To engage my services, please fill out and submit the form at the bottom of the page.
The services listed below are for fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. All prices are listed in USD and are subject to length and timing. Please either use the contact me page or fill out and submit the form at the bottom of this page to request a quote for manuscripts under 50k words or over 200k words.
PAPERBACK FORMATTING: $89
The paperback interior formatting package includes a professionally formatted .pdf file appropriate for Ingram Spark or Amazon KDP.
This price is a one-time fee due at the same time you send your manuscript over for formatting. I do not charge royalties, but I do ask for a note on the copyright page that reads “Interior formatting completed by What Smack Said.”
Additionally, while covers are included in all interior formatting packages, please keep in mind that I am not a cover artist and cannot design one for you. Your cover must be provided as a .jpg or similar file type at the same time as your manuscript.
The standard content pages include:
- The cover
- The manuscript
- A title page
- A copyright page
- A table of contents
- An “about the author” page with an author photo
Other free additions available upon request include:
- A dedications page
- An acknowledgements page
- A foreward
- An introduction
- A preface
- An afterword
- Notes or chapter notes
- A works cited page
- An “also by” page listing other works by the author
Additionally, paperback books require the selection of a “trim size,” which is the size of the finished product. Only one size may be chosen; if you’d like to do two different sizes, that constitutes two projects, each of which will cost the base $89 fee.
Popular trim size options are as follows:
- 5″ x 8″ (12.7 cm x 20.3 cm)
- 5.25″ x 8″ (13.3 cm x 20.3 cm)
- 5.5″ x 8.5″ (14 cm x 21.6 cm)
- 6″ x 9″ (15.2 cm x 22.9 cm)
Other common, though less popular, trim sizes include:
- 5.06″ x 7.81″ (12.9 cm x 19.8 cm)
- 5.5″ x 8.25″ (14 cm x 21 cm)
International trim sizes:
- 4.72″ x 7.48″ (12 cm x 19 cm)
- 4.92″ x 7.48″ (12.5 cm x 19 cm)
- 5.83″ x 8.27″ (14.8 cm x 21 cm)
- 5.31″ x 8.46″ (13.5 cm x 21.5 cm)
Mass market trim sizes:
- 4.12″ x 6.75″ (10.5 cm x 17.1 cm)
- 4.25″ x 7″ (10.8 cm x 17.8 cm)
- 4.37″ x 7″ (11.1 cm x 17.8 cm)
Large print trim sizes:
- 5.5″ x 8.5″ (14.0 cm x 21.6 cm)
- 6″ x 9″ (15.2 cm x 22.9 cm)
- 6.14″ x 9.21″ (15.6 cm x 23.4 cm)
To engage my services, please fill out and submit the form at the bottom of the page. If you have questions but are not yet ready to discuss a specific project, you can contact me here.
These features are not included in the base package price. For example, an paperback package that included five images would come to $94; a paperback package with a rush put on it would come to $189; etc.
- Edits: $1 per edit
- Images: $1 per image
- Rush fee: $100 for a seven day turnaround
ONE LAST THING
I do not contract for stories featuring non-consensual sex, incest, or bigotry against Indigenous people, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, neurodivergent people, disabled people, etc. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like clarification.
TO HAVE YOUR BOOK FORMATTED, PLEASE FILL OUT THE REQUIRED FORM BELOW:
If there are any entries that are confusing or you are not sure about, please fill them out to the best of your ability and explain it in the “special instructions” box.