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HALF HOUR PHOTO

Everything but film.

Located in beautiful New Bern, NC, you can depend on our commitment to quality since 1989. We offer professional service and speed. Come into the shop and visit us, send me a order through email, or order online.

1/2 Hour Photo book division offers professional design and conversion services.

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Typical projects include: novels and children books • informational ebooks • cookbooks • textbooks • memoirs • photobooks • poetry and more
Why work with us?
If you need a high-quality ebook that impresses, we can help.
We will take your manuscript and turn it into a striking and sophisticated digital book. One that captivates readers and features a striking cover and interior design, expert layout and formatting.
What do we do exactly?
We create PDFs for websites, as well as ebooks (MOBI, EPUB) for Amazon Kindles, iBooks, iPads, Nooks, and other e-readers.
If you want to print your book, no problem. We offer complete pre-press services for both offset and print-on-demand printing, like CreateSpace.
What’s next?
Get in touch!
Friendly customer service, no-stress project-management, attention-getting designs, error-free conversions, and post-project support.
Ebook Formatting Services
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Interior design, layout and formatting are the building blocks of a functional and easy-to-read e-book.

Interior Layout & Design
Your e-book’s interior must be visually engaging.

Readers — and reviewers — expect a cohesive look and style throughout. Good interior design flows. It’s logical and organized, subtly guiding your readers from cover to cover. Text must be inviting and comfortable to read.

Our expert layout and design services include:

captivating color palette consistent with your brand and cover art
clear chapter separation, stylish chapter headings and book ornaments
stylized sidebars and pull quotes
edge treatments
dazzling full-color artwork
Ebook Conversion Services
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We can convert your e-book to the most popular file formats including MOBI (Kindle) and EPUB (Nook, iPad, iBook, and other e-readers).

PDF ebook
A PDF is a fixed-page format that can be viewed on laptops and tablets. Much like a print version, you control how the reader views your book — page-by-page. PDFs look great on large screens but can be unreadable on small devices or Kindles. If you want to sell your book from your website a PDF version is a good choice.

EPUB
EPUBs are the industry-standard format of online book publishing. They are flexible formats that re-flow to fit any e-reader or other device. Books may be 150 pages on a big device or 350 pages on a small one. Readers have the ability to change fonts, sizes, even colors as they wish. EBUBs aren’t a series of discrete pages, but rather a series of chapters (or even one document) all flowing together, like web pages. Designing a professional-looking ePUB can be tricky, since it’s fluid but needs to look great on many devices, like the iPad, iPhone, Sony Reader, Nook, Kobo, etc. EPUBs are the most widely used e-book format.

Kindle (MOBI)
MOBI is Amazon’s proprietary format for Kindles and Kindle Fires (which won’t read other formats). If you want to sell your book on Amazon, you will need a MOBI version.
Custom Book Cover Design
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Your cover is the ultimate sales tool for your book.

It must grab the attention of browsers, generate interest in your book, and then turn browsers into buyers. Professional book-cover design will sell more copies of your book.

Each of our cover designs is unique. We don’t use templates. We create all our designs from scratch, so you can be confident you are getting a custom product that reflects your concept, content and brand.
Color, balance, proportion, composition, texture, and contrast all work together to communicate what your book is about.

We create book covers that attract attention.
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Passport Photo Studio
Professional photographer always on staff. Our portraits and prints surpass all requirements and are completed while you wait!

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professional photographer
Private studio and a professional photographer always on staff. Our photos and prints surpass all requirements and are completed while you wait. US 2"X2" only $9.99 Children under 3, babies, and foreign passport slightly more.
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The size you need while you wait!
International, special size or background are not a problem at 1/2 Hour Photo. Bring in your requirements and we can fulfill your order.
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Need your passport or visa photo emailed? No problem! We can upload and send your photo your or multiple accounts.
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the Perfect Profile Picture
You never get a second chance at a first impression. First impressions can be as lasting when made online as in real life, and in the era of social media, profile photos can play a major role in making them. Having a great profile photo on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn or Twitter may impress the social media friends you already know, but it can be even more important for your leading shot to make the right impression on ones you don’t know yet — especially when they might be deciding whether to hire you. We create a profile photo that presents you in just the right light.
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