At Elysian Press you will receive full service care providing every step of your eBook design. And unlike other businesses I will be just a phone call away if you have any questions or issues. Send me your masterpiece and let me take care of the rest.
Decide where you want to sell your eBook
You will need to know which market places you will be wanting to sell your book in ahead of time. Each market has different requirements and restrictions, so I will need to construct a book that will work in each of the marketplaces you chose. Some of these markets even require a completely different file format. The major marketplaces are:
- Amazon for Kindle
- Barnes & Noble for Nook
- Kobo the Independent book seller
- Google Play for Android devices
- iTunes for iBooks
There are two types of eBook Files
The markets above use two different file formats for their eBooks. Amazon Kindle uses eBook files that end in “.mobi”, and everyone else uses files that end in “.epub”. If you plan on selling your book at Amazon and at any other eBook retailer you will receive copies of your completed book in both formats.
Send me your files
After contacting me you will need to send me the electronic files that make up your book. This includes:
- The word processor or desktop publishing files that make up the TEXT of your work.
- The image file for your cover.
- Image files for any graphics inside your book.
- Any special instructions you have for the formatting of your book.
Do I need to have a cover image to publish my book?
No. If you don’t have a cover designed for your book I can use the title page of your book as the cover or create a very simple cover for you with your book tile and author name over a single solid color background.
How long will it take?
I will assess your files and personally work with you to come up with the design of your book. After receiving your files I can usually have your completed eBook ready for you in 2-3 days, depending on the complexity of the project. If I think it will take longer I will let you know.
How do you create the eBook?
I will program your book from the ground up using a variety of desktop publishing and programing packages to make sure your book looks exactly the way you want it to. This is the difference between a service like mine and a cookie-cutter service that just processes and converts bulk amount of files all in the same way. By personally creating your book you get things like custom page breaks and internal graphics the way to want them to look, not the way some template or script wants them to look.
Receiving your completed book
When your eBook is ready I will send you a preview copy of your book. You may then evaluate this copy and make sure everything is to your liking. I will make any necessary changes and then send you the final tested and verified eBook. The entire book, including the cover, photos, introductory pages and all chapters will be packaged into a single optimized eBook file ready for you to upload to your eBook marketplaces or your own website.
Publish your book
The rest is easy. Once you have your completed eBook file you can visit the websites for your eBook marketplaces and use their easy forms to set up a seller account. For the most part you just tell them who you are and where to send your money, but if you need help with this part of the process I’ll help you here too.
Elysian Press offers you the following additional services.
Books in Multiple Languages
Give your customers a choice by providing versions of your book in different languages. Each language version of your book will be hand designed from the ground up to keep your books looking consistant across different languages. Simply give me the translated version of your book in each language you want your book to apear in, and I will handle the rest. Once your books are complete I’ll even help you get your books in the various international markets that cater to the languages of your books.
eBooks: Multiple versions of your eBook in multiple languages cost a flat rate of $100 for the first language and $80 for each additional language version of the book. Additional ebooks charges may apply if your book has a lot of images or links to process.
Print Books: Multiple versions of your print edition book in multiple languages cost a flat rate of $150 for the first language and $100 for each additional language version of the book. Additional print book charges may apply if your book has a lot of images to process.
eBooks With Embedded Audio
Music, voices, and other audio can be embedded into your ebook so that readers can play your audio once they reach a certain page. Simple clean controls for the embedded audio apear on your book page and allow your customers to start and stop the playing of the audio file as they read your book.
This service is provided for a flat rate of $20 per audio file embedded in your book.