Publishing Services

How does your idea or story become a manuscript?

}  option 1:  you sit down and write the book – FREE!
}  option 2: you hire a ghostwriter to write the book – hourly rate: $25
}  option 3: you already have blog posts, white papers, speeches, or presentations that can be compiled into a book – hourly rate: $25

Turning your manuscript into an eBook

}  editing and proofreading – hourly rate: $25
}  front cover design in the proper format – flat rate: $200
}  formatting for Kindle readers & upload to Amazon – flat rate: $250

Producing paperback & audiobook editions

}  print on demand (POD) paperback edition – formatting for print, full cover design including spine and back cover, upload to Amazon – flat rate: $200 (purchased in addition to eBook edition)

}  audiobook – voice over narration, sound production to audiobook standards, upload to ACX and list on Amazon – hourly rate: $175/finished audio hour

Marketing your book(s)

}  author pages (Amazon, Goodreads, etc.) &reading site listings – hourly rate: $25
}  video book trailer (you-tube) – flat rate: $200
}  press kit items cards, sell sheet – hourly rate: $25
}  press release – flat rate: $100

Building your author platform

}  WordPress “landing page” web site – flat rate: $300
}  creating blog content – hourly rate: $25
}  social media presence (twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn updates) – hourly rate: $25

Scenario 1

Ron has a compelling story of overcoming multiple challenges including blindness. He’s written the story in Microsoft Word using speech-to-text software. Ron wants to get his story “out there” on Amazon and also have paperback copies to give to friends. He wouldn’t mind selling a few, but doesn’t want the time commitment of maintaining a full author platform with blog and social media presence. He wants an audiobook version for the visually impaired.

}  proofreading/editing, 8 hours@ $25 = $200
}  front cover design, $200
}  Kindle formatting/upload to Amazon, $250
}  print on demand paperback edition, $200
}  audiobook edition, 2.25 finished hours @$175 = $394
}  author pages and reading site listings, 3 hours @$25 = $75

}  Total = $1319

Scenario 2

Eric has a successful investment advisor business.  He’s written a number of article length pieces and has several presentations he would like to use as the basis for a book. He wants a paperback to hand to clients and provide/sell at speaking engagements in addition to an eBook to sell and distribute online. Eric has a business website but needs other author social media platform elements.

}  compilation/ghostwriting, 16 hours @$25 = $400
}  front cover design, $200
}  Kindle formatting/upload to Amazon, $250
}  print on demand paperback edition, $200
}  author pages and reading site listings, 3 hours @$25 = $75
}  video book trailer, $200
}  press release, $100
}  social media audience outreach setup, 4 hours @$25 = $100

}  Total = $1525

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