Pricing

Book Covers

Custom book cover: $500

Covers with supplied artwork: preparing it for printer, adding text and laying out: $150

Interior Page Layouts

Basic composition and layout: $5/page

Simple tables: $8/table.

Fancy tables: quoted individually

Images: $6/image (minor corrections and placement)

Font purchasing: depends on font choice (free fonts are not acceptable, all fonts must have a commercial license)

Special Layouts

Fiction Layouts: (Up to 100k words, and less than 50 chapters): page fee up to a maximum of $500

Longer Fiction Layouts: page fee up to a maximum of $750

Includes purchased images and fonts.

Includes Ebook and print layout as well as marketing image(s).

All layouts include

Custom interior design including page margins, trim, bleed and page alignment

Page items: Headers and page numbering

Fonts: Selection of suitable fonts, co-ordinating with cover when possible
Consistency of headers, chapter starts, page setup, page balancing, proper order, kerning, and leading, spacing, lists, numbers indentation and hyphenation. Conversion of bold/underlining to italics (industry standard).

Tables and Images: cell styling to display information to ensure readability, sizing and adjusting images
Widows and orphans: adjustments made to minimize widow and orphan events

PDF creation: specific to your printer, ebook file for epub and kindle

Changes

Content corrections: $65/hour invoiced in 15 minute increments or $1/change whichever is greater. Corrections to text after layout. Any errors introduced by the layout process will be completed at no charge.

Indexing

Placement of index: included in page fees, but it was recommend that it is compiled by a professional indexer. Indexing is an art. If you are simply using a concordance file, pricing will be supplied.

Proofing

Your input will be required regularly to proof the project. Multiple proofs will be required to ensure that the entire project meets with professional standards.

Proofs will be supplied as a PDF. You will not be able to edit the PDF, but may use Adobe’s free features to markup changes. Instructions will be provided.

Source Files

Once completed and approved, the source file (InDesign) can be provided to you with all associated files.

Philosophy

Creating a book is a collaborative process. I take your manuscript and work with you to create the book you envision. I guide you through the process to ensure that the book created is up to the small press standards at various book sellers, while meeting printer standards.

Requirements

You will need to provide a Word or equivalent file (rtf compatible).

Project turnaround time: will vary depending on the complexity of the project.

A 50% deposit will be required to begin the project, based on an estimated page count.

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