Michael Vito Tosto

Michael Vito Tosto – Designer

Professional book-designer, editor, and consultant with 15+ years in the business. Competitive rates. I advise first-time self-publishers.

Overview

BOOK DESIGN

Flat rate of $300 + the Reedsy fee (books over 50k words)


Book design: Whatever the current state of your manuscript, sending it to me means you don't have to worry about it anymore. I take your content and transform it into a print-ready, professional-quality book. Paperback, ebook, hardcover--whatever it is, the presentation of the text is as important as the content. I favor classic arrangements that invite the eye, and I prefer fonts that make the reading experience warmer. I have zero room for error, and I obsessively check every detail from front to back. My finished products are always examples of professional perfectionism. My fees include everything necessary to transform your manuscript into a professional-looking book that's ready to be printed (paperback or hardcover) or downloaded (eBook).


EDITING

$0.01 per manuscript word + the Reedsy fee


Editing: I'll edit your work as if it was mine, with vigilance! I read your manuscript (must be in a Word doc) with an eye for typos, incorrect grammar or punctuation, and other common mistakes. I track changes in Word. I also submit your manuscript to powerful software design to find such issues. I charge below the industry standard of $0.02. (Example: the fee for editing a 100k word count manuscript would be $1,000 plus the Reedsy fee.)


INDEXING

$3 per indexable page + the Reedsy fee


I've indexed many books in my life. You provide me with a list of all words, phrases, or concept you wanted indexed. Usually takes about a week.


CONSULTING -- Free

I'm happy to consult with first-time publishers, particularly in the Amazon/KDP process (my specialty). It's a very daunting and confusing process at times. It helps to have someone like me who knows all the ins and outs of it. Screen-sharing is possible through Zoom, and I can walk you through the process. This service is included in any offer I send.

Services
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Cultural & Ethnic Poetry Short Story
Non-Fiction
History Music Philosophy Religion & Spirituality
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2009 — Present

I've been formatting professional book interiors for over 15 years. I do this stuff with my eyes closed. Poetry, prose, photography, art, diaries... I can format anything and making it pleasing to the eye.

Portfolio

Lefty

Schneekloth, Jeff

When She Met Chaos

Mondesis, Jasmine

Absolute Surrender

Michaels, Erica

Michael Vito has 62 reviews

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Janelle Q.

Janelle Q.

Jul, 2024

Michael was very efficient and accessible.
Mark S.

Mark S.

Jul, 2024

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Michael on the interior design and Ebook layout for my debut book. His love for layout and making the final product look as good as possible was evident throughout. He was extremely communicative and was patient with me when I had some changes. He has a great knowledge of fonts, layout, interior design, and the formatting for Amazon KDP -- the final prod...
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Rickey H.

Rickey H.

Jul, 2024

Michael was a very good fit for me. From his excellent work to the advice on other parts of my project, Micahel performed at the top of the list.
Peter I.

Peter I.

Jul, 2024

I look forward to working with Michael again. If it weren't for my own ineptness I'm sure I'd already on the next one.
Jamie D.

Jamie D.

Jul, 2024

I had a pleasant experience working with Michael Vito on our recent collaboration. He was consistently responsive and communicated well throughout the project. Even when I made mistakes, he went above and beyond to help me work through the issues, demonstrating a kind and understanding demeanor. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a responsive, communicative, and helpful partner on a p...
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