There are many options available to authors these days, for both print and ebook formatting. You can do it yourself and keep control, or you can hire others to do it for you.
Consider cost and timings for publication, as well as options for updates later (as there will be an inevitable typo or two!). You'll need to book formatting in advance as professionals are always busy. Rates may change over time, so please check the formatter's site for up-to-date pricing.
There are some free options for ebook formatting:
- Draft2Digital have a formatting tool
- Reedsy have a writing and formatting tool
- PublishDrive have an ebook formatting tool
- Amazon KDP have Kindle Create, a Kindle only formatting tool
My personal choice for ebook (and some print) formatting is Vellum. It's Mac only (sorry!) but it is absolutely brilliant and makes formatting fun! (I never thought I'd say that!) Click here to watch my tutorial on how to use Vellum to format an ebook and a print book.
Reedsy have a marketplace of vetted book designers with experience in every genre. Click here to check out their options. They also have book cover design and marketing professionals and use an extensive vetting process so you can be sure of the quality.
Ebook Launch – professional ebook and print book formatting
[Please note: I am an affiliate of the services above because they are excellent quality and have been recommended by readers of this blog. That means I receive a small % of the sale for the referral, but with no extra cost to you. Thanks for checking them out!]
Other formatting options
Alexandra Amor – my Virtual Assistant also does formatting for ebook, paperback and hardback
Vital Muse Media. Ron Vitale offers formatting for ebooks and print books.
Jane Dixon Smith Jane does my own interior book design for print.
Polgarus Studio Ebook and print formatting. Professional and great turnaround