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Costs and Details of Self Publishing Essentials Services

This page provides you with the costs, in British Pounds, of our self-publishing services to help writers to manage their own independent publishing. We continually monitor feedback to improve our support on offer.

When you have seen a service you wish to purchase, click into the Shop, where you will find an Order Form and a Buying Section using PayPal which will accept many currencies from all around the world. If paying in US dollars or euros a daily currency convertor button is in the Shop to check, bearing in mind that the final PayPal conversion on payment may be slightly different.

Complete and send an Order Form first, briefly describing your specific service, so we know your exact requirements, which will be acknowledged by email and any comments, clarifications and starting date for the work. Then pay for your order in the Shop and we can get on with the work, communicating progress regularly by email.

Please note - we also have a bundle deal on services, go straight to the Shop for this or any other deals on offer

Typographic interior manuscript formatting – Cost £95 per format

For a completed and edited Microsoft Word manuscript, black and white, with simple images only, up to 100,000 words.

For eBook and print, a final proof edit check is done and the script file professionally prepared and formatted with writer provided front and back matter added.

For eBook, a Table of Contents (TOC) is added and any other required hyperlinks

For print, writers are consulted on book size, typeface options and layout before final preparation


Digital file conversion – Cost £55 per conversion

A formatted Microsoft Word file is required for conversion, prepared to the standards of typographic interior manuscript formatting above. If not this process must be completed first.

Convert, provide and test check an eBook file in both ePub and Mobi formats for use with the majority of eReaders, tablets, phones and their eReader apps or PCs including Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Sony.

Convert, provide and test check a commercial print interior PdF file for submission to digital printers including Lightning Source and CreateSpace.


Book Cover Design for eBook – Cost £95 per cover

Consult with the writer and provide a selection choice from three suitable draft royalty free images

Design the eBook cover from a selected and acquired image agreed with the writer

Provide files in JPEG and PNG for submission use for the majority of eBook formats


Book Cover Design for Digital Print – Cost £145 per cover

For a completed and ready to use print cover file for paperback then book size, paper type, book description and number of pages will need to be provided and identified unless working on from the above digital conversion.

Consult with the writer on book size, description, paper type and number of pages as well as font options and layout possibilities

Consult with the writer and provide a selection choice from at least three suitable draft royalty free images for both the front and back covers

Design and provide, to commercial print requirements, for submission to either Lightning Source or CreateSpace, a basic print paperback cover PdF file, including front, back with blurb and spine to typical print on demand specifications with agreed and acquired royalty free images. For any other digital printer, their submission requirements will need to be provided first.


Completed File Submission – Cost £50 per upload

Consult with the writer and agree online retailer or printing channels. Gather all necessary metadata and information. If required open a suitable account on behalf of the writer.

For eBook retail, using writer account, upload metadata and information plus eBook and cover files and go through how to use the account

For print, using writer account, upload metadata and information plus print and cover files and go through how to use the account


Basic Writer Platform Website Design – Cost £199 per site

This service will provide a basic writer platform website of five pages and a blog, using Wordpress, to enable a writer to showcase themselves and their work. Alternatively a traditional website, without the blog, like this one, can be provided instead for the same price, hosting to be advised.

Consult with writer to enable a suitable free Wordpress.com account and discuss the template to be used. Writer provides essential information and images for populating the initial pages and chooses a theme. Basic website is constructed and enabled live. Consultation with writer on how to use, maintain and develop the site further.


Individual Advice and Coaching on Self Publishing – