How we can help you

Helping authors for over and decade… and beyond!

(Couldn’t resist…)

“We’re repeat customers for a reason. Formatting4U is the only book production company that provides high quality, fast, fairly priced, A to Z services for micro, small, and medium sized publishers. Formatting4U is not just a service provider, they are our partner in publishing.” ~Writers’ Block, Inc.

formatting4U.com is an author services company that offers soup-to-nuts, a la carte services for indie-publishing your book, whichever format you need–fiction, non-fiction, memoir, workbook, poetry, picture book, children’s book, coloring book, audiobooks, etc. Editing, formatting, uploading, cover design, promotional material design, ISBN and copyright registration, audio book narration/production, and general consultation services available. See About Us for more.

Hours of Operation: M-F, 10 am – 6 pm Eastern time


Kindle, Nook, Kobo or Google Play:   $40.00

Smashwords and/or D2D:   $65.00 first/$20 second

Apple validated epub  $50.00

*www.formatting4U.com recommends NOT using one epub for all platforms as each platform has specific requirements for their files, PLUS you can have platform-specific links for all books. Individualized files are guaranteed for each platform; “blanket” epubs not guaranteed for across-the-board usage.

KDP (Amazon)/IngramSpark (print on demand):   $185

*hardcover editions also available for Amazon and IngramSpark.

These prices are for works of fiction with word counts of 90,000 and less (additional $10 per 10,000 word increments–not $1 per 1000 words), include platform-specific copyright wording, and assume proper MSWord formatting for the source document. Quotes will be given prior to any charges for manuscripts that do not have proper MS formatting and for non-fiction manuscripts, and are good for 30 days. Prices subject to change.

*TNR 12 pt font, single-spaced is standard, but if you have a special request, I will work with you. Standard print layout includes headers and page numbers, continuous chapter flow. Headers are: author name on left pages, aligned on left margin, title on right hand pages, right-aligned, unless title is long enough to distract reading experience, in which case I typically center it on all pages for continuity. Page numbers centered on bottom. Navigational Table of Contents (TOC) included for digital files; hyperlinked at beginning of book or print TOC incur extra charges.


Electronic formatting only: (Kindle, Nook, Kobo):      $110

Electronic formatting only: (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords or D2D): $175

Electronic formatting (Kindle, Nook, Kobo) plus print-on-demand:       $290

Electronic formatting (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, SW or D2D) plus print-on-demand: $350

*pricing assumptions same as individual pricing.

**Interior layout by http://www.formatting4U.com with an active hyperlink will be included on copyright page.

***uploading to your publishing accounts extra.


1.) Editing: Pricing/time estimates given prior to contract approval.

  • Copy edit: grammar, spelling, punctuation, word usage, proofing: $2.75 per page: 1″ margins, 8.5″ x 11″ page, double-spaced, TNR 12
  • Full story edit: structure, pacing, story, characterization:  quote generated upon submission of computer page count, first seven pages, and synopsis of up to 5 pages. This does not include fact-checking or foreign language corrections.

(*No guarantee for offer of representation from agents, sales to editor, sales for self-publishing)

2.) Series logo creation, quoted based upon scope, image count.

3.) PDF Conversion to text: must be delivered in one PDF file.   Starts at $50 based on file size/complexity of project. Clean-up extra.

(Client must then proof/format document into usable word file. This service is only for converting to text, but formatting into Word pricing is available upon request.)

4.)  Cover creation: A quote will be generated after discussion of what is involved, plus the cost of cover art which you will own. Full Print-On-Demand cover, just the back, and/or electronic front cover available. See the link for Covers on the right. Price is for one print layout only–KDP or Ingram. If both required, there is an additional charge. Author will purchase cover art stock from site, and will, therefore own the artwork upon project completion. Author will also own the cover, but http://www.formatting4U.com requires a listing on the copyright page as creator of the cover, to say: Cover Creation by http://www.formatting4U.com with an active hyperlink to this site. A mock-up cover based on your specs will be forwarded and tweaked three times at the quoted price. Any other adjustments will be on a fee-per-service basis to be quoted prior to work being completed. http://www.formatting4U.com retains the right to include the cover as part of our portfolio and will be showcased on the website without any remuneration to the author. Payment for cover services assumes agreement with this practice. Please note: I do not use Photoshop.

5.)  Want your picture/children’s book in an electronic format in addition to print? We can do (and have done) it beautifully! Pricing based on length, #s of images, etc. Please be advised that certain platforms have file size limitations. Contact http://www.formatting4U.com via the link on the right for a quote.

6.) Promotional Materials – banners, bookmarks, postcards, rack brochures, etc. Contact us for a quote.

7.) Publishing platform account creation assistance available.

8.) Copyright assistance available. Please note that the US Copyright Office charges a fee that is paid directly to them during the copyright registration process and will require a credit card. This is in addition to http://www.formatting4U.com’s fee to register the copyright on your behalf in your copyright account.

9.) Audio book services available, from narration to editing, mastering, uploading, and cover design. ACX and Findaway Voices platforms serviced. Contact for a quote.

10.) Multi-author collaborations: Please see Terms of Service below for expectations of working with http://www.formatting4U.com with your author group.


Full payment due to begin work, non-refundable and final. Payment of invoice constitutes acceptance of Terms of Service.

