eBook Formatting

We can tailor your eBook in a variety of ways. The list below provides an idea of what is achievable, but is in no way exhaustive. If your requirements are more specific, feel free to get in touch and we can discuss the best way of fulfilling them.

  • Fonts: Where you need specific typography, this can be achieved by embedding the required fonts in the eBook file. However, font licensing is complicated and a font that can be used in print may not necessarily be licensed for inclusion in an eBook. We typically recommend you use fonts with Open licenses, such as Google Web Fonts. If you have your own font files you’d like us to use, please send them to us along with your manuscript.
  • Images: We can include illustrations, graphs and diagrams either in line with the text, or as separate pages. Note that a front cover illustration (provided by you) is included with your standard eBook conversion. As with fonts, please ensure you have obtained the right to use any images within your eBook.
  • Index: A clickable table of contents is included with your standard eBook conversion, built from your chapter or section headings, to the level you specify. However, if your book has an index you’d like to replicate, we can use hyperlinks to take the reader to the relevant portion of the text. As reflowable eBooks don’t have fixed page numbers, we can recommend a number of ways to implement this.
  • Tables: These can be included either as images (see above) or created in eBook format, making their contents resizeable and searchable (though complex tables won’t render well or consistently in all eReaders).
  • Special characters: Where your manuscript includes characters such as mathematical formulae or from a non-Latin character set, they will typically need to be rendered as images for inclusion in an eBook. Note that accented and special characters from most Western/European languages can usually be replicated in the native eBook formats.
  • Footnotes/Endnotes/References: These can take advantage of eBook hyperlinking to take the reader to the note or reference when clicking on the number (or symbol) in the text.
  • External links: Your eBook is essentially a self-contained web page, so you can easily include external links to “further reading”, to other works by you, or even as a prompt for the reader to review your work on sites like Amazon or Goodreads.