Writing and Self-Publishing Independently Together.
Blurbs are the stuff of nightmares for most writers. It can be so hard to find the right words to capture the months or years of hard work you've put into telling your story. Is your blurb too long? Are you unsure whether it hooks the reader fast enough? Get in touch for a fast, objective review. I'll treat your blurb like a reader in a shop...hopefully the ones who buy it.
We can edit short documents generally not exceeding 10k words, and are in the final stages of the writing and publishing process. These could include children's books, scripts and plays, flash fiction and short stories. We will begin with viewing a sample for assessment. If your work is considered to be too great a task, we will be honest and recommend you seek the services of a specialist Line or Copy Editor. (For example, in the case of full-length novels.)
Short stories and self publishing projects with less text can be proofread for minor spelling, grammar and typos. This can be an extra human input to check that programs such as "Grammarly" haven't missed some contextual errors. We don't offer professional proofreading of entire novels and will refer you to other professionals if we feel that is what is needed.
Interior book formatting of text-only novels, stories, and other black and white options publishing. This includes work on designing children's picture books.
Having problems with your page numbers? Need help setting those margins? Can't decide on a font? No job publishing is too small. Hopefully you'll learn a new book formatting skill.
Texts from short stories to novellas up to 50,000 words. Book formatting of fiction and non-fiction welcome. Subject to sample text for accurate quote.
If you already have your paperback book formatting done and all you want is conversion to ebook, this is for you. Price subject to book length and individual publishing project, and can include cover conversion, too.
Book formatting novels of 50,000 to 100,00 words typically charged at £100. All self publishing quotes subject to sample text for accurate quote.
If you're publishing a book with images (e.g. children's picture book, or a non-fiction), please get in touch if you need the interior of the book formatting.
Design and file preparation for self publishing, including spine width and other problem solving. Service includes assistance uploading to sales platforms such as Kindle Direct, Ingram Spark, and so on. I typically work with Adobe InDesign and I am able to communicate with printers.
If you have the design work and images already done and just need the files made ready for self publishing, this might be best for you.
Advice and Design options available. This could include use of various images to compile designs. Copyright use of images are self publishing client's responsibility.
It is important that any images provided for designs are free to use and adapt for commercial publishing. In As Many Words will not be held liable for breach of copyright if images or artwork is supplied without rights or permissions obtained. Any questions, please ask.
In As Many Words believes in the unique and individual nature of the work created by all independent, self publishing authors and writers. We want to support you in getting you work published how you want it to. Our services are aimed at helping you do that at as low a personal cost to you, and maintaining your complete rights over your work. Please contact us for bespoke and individual service.
The easiest file to work from is an MS Word file, otherwise known as a ".docx." However, you can send me text in most common formats as long as I can copy it into an MS Word or Adobe InDesign file.
In most cases I will supply you with a range of documents, depending on the specific needs of you project. Most often, this will include an MS Word (.docx), PDF, EPUB, or any other specific file type of your request. In most cases I would suggest a format which you are still able to edit small changes such as typos or spelling errors you might find in final proofreads.
It's important to send your work for formatting when you have finished your book and have no changes left to make. Formatting is all about making the book look its best for the reader and many of the decisions made will be based on the understanding that no more alterations need to be made.
Yes. It is always my wish that you are completely satisfied with your book. Before starting the work we will agree general design ideas - such as which fonts and sizes to use - and I prepare the file in a way to make it easy to make changes. It is important to note that changes in formatting do not include textual alterations such as typos or spellings, so it is important you send your files after editing and proofreading.