Affordable Formatting For Indie Authors

Make your manuscript look polished and professional, whether for digital delivery or print on demand.
Suitable for: Kindle • Kobo • Nook • Createspace • Lulu • Ingram Spark and more...

Services for Authors


Formatting for all digital devices and distribution channels, whether for Kindle, classroom or Kobo. You'll receive your document in the right size and format complete with linked table of contents (where appropriate) and optimised for speed and style.


Count yourself amongst the pros when you hold your professionally formatted manuscript in physical book format. Whether it's CreateSpace, Lulu or Ingram Spark, your work will shine with fully numbered pages, running titles and front and back matter.


See your writing rocket up the charts when you offer multiple versions of your work, and it needn't cost an arm and a leg. If you purchase formatting for your work in both digital and print-on-demand format at the same time, you'll receive a 20% discount on the total price.

Professional Formatting to Make Your Work Shine, One Word at a Time!



My pricing is surprisingly affordable, starting at £1.50/1000 words (min. £15) for simple fiction. This is based on your story's wordcount and includes a couple of images, as well as a table of contents and pages such as 'about the author', 'please leave a review' and copyrights and acknowledgements.

If your work is more complex fiction, such as requiring maps or footnotes or for non-fiction, I don't have set prices. As a writer, your work is individual and I want to be as flexible as possible, rather than charging a set, and sometimes inflexible, fee.

Please do get in touch with your requirements and I'll be happy to provide you with a full and comprehensive quote.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which genres do you format?

I will format any fiction or non-fiction genre, including erotica, as long as your content is lawful and does not incite or promote racism, homophobia, illegal activities etc...(you get the idea)

What is your turnaround time?

I work on a 'first come first served' basis, and it depends how many writers are ahead of you in the queue, and the size of your order. I would rather provide a high quality finished product so it may take a little longer, but I will advise you of turnaround time when I send your invoice. If you need me to work to a set deadline, please let me know.

Which payment methods do you accept?

You have a choice of direct bank transfer (BACS) if you're in the UK, GoCardless Direct Debit if you're EU-based, or PayPal.

Will you sign a non-disclosure agreement to help me protect my work?

Yes, of course.

Can you create an anthology of several previously formatted stories?

If you have previously used my services, I'll have the master files will be able to create an anthology. This is great for driving sales on KDP or combining previous digitally distributed work into a size suitable for print on demand. Please contact me for a quote, letting me know the exact stories you would like combining.

Who is Emma Kalson/Creative Cat Apps?

Emma trades as Creative Cat Apps and has set up this website especially for formatting for fiction and non-fiction authors.

Is this suitable for illustrated/children's books?

Whilst I do format all types of ebook/print work, heavily illustrated books are better formatted by a specialist in that area to help you make the most of your work.

Can you format my thesis/dissertation/menu/business report?

Yes of course! Please contact me with more details and I'll be glad to help you.


Please enter your details in the form and I'll get back to you as soon as I can within 1-2 working days. If you would like a formatting quote, please let me have as much information as possible, including:

  • Description of your work including your main word count and list of sections e.g. number of chapters, appendices, about the author, number of images, footnotes etc...
  • The platforms you wish to sell your work on
  • Your preferred timescale
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