(Note: We also offer Editorial, Ebook Formatting and Conversion and Cover Design services.)

Maybe you aren’t really looking for a contract with a publishing house?

Maybe you want complete control over your own paperback?

Maybe you want to keep 100% of the royalties?

Amazon and some other platforms offer free, automatic paperback converters. You simply feed your Word document in, and the system produces a file for paperback. Sadly, unless you have formatted your Word document perfectly, the layout may not work, page numbers may be wrong, there may be gaps and the results will be littered with errors and hugely disappointing. Your paperback will look amateurish and earn you scathing reviews from readers, however good your book’s content is.

With this in mind, Ant Press can now offer a brand-new service.

Send us your manuscript as a Word document, and we will format and convert it into a beautiful paperback. You can then upload it onto Amazon. We won’t change a word, and we guarantee that not only will the text look professional, but the paperback will load perfectly onto Amazon.


How will it look?

We offer a range of styles for you to choose from.

How long will it take?

Up to two weeks, dependent on your requirements and the formatter’s workload. We will agree a schedule with you prior to taking on the work.

How much does this service cost?

Up to 100,000 words $135 USD, or £100, or €115, or $175 AUD.

100,001 words to 200,000 words $270 USD, or £200, or €230, or $350 AUD.

What does this include?

Your Word document will be converted into a beautifully flowing paperback ready to upload to Amazon. You will receive a PDF file for uploading to Amazon.

Your formatter will work with you personally as every book has unique requirements.

We offer FREE help and advice, if you need it, to guide you smoothly through the uploading process.

Can I include photographs in my paperback?

Yes. You can choose the size and placement style, with or without captions.

How much does it cost to include images?

1 – 5 images with or without captions, add $15 USD, or £10, or 12 euros, or $16 AUD.

After that, add $1 USD, or 50p, or 0.60 euros, or $0.80 AUD per image.

How much does it cost to make changes later?

There will be no charge for the first three minor changes made within two weeks of handover.

After that, each change will cost $15 USD, or £10, or 12 euros, or $16 AUD.

Can you format the ebook for me too?

Yes, please see our ebook conversion service.

What about the cover?

We can help with that, too.

How do I pay?

Paypal is acceptable. Or direct bank deposit.

What do you need?

Your formatter will require a single Word document with the book’s title and author.

Any preface, introduction, forward, dedication, epilogue etc. should be clearly marked.

Your chapters should be clearly separated.

Scene breaks should be marked by three or more asterisks, NOT blank lines, so they can be spotted easily.

Blank lines should be deleted between paragraphs.

It is acceptable to send images separately, and create markers for the images within the text, e.g. ***Pic 1 Rover the Dog, Caption: Rover with his bone.

If your formatter is not clear about any issue, he/she will contact you and ask.

How do I apply?

Contact us via the form below, and we will confirm the price. If you would then like to go ahead, please reply attaching your Word document.


Thank you Victoria for your speed and clarity in getting my book “out there” and for your willingness to help another Old Fool enter a new world.

Woody Starkweather
Monsieur le Président