Hire the Fairies and Get Your Book to Readers

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.
Smashwords formatting is $25. We will provide you with a Word file formatted to pass Smashwords finicky validator called the "meatgrinder."

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 and Cover for CreateSpace (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".

CreateSpace cover preparation is $150 if the cover was done by one of our designers/$175 if the cover was generated elsewhere. Check with us about the size of the final book before submitting your work order. If you do not mention a specific size, we will use our standard formatting size of 6" x 9". Edits to CreateSpace cover for Fairies clients starts at $25. Edits to CreateSpace interior book for Fairies clients - Because even small changes to the interior of the book may require the book to be reflowed and impact the cover size, services will be quoted on a case-by-case basis.

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 Cover Design
Our team of world-class graphic designers stands ready to help you find the perfect cover for your book. Appealing to online audiences requires that a cover "pop" on the screen, and our designers know just how to make that happen. Our fee structure depends on the amount of research and consultation required. If an author comes to us and says, "I want exactly this," he or she will be looking at the lower end of the scale. If an author has no idea what he or she wants, the charge will be higher. Contact formatting@marieforce.com to determine the price in advance. E-book cover design is $200 to $300 plus expenses such as stock art work that will be billed at the actual cost.

Upload to Apple (Apple computer required): $50

Consultation on Retail Uploads/Hand-holding: starts at $100

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. 

4 comments:

  1. I published a book with iUniverse and I'm getting my rights back so I can publish it myself as a e-book on Amazon. can I use the same ISBN numbers on my book, title, and cover. I have to pay iUniverse individually for the rights to these. As you can see I need help. I also want to do some revision on my novel. can you help me with this?

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    1. Please email formatting@marieforce.com so we can discuss your needs. Thanks!
      Julie on behalf of Marie Force

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