Services for Canadian Publishers

Digital Conversion Services

Guaranteed quality, rapid turnaround and low prices on ebook conversion without contracts, 

upfront payments or long-term commitments.

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Born Accessible Certification

CEL is the first Canadian conversion vendor to be awarded Benetech's Global Certified Accessible™ (GCA) Certification for ebook production.

This program certifies the accessibility of ebooks and assures client publishers that their, "born accessible" files meet international standards.

More from Benetech here.

BookNet on Born Accessible
DAISY on Born Accessible
eBOUND on Accessible Publishing
NNELS on Accessible Publishing

Getting Started

Open Your Publisher Account

The toolkits for conversion ordering are built into the Publisher Dashboard, available to all publisher accounts.

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Submit Source Files

The starting point is the submission of metadata and source files. All standard formats, including PDF, InDesign, Word and epub are acceptable. 

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Place Order

Go to Order Conversion and choose the titles and formats required.. Per-page pricing options specific to each title will be provided immediately. 

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​Price List

Prices are based on formats required and pages in the printed book. 

All per-page prices will be auto-calculated when orders are placed. 

Source files accepted: PDF, InDesign, Quark or Word.

Accessible Formats

 Output Format DescriptionPrice
1DAISYChain Package* Reflowable EPUB3 Accessible + Kindle EPUB
OR: Reflowable EPUB3 Accessible + EPUB2 + Kindle EPUB
Bulk Conversion:
EPUB2 to Accessible EPUB3 *** 
Convert valid legacy Reflowable EPUB2 files to Accessible EPUB3
Simple:         Primarily text; few tables or images
Moderate:   Images & tables included
Complex:    Mathematical content, formulas, charts included
Simple: $0.33/page
Moderate: $0.40/page
Complex: Quote

3 Accessible PDF  Convert PDF to Accessible  standards $5.00/page**

Pricing for Accessible formats is discounted by 20% where publisher permits distribution on the desLIbris platform. 

Note: All Accessible conversion orders include the provision of modified ONIX records which may be used by publishers to replace those in the supply chain.
More information about ONIX here.

Other Formats and Services

 Output Format DescriptionPrice
 4 Fixed Layout EPUB3 + KPF For Google, iOS, and Kobo + Fixed layout KPF for Amazon/Kindle  $0.45/page
 5 Reflowable EPUB3 + Kindle EPUB  For Google, iOS, and Kobo + Kindle EPUB  $0.70/page
6Reflowable EPUB2 + Kindle EPUB For Google, iOS, and Kobo + Kindle EPUB   $0.45/page
 7 EPUB Combo  Reflowable EPUB3 Non-accessible + Reflowable EPUB2+ Kindle EPUB  $1.10/page
8Web-Enhanced PDFPDF enhanced with navigational aids like bookmarks, tiered Tables of Contents and linked Index entries  $0.25/page
9 POD (Print on Demand)Formatted to Lightning Source/IngramSpark specs when PDF is supplied
 10 OCR Addition of OCR Layer to image-based PDF $0.60/page
11 Hardcopy source Additional charge for source files submitted as hardcopy (for destructive scanning) $.25/page

Other Enhancements****

 12Embed multi-media in fixed-layout EPUB3 files
13Read-aloud highlighting in fixed-layout EPUB3 files
14 Addition of interactive elements to fixed-layout EPUB3 file $1.00/element
16 Addition of pull down menus, match the left and right columns etc. to fixed-layout EPUB3 files $2.00/element

* Under the DAISYChain Initiative, a 20% discount is provided on these prices for any title submitted for desLibris distribution in 2021.  More detail here.    

For more on Kindle EPUB, see

**See this comparison of EPUB3 and PDF, which includes this statement: .

"PDF can only be made accessible to persons with disabilities after time-consuming, expensive remediation has been completed. [Publishers] may decide to keep the delivery of standard PDF in place and elect to provide a Born Accessible EPUB3 file alongside, which would meet their legal obligations for accessibility and give their customers a choice in how they read."

*** These prices apply to EPUB2 created before 2020.
**** These services, available only with conversion orders, should be requested via the "Special Instruction" panel in the conversion order form. 
Terms of Service
  • Prices are in Canadian dollars.  Discounts may be offered on large-volume or multi-format orders.
  • All prices are based on receipt of complete source files from publishers in PDF, Quark, Word or InDesign formats. EPUB source files are also acceptable for creation of EPUB products.
    Additional composition or layout work required to prepare source files may be subject to extra charges, which will be communicated for approval before work is done.
    All deliveries will comply with any requirements in Kindle Publishing Guidelines for reflowable books effective on the date of delivery.
    Conversion from hardcopy originals is available at the price of $ .25/page,. Shipping to the conversion facility in Chennai is required at publisher expense. Books shipped will not be returned, since bindings will be cut before pages are scanned. 

  • Where a title is licensed by the publisher for inclusion in the desLibris collection, Fixed Layout EPUB3 is provided without charge 
  • The alt-text and long descriptions of images are an essential component of the Born Accessible EPUB3. These will be inserted where provided by publisher We offer this template to publishers for alt-text provision.  More information.
  • Where content includes multimedia, formulas, tables or multiple columns, surcharges may apply. Quotes will be provided after receipt and assessment of source files, and publisher approval will be obtained before work is done. 
  • All conversion work is subject to a full satisfaction guarantee. Any work deemed unacceptable will be eligible for a 100% refund.   
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More on Accessible Format Standards
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 Fixed layout EPUB file along with cover image Apple's iBookstore, Kobo and Google
 Fixed layout KPF/KF8 file along with cover image Amazon's KDP platform
 Reflowing EPUB file along with cover image All platforms accepting EPUB files
 Reflowing Kindle EPUB file with cover image Amazon's KDP platform
 Enhanced PDF files All aggregators accepting PDF files
 POD PDF file Amazon's CreateSpace, Ingram's IngramSpark or any other POD supplier