eBook Development and Distribution

eBook development and distribution are an important part of our services. We provide eBook development and distribution services at a cost that is a fraction of those offered elsewhere. These services include conversion into PDF/A, EPUB and MOBI formats and distribution through various platforms that cater to a large reader base. Between them, these three formats are compatible with most of the e-reading devices available in the market today.

In addition, we work with many publishers and authors to help them decide their “e-strategy”. This means discussing with them the appropriate levels of investment in eBook development so that these investments are easily recouped and potential readers are easily reached. To help you understand the nuances of ebook development.

It is important for publishers to realize that all their books might not be ideal for conversion into eBooks. Publishers must, therefore examine each title in their list and determine its readership. Depending on the accessibility of its readership to eBook technology, the decision to convert into eBooks must be taken. For example, if the readers of a particular book are not tech-savvy, an eBook version might not find enough takers. Usually, children’s books and books related to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medical fields (STEM) are most suitable for conversion into eBooks. Books of other genres may be examined for its suitability for conversion on a case-by-case basis.

Further, after the development of eBooks, it is necessary to ensure that a suitable e-commerce platform is available that will facilitate the sale of these digital assets. We, along with our partners, assure the availability of such a platform.

For those who wish to only publish electronically i.e. without having print editions, we have introduced a new service that includes the development and distribution of ebooks in EPUB format.

How It Works

Files must be submitted in .TXT or .RTF formats. Cover images must be submitted separately in either of .PNG, .JPG, .GIF or .SVG formats. If file is submitted in other formats, such as PDF, larger turnaround times will occur and may require additional inputs.

Files can be converted to the following formats:

  • – .PDF/A (for use on mobile handsets or computer screens)
  • – .MOBI (for use on the Kindle™)
  • – .EPUB (for use on most devices including the Sony eReader™ and the Apple iPad™)
  • It is important that your manuscript is finalized and completed before beginning this service. Changes to the manuscript may entail further charges.

    Manuscript LengthTurnaround Time
    Fewer than 40 A4 pagesWithin 4 days
    Between 41-80 A4 pagesWithin 6 days
    More than 80 A4 pagesWithin 8 days

Tasks within the scope of work include:-
a) Insertion of meta data and
b) Tagging and linking of Table of Contents and of footnotes, if present. It does not include editing and proof reading of the manuscript.