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

Your Book Starts here

How do I write my first bestseller?

How do I write my first bestseller?

To write a really great book (and to finish one at all) you have to know the rules, have a great outline, edit your work, and know your genre. If you do all of these things and spend time writing, at the end of it all you’ll have a great book that you’re really proud of.

How do I write a great lead paragraph?

How do I write a great lead paragraph?

To write a good lead paragraph, you want to answer the questions who, what, where, when, why, and how without spoiling the entire book for your readers. By answering or presenting these questions write away, your reader will have loads of questions that they need to read your book to answer.

How do I do research for my novel?

How do I do research for my novel?

Using google and scholarly sources, you can find some great research for your crime, horror, or science fiction novels. By utilizing your library as well, your works can be well researched, accurate, and gruesome.

How do I use imagery in fiction writing?

How do I use imagery in fiction writing?

The goal of imagery is to teleport the reader to the place of your choice, so you need to use imagery to immerse your reader into your story. By using sensory details, metaphors, similes, hyperbole, and personification, you can put great imagery into your work.

How do I get my book ready to self-publish?

How do I get my book ready to self-publish?

There are very important steps to follow to prepare your book for self-publishing: completing your manuscript, picking the publishing platform of your choice, getting your book edited, acquiring illustrations or a book cover for your book, finalizing your book, finding and soliciting reviewers, and finally publishing your book.

How do I format a comic book script?

How do I format a comic book script?

The easiest way to learn is by googling other comic book scripts and using them as an example to format your work. There are formatting programs out there that make this process easy and quick so you can have a beautiful-looking script in no time.

Is hiring an editor worth it?

Is hiring an editor worth it?

The answer is and always will be a resounding YES. Editors will give you a fresh perspective on your story, help you find and fix typos, and polish your prose so that your book shines.

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