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Ebook Creator Premier

Ebook Creator Premier

Simply provide us with your Word, InDesign or PDF document

We will work with our partner, Data Conversion Laboratory, to create a great ebook
from your manuscript!

Important details about your ebook

Please make sure your manuscript fits these requirements prior to submission:

Ebook Creator Premier
For Word, InDesign & PDF documents
Reflowable text up to 500 pages
10 hyperlinks & 20 images
Create EPUB and MOBI files
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Ebook Premier Requirements:

  • Your text and images must be provided in the form of either a Word, InDesign, or PDF document
  • Only reflowable text format is available with Ebook Creator Premier.
    (Most children’s books are fixed format. If your books have pages which require all text to stay on the same page, select our Ebook Creator Flex product.
  • Up to 500 pages of an average of 250 words per page
  • Up to 20 images are allowed in your Ebook in either JPG or PNG format
  • Your ebook’s cover image must be a 1600 pixels wide and 2400 pixels high JPG or PNG image in portrait (not landscape) orientation
  • Up to 10 external hyperlinks are permitted.
    Any internal links in the manuscript will be removed.
  • Complex formatting elements are not supported in the Ebook Creator Premier.
    The following are examples of some of the complex formatting elements which are not supported:

    • Drop caps
    • List styles
    • Tip boxes
    • Quote styles
    • Tables or lists formatted as text
    • In-line styling
    • Two or more heading levels
    • Image or paragraph floating
    • In-book linked sources
    • In-book linked TOC
    • Multiple columns
    • Text placed over images
    • Colored text
    • Multiple fonts
    • Non-Latin based font-sets (Kanji, for example)

    • If your ebook requires more in-depth formatting, we can help you with our Ebook Creator Flex service.
  • Manuscript submitted must be the final, proofread version:
    Spelling errors found later will require extra work to correct and requires extra expense to fix. Content removed for copyright violations will require extra work to correct and requires extra expense to fix.
  • Final, approved distribution ready files will be provided in the form of a MOBI and EPUB file.


Compare Our Three Different Ebook Products Below:

About my ebook

(MS Word Only)



Input format WordGridConvertTop PremierGridConvertTop FlexGridConvertTop
Number of pages Up to 500 pages
(250 words per page)
Up to 500 pages
(250 words per page)
Unlimited pages with Flex
Images Up to 10 images Up to 20 images Unlimited images with Flex
Drop caps Not available Not available Here is a simple illustration of a Drop Cap in action. It can add a distinctive touch to a manuscript. And here are some more words. Indeed they lived happily ever after.
Styled lists Not available Not available Some examples of styled lists are:
1. Animal I. Animalia
2. Vegetable      a. Chordata
3. Mineral             1. Mammalia
In-line styles Not available Not available Available in Flex, In-line styles involve characteristics which can change the appearance of a font or its interaction on the page.
Multiple levels of headers Not available Not available Section I: The Nervous System
          Chapter 1: The Brain
In-book linked sources Not available Not available In-book links allow readers to jump from one place to another within an ebook.
External links Up to 10 external links Up to 10 external links Unlimited external links
Custom table of contents Not available Not available When ebooks are created properly, the main e-readers in the marketplace will create a Table of Contents. Most often, a Custom Table of Contents would require extensive work to create, and would be an index of in-book links, as most ebooks have a variable page number.
Page layout WordGridColumn PremierGridColumn FlexGridColumn
Mathematical formulas Not available Not available FlexGridFormula
Block quotes Not available Not available Main body of text, above block quote, for illustration purposes

A block quotation (also known as a long quotation or extract) is a quotation in a written document, that is set off from the main text as a paragraph, or block of text, and typically distinguished visually using indentation and a different typeface or smaller size quotation.

Main body of text continues after block quote
Boxed text Not available Not available FlexGridBoxText
Cover image format Image format is flexible:
1600px Max. Horizontal
2400px Max Vertical
Image format is flexible:
1600px Max. Horizontal
2400px Max Vertical
1600px Max. Horizontal
2400px Max Vertical
Reflowable text Required Required Available, but not required
Fixed format text Not available Not available Available
Recommended Option for Children's Picture Books
Output format: epub Included Included Available
Output format: mobi Included Included Available
(MS Word Only)





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* Ebook Creator .doc MUST be provided in Microsoft Word, formatted specifically as instructed on this webpage.

** Page layout: Reflowable text is a flexible layout that scales to fit different screen and font sizes by changing page breaks and paragraph widths.
Fixed format ebooks are those, which require a specific layout and typographical placement be maintained, such as children’s books and technical manuals.

If you are not sure after reading this, call (877-310-7333) or email us at isbn-san@bowker.com for a consultation! We will even take a look at your document and recommend the right Ebook Creator product for you. And if we don’t have the right solution, we may even be able to help you find the solution you need.