Struggling to Format Your eBook, Paperback, or Large Print Paperback?

I can help make formatting a stress free experience for you.

Congratulations on writing your first or another fiction book!


And now, the next step is to format your book for ebook and paperback.


But, you’ve not tech-savvy, and the task is starting to feel daunting and stressful.


Or, perhaps you don’t have the time to learn how to use new software to format your books.


Don’t worry! I can help you get your books ready for ebook and print distribution.

Your Formatting Options


To format your ebook, paperback, large print paperback, or boxed set, I use a programme called Vellum; it is a Mac-based software that produces beautifully formatted ebook, paperback, large print paperback, omnibus, and boxed sets to publishing standards. However, this is not a bespoke service because Vellum does have limitations.


Nevertheless, Vellum has eight beautiful templates all with customisation abilities. Advanced formatting techniques like drop caps, chapter headers and scene breaks, quotations, and header and footer options (paperback and large print paperback only).


Below are the most popular formatting packages that I offer. Included with each package is an option to insert an image (usually a publisher logo, reader magnet image or an author headshot inserted in your bio at the back of the book).


The Formatting Wizard’s Services


Additional Options


Additional Images

Up to three additional images provided by you (includes: chapter header, scene break, author headshot, reader magnet).


£10.00 | $15.00


Back Matter Options

Choose this option, if you require different back matter for the paperback edition or certain ebook retailers.


£10.00 | $15.00


Additional Revisions

If you’re an existing customer and require me to update an ebook, paperback, or large print file formatted by me, I am happy to make these revisions for a small fee.
Revisions to the following are included:
  • Adding or updating the “Also By” page.
  • Updating store links for new books.
  • Adding or changing a reader magnet.
  • Author bio.
  • Changes to the Authors Note, Thank you, and other front or back matter items not previously mentioned.
  • Amending typos found after publication. 
£20.00 | $25.00


Chapter Header Images

If you would like to have chapter header images in your ebook, paperback, and/or large print paperback, but don’t have the image, I can create these for you.


Included in the price:

  • A vector image for you to use as a chapter heading.
  • Choose one from up to five options.
  • Extended Licence included in purchase which allows unlimited prints. (Valued at £99.00 | $129.00).
  • Up to two revisions.


£130.00 | $175.00 **


The Book Formatting Process


Step 1


Request a Quote by filling out the work order form. It only takes a couple of minutes to fill out.


Step 2


Within two business days of receiving your quote, the Formatting Wizard will send you a quote for your approval. All you have to do is check the information on the quote is correct and reply to the email with your approval.

Step 3


After your quote is accepted, the Formatting Wizard will send you an invoice. You’ll have the option of paying by credit card or through PayPal. 

Step 4


Upon payment, the Formatting Wizard will begin formatting your book. Within five business days or possibly sooner depending upon the workload, the Formatting Wizard will email you the file(s). It’s at this stage you create a list of revisions and send it back. After those final changes are made, usually within one business day, you will receive the final files to publish. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How Do I Start the Process to Work With You?

Fill in out the work order form, select the services you require and click submit. I will reply to you via email within one to two business days with a quote. It’s at this stage; I will supply you with the link to the purchase the options you desire. After I get notification of your payment (usually within a day), I will confirm the due date that you can expect to receive your files.

Q: Which Formatting Option Should I Choose?

If you’re having trouble deciding which option is right for you, remember I don’t have to create the ebook, paperback, and large print paperbacks at the same time. I can create the ebook first and then you come back for the paperback editions at a later stage.

Q: What if I need changes to my book after you send me the formatted file?

Any changes related to book formatting are included in all of the formatting packages. I ask that you review your whole book and send the changes as one list. I will also accept further minor changes with fourteen days of using the formatting services, as long as the changes are minor. If you need to make changes within the fourteen-day period, I ask that you create a small list, and email the changes to me at once. At a later stage, if you become aware of multiple typos and substantial changes to the back and front matter, these changes can be made for a small revision fee of £20.00 or $25.00 (USD). Special discounts are available to returning customers, for example, if I’ve formatted your first book and you hire the Formatting Wizard to format your second book, I’m happy to make a few minor changes to your first novel.

