Design and Formatting ...
Some of the biggest stumbling blocks for self-publishing authors is knowing how to design a cover, layout their manuscript, what format to save it in and why when they upload it to Amazon it never quite looks like it did on the computer screen. Why spend time writing a book, a script or anthology to then let your readers down with sloppy formatting and a badly designed book cover.
Seanchaí ePublishing will take your manuscript in the format you have written it in and complete the typesetting work and formatting. We will ensure it is formatting correctly for the platform you want to publish with; whether that is Amazon, Google or iBooks, and yes they all require different formats. We always complete this work manually and not through some of 'meat grinder' type of programmes that automatically convert word documents into epub or mobi and still display incorrectly on Kindle. We always use the most up to date design and publishing industry standard software.
Our manuscript formatting service guarantees a professional high quality product and is included in the majority of our packages as standard or if you prefer we can provide this as a stand alone service. You will own the converted document and this will be supplied to you once the conversion is completed. Send us an email to discuss your requirements or for a friendly no-obligation quotation.
How does it work?
You will supply us with your manuscript document as an attachment via email. If you do not have an electronic copy of your manuscript that is absolutely fine - contact us to discuss our transcription services. We will complete the typesetting, design and formatting of your book keeping you informed of progress throughout the process. If you require editing or proofreading services then please contact us to discuss your requirements.
What does it include?
- Formatting of your supplied file to industry standard
- Insertion of your supplied cover image (if you do not have a cover image, contact us to discuss our bespoke cover design service).
- Conversion of up to 250 pages (contact us if you would like a larger document converted to discuss your individual requirements).
- Post-conversion quality check.
When you are happy with the completed work and would like us to publish the book on your behalf we will distribute your book to the retailers you desire. We will supply you with the finished product. Contact us to discuss your requirements.
We offer authors a cover design service. Although it has been said many times that 'you should never judge a book by it's cover'; unfortunately we all do! When a consumer is buying an e-book a cover is crucial in catching their attention. It is then that they may read the blurb or take advantage of the 'read inside' feature.
Seanchaí ePublishing offers you a cover design service. Contact us to discuss your ideas and we will work with you to design and produce a book cover you will be proud of.
An authors website is a crucial element of marketing and promoting your book and you as an author. Readers want to engage with you as an author and for the most the first thing a consumer may do will be to 'Google' you to find out what other books you have written, your back story and hopefully get to know you a bit
What they would like to find is a website that is on the first page of the search engine, that is easy to navigate, easy to read, links in with your social media accounts, displays book signing or event information and a blog. Luckily for you if you commission our marketing and promotion package a bespoke website is standard. If however, you don't, that is not a problem, contact us to discuss the design of your new website. We will design you a fully search engine optimised (SEO) website that will showcase you and your books; we will even set up your domain and hosting for one year. If you already own a domain address for a redundant website, that's no problem we can transfer it for you. Send us a message to find out more.
In addition to the above we can format and design scripts, magazines, picture books and much more. Please contact us to discuss your needs.