Layout, Print

Service Rate Unit Minimum
Standard $10 USD 5K words +
1 Graphic or Table*
$45 USD
Extra Graphic or Table** $7.50 USD per 4 $7.50 USD
Add'l Print Format +25%   $30 USD
Ebook Export & Validate +25%   $30 USD
* Table or other non-linear text block isolated from standard text flow.
** For count above allowed with "Standard" word count.

English Only. Manuscript review required before ordering. “Product” Proofread not included (see “Services > Editing”).

WARNING: Do not embedded graphics / visuals in a manuscript file. This will [further] degrade visual quality for the layout version. Consult with us for the correct way to note details and specifications in a manuscript for later placement in a layout.

Example: 1 print format, 75k words, 20 graphics/­tables/­sidebars/­etc., all non-textual content ready as-is; cover supplied by author; ebook compile & validate.

  • Base: $150
  • 5 additional graphics/etc. above included: $15
  • eBook compile / adjust / cover embed / triple validate: $41.25
  • TOTAL: $206.25 USD

Standard (1 Print Layout)

We can prepare your print content for any trim size and binding available through your chosen press.

Additional (More than 1 Print Layout)

Multiple print formats require re-flow, block level adjustments and separate review, regardless of duplicate content. Largest print format should be completed first.

eBook Export & Validation

If ordered as an addition, the ePUB layout is completed first in rudimentary print format. After your review and Content Proofing [only], it is exported and refined in the ePUB format. After this is completed, the plain layout file is further refined and adjusted for print format. All ePUB files are subjected to code level review, manual adjustments & re-styling plus triple validation:

  1. in the ebook layout application,

  2. in an autonomous utility, and

  3. online by the latest W3C industry standards.

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

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 required;

    • English language standard: US, GB, AU, etc.;

    • Internal imagery prepared at the necessary resolution as separate files ready for embedding; consult with us if preparation assistance is needed.

    WARNING: Do not embedded graphics in a manuscript file. This [further] degrades graphic quality for the layout version. Consult with us for the correct way to note details of graphic placement in your manuscript.

  2. Layout technician [LT] confirms instructions specified.

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

  4. Industry compliant copyright statement inserted for correct legal protections. NOTE: amalgamated from those of the top 5 USA publishers.

  5. Internal imagery (re)placed for correct position/anchor in layout.

  6. Table of Contents constructed by heading(s) hierarchy / levels.

  7. Final review of style and structure; we do not just export and deliver.

  8. Print-ready PDF proof delivered with instructions for your “Author Change Notes” [ACN] document returned by attachment. You are allowed upto 3 ACN/Proof cycles within standard fees; additional ACN cycles cost extra.

  9. ePUB compile, if ordered, after all ACNs completed.

  10. Final print ready PDF delivered with other products/services in 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.



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.) 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 to produce a print edition. The content of an ePUB is relatively easy to extract; 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 eBook/ePUB.