Why should I pay someone to convert my
book to electronic/digital format?
You can opt to convert your
book into digital (and print) format yourself, but it is
time-consuming, especially if you want it done right. You do not want
your book to have low sales because it cannot be downloaded or it is
not easy to read on any of today’s digital readers. At YourSpecs, your
files will go through a variety of quality checks to insure the results
match your expectations in formatting and quality. This insures
customer satisfaction from you, to your customers, which means less
refunds and more sales. And your readers will be more apt to purchase
another book by you in the future.
Why should I choose YourSpecs over the other Conversion Services?
EXPERIENCE: YourSpecs.media is an imprint of
SynergEbooks – www.synergebooks.com"
– which has converted its titles into the most popular digital formats
for more than 1000 titles
over the last 17 years. We know what we’re doing.
(b) COST: Many conversion services are offered
elsewhere are priced according to the page count, as well as the
complexity of your book. We offer one flat fee at a more than
competitive price; there are no hidden fees. Plus, included in the
package is an ISBN number and full-color cover, which alone can cost
you more than $1000. If you prefer to have someone else take care of
all aspects of your book, including marketing, then we recommend you
choose a different service, but if you want to be a more integral part
of the publishing process, this is one of the best – and most cost-effective –
ways to go.
(c) SPEED: Your book can be converted and uploaded
to the various retailers within 10 business days after payment is
received. Within 30 days or less, your book can be on all the major
retail sites in digital and paperback format!
Need more convincing? Check out our TESTIMONIALS page.
Why do I need an ISBN number for my book?
Most online retailers
require that your Books be assigned an ISBN number. Brick and mortar
stores (such as Barnes & Noble or BooksAMillion) require that
your print book have an ISBN number. And you need a different ISBN
number for each format, because the industry standard states that if your
book differs enough to change the end user’s experience, the ISBNs in
the supply chain need to be unique. If you have a new edition of your book published, then you
would need a new ISBN for that as
Do I have to use one of YourSpecs' ISBN numbers for my book?
Yes. Your book is being published by YourSpecs, therefore you will need to use a YourSpecs ISBN number.
What about Copyrights?
As the author, you are
responsible for copyrighting your material. You can simply include the
words “Copyright by”, along with your name and the year your manuscript
completed, or you can visit http://www.copyright.gov/
and get a Library
of Congress number, which should be included in your Word document when
you submit your final manuscript for conversion.
You will need a different LOC number for each format.
What is EPUB format?
The EPUB is a popular
vendor-independent XML-based e-book format. EPUBs
can be read at least by primary eReaders, such as: Kobo eReader,
Apple's iBooks, Barnes and Noble’s Nook, and the Sony Reader.
What is MOBI format?
The Mobipocket file format
is that of a standard Palm Database Format
file and can be read mainly on Amazon’s Kindle.
Why do you not offer conversion of Children’s Books?
Formatting books that
contain more illustrations then text is a complex
service that we are not ready to provide at this time for this rate. The current
packages also do not include other heavy formatting, such as lists,
tables, footnotes, menus, question/answers, math, block
quotes, boxed text, and sidebars.
Do you offer EDITING services?
Editing is not part of the
current conversion packages. Though it would be in
your best interest to find an editor before submitting your work to be
converted. We do offer a list of professional editors, many of whom are
also published authors in their own right, on the website.
Can I Provide My Own Cover?
As long as the cover
complies with the requirements, you can certainly
provide your own. The cover needs to have the complete title (including
subtitle and Book number, if applicable), plus the author’s name. It
needs to be a JPG file created in at least 150 DPI for digital – 300
DPI for print (a full print cover will need to be procided according to
spec in PDF format as well). If you want to provide a full print cover
spine), you will need to have the dimensions and final page count
before submitting. Your full print cover must be sent via
our DropBox (instructions will be provided).
How do I Recieve my Royalties?
the beginning of each month, YourSpecs will send you a Royalty
Statement via email in Excel format. If your book has had 1 or more
sales, they will be itemized on your Statement and your payment will be
sent to you via PayPal (or you can opt to have a check sent). If your
book has made only 1 sale, you will receive a Statement, but payment
will be forwarded until the next month you have a sale.
What do I do if I want changes made to my book at a later date?
will send you all of your files once the final product has been created
and approved by you. After 30 days, those files will be deleted from
our servers, so be sure to keep your work. If you want changes made to
your books after that time, additional fees will be charged (see Price
How do I pay for the Conversion Service Package that I choose?
you've decided which package you want, we ask you to print out 2 copies
of the contract, fill them out, and mail them to the address given,
along with a check or money order. Once your contract has been
received, if a check or money order is not enclosed, a payment
request will be sent to your email address via PayPal. Once payment is received, your signed contract will be returned to you and the publishing process will begin.