Ebook Conversion

We at Flipside produce according to industry-standard EPUB specifications and the more advanced formats including EPUB3, Amazon’s KF8, and Barnes and Noble’s PagePerfect format. Our ebooks comply with most reading devices and their retailers, including:

  • Amazon Kindle
  • Apple iBooks (iPad, iPhone, iTouch)
  • Barnes and Noble Nook
  • Sony Reader
  • Kobo Reader
  • any major market retailer

Service Features

  • We hand-craft, not simply convert: we take print editions and redesign in detail for optimal on-screen display and reading experience.
  • High content and coding accuracy
  • Strategic use of internal/external audio, video and animation in EPUB ebooks
  • Long experience with EPUB3, Apple’s Fixed Layout and other latest technical developments
  • Digital conversion from hardcopy books or electronic files

Conversion Details

We will convert your source file (Word, searchable PDF, Adobe InDesign) into the ebook format/s of your choice (standard EPUB, MOBI, EPUB3, KF8, Apple’s Multitouch ebooks, Nook KIDS, and Nook PagePerfect). We also convert from print sources at an additional charge. We charge on a per page basis and will correct any initial conversion errors during the first month after delivery.

Simple Layout

  • Mostly standard formatting text and uses up to 10 images. Examples: novels, short story collections, etc.
  • Estimated Delivery: 2-5 business days

Moderate Layout

  • Some complexity in the layout and uses some tables, up to 30 images, and notes.Examples: some illustrated books, children’s books, etc.
  • Estimated Delivery: 5-10 business days.

Complex Layout

  • Includes more than 30 images and/or uses several non-Roman characters, tables, notes, index. Examples: textbooks, cook books, poetry books, etc.
  • Estimated Delivery: 10-20 business days.

Fixed Layout

  • Additionally, we can convert your file using searchable or non-searchable Fixed Layout in EPUB 3.0 or KF8.
  • Estimated Delivery: 2-20 working days.

Enhanced eBooks

  • We can also include multimedia enhancements and other features.
  • Estimated Delivery: 2-20 working days for user-submitted content; quotation for in-house generated content.


  • The first 20 keywords are free, additional fees on a per keyword basis in excess of 20.
  • Estimated Delivery: 2-5 additional working days.

Print Source Conversion

  • We convert from print sources using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, with an option for 100% proofing.
  • Estimated Delivery: 5-7 additional working days.