Wednesday, May 1, 2013
As of May 1, 2013, I am out of the formatting-for-hire business. (For those of you not familiar with the above acronym, O.O.B. means “out of business.”)
From now on the only e-books that I will be formatting are my own, and I’m almost finished with a revision of Anyone Can Make a Kindle Book (present owners will be able to get the revision for free), which is still the best book out there for PC users to make their Kindle books.
I say “PC users” specifically because I’m also finishing up (though it’s taking longer than I planned) my book about using the program called Pages (made by Apple and available for Macintosh computers and also for the iPad) to quickly and easily format both Kindle and EPUB books… even more quickly and easily than the method that I wrote about in Anyone Can Make a Kindle Book. The title of the new book is Easiest Ebooks Ever! I discovered the new method a short while ago, it works great, and anyone with a Macintosh should use Pages with my book to format all of their books. I’ll let you know when it’s finished and available for sale.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A while back, I thought that if I offered a basic, simple, cut-rate formatting service that I would increase my business and help out some cash-strapped writers.
It didn’t work.
My business increased, all right, but what I got were clients who don’t understand how ebooks and reading devices work. They were used to paper books, where one can say: “I want this to look exactly like this, and that to look exactly like that.”
Ebooks don’t work like that. And I don’t have the time to spend two weeks on one book going back-and-forth with one client who doesn’t understand the amount of work involved.
So, I’m going back to my original price of $99.00.
At that price you won’t get cut-rate work. You won’t get a special deal. You won’t get only the basic service. You will get the best that I can do for you.
And if you want extras—like drop caps and floating images—I can do those for you, too. They will cost you a little extra, but I can do them and do them well.
In fact, I think that I offer the best ebook formatting service anywhere, especially at a base price of $99.00 with a money-back guarantee.