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Estimated Costs to Self-Publish

​We’ve put together a basic list of costs associated with book production. There are ways to keep the prices low, and we can guide you through that, but there are a couple of things you should not cut corners with — editing, interior formatting, and cover design are three of them. ​​

Basic Book Production

  • Publishing Consultant — $2500 – $3000
  • Content & Development Editing $2000 – $7000
  • Proof editing $200 – $800
  • Layout/Interior $400 – $1500
  • Cover Design $250 – $750
  • ISBN – $0 – $295
  • Bar code – $0 – $25
  • Printing Proof $5 – $25
  • Books/Inventory $250 – $500 (to start)
  • E-Book Conversion $100 – $350
  • Opening Amazon Account $0
  • Expanded national distribution $0
  • Sales Tax Number $35
  • Library of Congress Control Number $0
  • Catologue-in-Publication data $0 – $150
  • 2-hour book marketing consultation with complete book marketing plan $295, or 2 people for $349
  • Or if you’re a DIY kind of person and you’d like to publish your book without our full guidance, you can have an hourly consultation to get yourself on the right track: $150/hour​​

Additional Services

There are other services that we provide, but they fall within such a broad range it wouldn’t do any good to put an estimate for you here. If you’d like a quote on any of these services, please let us know.​​

  • Illustrator
  • Ghost Writer
  • Logo design
  • Bookmark design
  • Book sales sheet
  • Social media campaign
  • Writing coach
  • Website design
  • Audio Book
  • Indexing

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