Q: Can I trust you with my manuscript? (AKA: Will you steal my novel?)

I will not steal your work or ideas. The copyright of your novel is owned by you. As a fellow writer, I have dozens of my own ideas that I can’t wait to start turning into novels. I don’t have the time to start stealing other writers ideas.

Q: Can You Format a Second Edition of My Book?

Please note that if you are a client that has already worked with me and you require a second edition of a book formatted, I prefer to create these from scratch to avoid any unfortunate mistakes. I’ve had to create a second edition for one of my own books and it’s a lot of work and double-checking that everything is right. Due to the amount of work involved, it will cost the same as formatting a brand new book.

Q: Can I pay for your services in USD?

Yes, you can pay for my services in US dollars. The USD rates are $40.00 for the Starter, $60.00 for the MidList, and $80.00 for The Works. Every quarter, I may adjust these rates depending on whether the GBP to USD exchange rate has changed significantly in your favour.

Q: Can I beta test your service in exchange for an honest review?

At the moment, this is a brand new service, and I am looking for beta testers to test out the Starter, MidList, and The Works packages in exchange for an honest review. To beta test the Formatting Wizard services, fill out this work order, and I will get back to you within one or two business days.

Q: What if I have more questions?

Feel free to contact the Formatting Wizard and ask more questions using the form on the contact page.

What Will I Need From You?

In order to create a beautifully formatted book, I need the following items from you. Please note that all text needs to be proofread and in a separate document to avoid confusion. You don’t need to provide all of these items, to help you; I have highlighted the crucial items in red.


Cover Image
Title Text (Book Title, Subtitle, Author Name, and Contributors)
Publisher Logo
Copyright text
Cast of Characters
Manuscript in MS Word
Glossary Text
Leave a Review Text
Reader Magnet Image
Reader Magnet Text
Acknowledgements Text
Authors Note Text
About the Author Text
Also By Text
Store Links


If you do not have store links at the moment that’s okay, I can add them in after you publish for no extra charge, as long as the links were the only thing I am changing or adding to the file. Lastly, I need you to provide an outline of the order in which you want these images to appear in your book.


The Formatting Wizard Work Order


To hire the Formatting Wizard for your formatting needs, please fill out the form below and click submit.


Before you fill out this form please select the formatting template and the ornamental break option that you’d like me to use from the template page.


Within 24 hours or the next business day, I will email you a quote. It’s at this stage; I will supply you with the link to purchase the formatting options you desire. After I get notification of your payment (usually within a day), I will confirm the due date that you can expect to receive your files. If you have any questions or have trouble filling out the form, email me at hello at le villain book covers dot com.

Do you require customisation for your book formatting needs? Please note additional fees apply.

Which book formatting template would you like me to use?

Which ornamental break option would you like me to use?

How many images do you have?

10 + 8 =

The Fine Print

* The store links will be updated once after publication. Any more changes to the store links will be changed at a rate of £10.00.

** The price of the chapter header image created by me may change if you choose an image that I already have an extended licence to use, or if you are using the image exclusively in an ebook. Please note that if I have an extended licence for an image, it will mean that someone else has used it in their book.

*** Pricing is available in USD at the following rates: $40.00 for the Starter, $60.00 for the MidList, and $80.00 for The Works.

**** The pricing for works under 40,000 words is as follows: £15.00 or $20.00 for the Starter, £22.00 or $30.00 for the MidList, and £30.00 or $40.00 for The Works.

***** If you need to make changes within the fourteen-day period after you receive the final formatted file(s), I ask that you create a small list, and email the changes to me at once. This extra round of revisions is free when you request them within the fourteen-day period as long as they are not substantial.

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