We are also consistently launching new products which give you new ways to market your content. We now also have additional options for the production of audiobooks as well as the USB TwistKey that is advertised on our homepage.
We are bringing new technologies online with
the latest of these being augmented reality
for print books.
Sign up to our mailing list for more details.
Free report "easy eBooks"
These modules cover all aspects of designing and publishing your title. Starting with our base module, you can choose to add in photography, illustration or editorial services to suit your project. You can also then choose the output format(s) of your book, as well as purchasing optional ISBNs for your titles that are published under the Kissed Off Publications brand.
If you are choosing to self-publish, we can also offer cover design for a range of platforms.
Upload your manuscript or synopsis following the ordering of your chosen package by emailing it to our designers.
At this point please also send us any accompanying information such as additional text files, logos, images and any custom fonts you may require to be used for your project. You can do this by combining multiple files into a zip file.
If you have chosen to use or add our copywriting services, either as an additional extra or as part of our Full Support package, our copywriter will be contacting you to arrange an interview either by Skype or by telephone.
Our designers will check your manuscript, estimate page numbers, checking suitability for our process and highlighting any issues or additional costs.
Any additional costs will be approved by you before we would continue. If you have chosen to use or add our copywriting services, Stage 2 will not occur until after copy has been written and approved by you.
We will then produce 3 unique concepts which will be based on your topic, logo, branding and target audience. We start with a blank sheet for every project.
You can either choose one of the concepts or pick and mix elements from each concept which our concept designer will blend to form your final design. This will then be proofed back to you for approval before continuing
We will layout the entirety of your book including any images, charts or tables you have provided/requested.
Once the layout is complete, it will then be output to your chosen format for checking and forwarded to you as a PDF for you to approve.
Following your final approval, we will then produce your book in its final format, as well as adapting to any other formats you have requested.
These files will then be sent to you via email or by one of our cloud storage partners, either as a personal copy for yourself or for sale through your website (or other marketplaces if we have been requested not to do this for you).
We will then upload your files to the relevant marketplaces and our online webstore if this has been agreed as part of your package.
We aim to support you through your entire publishing journey and beyond. Any royalties due will be paid either monthly or annually (depending on a minimum level) as a sum from all marketplaces.
What Makes a GREAT eBook?
It doesn't matter what subject we can help you improve, create and publish your work. Below we've listed some key points to help you create a great eBook.
A good eBook is not necessarily a story book. The advances in technology now mean we can use a wide variety of media within a "book". Moving beyond simple hyperlinks to link between pages, we can now add links to websites, videos, animations and audio descriptions.
A great eBook will make full use of the interactive functions now open to the end user, including video, audio, animation and makes use of the web for variable content.
A drop of ink may make a million think. Your subject could be fact or fiction, child orientated or adult, educational or for fun. We cover all subjects and can assist you with targeting your chosen audience. A good eBook could be on any subject on which you are knowledgeable or have a keen interest in. A well written manuscript can lead to a good eBook that can interest your target audience.
A great eBook will utilise the full range of interactivity to add to the understanding of your topic. In order to educate your reader, it is most important to engage the reader and lead to expanding its appeal to a wider audience. Now, explaining complex concepts becomes simpler by using an array of media. We can help you include this extended choice of media into your project - advising on the best way to show a concept or product to the best of the formats ability.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The use of infographics and images can lift the most mundane topic to be an engaging and educational read. Your designer can suggest ways of presenting your information that will add to the engagement of your reader. With the addition of video, audio and animation we can go beyond simple forms of visual communication to explain complex processes and concepts.
A great eBook design will compliment your "brand". This could be your company colours, logo and font, or it could be your brand is about who you are aiming your book at. Utilise our detailed upload pages to give your designer the best chance to accurately reflect your brand identity.
The design of your book will enhance your readers expectation of your content and better still enhance their understanding through excellent layout of information, making key points easily accessible. It will also make your book visually appealing to potential purchasers and help to maintain interest for your reader. It can also encourage future buy-in for a series of books by marking a book as part of a series.
By making your content as engaging as possible you aid the understanding of your reader. Along side your written content and the additional media mentioned above, when combined with great design we can make great eBooks that enthuse, excite and entertain your reader, as well as providing a unique experience for them to pass on to others.
