I need the interior of a 5" x 8" Mystery Book laid-out for Lightning Source.
I need to work with someone who has done layout for Lightning Source before, preferably on a book that is currently ranked well on Amazon – or has a distribution contract.
The book is approximately 175 pages.
The interior is complete, with 3 interior illustrations, and has been formatted.
Currently the project is a WORD97 file.
Final product will be PDF formatted properly for Lightning Source.
If rejected by Lightning source, freelancer will pay fee to correct and reload.
I have an FTP site to exchange large files.
I will upload file to Lightning Source once complete.
I don't know anything about Font Rights, so you'll have to explain if that is an issue with a copyrighted book.
If there is a cost associated with a particular font we need to use, tell me once you've seen the file, and before we sign contract.
I use 4 fonts in the book, 2 of which are used for the Chapter Headings and are a unique style. So they are the most important.
The other fonts are generic, and freelancer needs to suggest best font for subject matter and for best printing results.
Freelancer will be required to:
1. Reformat the book to make page numbers show up correctly at the bottom of the pages
2. Update the Contents Page Numbers to match actual page numbers
3. Adjust illustrations to fit pages
4. Select best fonts for subject matter, and provide royalty free fonts to replace any we can’t use
5. Give interior a modern look as best you can
6. Apply headers – similar to that shown on preview
7. Convert file to PDF in proper format for uploading to Lightning Source
8. Upload PDF and DOC file to my FTP site
9. Freelancer will grant all rights for layout to Summertime Books, as work for hire, and will not claim copyright or royalties
This contract is for layout of 1 book.
This book is # 2 of 3 books that are in a series.
Possible future work:
Book 1 has been published, but will need to be re-laid-out professionally, and improved.
See preview of Book 1 at [url removed, login to view]
Book 3 will need formatting in about 2 months.
If the project for book 2 goes well, there could be at least 2 more books in it for you.
Please provide references.