Design and formatting

Formatting for Print

  • Design for print, using industry-standard software
  • PDF supplied ready to pass to your printer
  • Manuscripts
  • Advertising material
  • Business documents

Please ask for a price. Straightforward manuscript for print starts from £90.

I am happy to discuss fonts and design with you, and provide samples for you to choose from. I offer a discount service to ALLi authors, and I may be able to offer a reduced price to groups seeking to produce a book to raise money for a charity, or as a small, limited-interest project.

See my article on book formatting for more details of this service.

Formatting for eBook

  • Ebook creation service, for ePub (iBooks/Nook) or mobi (Kindle) formats.

Please note that ebook readers do not generally support use of a specific font or size, and the options for displaying text differently within the book (excerpts, quotations, letters etc) are limited.

Cost for ebook creation starts at £60.00 to include both formats. Documents containing multiple images may incur extra cost. Again, I offer discounts to ALLi authors.


Proofreading is a final chance to catch any errors, whether they are spelling errors, punctuation problems or grammar issues. It does not involve editing the work, but will ensure that it is as clean a copy as possible. While I check any formatting for layout issues, a proofread also provides a further chance to ensure there are no font or layout issues or any problems with the headers or footers.

Why not ask for a proofread with your formatting? £5 per 1000 words.

Formatting usually takes one working week.

5 thoughts on “Design and formatting

  1. Steven Powers Chylinski

    I need my manuscript formatted for its print edition. The book, Waking Up Cattywampus: Memoir of a Transplanted Southerner, was published as an e-book in December 2018 by Matador Publishing. What are the charges for formatting a 175-page, 15-image manuscript? Thank you.

    Steven Powers Chylinski
    (440) 376-0128 (in the United States)

    1. Lin White


      Assuming it’s straightforward layout of text and images, I would charge £90. For anything more elaborate, I would need to know more about the design/layout that you want. I’m out of the office tomorrow, but please do email me for further information.

      1. Steven Powers Chylinski

        Lin: I do NOT have a particular layout or design in mind. Also, I do not know what would constitute “straightforward,” but when Matador/Troubalor Publishing created the e-book version of Cattywampus, they had little or no trouble with images or with the text. Where and how can I send you the manuscript, front and back cover, spine image, ISBN, and bar code? Your fee is acceptable.


        Steven Powers Chylinski

  2. Steven Powers Chylinski

    Lin: I wish to have you format my Microsoft Word manuscript for PRINT publication. How and where can I send you my manuscript and artist-designed front cover, spine, and back cover? I do not see any place on your web site for uploading my files.

    What form of paymenbt do you accept for your work? Paypal? Credit card? Et cetera. Thank you.

    Steven Powers Chylinski
    Hudson, Ohio, United States


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