Services Offered

You do the writing, we'll do the work to get your books ready for e-book and print distribution! We format for fiction writers, focussing on the preparation of epub and mobi files for ebook distribution and print-on-demand format for distribution through CreateSpace. 

E-book Formatting
Epub is the industry standard format preferred by most retailers, except for Amazon, which prefers mobi files. We can prepare both types of files for you, with or without customization. Without customization will give you an epub file you can use at Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google and Apple. Customization will give you the same file with live links to your other books on each platform, which makes it easier for readers to buy your other books direct from their devices.

Epub and mobi formatting:
  • $50 up to 30 chapters and 350 pages of double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font in the Word document submitted for formatting
  • $1 for each additional chapter
  • $10 for each additional 100 pages over 350
  • Customize for these retailers for $20 each: Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Google
  • Formatting redo/edits for ebook files already formatted by the Fairies starts at $25
  • Boxed sets will be charged based on the number of books included: $50 for book 1 and add $25 for each additional book up to four books. Contact the Fairies for larger boxed sets.

When you submit your work order to the Formatting Fairies, please include:
  • The completed work order
  • Your cover file—a high resolution .jpg file is preferred
  • A Word document with your book title, copyright (click on the link to read about what your copyright statement should include), manuscript, about the author (optional), other books by (optional) 
  • If you chose to to customize for each retailer, please submit a separate Word file with purchase links for your books broken down by retailer.
Formatted Interior File for CreateSpace and Ingram (Print-on-Demand)
Preparing print-ready files for on-demand printing requires some know-how that we can provide. Your book will be laid out in the industry-leading InDesign software and outputted in PDF format and ready for upload to CreateSpace.

CreateSpace interior file layout is $150 for first 75,000 words/$20 for each additional 10,000 words. Check with us about the size of the final book before submitting your work order. We will format for 5" x 8", 5.5" x 8.5" or 6" x 9".

Copy Editing Services
Our staff can provide outstanding proofreading and copyediting support done by a number of experienced, seasoned editors who can ensure your final product is clean and ready for prime time.
  • Proofreading services to include spelling, grammar and punctuation: $.005 per word
  • Copyediting Services to include proofreading and inconsistencies: $.008 per word. Note this is not a full content review.
E-book and print cover design: We can match you up with experienced graphic designers to get you the cover you want! Contact us for more information. 

Upload to Apple (Apple computer required): $50

Administrative Fee: 5 percent of total cost

Contact: formatting@marieforce.com

Click on the work order page to hire the Formatting Fairies to prepare your book for publication.

The E-Book Formatting Fairies are open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. We are closed on weekends and all federal holidays. 
Our turnaround time varies, but is often between 5 and 7 business days for ebook formatting from the time we have all the relevant materials to complete your job. CreateSpace layout and cover design is between 10 and 15 business days. Editing turnaround time ranges from 2-4 weeks to 6-8 weeks depending on the schedule.