What YourSpecs will do for you:

Conversion to PDF (Adobe), MOBI (Kindle), ePub (Nook) and for formatted for SmashWords*


Conversion to POD (print-on-demand) according to specs at CreateSpace

            [These 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.


Your book will be then be uploaded to SmashWords* and Amazon Kindle using your name, email and other contact information listed 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 CreateSpace using your name  and other metadata provided by you.


One 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 print.     

    [Once 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 manuscript in 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 or Arial – 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 punctuation errors before submitting. Fiction titles must have standard paragraph formatting – meaning no spaces between, with indentations (recommended to keep page count lower), while nonfiction can opt to put a space between paragraphs without indentations.


~ Manuscript must include title, author’s name (or penname), all credits (Ex: cover by, edited by, etc.), any dedication, acknowledgements and author’s copyright information (including the Library of Congress No., if available), and the ISBN number(s) if you are providing them. Author must include all genres, age group (if YA), word count and at least 6 keywords (for metadata purposes). Author must also supply valid email address and brief (no more than 75 words) biography to be included when uploading digital formats to retailers.   


Include description of 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 designs are FINAL. Author keeps rights to cover.


For Nonfiction, Table of Contents must 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 full before conversion takes place. All eBook formats will be available and uploaded to 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: ***



*Once title is uploaded to Smashwords and approved, it will be automatically uploaded by SW to KOBO Books, Apple and Oyster, among others, and payments for those retailers will be sent to YourSpecs via SmashWords.


** Each format (digital, audio, paperback, hardcover) is required to have a different ISBN number, but it is not required that each digital format (PDF, MOBI, EPUB, etc.) be assigned a different number. If you would prefer a different ISBN for each digital format, there will be an additional fee of $10 per ISBN number.


***YourSpecs is an imprint of SynergEbooks


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