Sapphire Guardian

Formatting and Conversion Services

Welcome

Introduction

Sapphire Guardian Formatting and Conversion Services provides professional digital book, paperback and hardcover layout formatting and file format conversion services of high quality. I welcome fiction, from short stories to novels, and non-fiction books, by both established and new writers. For details about Sapphire Guardian Formatting and Conversion Services and how I might work with you, please review this site for further details.

About Me

I’m István Szabó, Ifj., an award winning writer / director and graphic artist, author of the Auralight Fantasy series Crystal Shade, which is available on 6 continents, in 65 countries and via ~250 retailers, and the short story series 7 Post Meridiem. With years of experience in document and book formatting and design, I offer formatting and conversion services, and other extended services for publishers or authors publishing through Amazon KDP, Amazon Createspace, Smashwords, Kobo WL, Lulu, Google Play, Apple iTunes, Gardners, E-Sentral, XinXii, Scribd, DriveThruFiction and other online retailers.

If you choose to go with my services, you will have a beautifully formatted book that will look and work the way an EBook and Printed Book should. I would be happy to email you examples of each format before you hire me in order for you to see my work. Just drop me an email to istvanszabo@crystalshadeangeni.com or fill the Website's contact form and request it. Feel free to contact me with questions or custom quotes also.

I would love to hear from you and work with you on your next book project!

Best regards,

István

For my full biography, please visit Crystal Shade's About the Author section.

Sapphire Guardian FCS is a legal subsidiary of my book franchise, Crystal Shade's Offical Website, www.crystalshadeangeni.com.

Services

General Services

- Beautiful formatting with attention to detail.

- Make new chapters start on new pages.

- Remove any paragraph-starting tab characters, multiple spaces and extraneous line-breaking.

- hyphens replacing with appropriate formatting.

- Format chapter headings appropriately.

- Remove any extraneous line-breaking hyphens from the original formatting.

- 100% Guaranteed to pass the AutoVetter (This is a 100% guarantee – if the file doesn’t pass the AutoVetter, you send it back, and I fix it for free.).

- Perfectly formatted file for upload to Smashwords Premium Distribution (if appropriate).

- Linked Table of Contents and other links (if appropriate, front of book, back of book, or both) to the author's website and to other published books in the author’s retailer stores

- embedded copy of your book cover (Kindle, EPub and PDF).

- Add "front matter"—separate title page, copyright page, etc.

- Convert all em-dashes (—), en-dashes (–) and ellipses (…) to the correct symbol codes.

- Professional formatting of paperback / hardcover headings, images and even poetry.

Formatting an EBook and / or a Paperback / Hardcover takes up to three days (Usually less, ~24-48h). It is absolutely possible that the task will be completed ahead of time, but in order to have some time in case of emergencies or difficulties, I set longer time frames than anticipated.

Please be advised that I do not act or operate as a publisher or a distributor (Only for some preferred clients). Once I format the files and return them to the author, the author is responsible for publishing their ebooks through the avenue of distribution they choose. All manuscripts sent for formatting should be finished, proofread, edited and ready for publication. Please make sure that your book is the best that it can be before publishing. If you spot a last-minute typo before publication, I will happily provide a single file correction and rebuild for all formats free of charge with up to a dozen changes. Further rebuilds will be charged at $11 per hour.

I accept PayPal payments only. No upfront. You have to pay after everything is done and you're satisfied with the final product. At the end of the project you will receive all necessary files and finalized EBooks, Paperback and / or Hardcover files, along with the new masterfiles (Front Cover, Spine and Back Cover PSD masterfiles excluded).

Extended Services

To learn more about the Extended Services, please visit the Extended Service Fees, in the Service Fees section. Some Extended Services are available for my preferred clients only.

