What YourSpecs will do for you:
Conversion to PDF (Adobe), MOBI
(Nook) and for formatted for SmashWords*
Conversion to POD (print-on-demand)
specs at CreateSpace
specs should fit other print services,
such as Lightning Source]
You will be given assigned 2 ISBN
numbers, one for
digital and one for print.**
A full color, professional cover
will be supplied
for the digital version
A full color, professional cover –
front, back and
spine – will be supplied in PDF format for print.
[Front cover is the same for
both formats. Author keeps all rights to the cover.]
All digital formats will be sent to
the author via
email once conversions are complete.
book will be then be uploaded
and Amazon Kindle using your name, email and other contact information
on your contract. During the first week of every month, you will
receive an Excel file with all sales listed. Payment will be sent if
you've made at least 2 sales in any given month. If only 1 sales has
been made, that amount will be forwarded to the next month.
[You may opt to receive royalties once the total has reached $25 or more.]
Your print book will be uploaded to
using your name and other metadata provided by you.
Free Proof in PDF format will
be sent via email
for digital and one Free Proof in paperback will be sent via regular mail for
each paperback proof
has been approved and all changes made, you have only
30 days to make
any additional changes without any additional fees.]
Books will not be kept on file
after 90 days, so be
sure to SAVE YOUR WORK.
What Author Must Provide:
~ You must provide full
WORD (.doc, .docx or .rtf ) via email attachment or Dropbox.
~ Page count is based on
an 8.5 x 11,
single-spaced Word document. Text must be SIMPLE text (New Times Roman
– no fancy fonts or headings). No graphs, charts or footnotes will be
accepted (Endnotes are accepted). Please
make sure your
manuscript is edited, checking for typos, misspellings, grammar and
errors before submitting. Fiction titles must have standard paragraph
formatting – meaning no spaces between, with indentations (recommended
page count lower), while nonfiction can opt to put a space between
~ Manuscript must
include title, author’s
name (or penname), all credits (Ex: cover by, edited by, etc.), any
acknowledgements and author’s copyright information (including the
Congress No., if available), and the ISBN number(s) if you are
Author must include all genres, age group (if YA), word count and at
keywords (for metadata purposes). Author must also supply valid email
and brief (no more than 75 words) biography to be included when
digital formats to retailers.
the book itself
(a shorter and longer description are very useful) and what you may be
looking for on the cover. Your ideas will be considered but not
guaranteed. All cover
FINAL. Author keeps rights to cover.
For Nonfiction, Table of
be provided – page numbering NOT required
Any illustrations must
be provided as
.jpg or .jpeg files in 150 dpi for digital – 300 dpi for print
NOTE: Not all illustrations
will be available in all digital formats
All conversion will be
completed within 30 business days after payment is received.
Payment must be made in
conversion takes place. All eBook formats will be available and
retail sites within 60 days of payment.
Send payment via check
or money order
to address given in your contract or via PayPal to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Once title is uploaded to
Smashwords and approved, it will be automatically uploaded by SW to
Apple and Oyster, among others, and payments for those retailers will be sent to YourSpecs via
** Each format (digital,
audio, paperback, hardcover) is required to have a different ISBN
it is not required that each digital format (PDF, MOBI, EPUB, etc.) be
a different number. If you would prefer a different ISBN for each
format, there will be an additional fee of $10 per ISBN number.
***YourSpecs is an imprint of