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Which ebook formats do you convert to?

We convert to: PDF, HTML, ePub, Mobi (Kindle), and others on request.

 

I want eBook files for Apple/Kindle/Sony/Kobo. Can you supply those?

We supply converted eBooks that are compliant with all the major retailers’ standards

 

What source files to I need to send for the conversion?

The most cost effective way is to supply a formatted MSWord or RTF text file, plus a suitable cover image.

 

Does the text need to be formatted?

Yes, if you want our best rates. The text needs to be formatted as you wish it to be displayed (within the restrictions of some ebook formats), including indents, page-breaks, italics, bold headings, etc.

 

What if my text isn’t formatted?

You can have us format your text then convert it. This will include an additional charge, but since we are formatting and converting we will provide you with a very reasonable price.

 

I don’t have a text file, only a PDF. Can you convert from that?

Not directly. We need to extract the book contents from the PDF before we can work on it. However, extracting contents from PDF requires checking and reformatting of the resulting document due to anomalies. We would need to apply a formatting charge in addition to an eBook conversion fee. Formatting starts at $1.00 per 1000 words.

 

Can you convert to eBooks from a print book?

Yes we can. We will have to dismantle the print book and scan each page to text, then reassemble the book in text document form. Obviously this tales a lot longer. Please email us for a quote jim (at) jimandzetta.com

 

Does my cover image need to be high-resolution?

Your cover image needs to be minimum 72dpi, and we recommend it is 150/160dpi. The image must be a minimum of 453x680 and dimension ratio of 2:3, or else we may need to crop the image to use it in some formats. We will resize the image where needed (without loss of resolution) for each format.

 

What about images in the HTML version?

You can have your HTML format with or without images. All you have to do is indicate which you prefer. Please note, if you have internal images (like a company logo), you need to tell us if you wish them included in the HTML version. In all cases, images are held in a separate folder assigned to the html file. HTML itself does not hold images, but rather calls them up from an associated location (the images folder).

 

Can I have the formats done without a cover image?

If you so wish, yes you can.

 

Will my ebooks have a TOC (Table of Contents)?

Yes they will. All conversions utilize active contents and navigation features, as per individual devices.

 

I want bookmarks in the PDF version. Can you do that?

We put bookmarks in all PDF versions. We set standard bookmarks as follows: Copyright page; Chapters; About the Author; Other books by Author/Publisher; Publisher website. In the case of anthologies, we will bookmark all the stories. If you wish different bookmarks, please let us know.

 

Do you embed any metadata?

Yes we do. Appropriate metadata is embedded in all formats where it can be done. Some companies (like Apple and Sony) do not want metadata embedded in eBook files

 

I have a textbook with numerous images, tables, etc. Can you convert that to eBooks?

Yes, that is possible. However, several factors need to be considered. a) Tabled content does not convert to eBooks. b) Large images/illustrations need to be optimised for eBooks. c) Some customised formatting might not be possible to repeat completely in some eBook formats. There are workarounds for all of these. Please enquire if you have such a book jim (at) jimandzetta.com

 

How long before I get the converted ebook formats?

We will notify you of the current turnaround times for completion and return. It depends on the workload we have at any given time. We will advise you when you submit a conversion.

 

Why does my book look different in different formats?

Not all readers/devices display the content exactly the same. Users have at their choice, different display fonts and font sizes, as well as justification (left or full). Some software, like Stanza reader (multiple formats), is really just a basic text reader and strips all the formatting so it can display text from a number of different formats. In addition, if the person reading resizes the text or window size, then text is “reflowed”. Where possible we convert exactly as you wish it displayed, but you’re at the mercy of a reader’s limitations when it comes to displaying the text.

 

I have a rush job I need done immediately. Can you do that?

Please contact us if you have a rush job: jim (at) jimandzetta.com, and we will quote you.

When do I pay for the work?

Payment is in advance, once a quote is agreed if that is necessary.

 

How can I pay?

You can PayPal us direct, using editor (at) ll-publications.com, or you can pay by credit card. If paying by credit card we will send you an email invoice with active link to pay. If you wish to pay by Paypal e-check, we need to wait until funds are cleared.

 

Can I pay by cheque?

Currently we only accept cheques drawn from US and UK banks. Work begins once the funds have cleared. If paying by cheque, please contact us for a postal address.

 

 

If you have a question that is not listed here, please email jim (at) jimandzetta.com and we will answer you asap.

 

 

 

Do you typeset and prepare/design book interiors for print?

Yes we do. Rates start from $1.00 per 1000 words

 

My printer requires a PDF to a specific standard. Are you able to do that?

Yes we are. We use the latest Adobe Acrobat Professional to provide PDFs made to specific standards suitable for high-quality printing.

 

Do I need to include a cover file?

Only if you have to/want to. Printers will normally require the text of a book separate from the cover file, but if you are having your book typeset for ebook conversion you may want the cover included.

 

I need to ensure there’s mirrored margins, larger margin on the insides of pages, and vertical spacing. Can you handle that?

Yes we can. We will work with you to get your book looking the way you want it to.

 

Can I have the edited manuscript formatted for print and then converted to eBooks?

Yes you can. We can tailor a service to suit whatever you need, combining individual services into a package just for you. Email us jim (at) jimandzetta.com and let us know what you need.

 

Can I review the completed file?

We will always send you an initial draft for comment and any modifications. We encourage clients to check files carefully before calling them final.

 

I spotted several editing changes needing done. Do I need to pay all over again?

Since we are not editing as part of the job, if after the typesetting/formatting has been completed you wish to make changes to the actual content, we reserve the right to make an additional charge to cover any additional time on the project.

We have a separate FAQ page for our editing faqs, please visit that page