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W3X XHTML
The XHTML and CSS
code that we implement in
creating each of our
clients' ebooks is
independently checked
and verified by the W3C as being fully compliant

W3 XHTML

Operating Systems
We guarantee that our conversions are 100% compatible with the major operating systems used
by desktop and laptop
computers and mobile
devices

idpf
Our ePub conversions
conform 100% to the official coding protocols established
by the International Digital
Publishing Forum


UJ
Ours is a London firm
and all work is produced
in-house. To ensure confidentiality and consistency, we do not outsource any of
the conversions or other assignments that we undertake
to third parties
in the UK or overseas.


Frequently Asked Questions

I already have a book in ePub format. Can you replicate it in the Kindle format?
Yes. And upload it to the Amazon Kindle bookstore if you wish. Equally, we can replicate a Kindle book in ePub format and publish it to the 51 Apple iBookstores and Kobo Books. Our charge is £35 including an ISBN. The fee for Including uploading for extended distribution to other major online ebook retailers and distributors such as eBooks by Sainsburys, Waterstones and Gardners Books is £75.00

Your Overview mentions producing American English editions. Can you produce one version of my work using British spellings and another using American spellings?
Yes. But when it comes to conversion and publication, they will count as separate editions—each with its own ISBN. Our fee for producing such twin editions will be the agreed charge for a single edition plus 30%.

What exactly is an ISBN and why does my book need one?
The International Standard Book Number was introduced in 1970 to provide an internationally recognised and valid unique 13-digit identifier for hardback and paperback books and it now extends to ebooks. The ISBN system is at the core of the globally available databases maintained by Nielsen Bookdata in the UK and Bowker in the USA, updated at least weekly, that are used by booksellers, wholesalers and libraries world wide. Most leading ebooksellers, including Apple iBookstores, will not retail an ebook without an ISBN.

How long will my book remain protected by copyright?
Under international intellectual property law recognised by most countries, copyright in a book lasts for 70 years after the date of its original publication or after the death of its author—whichever is longer.

Do you take any share of my sales income?
No. Having paid our fixed fee, the earnings from your book sales (typically 70% from Amazon and Apple iBookstore), less any deduction for income tax is all yours. More about that on our Your Earnings page.

What is a British Library catalogue number?
Since 1911, British publishers have been under a legal obligation to lodge a physical copy of every hardback and paperback they publish with the British Library. That arrangement now extends to ebooks. We will provide the British Library with a copy of your ebook saved to a USB stick, together with all the relevant publication data, to meet their verification and indexing requirements. Thus your work will be awarded a unique British Library catalogue number and be added to its repository of more than 14 million books.




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Author's Gude

Nielsen
Our clients' ebooks
can be registered with the Nielsen BookData database, which serves booksellers and
libraries in more than
100 countries.


Bowker
Our clients' ebooks
can be registered with the BowkerGlobal database,
which serves booksellers and libraries in more
than 100 countries.



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