Publishing Services & Rates

 

Publishing Services & Rates

We offer a full e-Book publishing package as well as à la carte services and will be happy to be involved in assisting with the successful publication and marketing of your book at whatever level you are comfortable with.  For a discounted full-service quote and/or to discuss the possibility of a revenue sharing arrangement in lieu of full up-front expense, please contact us with your book’s details.

Pre-Publication Services

  • Full Developmental Copy-editing (includes Proofreading, Copy-editing, Research & Context Correction/Author Coaching) $5 per page
    (for example,  a page = 250 words,  if your document has 66,000 words / 250 = 264 pages x $5 = $1320)
  • If you only want Proofreading, the price is $2 per page (using the above scenario that would equal $528)
  • Cover image and cover text development (up to 3 simple revisions) $75 to $250 depending on your vision of cover appearance (or $50 for layout if you provide the image, which must be in JPEG format and at least 1000 pixels on the longest side, 2500 pixels provides excellent quality).
  • Chapter illustration graphics $10 to $25 per chapter depending on your content and vision ($35 in total if you provide the images)
  • Indexing by Hurwitz $3.50 to $6 per page (based on type of content)

Format for Publication

Improving Words Package

– for Sale directly on your website, you receive 100% of sales

  • Final manuscript entry into our e-book software (separate sections: cover, title page, copyright page, dedication, introduction, chapters, conclusion, acknowledgements, references & notes, about the author, a note from the author, other books/works by author, back cover, etc.) $250 – you can save $ by entering all that content yourself, just ask us to open an account for you.
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  • Generate e-book into Kindle (.mobi), Nook/iPad/generic book reader (epub), and WordPress XML formats – included if we do the final manuscript entry above, otherwise we will conduct a final review to ensure that all sections are in order and then generate your e-Book and provide you with the files for $35.
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Format for Sale on Amazon (they pay you only 35% to 70% of sales, but they do have a huge distribution network)

  • Format Word document for Amazon upload: $150 (included FREE in the full Improving Words service package).
    Refer to Amazon Kindle Publishing Guidelines for DIY information
  • Set up of Author’s Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing account and upload of your e-book to Amazon: $75
    Note: you will need to enter your own tax and financial institution information in their system

Format for Sale on Smashwords (they pay you 85% of sales, but their network isn’t as large as Amazon)

  • Format Word document for Smashwords upload $150 (included FREE in the full Improving Words service package)
    Refer to Smashwords Style Guide for DIY information
  • Set up of Smashwords Author Profile account and upload of your e-book to their system: $75
    Note: you will need to enter your own tax and financial institution information in their system

Format for Sale through CreateSpace as a PRINT-on-demand book

Marketing

  • Author page on our site – free
  • Book page on our site – free
  • Author website creation using WordPress content management system (provides you with a portfolio site + blog): $500 to $5000 depending on your specifications (e.g., standard vs. custom theme, framework only vs. site complete with book launch content, e-commerce shop with additional Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailer links, etc.)
    Examples: this is a $5000 complete, custom e-commerce site http://rabbidavidaaron.com
    – AND this is a $500 site that the author added blog content to after each of his book launches http://nicholasantinozzi.com
  • Amazon Author Page content creation $75 (you will need to log in to your Amazon account to copy/paste the text unless you want to share your user name and password with us and then change the password later)
  • Facebook Author page creation $75
  • Initial e-book launch Social Media Marketing & Advertising $300

For a discounted full-service quote and/or to discuss the possibility of a revenue sharing arrangement in lieu of full up-front expense, please contact us with your book’s details.