Services: Print Layout

Pricing & Rates

Mode Unit Rate Minimum
Standard 5K words + 1 Graphic or Table $5 USD $25 USD
Extra Graphics and Tables* 4 per $5 USD $5 USD
Additional Format 1 per +50% $25 USD
Ebook Export 1 per +$20 USD

* Count in addition to what is included in "Standard" by word count.

ATTENTION: English Only. Manuscript review required before ordering. We do not want you to waste time/money.

Standard (1 Print Layout)

Possibilities are numerous, from (sub)pocketbook upto jacketed hardbound. Regardless, we can prepare your print content for any trim size and binding available through your chosen press.

Additional Format (More than 1 Print Layout)

If you need more than one print format, cost of the 2nd, 3rd, etc. is 50% of the 1st format in most cases. Multiple formats require reflow and then separate review, regardless of duplicate content.

eBook Export

Print layout (if ordered) is completed first, and its styling is exported directly to the nearest equivalent standards in ebook formats (PDF, ePUB, MOBI, AZW, etc.). All ebooks are subjected to code level review and triple validation:

  1. in the ebook layout application,
  2. in an autonomous utility, and
  3. online by the latest IDPF industry standards.

We do not simply export and deliver, as do others.

For ordering, payment, and delivery, see “About >> Your Order.” When ready to order, see “Contact >> Submit Query.”

How It Works

  1. After invoice and payment, you submit the following via email attachment or online download links:

    • all textual content organized in one file (DOC(X), ODT, WPS, or RTF format); standard manuscript format;
    • English language standard (US, GB, AU, etc.) of the content;
    • imagery used internally as separate files, even if embedded in textual content.

  2. The layout technician [LT] confirms instructions specified during consultation and/or ordering.

  3. Front/Back matter are relocated and restructured by contemporary professional standards.

  4. An industry standard copyright statement is inserted for correct legal protections. NOTE: we use a copyright statement and structure developed at the top 5 USA publishers.

  5. Internal imagery is (re)placed for correct positioning/anchoring in layout. [95+% of authors do so incorrectly in a manuscript and degrade their graphic content.]

  6. Table of Contents is constructed by linkage to chapter and or heading hierarchy.

  7. Final review of style and structure; we do not just export and deliver. “Proof” print-ready PDF is delivered with instructions for your “Author Change Notes” [ACN] document returned as an attachment for your legal protection.

  8. Step 7 is repeated as needed upto 3 times maximum.

  9. The final print ready PDF is delivered with other products/services in the same invoice/order. This includes layout source files.

Your NDAS LT is always available for questions through our contact email account; simply respond via that account and address your LT by name. [Yes, it really is that simple.]



NDAS layouts for print require attribution at the end of the copyright page of any and all editions we create for you:

Print Layout by
N.D. Author Services

If you purchased other services related to the specific format of a publication, then combined services applicable (Editing, Cover Design, etc.) will appear in the first line of the attribution.

Templates & Specifications

If your press templates and specifications are publicly available, we will acquire them or may already have them. If such are not publicly available and a login account cannot be created without placing an order, then you must:

  1. acquire templates/spec.s through your own press account, and
  2. deliver them to NDAS.

We will advise/help you as much as possible. We will not use your account to login; this is illegal and may result in:

  1. termination of your account, and/or
  2. expose your private information in the press system to others, and/or
  3. subject you and/or NDAS to civil/criminal prosecution by your press.

Convert to Print

We handle conversion of eBooks should you decide later to produce a print edition as well. In fact, the content of an ePUB is relatively easy to extract for such use. Let us help you and your publication cross the threshold into the print market.

NOTE: This requires an unencrypted version of your eBook.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Fonts…

Can I choose fonts for use in my print edition?

Yes. Our font library is extensive. Provide us the font's name (not file name) or a way to see it in use. If we do not have it in our font library, we may suggest a close match. If public domain fonts were embedded in the eBook, we can use those as well.

NOTE: If ordering an eBook (ePUB or PDF) as well, we recommend you use Public Domain fonts. Some are legal to embed in the ePUB edition. Here are some sources:

Can I show you a font I want used, even from another book?

Yes. You will need to provide us the font's name (not file name) or a way to see it in use; for the latter, provide a URL to view online, not a thumbnail attachment. If it is a commercial font that we do not have in our font library, we may recommend a close match.

Can I send you a font I want used?

No. It is illegal to redistribute commercial fonts. If it is in the public domain, supply the URL for us to see and acquire it directly; we may even have it in our font library.

About Images / Graphic Elements…

Can I include graphics in my print edition?

Yes, with requirements. We need graphics specifications from your press and the intended print mode: B&W, grayscale, or color (CMYK or RGB). All graphics must be delivered as separate files in a resolution acceptable for the area of coverage and PPI of your print layout. Consult with us and supply the name/URL of your chosen press to understand requirements for a quality print edition.

About Something Else…

What if my question is only partly answered here or not at all?

Please contact us, as we are available to help you. Your question and the answer may be something to share herein with others.

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