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Fixed layout ebooks

from $240 USD

I love being able to change the font, color and text size when reading a book on my kindle. But what about a children's book with funky letters placed on top of an image? When converted to ebook it won't work if the text can be restyled, resized or moved. That's where fixed layout ebooks come in. A snapshot of your book pages, delivered in ebook format. Great for children's books, recipe books, art books and more.

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Files Files: We can only create a fixed layout ebook if we have first designed the book . Having designed the book we can then convert it from our source files.

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Images Images: Provide color versions of any grayscale images from your print-book if you want to have them swapped in to create a full-color ebook.

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Cover Cover: Either send us your existing cover or see our cover design service page. This will be added to the front of your ebook file.

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Ratio Ratio: Your fixed layout ebook can be optimized for a range of devices, each with different screen shapes and sizes. Select your preferred tablet (e.g. iPad) so we can optimize your ebook accordingly.

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ISBN ISBN: Provide this 13-digit number for distribution. It must always be different to the ISBN for your print book.

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Design Design: The fixed layout epub is generated directly from the book source file we create in InDesign as part of one of our book design services .

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Fonts Fonts: We can often exchange fonts for royalty-free versions in children's books to avoid expensive licensing fees. For more complex books the appropriate ebook fonts must be licensed and embedded in the file.

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Images Images: All images will be optimized for viewing on an ereader device, which keeps file sizes to a minimum and helps fast loading and page scrolling.

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TOC TOC: Create navigation native to each device that is based on the table of contents in your printed book.

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Verification Verification: Ensure epub complies with the most recent versions of ePubCheck and ePubPreFlight.

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$240 USD + font licensing

We will always need to review your files before we can issue your quotation. Please note this service is an add-on to our book design services. For children's books, ebook font licensing fees can be avoided by replacing fonts with a royalty-free version. For complex books the appropriate ebook fonts must be licensed (around $320 USD per typeface family). For these jobs we ask for full payment upfront as we will convert the entire book in a single pass. All credit and debit card payments are made by PayPal.

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Turnaround 5 business days

The time we need to complete your job will be stated in your quotation. If we are producing your printed book then this must be completed first. Please allow yourself extra time to review your files and request changes. If you have a tight deadline please ask for our express service. Express jobs are subject to a 30%, 50% or 100% fee depending on the speed required as our staff will often need to work on them outside normal business hours.

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Digital Rights Management

Your ebook file will not contain Digital Rights Management (DRM). Retailers each have their own DRM solution which you can choose to enable later when submitting files to them. However, unless absolutely necessary we would advice against enabling DRM. It is intended as an anti-piracy deterrent but from our experience can cause problems for legitimate readers such as preventing them from reading the book on multiple devices.

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Receive a fixed layout epub file

We return a fully verified file ready for you to upload for distribution. This file is first checked for compliance with the latest technical standards and requirements the major ebook retailers, primarily Apple. It is important to check this on a proper iPad to appreciate how your customers will see it, not to try and open it in a browser. You will also receive a high resolution marketing jpg of your cover.

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Clear changes policy

Your ebook is a faithful conversion of your print book file. Any corrections should therefore be made to the print version first. Technical issues with the ebook will always be fixed without charge. All other changes are charged from $48 USD. Edits are charged at a fixed $0.96 USD each if marked as pdf comments on your book file. Please see the following link for detail on how to add comments to your pdf. We will always look to make changes as quickly as possible. In the event you need to cancel a job please see our terms for details.