number5Surely I have at least five ideas in this post, so I’m using it as a Five on Friday!

If you’re like me and haven’t mastered Scrivener, or some other formatting program, you’ll need to find someone who can do the job for you.

Keep in mind you’ll need different files for different sites. One for print/Createspace. One for Kindle/AmazonKDP. One for Nook/Barnes&Noble. One in Pdf. format. At one time or another, you’ll need all of these.

If you offer ARC’s (Advanced Reading Copies) prior to the book’s release (to get reviews) you’ll need to be able to offer those readers a choice of pdf., mobi, ePub, or word document.

I found a great formatter on If you’re not familiar with that site, please check it out. They have vendors who will do a ton of things for….you guessed it…$5 bucks!

Don’t get too excited, getting a 70,000 word manuscript will cost you more that five dollars. For that amount, you might get 2500 words done, and then you’ll have buy extra “gigs” for the remainder.

I highly recommend the person I used. AnnMarie Stone. She did a fantastic job. She delivered on time and kept in close contact with me. She’s now gone out on her own, so here’s her link.

Feel free to use my name if you contact her.

Look for vendors located in the US, and have some dialogue with them before you purchase to make sure they have a good understanding of the English language…because communication is most  important!

If you’d like more info, contact me:


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