Do you get what you pay for when converting your backlist to eBooks?
According to our sales data, the average cost of converting a book is recouped within the first month for backlist titles and within 1 week for a frontlist title. So, in short: yes.
But what's the best way to go about it? If you presently have eBook conversions integrated as part of your in-house book production workflow, well done! That’s no mean feat.
If you are still struggling with this aspect of your workflow, however, it may be time to consider outsourcing your eBook conversions. We know there are many free software options out there, but results can be sketchy and may require many hours to fix them up as well. Also file validation is an important consideration. The software may make an ePub file, but it will not always be accepted by all retailers.
Here's why you should consider trusting the experts:
At Vearsa our number 1 emphasis is always on quality! We love books and we know how much your books mean to you. So we will always strive to make the electronic version as faithful as possible to the print edition. Every book we convert goes through a rigorous QA process for spelling, formatting and added interactivity. We will never use an automated or robotic conversion process which can destroy the look and layout of your book and introduce hyphenation, spacing and paragraph level errors.
A large portion of our distribution clients also use our conversion services. They love that Vearsa is their complete ePublishing service, a one-stop shop for converting and distributing their content. They know that the eBooks that we produce, will always be accepted by our retail partners, so delays that errors can cause are never an issue.
Our turnaround time is 7-10 working days. We understand that time is of the essence, and we will try to surpass this where possible. We are always available if you want to discuss any aspect of the conversion, and we provide a tailored approach to every book that we convert. We aim to create clean and easily editable eBook files that will display correctly and function on all devices.
We understand that there is a financial outlay to convert your eBooks. But the cost is probably not as much as you think. Of course, it will depend on the book, but we have seen cases where the cost of the conversion was recouped in the first day of sales! We always offer significant discounts for bulk orders and have a range of solutions available to suit all budgets.
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