Clockwork Satellite provides training and resources for writers, designers and publishers looking to create ebooks.
We provide training and workshops covering all aspects of ebook production: from basic preparation of manuscript files in word-processing apps, to custom ebook creation using desktop publishing software and HTML code.
Our training courses and workshops can be tailored for different audiences. For example: writing groups; designers; typesetters; publishers; and general audiences at events and festivals. They can be delivered online or in person.
“Sessions were well constructed and thought out”
“Feel v inspired and confident now!”
For more information on our training and workshops, please contact us.
Clockwork Satellite can make high-quality ebooks from a variety of source files.
We can convert your manuscript into these formats:
We also offer these additional services:
Prices for additional services vary with scale and complexity of the project, so please contact us with an outline of your requirements.
For conversion of a straightforward ‘novel’ manuscript (text split into chapters; with a cover image and up to 10 internal images) provided in one of our preferred formats, the cost starts at £145.
If the manuscript is more complex (for example, poetry or recipes); if there are large numbers of quotations or footnotes; if there are more than ten images; or if you're not able to provide your manuscript and images in our preferred formats, we’ll need to charge more.
All of the files produced by Clockwork Satellite are thoroughly tested on a number of e-reader devices and apps in the Clockwork Satellite test lab. EPUB files are also validated using the ePubCheck service. PDF files are fully accessible for users who rely on assistive technology, and are optimised for home printing.
To request a price for converting your manuscript, please contact us.
Clockwork Satellite holds a growing collection of mobile, tablet and e-reader devices for testing ebooks. In conjunction with Exeter Web, open access is offered to these devices (located in Exeter city centre) for anyone who would like to test their work. If visiting Exeter is not practical, device testing can be arranged for a fee.
The current device list:
The Apple devices are loaded with a number of apps for testing ebooks, including:
To take advantage of the test lab, please contact us.