Service Spotlight: Formatting for POD

welcome-open-for-business-shop-neon-light-signFormatting to publish an eBook is relatively easy, particularly if the book is text-only. You don’t have to worry about things like mirrored margins, how the pages are breaking, how the text is spacing out, orphan lines, etc. But with Print-On-Demand (POD) books, you have to check for all those things, and more!

Authors On A Dime offers a few different packages to help you get your self-published book print ready. Let’s look at the service options:

Formatting your content to self-publish a Print-on-Demand book includes the below formatting for Amazon Create Space:

  • Creating/formatting front matter as requested
    • Title Page
    • Dedication
    • Copyright Page
    • Table of Contents
  • Formatting manuscript content
    • Mirrored page format with margins
    • Chapter breaks
    • Chapter headers
    • Proper indentation and space between paragraphs/lines
    • Font size/style
    • Page titles (author’s name on even pages, book title on odd pages)
    • Page numbers
  • Creating/formatting back matter as requested
    • About the Author
    • Letter from the Author

You will be provided one document ready to upload in CreateSpace.


The basic formatting package (see pricing below) includes all of the above. In addition, you can add formatting for other more complicated elements, including pictures, tables, and additional front or back matter pages. Those elements are added on an “as requested” basis for the additional pricing listed below.


  • Basic Formatting Package / 1-250 page manuscript ($40/book)
  • Basic Formatting Package / 251-500 page manuscript ($75/book)
  • Basic Formatting Package / 501+ page manuscript (Custom Quote)
  • Additional Front or Back Matter Pages ($5/page)
  • Formatting Tables ($25/5 tables)
  • Formatting Images – $50/book (up to 5 images, more will require a custom quote)

TRY OUT THE SERVICE: You may “try out” this service by having us format 1 chapter for FREE–Basic Package level.  (Free 1 time only.)

PACKAGE DEAL: The eBook formatted version of your manuscript will be 1/2 price (on the basic package) if ordered at the same time as the Print-on-Demand formatting.

*Page count based on double spaced, Times New Roman, 12pt font, with standard margins.


*To request other services, in addition to publishing services, click the “Request Services” link in the menu.


*We are not a publisher. We are authors helping other authors. Formatting for eBook is based on the guidelines provided by Create Space. We do not guarantee sales.

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