Terms and conditions/Terms of Service:

Payment plus 6% fee can be made via credit card, Zelle, Venmo or PayPal and a receipt will be emailed. Discuss for check payment. Funds due upon receipt. All sales final. All formatting pricing assumes delivery from client of publish-ready manuscript(s): ready to be read, no typos, errors, omissions, etc., including all front and back matter (Dedication, Title Page, Table of Contents, Acknowledgments, Book list, Author’s Note, Author Bio, 300 dpi black and white author photo, reviews, back cover copy/blurb, etc.) in order in a .doc or .docx format. Corrections/spellcheck/grammar/ MS formatting issues will incur additional charges and will be discussed prior to work being completed. formatting4U.com will deliver a clean copy for review, but client holds ultimate responsibility to proof the work. Formatting errors are corrected free of charge. TimesNewRoman 12 pt font is standard, with author name in the header on left hand/back/verso and title on right hand/front/recto page, and page numbers centered in footer; any changes desired need to be discussed prior to start of project. Client will send and receive files via client file on dropbox.com. All books formatted by formatting4U.com will contain a listing on the copyright page, saying Layout Design by www.formatting4U.com with an active hyperlink to our site. For covers designed by formatting4U.com: Author will provide artwork or purchase cover art stock, and will, therefore, own the artwork upon project completion. Author will also own the cover, but formatting4U.com requires a listing on the copyright page as creator of the cover, to say Cover Creation by http://www.formatting4U.com with an active hyperlink to our site. A mock-up cover, based on your specs, will be forwarded and tweaked three times at the quoted price. Any other adjustments will be on a fee-per-service basis to be quoted/paid for prior to extra work being completed. formatting4U.com retains the right to include the cover as part of our portfolio and it may be showcased on our website/promotional material without any remuneration to the author. Payment for cover services assumes agreement with this practice. formatting4u.com can upload the files to author’s publishing account(s), but will NOT upload social security/tax ID or credit card information into client’s online publishing accounts for sales/royalty payment purposes unless discussed prior. It is recommended that client creates a temporary password for formatting4U.com to access accounts for upload if you wish formatting4U.com to handle the uploads, then change them once books are live. formatting4U.com does NOT retain client information/files once transaction has been completed. All files will be the property of the client and, as such, must be backed-up/saved on the client’s computer(s)/server(s). Timelines for files going live are at the discretion of the various retailers and formatting4U.com cannot be held accountable, including pre-order setup. All sales are non-refundable and final. formatting4U.com’s editorial services are not a guarantee for publication or an offer of representation, nor is there any implied impact on sales/royalties by author. Any editorial services are priced on a one-through price; subsequent run-throughs incur more charges. For multi-author collaboration, formatting4U.com will communicate ONLY with the ONE person signing this agreement. Any business arrangement between authors is their responsibility. By signing this agreement, you are confirming that all parties agree to these Terms & Conditions and will be bound by such. Payment of invoice constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.


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Cover design by COVER ARTIST

Formatting by www.formatting4U.com

  •  All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems—except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews—without permission in writing from the author at AUTHOR EMAIL. This book is a work of fiction. The characters, events, and places portrayed in this book are products of the author’s imagination and are either fictitious or are used fictitiously. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental and not intended by the author.
  •  For more information on the author and HIS/HER works, please see AUTHOR WEBSITE LINK
  •  ISBN:  HERE



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  5. Judi,

    Do you format books with pictures on each page or just words?

    • Hi CH. yes, I can do picture books

      • Yeah, I have written an eBook but couldn’t format it right for Kindle, I thought it was because it has so many pictures.

        I’d like for us together this week if possible to discuss how to move forward, with your expertise.

      • Hi CJ – contact me via the contact button to the right. I can answer email much quicker than blog comments. 🙂 Thanks.

      • Hi CJ. Sure, we can do this. Please email me at formatting4U@JudiFennell.com and we can get started.

  6. Hi Judi: I would like to talk to you about your editing services but I couldn’t find an email address so I’m posting here. My email is marilynshank@gmail.com Thanks!

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  8. Hi, Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick recommened you. Interested in copy editing of new novel. Contact: herb pandiscio at 860-673-5827 or hpandiscio@comcast.net

  9. Hi Judi, I would like to hire someone to Format my novel “Who Took Hannah?” I also want someone to do submissions on Amazon, KDP kindle, whatever, where ever books sell that you think is a good place. I want help getting an ISBN and into libraries…I also need help putting the book together. I have a COMP for front cover…not print ready.. Also an author’s photo for back cover. My novel is with an editor now for the second go through. Please advise. Thank you!
    Carole Johnson

    • Hi Carole! I’ll email you. I can definitely help you out!

      • check your email/spam for my email. I just sent it.

  10. Judi, I’ll soon have step 1 and 2 ready. That is the edit/proof and the book cover art. I will need to communicate about my next step under your valued guidance. Because my email account of many years was mercilessly ravaged by a hacker recently and Yahoo did nothing to help me, I have had to change my email address as you will see below. Thanks so much. Steve

  11. I need a children’s book formatted for KDP. 107 pages. 24 pictures.

    • Thanks for reaching out. I’ve sent you an email.

  12. Doug Giacobbi referred me to you. I am a first time author and would love your help.

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