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    Services and Fees

    Our fees are fair and competitive. Because each book is unique, ask for an estimate to learn what your project will cost. We also offer discounts and packages to our clients who need more than one service. Contact us and send your draft manuscript, so that we can give you an accurate estimate.

    Getting Started

    • Comprehensive Manuscript Evaluation  In-depth analysis of ideas, organization, tone, illustrations, effectiveness, etc. Includes a written report and phone conference to discuss next steps. $299 (up to 100 pages/ $0.25/ea. additional page)

    Consulting

    • Editorial & Publishing Consulting  Consult regarding book's audience, style, commercial viability, agent and publisher submissions, and more. Information is available about self publishing, private printing, selecting offset and digital printers, and book distribution. $50/hr

    Editing

    • Developmental Editing  Analyze book plan or draft, recommend improvements in content and organization. $35/hr for editing and book design clients, $50/hr as single service
    • Content Editing Comprehensive revision for completed draft manuscript. Editing of fiction and non fiction accepted; no poetry or technical books. Analysis of book elements at the paragraph, sentence, and word level. Revision to improve draft content for clarity, cohesiveness, and effectiveness. $70/hr (estimate determined by the manuscript)
    • Copy Editing  Correct at the sentence and word level for syntax, grammar and mechanics, spelling and punctuation. $50/hr (estimate determined by the manuscript)

    Book Design

    • Interior Page Layout  $50/hr
    • Photo Scanning and Correction  $50/hr
    • Standard Book Cover Design  $300+
    • Commercial Layered Cover Design  $500 & up

    Printing and Publishing

    • Printer Account  Create your account with printer of choice, upload files, order and inspect proof, order and ship books. $300
    • Print On Demand Account Create account with digital printers for book sales in online bookstores such as amazon.com. Includes ISBN, file uploads, inspect proof, etc. $350