindle, Kobo and Nook, including post-conversion QC check and all ePub proofing.
Original internal layout for printed books
Professionally formatted text is an integral part of book design, and you need clear hierarchy together with readable typeface to help create a layout that is inviting to your reader. So each of the sections will be custom formatted to create a professional, finished book. We will then send you a PDF proof for approval.
- Customized layout that meets industry standards – ideal for fiction
- Black text printing only – if images are included they will be printed in grayscale.
- Combination of text, graphics and colour photos – ideal for art, photography, children’s books etc.
- Text and Images will be printed in full colour. ( Never forget the price of printing a coloured book is higher than B/N)
IMPORTANT: Interior book design and formatting does not include editorial services and is strictly a design service. WG does offer stand alone editing services. You should upload your fully-edited and final text.
Non-design related text edits after uploading will incur additional cost.
Original internal layout for digital eBooks
What is eBook formatting?
EBook formatting is a design process that turns your text and images into an eBook. Because an eBook needs to be dynamic, with a re-flowable layout, rather than just static. In other words, you can’t just take a pdf of your text and use that. Your work needs to be specifically formatted so that it can exist as an independent eBook.
In this way, you’ll be able to perfectly see your text and images on whatever device you are using, whether that be a tablet, a phone or a laptop. And whether it is being read on an Amazon Kindle, an Apple iPad or a Barnes and Noble Nook.
Our expert eBook designers will examine your uploaded manuscript to create a custom layout that matches the theme and content of your eBook. Font families, title page setup, front matter, chapter headers, and more, will be carefully selected by our book designers, to give your manuscript an aesthetically pleasing style and performance.
How it works
Our designers will use your input with their years of expertise to create a custom-designed book. And each section, (introduction, chapters etc.) will be custom formatted to create a polished eBook layout. We will then send you a sample for your approval.
IMPORTANT: Interior eBook design and formatting does not include editorial services and is strictly a design service. We do offer stand alone editing services. You should upload your fully-edited and final text. Non-design related text edits after uploading will incur additional cost.
Original Cover design for printed and digital books
Our designer will do an original cover that will be coherent with the content, genre, style and your prescriptions. To facilitate the process you’ll answer to a broad questionnaire covering all the crucial decisions the designer will take in designing the cover. Together with the questionnaire you’ll be invited to show us images or other covers you like.
Our designer on the first round will offer 3 different alternative designs on which you can express your preferences and/or suggestions.
On the second and third cycle the designer will submit one design. To make sure you are satisfied with our work, we will provide you a 3D mock-up.
After that if you are not satisfied ( but we believe you will be..) we’ll have a chat to evaluate possible solutions.
We’ll do our best to provide the best cover we can deliver in the allocated working time intended for the publishing package you bought, however if further work will be requested this will incur in additional costs.
IMPORTANT: If you require illustration services for your cover please contact us.
Editing and formatting of images
We’ll include the placement of up to 20 images, provided by the author.
If you require illustration services for either your cover or interior, please contact us.
Direct guidance with your ISBN number
The ISBN is the main way for your book to be identified. Bookstores cannot buy or sell your book unless you have one.
But be warned, you will need a separate ISBN for your eBook and for your printed book if you are publishing in both formats!
We will generate a barcode for your ISBN which will then appear on the cover of your book so it can be easily scanned.
We will help you access, and initially manage, the main Print On Demand platforms in order to reach your readers worldwide and cash in from all your sales!
Print On Demand
Print on Demand means that you don’t have to worry about paying for thousands of copies of your book to be printed, in the hope that they will all be sold. Instead, your distributor can respond to every request for your books by printing off an individual book based on the customer’s request.
We will prepare the files in the correct format for either of the two most important distribution platforms (they require different parameters), and we’ll give you instructions on how to upload it, whether you decide to do it through CreateSpace / KDP (which are run by Amazon) or Ingram Spark, or both.
In this way, you can become a completely independent author and publisher, with 100% control of all the income earnt from any royalties generated by your work.
We don’t benefit in any way from any of the payments you receive from the distributors.
THE LARGEST WHOLESALE BOOK & EBOOK NETWORKS
Your printed book will be available to be ordered by bookstores, libraries and retailers, and on websites throughout the world.
KDP is the POD branch of Amazon and gives you direct access to the entire Amazon online network. Ingram as the world’s largest distributor of books, can get your book into practically any store and is making your book available for sale in over 39,000 online retailers.
You don’t need anyone else, however once the files are done you’ll be free to upload your files wherever you wish.
Author and Book page on WG website
If you decide to create your book with us you will be credited on our website with a personal section that’ll include a short bio, pictures of your new book and a picture of yourself.
You will have the space to promote your website and your social media accounts and we will also add links to directly buy your book.
This will be your public space where you can share your experience and mentoring fellow writers like yourself.
It is impossible for any writer to copy edit their own work, and few things are as off-putting as what seems to be a sloppily written work full of spelling mistakes and erratic grammar. So it is vital that you get an objective, professional editor to perform this task for you.
We can provide you with an experienced editor who will meticulously comb your manuscript for any spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes, checking for flow, tense consistency and overall structure.
This is an entirely technical task, and has nothing to do with the quality of the story, the characterization or the work’s structure. It is what you do with your manuscript once you’ve written its final draft.
File to be sent as Microsoft Word or pdf, max word count 130,000.
We will provide you with an established content writer to write, or help you re-write and edit, all and any of the content that you will need above and beyond your actual book. We will help you, in other words, with the all-important synopsis, your writer’s biograp, a query letter for agents or publishers, and perhaps even the title.
All of which needs to be as succinct and, at the same time, as exciting as it possibly can be. So you need an objective and professional voice to be able to stand back and sum up both you and your book in a way that can be immediately grasped.
Website landing page
To promote your book, having an online presence is key. This is why our creative team will design a website landing page to ensure the public will be able to find out about you and your work, as well as contacting you and following you on your social media accounts. Specifically, this landing page will include:
– the “About me”: everything you want the public to know about you and your background
– the”About the book” section: an image of the cover, a brief synopsis, a quote from the book and reviews (if available)
– Links to buy your book online
– Personal blog section (content provided by you, but we will help you with the posting until you will be an independent user)
– Contact form
Creation of major social media account
Facebook and Twitter have dramatically changed the way people communicate. As social media participation continues to grow (1 billion + users), so too will marketers’ ability to reach larger and larger groups of would-be buyers based on interests, geography, affiliations, etc. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter make it easier than ever before to share a message with a large group of people, and do so without a massive marketing budget.
Our staff will help you set up your business account of major social media and will give you advice about a social strategy to reach success.
Any situation that is leading to an addition of working hours for the designer is subject to additional costs.
The text revision after proofreading is intended to be 1 revision, 1 cycle. A cycle means that a new file with corrections has been provided by the author to be applied to the book. Any additional cycle will be charged separately at a cost of 60 euro each.
The creation of the final design will require a minimum of 8 weeks in the best cases. Once the PDF of the book is completed the author will check possible mistakes, typos, errors in the final layout. If the customer wants we can proofread the book at that stage, the service has an extra cost. Once the proofreading is done by us or by the author, the corrections will be applied by the designer – it can take 1 to 5 days – and the final PDF for POD will be delivered to the author to be uploaded.
Once the final PDF has been uploaded the author can order the copies and the book will be available for the public.