Pricing

Payment Options Available

Pay In Full: Ask About Incentive
Three Monthly Installments: 0% Interest
Six Monthly Installments: 5% Interest

Premium Services

Package Offerings

Cover + Hardcover AND Paperback + eBook + Premium Perks: $7,000

Includes twelve free paperback and hardcovers copies shipped to your door (non US addresses must pay for shipping).

Cover + Hardcover OR Paperback + eBook + Premium Perks: $5,000

Includes twelve free copies shipped to your door (non US addresses must pay for shipping).

Children’s Picture Book Publishing Package + Premium Perks: $5,000

Includes Cover + Hardcover + Paperback + eBook + Premium Perks
Free editing up to 5,000 words, twelve free paperback and hardcover copies shipped to your door (non US addresses must pay for shipping).

Base Services

Package Offerings

Cover + Hardcover AND Paperback + eBook: $3,000

(plus $1 per page for all pages beyond 200)

Cover + Hardcover OR Paperback + eBook: $2,500

(plus $1 per page for all pages beyond 200)

Children’s Picture Book Publishing Package: $2,500

Includes Proofread + Cover + Hardcover + Paperback + eBook

 

Premium A La Carte Services

Each service includes Premium Perks

Cover Design (Illustrated or Custom): $1,500

Fully customized full cover based on your book’s theme, plot, and/or imagery. Includes unlimited graphics, images, and unlimited revisions as needed. We won’t stop until you are 100% satisfied.

Base A La Carte Services

Custom Cover Design: $1,000

Fully customized full cover based on your book’s theme, plot, and/or imagery. Includes unlimited graphics, images, and up to three cover mockups.

Illustrated Cover: $1,500

Fully customized illustrated cover incorporating intricate details, textures, backgrounds, and blending. Can be done in any style, including high fantasy, realistic imagery, anime/manga, and everything in between.

 

Paperback Layout & Distribution: $2,500

Includes 12 free copies shipped to your door (non US addresses must pay for shipping). Unlimited sample layouts.

Hardcover Layout & Distribution: $2,500

Includes 12 free copies shipped to your door (non US addresses must pay for shipping). Unlimited sample layouts.

Content changes after submitting manuscript:

  • 1-25 changes: Included Free
  • 26-50 changes: $90
  • 51+ changes: $125 per hour

Reformatting requests after approval of sample layout:

  • $125 per hour

Formatting refers to fonts, text size, headers, footers, margins, spacing, and all other stylistic requests.

eBook Conversion and Distribution (fixed, reflowable, or enhanced): $1,000

Paperback Layout & Distribution: $1,000

(plus $1 per page for all pages beyond 200)
Includes up to three sample layouts.

Hardcover Layout & Distribution: $1,000

(plus $1 per page for all pages beyond 200)
Includes up to three sample layouts.

Content changes after submitting manuscript:

1-10 changes: $40
11-25 changes: $65
26-50 changes: $90
51+ changes: $125 per hour

Reformatting requests after approval of sample layout:

  • $125 per hour

Formatting refers to fonts, text size, headers, footers, margins, spacing, and all other stylistic requests.

Reflowable Text eBook Conversion and Distribution: $750

Developmental Edit + Copy Edit + Proofread: $55 per 1,000 words (5% Discount with Premium Services)

Copy Edit + Proofread: $35 per 1,000 words (5% Discount with Premium Services)

Proofread: $25 per 1,000 words (5% Discount with Premium Services)

Index: $20 per 1,000 words (5% Discount with Premium Services)

Citation Review: $10 per citation (5% Discount with Premium Services)*

   * Ensures accuracy of author, title, publication year, page numbers, and currency of sources.

Metadata Optimization

Metadata Optimization: $250 (Free with Premium Services)

Our metadata experts review and optimize your book’s keywords, BISACs, retail pricing, book synopsis, and author biography.

$300 Per Page Illustrated + One-time $250 Character Development Fee (unlimited characters)*

  • Character Development Fee waived with purchase of our Children’s Book Packages.
  • Discounted Illustrations with purchases of 10+ or 20+ Illustrations.
  • Work one to one with an Illustration Coordinator to bring your dream illustrations to life.
  • Authors own the illustrations.
  • We can create illustrations of any style, including the incorporation of intricate details, textures, backgrounds, and blending. We can use also used advanced techniques like watercolors and realistic imagery.
  • Includes up to three sketches and three edits per illustration. Additional edits: $125 per hour.

LCCN Registration

Library of Congress Control Number Registration: $50 (Free with Premium Services)

Preorder Setup

Preorder Setup: $100 (Free with Premium Services)

Imprint Setup

Use Your Own Publisher Name: $100 (Free with Premium Services)

What are imprints? 

Graphic Creation

$100 per Graphic

Professional creation of flowcharts, tables, graphs, and other graphics.

Cover Templating

We template your author-provided print-ready cover file: $50 (Free with Premium Services)

3D Cover Design

Creation of 3D Cover Images: $100 (Free with Premium Services)

Physical Proofs

Hardcover Proof: $50 (Free with Premium Services)

Paperback Proof: $45 (Free with Premium Services)

Includes rushed production and expedited shipping.

Royalty Splitting

Split your royalties with co-contributors: $120/year

Audiobooks

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Textbooks

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Ghostwriting

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Post-Publication Services

Metadata Changes: One Free Batch Per Calendar Year. $25 Thereafter

Metadata changes include changes to your book description, author bio, keywords, categories, pricing, etc.

Cover Edits: $125 Per Hour

Post-Publication Transfer to KDP: $150

There is no charge to transfer your title to KDP prior to publication.

Content Changes:

  • 1-10 changes: $80
  • 11-50 changes: $125
  • 51+ changes: $125 per hour

Reformatting requests after approval of sample layout:

  • $125 per hour

Formatting refers to fonts, text size, headers, footers, margins, spacing, and all other stylistic requests.

Author Copy Costs

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Enjoy free social media cross-promotion on all our platforms and earn $200 for every author you refer to us who signs up for our services!