The Costs of Self-Publishing

I’ve put together this basic list of costs associated with producing your own book, so you know what to expect if you’re looking to publish an epic story. With my help, we can keep prices low and put your funds where it counts, like editing, interior formatting, and cover design. Services highlighted in purple I offer myself, and you can reach out to me directly for a quote.

Basics of Book Production

  • Publishing Consultation (does not include other services) – $1200
  • Copy Editing – $200+
  • Developmental Editing – $300+
  • Proof Editing – $40+
  • Layout/Interior – $90+
  • Cover Design – $250+
  • ISBN – $0 – $295
  • Barcode – $0 – $25
  • Proof Copies – $5 – $25
  • Inventory – $100 – $200 (to start)
  • eBook Conversion – $150
  • Opening an Amazon Account – Free!
  • Expanded National Distribution – Free!
  • Sales Tax Number – $35
  • LCCN – Free!
  • CIP Data – $0 – $150
  • Marketing – $250 – $500
  • Or! If you like the DIY life and you’d like to publish your book without full guidance, we can schedule hourly services for $65 an hour.

Additional Services

I provide other services to help authors craft their masterpiece, but the cost of these services varies greatly. If you’d like to learn more about these services and get an estimate, please let me know!

  • Illustrator
  • Ghost Writer
  • Logo Design
  • Bookmark Design
  • Writing Coach
  • Website Design

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Why should I build my own world for my fantasy novel?

Why should I build my own world for my fantasy novel?

In order to avoid appropriating cultures, repeating the same things that fantasy authors that have come before you, and writing huge cliches, you need to develop your own fantasy world. This will not only make your book stand out, but you as an author will have a greater understanding of your world’s residents, economy, architecture, and government.

How do I write realistic kids?

How do I write realistic kids?

The best way to write kids is to spend time with kids. If you don’t have physical access to a kid in the age range you need, turn to the internet. By watching how kids interact with each other and with adults, you’ll pick up on their mannerisms, their speech patterns, and any slang that they use.

Why should I include adult themes in my children’s books?

Why should I include adult themes in my children’s books?

Middle Grade readers are incredibly smart and are also growing and learning, trying to process the world around them. By including formative themes like divorce, death, ethical dilemmas, abuse, and other “dark” themes, you can help kids learn through fiction how to cope with those things.

How do I use dialogue tags?

How do I use dialogue tags?

Grab a thesaurus, use creative dialogue tags, get rid of your adverbs, and use tags only when necessary. Dialogue tags are your best friend, but can easily become redundant.

How do I write a great book synopsis?

How do I write a great book synopsis?

Your book synopsis needs to condense your 50k novel down into merely a hundred and fifty words. To write a great synopsis, you need to tell the story, give a clear idea of the conflict and the resolution, and avoid boring language.

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