the size, page count, and revisions, I should be able to format
your book for either a traditional printer or print on demand for
between $200 to $500 depending on complexity..
My rate is $45/hour
plus $50 if you want to use my barcode and publishing company. I don't mark up the printing
or other outside expenses.
This would include:
- Initial consultation
your text into a book format
a cover to include photographs or graphics
you get your own ISBN and barcode
- Helping you
set up your own publishing company
you a draft copy for final proofreading
- Send your
files to what ever printer you want or to Lightning Source Inc,
a Print On Demand printer (division of Ingram)
your book with Amazon and Ingram Books catalog making it available
to all bookstore nation wide
- Format your
book into an eBook, convert it to nine different eBook formats and placing it in eBook stores including Kindle,
Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Apple, etc.
can be furnish upon request
If you want
to have it printed using Print on Demand technology, it should not
cost you more than $110 in addition to my labor charge to have your book setup, including a proof
copy. After that, you can buy copies of your book shipped directly
from the printer for the cost of printing and shipping.
"Tio" Sam Warren lives and works in Tijuana, Mexico, across the border from San Diego. He is the author of many book, including a number of guide books on Baja, Mexico. He also give guided tours of Northern Baja.
Constructing a Book
Fiction and non-fiction books may have a slightly different set of inclusions in addition to the body of the book, but also have similarities. Following is a summary guiding authors in “what” and “where” in the planning of his/her book.
Front Matter All books include "front matter", often composed of copyright information, a Title Page, Copyright Page, and a Table of Contents, but may also include a Dedication, Foreword, Preface, Acknowledgements,
Front matter pages are numbered in lowercase roman numerals. The foreword is a statement about the book usually written by someone other than the author. The preface describes why you wrote the book.
The introduction describes something about the main text that your reader should know before proceeding to read the book.
Body Matter, or core content, contains Parts/ Sections/Chapters - in that order. Titles and subtitles
must be identical in the Table of Contents and in the body of the book End Matter , found mostly in nonfiction at the back of the book, consists of optional materials such as an Appendix, a Glossary, a Bibliography, and an Index.
These are submitted to the publisher along with a manuscript. An “About the Author” section may also be included in the end matter. Traditions define which material is placed on a right-hand or left-hand page and where blank pages
occur. Paper books and digital books have different formatting requirements, especially in page division and location numbers. For more details, contact Sam Warren for a free consultation.