Pricing of Services

Book Design and Production:

  • Overall book, page and chapter design (3 proofs of recommended page setups) and automatic input from your disc to our computer per your accepted book page setup specifications*; includes basic editing/$10 per page
  • Typesetting from your manuscript to our computer* /$20 per page
  • Converting audiotapes to book pages (speeches, lectures, seminars)*/$50 per hour
  • All these include laser printer proofs and final laser printout
  • Indexing (unless done by author)/$35 per hour
  • Major changes by the author (after type is set) /$50 per hour
  • Photography / illustrations or graphics/$50 per hour
  • Plus expenses (postage, color xeroxes, photostats, etc. if needed)

Cover design and production: $1500**/includes:

  • Individual cover concepts (maximum of 4 black and white—final choice in color)
  • Design and typesetting for spine, back cover and flaps (for dust jacket) (client furnishes copy for cover title, subtitle, back-cover testimonials, etc.)
  • Camera-ready color resolution of approved art for printer (4-color separations extra)
  • Acquiring of ISBN, CIP (Library of Congress) numbers, UPC code and TX (©)
  • Coordination with printer, by phone, fax, mail, or in person

Rewriting and editing:

  • Editing (author’s request) spelling, punctuation, grammar or revisions/included
  • Rewriting, restructuring, writing additions**/$50 per hour

BONUS:

  • 500 FREE 3 1/2 x 5 3/8 full-color postcards (your 4-color book cover on one side, black-and-white copy on back), a FREE copy of Book Blitz, Getting Your Book in the News to Make It a Best Seller, and a FREE personal hand-drawn portrait.

Marketing materials for your book:

  • Concept, writing, design and camera-ready production of brochures, ads, displays, etc./$40 per hour

After acceptance of the quote, a 50% deposit is required with the balance due on completion.

*Your 8-1/2 x 11 manuscript (or printout) may be only 200 pages, but the end result could be as many as 250-300 typeset 5-1/4 x 8-1/4, 7 x 10, etc. book pages, depending on the layout you choose.

Audiotapes need individual examination for clarity, style and general convertibility to typesetting.

** As this is custom work, the cost of each project will vary according to its complexity. Also, our effeciency depends on the professionalism and the availability of the author.

All quotes are in writing and are binding. The complete price is given in advance based on the understanding of the entire project. If conditions or specifications change, the quote is subject to renegotiation.


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