Suggested Formats

RetailerSuggested Formats
Amazon Kindle Direct PublishingKindle
Amazon Createspace PaperbackDoc / PDF
SmashwordsEPub / Doc
Kobo Writing LifeEPub / Doc
Lulu Press Inc.EPub / Doc
Lulu Press Inc. Paperback & HardcoverDoc / PDF
Google PlayEPub / PDF
Apple iTunesEPub
Gardners BooksEPub / PDF
Xentral Methods E-SentralEPub
XinXiiEPub
ScribdDoc
DriveThruFictionKindle / EPub / PDF
GoodreadsEPub / PDF
Additional RetailersEPub

Service Fees

Basic Service Fees

Word CountOne FormatTwo FormatsThree FormatsPaperback & Hardcover
FictionNon-FictionFictionNon-FictionFictionNon-FictionFictionNon-Fiction
Less than 10k$11$22$13$25$15$28--
10k-20k$22$33$25$37$28$41--
20k-40k$33$44$37$49$41$54$44$66
40k-70k$44$66$49$81$54$96$55$88
70k-100k$55$88$65$113$75$138$66$111
100k-120k$66$111$81$135$96$157$77$133
120k-140k$77$133$97$157$107$181$88$155
140k-160k$88$155$113$179$138$216$99$177
160k-180k$99$177$129$201$159$253$111$199
180k+$111+$199+$144+$222+$199+$299+--
Picture$1/Pic$1/Pic$1/Pic$2/Pic$1/Pic$3/Pic$1/Pic$1/Pic

You’ll receive custom formatting of EBook, Paperback and Hardcover from any manuscript provided (.doc, .docx, .rtf files only). Available EBook formats: Kindle, EPub, PDF. For every EPub file you'll also get a formatted Doc file for free.

The standard prices quoted above include up to three images. This would be the cover and two additional images (For example, the cover thumbnails of others books you have written). If you buy one or two formats innitially, but later decide you want one or more additional formats, you only pay the difference in price. All prices are in USD.

Note: These offers do not include pictures books and image-heavy projects, which require more complex formatting. The Paperback and Hardcover formatting is for manuscripts only - I do make covers for my Pro Clients only, however I do make professional cover extension (Spine and Backcover) and front cover enhancement and modification. For more info, please see the Extended Service Fees below. Additional fees may apply if a manuscript clean-up is required prior to the actual formatting process.

Extended Service Fees

Extended ServiceService Fee
Spine and Back Cover Design (Paperback / Hardcover)$30
Front Cover Enhancing and / or Modification$10
Priority Express Formatting$25
Distribution Guidance and Consultation$10
Extended Distribution Guidance and Consultation$25
PDF Excerpt (For Goodreads, Lulu, Gardners, E-Sentral, DriveThruFiction)$10
XLS Setup (Gardners Only)$5
Front Cover DesignFor preferred clients only
Arts & IllustrationsFor preferred clients only
ISBNFor preferred clients only
Non-Latin text formatting (Kanji, Hirigana, Katanaka, Hindu-Arabic, Cyrillic, etc, etc...)Please request quote
HD Children Picture BookPlease request quote
Professional Author and / or Book Website DesignPlease request quote

Additional Extended Services Coming Soon!

Portfolio

Some of My Favorite Works

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Some of My Additional Favorites

How to Work, Travel, and Study in Japan by Natalia Doan (Amazon Kindle, EPub, *Book with Japanese Furigana Text)

Written on a Drum by David Wesley Chapman (Paperback)

Lodestone by Wendy Scott (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Paperback, Cover Extension)

Beyond Divorce by Jeannine Lee (Paperback)

A Stranger in Town by Karen Stevens (Amazon Kindle)

To Love Wisely or Not At All by Karen Stevens (Amazon Kindle)

Creating a Kick Ass Attitude by Elise Quevedo (Paperback)

Just Do It by Tiffany A. Green (Amazon Kindle)

Money Left on the Table by Beau Beach (Paperback)

If the Bones are Good then Decorating is a Cinch by Susan Holley (Amazon Kindle)

Momma, Help Me Please by Deirdre D. Gilbert (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Paperback)

The Evidence: The Scriptural Defense of God's Eternal Law by Eric Ian Schwelling (Paperback)

Who is God? by Isaac Jorgense (Paperback)

Create the Life You Want: Feel Fabolous Inside Out by Angela Boyd (Paperback)

Educational Consulting Basics by Joanna Lynn, Ed.D (Paperback, Cover Extension)

Get Confident Now and Change Your Life Forever by Lakeshia S. Rivers Ekeigwe (Amazon Kindle, EPub)

The Truth About Being Single by Lakeshia S. Rivers Ekeigwe (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Paperback)

Regenerate Your Life for Success by Mary Clottey (Paperback, Amazon Kindle)

Failure is Not an Option by Johnnie Williams III (Amazon Kindle, Paperback)

The Behavior Support Consultant Toolbox by Troy C. Stewart, Sr. MSP, MA, BS (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Paperback, Cover Extension)

