Technical Services for POD Publishers
Have you written a fiction novel or a nonfiction book that you would like to publish? It's more simple than you could imagine.
"...a 'must' for any aspiring self-publisher..."
Midwest Book Review
Easily Format Books with Microsoft Word; Format eBooks for Kindle, NOOK, Smashwords; Convert Book Covers for Lightning Source, CreateSpace
Note regarding the services that follow on this page: Due to the large number of projects we are currently working on, we cannot accept additional work requests at this time. Thank you for thinking of Diamond Press.
Diamond Press produces high quality digital services for publishers. We produce your files so you don't have to invest in expensive software in order to publish your book. We offer reasonable fees, the best quality work, and fast turn around time. We work with publishers and also authors who would like to self-publish their work. The following are the services we offer:
Listing of Services
- Lightning Source and CreateSpace: Interior Book Blocks (digital conversion)
- Lightning Source and CreateSpace: Book Cover Files (cover file conversion)
- Converting Files to PDF and PDF/X-1a:2001
- Converting Word and rtf files to Kindle zip files
- Converting Word and rtf files to Smashwords files
- Converting Kindle files to LIT, PDF and PDB files for LSI ebooks
- Converting JPEG or TIFF (RGB images) to CMYK
- Converting color images to grayscale CMYK (or RGB)
- Upload Book Cover image to iPage via FTP
- Editing and Copyediting Services
- Book Interior Design
- Website Design and Blog customizing
- Customer Testimonials
- Contact Us
Lightning Source and CreateSpace:
Send us your Word document, rtf file, or InDesign file and we will convert it to PDF format for you. We use Adobe® Acrobat and Adobe Distiller® to create files that meet Lightning Source's requirements. (Specifically, we produce PDF files that are PDF/X-1a:2001 compliant.)
Charge for converting your formatted and finished book interior file: $ 10
Send us your cover template generated by Lightning Source in either PDF format. In addition, send your jpg, tiff, or Adobe Photoshop® file of your cover (at 300 dpi and sized appropriately for your template (including the extra area for "bleed" and trim, as delineated in your template)). If we have to make modifications to make the cover properly fit the template, an additional $10 fee will apply. After we have received these files, we will produce a cover file that meets Lightning Source's requirements. (The cover files are PDF/X-1a:2001 compliant.)
Charge for converting your cover image to a finished book cover PDF file for Lightning Source: $ 35 *
For a lower price, see **
Special combination price:
Combine an interior book block and book cover PDF conversion for $ 40
* The price of $35 includes converting a cover image to LSI's required 240% ink saturation limits. Please note that applying this requirement to the file will produce a color change (usually dulled colors). To prevent this from happening, submit cover files that meet the 240% ink requirements. If this is not possible, please know that we do our very best, using Photoshop adjustments, to keep your image as close to the original colors as possible. Exact matches, however, are impossible. Satisfaction is guaranteed before payment is due.
** We will produce a cover for a reduced price of $25 for clients who send us their covers in the following format: 1) images placed on the LSI template according to LSI's requirements (click here to view), 2) images are 300 dpi resolution, 3) final file is saved in Tiff format. In order to receive this price, please send this Tiff file, along with the original LSI PDF template for your book, and we will produce your cover for the reduced price of $25.
We can convert files in the following formats into PDF or PDF/X-1a:2001 formats:
2. RTF text files
3. JPEG or TIFF files
4. And many more file formats. Just ask!
Price: $ 10
We also convert Word, rtf, and other files to Kindle zip files. Files can include images. We will include a Table of Contents for free, if desired. Tables can also be included in the manuscript, but a charge of $5 per table will be added to the base price. (This charge compensates us for the time it takes to convert the table into the proper image format needed for the Kindle.) **
Base Price: $ 30
** Please note: We cannot convert files which contain erotic literature. Thank you for understanding.
In addition, we convert Word, rtf, and other files to Smashwords files. Files can include images. Tables can also be included in the manuscript, but a charge of $5 per table will be added to the base price. (This charge compensates us for the time it takes to convert the table into the proper image format needed for Smashwords.) (** Please see note above.)
Base Price: $ 30
Combine with Kindle conversion for a total price of $ 50
We convert Kindle files to PDF and PDB files that are compliant with LSI eBook standards. At this time, we are only able to produce unencrypted PDB files, which means that the PDB ebook file at LSI will be also unencrypted also (the book cannot have DRM).
Base Price: $ 40
Combine with Kindle conversion for a total price of $ 60
We convert JPEG, TIFF, and other RGB image files to CMYK.
Price: $ 10 per image
We convert JPEG, TIFF, and other color images to grayscale CMYK (or RGB).
Price: $ 10 per image
If your book cover image is not showing up at retailers, such as Amazon,
it may be because the book cover is not uploaded onto iPage. Check your iPage account. If your book cover is missing,
we can upload your book cover image to iPage directly, via FTP. Once
the cover is on iPage, it should show up on Amazon within a few
working days. Please send us your jpg or tiff cover file that meets the following specifications:
1) Sharp, clear image that is 72-300 dpi
2) Image is at least 648 pixels tall
3) Image named by ISBN (for example, 9780984404407.jpg or 9780984404407.tif)
Also, please send a link to your publisher or author website, so we can verify that you have the authority to request the cover image upload.
Price: $ 5
We at Diamond Press have extensive (more than 20 years) of experience in editing and copyediting. We adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style for copyediting, which produces a manuscript which meets professional, publishing industry standards.
Price: $ 25 per hour
We use the professional program, Adobe InDesign, to produce book interiors. Both novels and technical manuals are produced with the highest attention to detail and synergy of design elements. Conversion to Lightning Source and CreateSpace standards is included in the price.
Price: $ 30 per hour
* At this time, we are not taking on additional website
We provide website design services for authors, artists, professionals and individuals, and we also customize blog templates in order to meet our customer's needs. We specialize in html and CSS coding. (We do not offer PHP (except for contact forms) or ASPX programming. We also do not provide shopping cart installation.)
Price: $ 30 per hour/Contact us for a quote
"Diamond Press has been nothing less than efficient, economical, and professional in formatting our book interiors. Jennette's meticulous attention to detail makes her services invaluable to publishers!" -Dr. Rocco L. Martino, BlueNose Press, Inc.
"Thank you for your excellent work and fast turn around." ~ Bill Bremer, Author of "Kingdom Relationships: Now and Forever" and "Being and Doing: to the Glory of God"
"With a deadline looming, I was just beginning to look around for information about formatting my book for printing by Lightning Source and electronic publishing. I'd heard doing so was easy for some people, and a nightmare for others. My money was on "nightmare." . . . This summer's issue of Poets & Writers has a feature in which one self-published author describes the process of file conversion as something she'd have had someone else do for her if she had it to do over again. If I divide the amount of money I paid for Jennette's services by the number of hours I'd have likely spent (in total frustration) to get a usable product, I'm sure I would have "paid myself" less than minimum wage per hour. It's simply something for which you're far better off paying for someone's expertise than trying to do it yourself, especially with the rates Jennette offers and the results she guarantees!" - Nathan Carriker, A Silver Ring
"I just wanted to thank you for all your work and the time you spent helping me get my files ready for LSI. I'm so impressed with you and your work and I will definitely be recommending Diamond Publishing." ~ Wyatt Knapp, Onagocag Publishing Co.
"Jennette very quickly converted my image file into a CMYK-compliant [cover] file for the printer Lightning Source. She provides an economical service for publishers not yet ready to invest in expensive software, and she is highly communicative throughout the process." ~ Grace Bridges, Splashdown Books