HOW CAN WE HELP YOU WITH YOUR BOOK?
CHOOSE FROM OUR 'PREPARATION' PUBLISHING SERVICES BELOW.
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If you’re an author looking to self-publish your book, then we’re here to help. We are your personal and experienced publishing team, but we're not your publisher—you own your work and keep all your royalties!
If you are interested in any of our self-publishing services, feel free to apply to work with us.
£24 per 1000 words
This is the process of addressing errors and inconsistencies that affect the overall quality, accuracy and flow of your manuscript. During this process, your manuscript is made ready for publication and should take place before typesetting. Copyediting includes the review of spelling (according to regional English), punctuation, grammar, repetitions, omissions, consistency, syntax, semantics and continuity.
Our copyediting service does not include seeking author/copyright permissions, or fact-checking (however, we do make suggestions in order to ensure biblical accuracy/soundness where this is relevant). Unfortunately, we do not currently provide substantive or developmental editing and this should be completed during the writing phase (before working with us).
£10 per 1000 words (prices vary for low content & picture books*).
The interior formatting of your book contributes to the overall experience of your readers. Typesetting includes setting text, colours, images, tables, blockquotes, etc. in a clear and aesthetic layout, ready for printing and distribution.
Manuscripts must have completed their final stage of editing before requesting this service. Editing after typesetting is likely to alter the layout or page numbering; consequently, there is an additional charge (30% of original quote) to re-format a book once it has already been typeset.
*If you are looking to publish a children's picture book, we charge £45 per page of your final book including illustrations (the average picture book has 32 pages). If you already have illustrations, we charge £5 per page of your final book.
£12 per 1000 words
This is the process of ensuring there are no typing, referencing or layout errors throughout the text and should take place after typesetting. Proofreading includes the reviewing of your book in its final layout, checking spelling (according to regional English), punctuation, grammar, repetitions, omissions, spaces, and consistent use of bold, italics, fonts and the like.
Proofreading does not include referencing/indexing, seeking permissions, rewriting, content suggestions or paragraph restructuring. Additional costs may be incurred where copy editing is evidently required.
£120 to design
If you require a cover design, we are able to create this for you (otherwise we can point you in the right direction). Your book cover includes your front cover, back cover and spine, and must be designed to meet required printing specifications.
Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Set-Up
£55 for paperback / £35 for e-book / £80 for both
Amazon is still a giant when it comes to online bookselling. For this reason, KDP still remains one of our favourite print-on-demand platforms that we advise our clients to use for publishing onto the Amazon marketplace. If you’re unfamiliar with the KDP platform or would simply like us to complete the set-up process for you, we are able to do so for the fees stipulated above.
Ingram Spark Set-Up
£90 for hardback / £70 for paperback / £140 for both
If you desire a hardcover format for your book, we recommend using Ingram Spark. Ingram Spark is a Lightning Source company providing high-quality printing and access to the world's largest book distribution network. If you select the "global distribution" option on KDP, it will actually be Ingram Spark that KDP utilise. This is why we recommend that if you have your own ISBN (for your paperback book), to use Ingram Spark directly for your global distribution needs (as book retailers/libraries are more likely to buy from Ingram Spark than they are from KDP), but to use KDP directly for the best access to Amazon's market. The set-up process for Ingram Spark is much more detailed than KDP; therefore, our set-up fees are priced accordingly. In addition, Ingram Spark also has a set-up fee of $49/£29/€36 (which is charged separately and directly through your Ingram Spark account).
We do not provide set-up support for e-books through Ingram Spark (see below for our suggested ebook distribution platforms).
E-Book Wide Distribution Set-Up
£100 for set up on Draft2Digital, Kobo & Google Play Books.
Reach more readers by distributing your ebook beyond Kindle! We can help you get set up on Draft 2 Digital, an aggregator that enables you to distribute your e-book to dozens of online retailers, as well as make use of their sister site (Books2Read.com) where you'll be able utilise universal book links. We also recommend distributing to Kobo & Google Play Books directly, so our service also includes getting you set up on these two platforms.
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