Our Services

All-Inclusive Print-to-eBook Package:

eBook Prep’s All-Inclusive Package is the service most requested by authors.

Starting with a print book, our All-Inclusive Package includes everything from scanning to color chapter flourishes and professional, print-published style formatting to excerpt inserts for cross-selling your other titles.

When all is finished, you’ll have beautifully formatted and technically sound eBook files in the .mobi (Amazon/Kindle) and .epub (B&N, iBooks, Kobo, etc.) formats. 

eBook Creation Services

Service Includes 

  • Scanning (Destructive scanning is necessary, print copy will not be returned)
  • OCR (Optical Character Recognition) conversion
  • Document cleanup
  • Emailing the transformed .doc for your approval and story edits if desired
  • Upon return of your approved .doc file, we will continue with Coding (including Table of Contents, page breaks, chapter and scene breaks)
  • Insertion of custom color flourishes that match your cover (This is one of the things that sets eBook Prep’s work, and ultimately your book, apart) See samples of our custom flourishes throughout this site
  • Formatting and insertion of back-matter, including up to three 700-1000 word excerpts, author bio and picture, and up to five formatted links (urls)
  • Final error detection pass
  • File conversion (creates .mobi and .epub files for loading onto Amazon/Kindle and Barnes & Noble/Nook)
  • Testing for IDPF compliance
  • Delivery (via email) of eBook files and properly sized cover files, ready for upload

Cost: $240 per book

For print books exceeding 90,000 words, add $1.60 per 1,000 additional words.

If you do not already have a cover, we can design one for you for $125 (additional art charges may apply).

If you are an ePublishing Works author, cover cost is discounted to $99 (additional art charges may apply).

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.doc (or .rtf)-to-Finished eBook Package

Starting with your .doc or .rtf file, this Package includes everything from color chapter flourishes and professional, print-published style formatting to excerpt inserts for cross-selling of your other titles.

When all is finished, you’ll have beautifully formatted and technically sound eBook files in the .mobi (Amazon/Kindle) and .epub (B&N, iBooks, Kobo, etc.) formats.

eBook Creation Services

Service Includes - eBook Creation Services

  • Stabilization of your provided .doc or .rtf file
  • Coding (including Table of Contents, page breaks, chapter and scene breaks)
  • Insertion of custom color flourishes that match your cover (This is one of the things that sets eBook Prep’s work, and ultimately your book, apart) See samples of our custom flourishes throughout this site
  • Formatting and insertion of back-matter, including up to three 700-1000 word excerpts, author bio and picture, and up to five formatted links (urls)
  • Final error detection pass
  • File conversion (creates .mobi and .epub files for loading onto Amazon/Kindle and Barnes & Noble/Nook)
  • Testing for IDPF compliance
  • Delivery (via email) of eBook files and properly sized cover files, ready for upload

Cost: $210 per book

For print books exceeding 90,000 words, add $1.60 per 1,000 additional words.

If you do not already have a cover, we can design one for you for $125 (additional art charges may apply).

If you are an ePublishing Works author, cover cost is reduced to $99 (additional art charges may apply).

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All-Inclusive eBook + POD Package - eBook Creation Services

eBook Prep’s All-Inclusive eBook + POD Package is quickly becoming our second most popular service.

Certified by Ingram/Lightning Source, eBook Prep can start with your old print book and deliver a file package (eBook + POD) that includes everything you need to make a professional, full-product line presentation of your work at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, etc..

eBook Creation Services

Service Includes - eBook Creation Services

  • All-Inclusive print-to-eBook package (see above)
  • Print-published style formatting of Internal Pages starting with the stabilized file used to create the ebook
    • Formatting Includes:
      • Title page with flourish used in the ebook file (flourish will be in b/w in the POD)
      • Left & right headers with page numbers
      • New-page chapter start with dropped chapter heading and underlining flourish
      • Chapter start pages are sans header/footer (like the NYC publishers)
      • Expanded space scene-breaks
      • Text formatting that balances easy-reading with print-cost savings
      • Excerpt formatting, including title page
      • Author bio with b/w picture insertion
  • Delivery (via email) of an X-1a:2001 compliant .pdf for CreateSpace, Ingram, Ingram Spark and similar

Cost: $390 per book

For books exceeding 90,000 words, add $2.59 per 1,000 additional words.

If starting with a .doc file (as opposed to an old print book), subtract $30.

If you do not already have an ebook cover and pod cover, we can design both for you for $200 (additional art charges may apply). Includes eBook cover (sized for Amazon, B&N, etc…) and spine and back for the POD cover.

If you are an ePublishing Works author, above cover cost is reduced to $174 (additional art charges may apply).

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Scan to editable .doc - eBook Creation Services

eBook Prep uses the finest OCR and scanning equipment available and we do our utmost to attain the cleanest result possible from each book.

As a result, we are fast becoming the best in the biz, or so our clients tell us.

We also take the time to remove headers and footers. Italics are retained along with paragraph designation.

We can even include the book’s graphics, if requested.

But, our service is (as any scanning service will be), limited by the quality of the original print. The poorer the paper and/or ink the more errors. All are fixable, of course, as the text is entirely editable.

Pricing: - eBook Creation Services

  • Books less than 300 pages: $35
  • Books over 300 pages, add .09/page

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Custom Scanning - eBook Creation Services

Do you have an ancient typed manuscript?. A yellowed, water stained document? A marked up document in blue or red ink? We welcome scanning challenges. Contact us with any special requests.

Please Note:

  • The print copy will not be returned as the scanning is destructive
  • The maximum page size that we can handle is 8.5 x 14
  • If you wish us to format any scanned graphics as graphics within the text, add $15 per title

Timeframe: - eBook Creation Services

Typically, you will receive your first editable .doc via email approximately 10-15 business days after the books are received at our offices.

Then, you will receive the next title about 7-10 business days thereafter, until the project is complete.

This timeframe is subject to our current production schedule. Please contact us for up-to-date information.

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Proofreading - eBook Creation Services

For the author with far too much to do (and precious little time to do it in), proofreading against-the-original text is the perfect addition to our All-Inclusive Package.

No .doc resulting from a scan is perfect because there are always imperfections in the original print. An ink dot, touching letters, heavy or light print can cause errors that can’t be detected through automated systems.

During the All-Inclusive Package process, the .doc is subjected to a 150-point error check. But errors can sometimes remain.

If you haven’t the time (or desire) to do a complete read through of the .doc before it is converted into an eBook, eBook Prep has two high-quality readers on staff who can take care of this for you. This service can be applied before or after any story-changes you may have planned.

eBook Creation Services

Service includes: - eBook Creation Services

  • A read-through of the .doc
  • Corrections made against the original print book.
  • Story changes (if made before) will be proofed for errors, but not content.
  • Errors that are also in the original book will be noted for your review and disposition.

Price: $85 for books 90,000 words or less (when purchased with the All Inclusive package). Also available with the .doc to Finished eBook package. Please contact us for more details.

For books exceeding 90,000 words, add .83 cents per 1,000 additional words.

eBook Creation Services

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