Sellbox provides book-to-eBook conversion and eBook publishing support services such as managing distribution, cover design, marketing, product development consulting and sales strategy consulting.
One of our specialties is helping non-traditional publishers identify eBook publishing opportunities for marketing, revenue or customer service purposes.
See below for more information. We also have a number of resources and how-to articles at the bottom of this page.
Clients choose Sellbox for three reasons:
1. We are technology experts with more than 20 years digital media experience. Our first eBook development projects date back to 1991.
2. We are honest, fair and responsive. We answer the phone, return calls and are readily available to answer your questions.
3. Our eBooks are designed and tested with your readers in mind. It’s about delivering a quality and enjoyable reading experience.
Services and Support Summary
- Conversion of books to ePub and Mobi (Amazon) formats
- Any input file format: Word, PDF, InDesign and many more
- Distribution [online sales] setup and consulting
- Paper book scanning
- Formatting and uploading for Print-on-Demand (POD)
- Rush conversion projects in less than a week
- Expert eBook interior design consultation
- Affordable cover design for eBooks and print books
- Volume pricing available
- Fixed-format conversions
- Sell direct-to-reader consulting
Frequently Asked Questions
How much are eBook conversions?
Converting long-form narrative books, such as fiction, from a PDF or full complete manuscript generally begin at about $200. Non-fiction books or books with a modest number of images and linking requirements generally begin at $250. The price can vary based on design requirements so it is best to call us for a free consultation. Cover design starts at $150 and includes at least two design options and one round of revisions.
We also have special pricing for 3 or more books completed at the same time, or 5 or more books ordered within a 3 month period.
How long does it take?
You receive a completed eBook for review within 10 business days. Rush service is also available.
What is the process?
We have a simple one page agreement. We review your book and provide design consultation. If necessary, a style sheet illustrating our design recommendations is provided for your approval. The book is converted and goes through a 12-point quality control process. An evaluation copy is provided for your review. Once approved you receive a validated ePub file and Amazon Mobi file.
How do I make it available for sale?
We handle this for many of our clients and it depends on the number of stores and type of selling arrangement you are seeking. Accounts are always setup in your name.
We charge a flat fee for our services which involve metadata consultation, development and data input; preparing the cover and uploading (cover design is charged separately); pricing consultation; and launch marketing advice. For new self-publishers we setup your Amazon AuthorCentral account and/or assist with new KDP account setup. Click here for more information.
How do you help design a great eBook?
There are three components of professional eBook design: 1) Ensuring front matter is accurate and complete, 2) Design and layout of interior elements—text, spacing, titles, images—so they render correctly and look pleasing on the widest range of eReaders, 3) Suggesting enhancements that leverage the interactive nature of digital media. Read about how we help transform your file into an eBook or print book.
What is your quality control process?
We have a 12-point program that all files must pass. Files are reviewed using the most popular eReading devices and software: Kindles (Fire and eInk models), iPad and Nook. We use the Kindle Previewer tool but have found it to be less than 100% accurate in certain situations so we supplement our review process by physically loading your book onto a device. ePub files must pass ePub validation. If distributing through Smashwords, Word files are guaranteed to pass their “meatgrinder” conversion process.
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