eBook Conversion

Conversion of your manuscript to ePub and Mobi/Kindle formats

Most of our online bookstores accept the ePub format for e-books they sell, except for Amazon’s Kindle that uses a version of Mobipocket. We convert your Microsoft Word file to both of these formats.

CONVERSION OF MANUSCRIPT TO EPUB FORMAT.

ePub is an acronym for electronic publishing. ePub became an official standard of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) in September 2007. ePub is the software that is used by Barnes & Noble NOOK ™, Kobo.com, Apple’s iBookstore, iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch and smartphones that use Android technologies.

We can generally complete the ePub files conversion services in ten (10) business days following receipt and approval of your edited and approved manuscript.

CONVERSION OF MANUSCRIPT TO MOBI/KINDLE FORMAT.

The Mobipocket technology is utilized in the Kindle® e-Book reader, with a proprietary format known as AZW, with optional Digital Rights Management (DRM)* embedded in the software. Because the Kindle® eBooks are delivered over its wireless system known as the Whispernet, the user does not see the AZW files during the downloading process.

*DRM technologies attempt to control use of digital media by preventing access, copying or conversion to other formats by end users.

We can generally complete the Mobi/Kindle conversion services in ten (10) business days following receipt and approval of your edited and approved manuscript.

You can follow the progress of your manuscript conversion by clicking on the “My Projects” icon in your Authorlog™ Account. When you do so, the status will be “Conversion Ready,” “Delivery Ready,” “Encoding Requested,” or “Delivered.”

  • Conversion Ready” means that your manuscript has met our Manuscript Submission Guidelines and is ready for conversion to Mobipocket/Kindle and ePub formats.
  • Delivery Ready” means your manuscript has completed the e-book conversion process, and will be delivered to the e-book retailer within approximately five (5) business days from the completion date. 
  • Encoding Requested” means your e-book has been delivered to the e-book retailer, and they have asked for additional technical or metadata information. If MidTown Publishing is unable to provide the information based on the information you provided in your Query Letter Template, you will be contacted.
  • Delivered” means your e-book has been delivered to the e-bookstore.

Because your manuscript will be proofread by our editors in Microsoft Word using the “Review” protocols of this program, all manuscripts must be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc, docx formats only, please).