Let us design your e-book and print-ready PDF files

We design standard novels, but specialize in creating multi-column books with complex formatting (e.g. pull quotes, sidebars, etc.).

ePub, Kindle/mobi and PDF

Formatting Options

We accept Word, OpenOffice, RTF, plain-text/Markdown. (We can also convert or modify Kindle/mobi and ePub files into new e-book and PDF files.)

General Features
  • Flourishes / Page Dividers
  • Drop Caps
  • Hyperlinks
  • Tables
  • Blockquotes
  • Image Captions
  • Headings, bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, subscript, and superscript
  • Embeded Fonts
PDF Features

Multi-column text, pull quotes and sidebars.

New chapters will begin on an odd-numbered page on the right-hand side of your book.

Blank pages will actually be blank—meaning no headers/running heads or footers/running feet.

You will receive a version "X" PDF file to ensure that your book is print-ready.

The PDF file will contain bookmarks and an interactive table of contents.

eBook Conversion (ePub + Kindle/mobi)

The prices below are examples of what a typical book project (90,000 words) could cost.

Plain Text

$99

  • Amazon KDP, Apple iBooks, etc.
  • No images, just text
  • Seperate ePub files optimized for specific book store (e.g. Apple Books, Kobo, etc.)
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Advanced Formatting

$199

  • Amazon KDP, Apple iBooks, etc.
  • Images, captions, and tables
  • Seperate ePub files optimized for specific book store (e.g. Apple Books, Kobo, etc.)
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Book Interior / Layout Design (PDF)

The prices below are examples of what a typical book project (90,000 words) could cost.

Plain Text

$149

  • Amazon KDP, IngramSpark, etc.
  • No images. No tables. Just text.
  • Print-ready PDF/X file
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Advanced Formatting

$399

  • Amazon KDP, IngramSpark, etc.
  • Images, captions, and tables
  • Print-ready PDF/X file
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Get started

Complex Layout

$1299

  • Amazon KDP, IngramSpark, etc.
  • Multiple columns, pullquotes, and sidebar
  • Images, captions, tables
  • Print-ready PDF/X file
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On average it will take two (2) business days to format an e-book (Kindle/mobi + ePub). However, the turnaround for a PDF file depends on the complexity of the project.

You will be able to make unlimited design revisions for up to five (5) days after receiving review files.

We require 50% of payment upfront and the rest upon completion of your order.

If you have a special request (e.g. a discount for submitting multiple manuscripts) please contact us.

Note: Amazon requires mobi files meant for their Kindle bookstore to be converted using their "Kindlegen" app. But Amazon does not allow Kindlegen-based files to be sold outside of the Amazon Kindle bookstore, so we'll provide separate Kindle-mobi files for both Amazon and third-party book stores.

Featured Author

Pat Walls

The Digital Bindery walked me through the whole e-book design process. They answered all of my questions. They fixed things in my text I didn't know needed to fixed. I'm really impressed with their work.

— Pat Walls, Real Success Stories From Profitable Online Businesses

How We Work

STEP 1: Send us your manuscript and tell us what kind of files you want created (e.g. Kindle, pdf, etc.).
Note: You don't need to do any special formatting to your manuscript. Just send us what you have and we'll take care of the rest.

STEP 2: We'll review your request and send you a price quote.

STEP 3: If you accept the price quote, we will send you an invoice for 50% of the agreed upon price. You can pay by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express), but if you would like to use an alternative payment method, we might be able to accomodate you.

STEP 4: We will design your file(s). (We will fix any missing or inconsistent formatting in your manuscript.)

STEP 5: We will send you our completed work and you can review the result. For no addditional charge, you can request design and formatting modification up to 5 days after we deliver the finished file(s).

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you support curly quotes?

Yes. We can convert straight quotes into curly quotes so they can be displayed by e-readers that support them.

Can I make special requests?

Yes. But we decide which requests we will accept on a case-by-case basis.

Can you format fixed layout books (e.g. a children's book)?

Sorry. We do not currently offer that service.

I didn't really use any styles for my manuscript, is that okay?

We format yoour manuscript if you text is logically, consistently organized. (e.g. new chapters beginning on a new line with the title in bold or maybe plain text prefaced by the chapter number followed by a arabic or roman numeral.)

Can you have my chapter numbers spelled out?

Yes. Even if you have added chapter numbers to your manuscript (or maybe you used arabic or romain numerals) we can still display chapter number headings with the number spelled out.

Can I embed fonts in my e-book?

Yes. But you shouldn't use more than one or two custom fonts in an e-book or else you text will look noisy and difficult to read. Also, you shouldn't use custom fonts for the body text—e-readers have built-it fonts that are optimized for readability, let's not interfere with that.

Do you offer any other services like cover design, manuscript editing, marketing, etc.?

No. We only offer book formatting. But, if you need advice or recommendations, feel free to email us <support@thedigitalbindery.com>.

Contact Us

Don't be afraid to ask us complex or rudimentary questions about book publishing.

Even though we only offer book design services, we can offer guidance and recommendations for the whole process (cover design, web site development, marketing, etc.).

You can reach us using our contact form or e-mail us at

support@thedigitalbindery.com