Do you need a typesetter?

What is typesetting (formatting)?

After a book has been edited, and before it is sent to the presses, it needs to be laid out and styled so it prints correctly. Formatting also includes the option of preparing a manuscript for electronic reading. Let Kingsman Editing focus on the small details of preparing your manuscript for print and digital publication, ensuring your book allows for an aesthetically pleasing experience for your readers.

What should I have prior to formatting?

When you’re ready to publish, your book is edited, your cover is ready for its final dimensions, and you’re preparing for future ads, giveaways, interviews, and more! To ensure one of the last to-dos on this path to publication goes smoothly, here is a short list of things you need to have ready for your typesetter:

  • trim size
  • series title (if applicable)
  • ISBN numbers
  • author website URL
  • acknowledgments and/or dedication pages (if desired)
  • about the author page with optional photo (if desired)
  • up to two links you’d like included for your readers (website, social media, etc.)
  • your e-book cover image (if you have it)
  • final, edited back cover blurb 

E-book formatting

 

$110 (or $100 packaged with Kingsman’s editing services)

Your manuscript will be prepared as a digital file for e-readers. Your files will be ready for uploading to online markets. The coding method used to build your files will also allow readers to easily navigate through a table of contents compiled and customized for your book.

You will receive the following files:

  • epub
  • mobi
  • html

Any changes that need to be made after the finalization of this document can be discussed further with the typesetter.

Paperback formatting

 

$160 (or $150 packaged with Kingsman’s editing services)

Your manuscript will be prepared as a print file for paperback or hardcover distribution. Your files will be ready to upload and will include a clean, professional layout in your desired trim size. Chapter styles and fonts will be discussed and personalized for you.

You will receive the following files:

  • pdf
  • docx

Any changes that need to be made after the finalization of this document can be discussed further with the typesetter.

Formatting package

 

$250 (or $230 packaged with Kingsman’s editing services)

Your manuscript will be prepared both for digital markets and print markets. You will receive all described in the paperback and e-book services, customizations and alterations included.

You will receive the following files:

  • epub
  • mobi
  • html
  • docx
  • pdf

Any changes that need to be made after the finalization of these documents can be discussed further with the typesetter.