Services:
Print Layout

Pricing & Rates

Service Rate Unit Minimum
Standard $5 USD 5K words +
1 Graphic or Table*
$25 USD
Extra Graphic or Table** $5 USD per 4 $5 USD
Additional Format +25% per +1 $25 USD
Ebook Compile/Review +$20 USD  
* Table or other non-linear text block isolated from standard text flow.
** For count above allowed with "Standard" word count.

ATTENTION: English Only. Manuscript review required before ordering; we do not want you to waste time/money on the wrong services for your content's current phase/state.

EXAMPLE:

1 print format, 75k words, 20 graphics/tables/etc., cover supplied by author, ebook export/compile.

  • Base: $75
  • 5 additional graphics/tables/etc. above the allowed: $10
  • eBook export plus cover embedding: $20
  • TOTAL: $105 USD
Standard (1 Print Layout)

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 25% of the 1st format in most cases.

ATTENTION: Multiple formats require re-flow, block level adjustments and separate review, regardless of duplicate content. Many self-publishers are unaware (or misled by amateurs) concerning the details; content cannot simply be changed to a new format without eyes-on review and adjustment for a professional result.

eBook Export & Validation

If ordered as an addition, print layout is completed first. Its styling is exported directly to the nearest equivalent specifications and standards of the ePUB format (later convert if needed to MOBI, AZW, etc.). In addition, all ePUBs 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.

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 of the main textual content (US, GB, AU, etc.);

    • 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.]

Requirements

Attribution…

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
www.NDAuthorServices.com

If you purchased other services related to the specific format of a publication, then combined services applicable (Editing, Cover Design, etc.) must 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. Many presses do so; this likely includes yours.

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 in all ways legally 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. The content of an ePUB is relatively easy to extract, though the rest of the process is standard layout work. Let us help you and your publication cross the threshold into the print market.

ATTENTION: This requires an unencrypted version of your eBook.

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