A Literation by J.R.R. Mueller (Amazon Kindle, EPub)

Entrepreneur by Richard G. Lewis (Amazon Kindle)

Facebook for Business by Richard G. Lewis (Amazon Kindle)

Get Rich Quicker by Richard G. Lewis (Amazon Kindle)

Niche Marketing by Richard G. Lewis (Amazon Kindle)

Mike Hunt's 365 Best Jokes by Mike Hunt (Amazon Kindle)

BECCEHHЯЯ ПECHЯ CИHИЦЬI by Марта Синельникова (EPub, *Book with Russian Cyrillic Text)

CЛEДЬI HA CHEГУ by Марта Синельникова (EPub, *Book with Russian Cyrillic Text)

Verbal Abuse by Robert Moment (Amazon Kindle, Paperback)

I Cheated by Savannah Ellis, DBA, MBA, BBSc, MPsych (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Paperback)

Reboot Your Relationship by Savannah Ellis, DBA, MBA, BBSc, MPsych (EPub)

Excavating to the Core by Stephanie Riseley (Amazon Kindle, Paperback)

The Official Las Vegas Pool Party Workout by John D. Captain (Amazon Kindle)

Quick and Easy Paleo Dessert Recipes by Margaret Hiles (Amazon Kindle)

30 Days of Winning Energy by Winning Energy Coaching (Paperback)

Endless Cosmic Orgasm by Mantak Chia (Amazon Kindle, EPub)

The Zombie Plane: Investigative Report of the Disappearance of Flight 370 by Dr. Erick T. Hall, Sr. Ph.D (Amazon Kindle)

How to Raise Money for Your Project by Dr. Erick T. Hall, Sr. Ph.D (Amazon Kindle)

I Quit Being Broke by Paul D. Jones (Paperback)

Indian Body Transformation: Healthy Recipes for the Indian Way of Life by Adil Rizwan (Amazon Kindle, EPub)

Successonomic by Marc Alfred, P.Th (Paperback, Back Cover Design)

Portraits of a Young Addict by Ashly Lorenzana (EPub)

The Power & Self-Control to Make & Break Habits by Randy Young (EPub)

An Introduction to How a Steam Engine Works by Elva O'Sullivan (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover and HD Layout Design)

An Introduction to the 5 Senses by Elva O’Sullivan Ph.D. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover and HD Layout Design)

An Introduction to the Blood by Elva O’Sullivan Ph.D. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover and HD Layout Design)

An Introduction to the Ear by Elva O’Sullivan Ph.D. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover and HD Layout Design)

An Introduction to the Earthworm by Elva O’Sullivan Ph.D. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover and HD Layout Design)

An Introduction to the Eye by Elva O’Sullivan Ph.D. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover and HD Layout Design)

An Introduction to the Honey Bee by Elva O’Sullivan Ph.D. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover and HD Layout Design)

An Introduction to the Human Heart by Elva O’Sullivan Ph.D. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover and HD Layout Design)

An Introduction to the Human Skeleton by Elva O’Sullivan Ph.D. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover and HD Layout Design)

An Introduction to the Joints by Elva O’Sullivan Ph.D. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover and HD Layout Design)

An Introduction to the Life Cycle of the Butterfly by Elva O’Sullivan Ph.D. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover and HD Layout Design)

An Introduction to the Respiratory System by Elva O’Sullivan Ph.D. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover and HD Layout Design)

An Introduction to the SI Units of Measure by Elva O’Sullivan Ph.D. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover and HD Layout Design)

An Introduction to the Skin by Elva O’Sullivan Ph.D. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover and HD Layout Design)

Learn About Air by Elva O’Sullivan Ph.D. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover and HD Layout Design)

Crystal Shade: Episodes #1 by Istvan Szabo, Ifj. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover Design)

Crystal Shade: Episodes #2 by Istvan Szabo, Ifj. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover Design)

Crystal Shade: Episodes #3 by Istvan Szabo, Ifj. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover Design)

Crystal Shade: Introduction by Istvan Szabo, Ifj. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover Design)

7 Post Meridiem #1: Pale Moonlight by Istvan Szabo, Ifj. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover Design)

7 Post Meridiem XSS#1: Anno Humanae Salutis by Istvan Szabo, Ifj. (Amazon Kindle, EPub, Cover Design)

And much, much more!

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