Black Sheep Rising
Client Cee Streetlights
Date December 2016
Skills Print interior, ebook design & format
Print Size 5.5x8.5; 150 pages
Cover Designer Laura Hidalgo; Beyond DEF and Jah Kaine: Jerboa Design
Editor Tiffany Fox; Beyond DEF
Represented by Lisa Hagan Books
Publisher Shadow Teams NYC
Ms. Streetlights chose E-BookBuilders to do the print and ebook files and only asked that we carrry the design elements used on the cover to tie the interior and ebooks together. Cee also wanted to utilze graphic headers in the ebook editions, but did not was a huge file size to save on the delivery fee charged to the author/publisher by some online retailers. E-BookBuilders was able to keep the file size of the mobi to less than 600kb and the epub was under 200kb. As an author whose previous experience was with a publisher handling all details and not having a voice in the look and feel of the reader’s experience, she was eager to learn the dos and don’ts of indie and small press publishing.
I knew I would have more flexibility with my books formatting by going indie and small press publishing, but being new to the concept of flexibility I needed someone who was not only professional but also creative. E-BookBuilders was recommended to me and is now my recommendation to others.
Deena Rae has an extraordinary eye for detail and design that I have not seen with other format designers. She is able to recognize any foreseeable problems in a manuscript before she even begins to format, saving both time and money for the author. Her knowledge in HTML and design come together to set an author’s ebook apart from others, which is something that both readers and authors appreciate.
My personal experience with Deena Rae and E-BookBuilders was exceptional. She was so patient with all my many questions and what I called “the many screw-ups”. I now feel that I need to quickly finish my next book just so I can have her format it!Cee Streetlights