For our FREE full report click here
Why Use Print-on-Demand?
In brief, these are;
• affordability - no large initial print run costs usually associated with independent publishing
• independence - not having to rely on a publisher to publish your book
• freedom of content - no longer will your work be pigeon-holed
• saleability - familiar format which spans all age groups, a tangible project
• recognition - print is still more respected than eBook publishing
With no upfront print costs, Print-on-Demand enables the author to be published without either paying upfront for copies they may never sell or putting themselves in debt before earning anything from their content. The only cost you will pay is for our design service.
With print-on-demand, your book will be published for as long as you wish with little restriction over content (within reason). Also, when it comes to producing a sequel or update to your title, you work to your timescale and not a distant publisher's deadline.
Freedom of Content
With independent publishing, you could write a book about weddings one week and a grand historical fantasy the next. Also, you no longer need to be a recognised name to publish papers, essays or other academic material.
Print on Demand gives you the benefit of a familiar format for your reader. People are often more willing to pay for a tangible asset, and what can be more tangible than a book in your hands and you are no longer relying on a piece of technology in order to access the content.
Not only will your book be available on our blogstore, but also through Amazon and other major sales supply sites.
With our professional design services and our partners' high quality print, you are provided with a end product that has the same feel as a traditionally published book. You can choose from black and white or colour printing and even hardback or paperback in a number of sizes. While lacking the immediate interactive elements that eBooks have, we can still use QR codes or augmented reality to add online content.
Nothing beats the buzz of seeing your work in print.
Also, people respect the printed author - it adds longevity to your work. It gives the kudos of being published with none of the restrictions. And if you use one of our ISBN's you'll even get a copy in the British Library!
For our FREE full report click here
Why Publish with Kissed Off Publications?
ShapeShifter Inc. - Fitness Packages
"When we decided to raise the bar for production quality in the online fitness niche, we turned to Natalie to do the layouts for our program manuals, charts, and reports. She really went the distance, putting in extra hours to meet our crazy launch deadlines and accommodating all our last minute tweaks. We're extremely happy with the finished product, and will continue to use her services for all our layout needs."
- Ryan & Adam, ShapeShifter Media, Inc.
Mike Cecchin - How to Drink While Dieting
"Natalie is amazing. I've been lucky enough to work with her on a few projects now and every time she over performs and goes that extra mile to make sure my projects get the attention they need to go from good to great. It's important to have team members that care as much about your project as you do. If there is ever a project I can include Natalie on, I do, because I can guarantee it will be done right.
- Mike Cecchin, Independent Author
Total Wellness Consulting - Wellness Publications and Marketing
"Natalie has done a number of projects for me with incredible outcomes. She has taken bland looking PDFs and turned them into visually stimulating and easy to navigate programs that have wowed our clients. I would highly recommend her services to anyone for the same.
- Yuri Elkaim
Ron Ellis - Book Cover Design
"Everything done by Kissed Off Creations Ltd was more than expected. The cover design completely fulfilled my vague guidelines and was just what I wanted. Kissed Off Creations were true experts in all phases of my project. I hope to be able to use them again for future projects."
- Ron Ellis
Ryan Murdock - Personal Development eBook
"Natalie did an outstanding job with my book Personal Freedom: A Guide to Creating the Life of Your Dreams. We did both PDF and Kindle versions. I know from past experience how tricky it is to get Kindle formatting exactly right. Natalie's design was clean, it flowed, and it perfectly suited the subject matter of the book. She's a pleasure to work with, and she always manages to turn a project around on even the tightest most unreasonable deadline."
- Ryan Murdock
Ideal Bodies Online - Fit & Firm Female Club
"Natalie provides us with some really great training and diet programs that were well-laid out and easy to understand for the client. The designs are catchy and Natalie always has fresh new ideas about how to make the documents user-friendly. Natalie is always prompt with responding to emails and her turnaround time is very quick. If ever there is a delay or time that Natalie is unable to work, she is always sure to inform me, I am very impressed by the service I received from Natalie."
- Sue Heintze
Design • Books • eBooks • Publishing • Marketing • Audio
Copyright 2013 Kissed Off Creations Ltd
Limited Company No 07875572