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Make your book a reality

When it comes to creating a book and getting it to out to readers, we believe authors and small publishers deserve affordable access to affordable and top-quality services. 

We provide:

  • Cover-to-cover graphic design and layout
  • Guidance for distribution, promotion, and sales
  • We can even help you start your own personal press
Book design and publishing services for authors and presses
PRICING

Book Production

Interior Design & Layout $500 + $2 per page A custom layout for your book, hand-crafted to match the book’s theme and target readership. Includes submission to a print-on-demand service such as CreateSpace (Amazon) or IngramSpark. This price is an estimate for text-only pages. Pricing for graphics available on request, and depending on complexity.

Cover Design Standard cover | $150 Using high-resolution artwork supplied by the client

Custom artwork cover | $350 Artwork created especially for your book

E-Book Conversion $50 per platform Completed print book files are prepared for e-book format and uploaded to either Kindle, Nook, iBooks, etc. If you wish to only publish in e-format, e-book design & layout is the same price as print design.

Copy Editing, Mentoring, & Other Helpful Services Contact for more information If you are seeking copy editing, management editing, author mentoring, or other services, we have a broad network of service providers. Please contact for special inquiries.


Branding and Marketing

Logo Design $250 Give your press a professional edge with a custom imprint logo. An imprint is the name and symbol you publish under. Even if this is your own name, it’s a good idea to create a signature look that will build recognition among your readers.

Website Standard $600 | E-store $800 Get started with a 5-page WordPress website tailored to your publishing company. This is a great way to publicize your book and yourself as an author. Includes 1 hour of personalized training in how to manage your site, as well as coaching in copywriting, brand positioning, and search engine optimization. Add a personalized and fully functional online bookstore for $200.

Promotions – Business Cards, Postcards & Flyers Starting at $150 Promote your book with custom, high-quality business cards, postcards, flyers, and other print materials.


Start Your Own Press

Self-Publishing Guide $500 Publishing under a personal name doesn’t carry a lot of credibility in today’s market. We recommend that you publish a book under any name that is not your own legal name. In order to do that, you will need to start a self-publishing company. For many people this can be a daunting task. The Self-Publishing Guide is a concise, step-by-step playbook that will lead you through the process of starting your own print-on-demand press — covering things like local business regulations, ISBNs, and registering with the Library of Congress. The Guide includes 1 hour live Q&A with a publishing specialist, and up to 3 hours of problem-solving support via email.

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SPECIAL OFFER

Save 20%
Bundle at least three of the following services to save 20% on everything:

  • Interior design & layout
  • Cover design
  • E-book conversion
  • Self-Publishing Guide
  • Logo
  • Website
  • Business cards
  • Bonus: A full hour of one-on-one assistance from a publishing specialist to brainstorm your marketing plan – a $200 value.
Set up a call with a self-publishing specialist. We will discuss your book, your target readership, your goals, and getting ready for production.

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