Are you preparing for the next step in your book? If you are self-publishing and looking for the right person or company to do so because you are unable to format the book, you should consider the following:
If you are searching the Internet for a book formatting service and you find one, simply by looking at the appearance of the site, you can tell if it is reliable. You can also check if there is a testimonial page. Find out if there are any authors who used the website service.
Look up the website name and check for reviews and a community thread talking about the book formatting service. If you can find one, you can join the thread and ask a few questions.
If the site has positive reviews, then it’s time for you to reach out if a phone number is available or fill out the contact form. An active website should immediately answer your call or email. If not, you can try another. This is a tedious procedure, but it is worth a try.
Your manuscript deserves a good, quality book format, so choosing the right person is very important. Don’t just look for the cost. Sometimes when you go for a low-cost one, you sacrifice quality.
The proper book formatting service should be contacted from time to time. Online book formatting service is sometimes risky because you cannot see the person who is working on your book. That is why trust and reliability are essential.
If you ask for a quote for your book, don’t give it right away. Make sure they communicate well and that you can reach them at any time. The quick answer is another thing to consider.
If you are satisfied with the quote, it is time for you to submit your manuscript. Be sure to specify how you want your book to look. You can tell them what font style to use – the overall look. Or you can just let the book formatter do the layout.
Also make sure to indicate the details of the size of the book, where you want to publish (CreateSpace, Lightning Source, Lulu, etc.). Online publishing companies have different guidelines and specifications, so your book formatter needs to be informed.
Desktop publishing requires a lot of patience not only in the writing of the book, in the design but also in the subsequent marketing. You need to be well informed all the time!