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Createspace/IngramSpark/KDP Print formatting includes the following (if you have different requirements, please let us know before formatting starts. Any differences may include an additional fee.):

  1. We provide the PDF file formatted for Createspace/IngramSpark/KDP Print.
  2. Turnaround time is no longer that ten business days. Rush Jobs are five business days.
  3. We guarantee our formatting for Createspace/IngramSpark/KDP Print.

We will format your book with the following parameters:

Fiction:

Title Page:
– Book Title font style: Trajan Pro
– Book Title font size: 36 to 44 points

Chapter Title:
– Chapter Title font style: Baskerville
– Chapter Title font size: 18 to 24 points

Body Text:
– Body font size: 12 pt
– Body font style: Garamond
– Body Text: Full Justification
– Body text: MS Word’s hyphenation: on (please note, we do not do hyphenation manually. If you would like us to change any of the hyphenation manually, there will be an additional fee)
– Body text line spacing: at least 15
– Widow/Orphan control: on (this reduces the number of Widows and Orphans, but can make the line at the bottom of the page not be exactly even with the text at the bottom of the opposing page.)

Headers:
– Author name even pages
– Book Title odd pages
– Centered
– Font size: 11 pt
– Font style: Garamond

Footers
– Page numbers outside margin
– Font style: Garamond
– Font size: 11

Table of Contents:
– we do not insert a Table of Contents into a Novel, Novella, or Short Story.

Margins:
Top: .5 inches
Bottom: .5 inches
Inside (Gutter): .75inches, .85 inches for books with 400-700 pages, .875 for books with over 700 pages
Outside: .5 inches

Layout:
Chapters” start on the right hand side/odd numbered pages.

Paragraph Style:
The first line of a paragraph is indented except for the first paragraph of each “chapter.”

Images

– We will use your images as you have provided them to us. If you require anything done to the images, please let us know before formatting as this may require and additional cost. This may include things such as: adding borders, shadows, etc.
– Please note that if you have images in your book, they must be at least 300 DPI. For more information, please click here.

 

Non-Fiction

Title Page:
– Book Title font style: Trajan Pro
– Book Title font size: 36 to 44 points

Headings:
– Heading font style: Calibre
– Heading font size: 18 to 24 points
– Subheading font style: Calibre
– Chapter Title font size: 12 to 18 points

Body Text:
– Body font size: 12 pt
– Body font style: Cambria
– Body Text: Full Justification
– Body text: MS Word’s hyphenation: on (please note, we do not do hyphenation manually)
– Body text line spacing: single
– Widow/Orphan control: on (this reduces the number of Widows and Orphans, but can make the line at the bottom of the page not be exactly even with the line at the bottom of the opposing page.)

Headers:
– Author name even pages
– Book Title odd pages
– Centered
– Font size: 11 pt
– Font style: Cambria

Footers
– Page numbers outside margin
– Font style: Cambria
– Font size: 11

Table of Contents:
– we insert a Table of Contents

Margins:
Top: .5 inches
Bottom: .5 inches
Inside (Gutter): .75inches, .85 inches for books with 400-700 pages, .875 for books with over 700 pages
Outside: .5 inches

Layout:
Chapters” start on the right hand side/odd numbered pages.

Paragraph Style:
Block paragraph style

Images

– We will use your images as you have provided them to us. If you require anything done to the images, please let us know before formatting as this may require and additional cost. This might include things such as: adding borders, shadows, etc.
– Please note that if you have images in your book, they must be 300 DPI or greater. For more information, please click here.

As you have submitted this book for print formatting, we assume that this is the complete and final version. When you pay, you are indicating that we have the final version of your book and we can start on your project immediately, therefore we cannot accept changes after this. If you have updated your manuscript, please email the updated version to [email protected] before payment.) We provide one free revision to correct any formatting issues. If editing (corrections to typos, grammar, etc.) is required after formatting, we can do a maximum of 40 edits. We will provide a quote to do this. If the number of edits is greater than 40, then the book will require reformatting. For more information on  our revision process, please click on the following link:  https://ebooklaunch.com/faq/revision-process-work-formatting/

If you haven’t done it already, you will want to register an account with CreateSpace here: https://www.createspace.com

If you have any questions about publishing on Createspace, please contact them here: https://www.createspace.com/Help/Order/Contact.jsp
or check out their FAQs: https://www.createspace.com/en/community/docs/DOC-1751

There is also a Createspace community: https://www.createspace.com/en/community/index.jspa

If you have questions about publishing on IngramSpark, you can find their Help page here: https://www.ingramspark.com/Portal/Help

For information about KDP Print, click here: https://kdp.amazon.com

The formatting quote does not include the following services:

  1. Editing
  2. Proofreading
  3. Cover (you will need a cover formatted for print. i.e. front, spine, and back. Your ebook cover will not work.) Here are the requirements for Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/Products/Book/CoverPDF.jsp
  4. Graphic Design
  5. Uploading your book to Createspace or IngramSpark.
  6. Marketing
  7. Help to operate your computer. We would love to be able to help, but there are just too many variables in the hardware and software for us to do this.
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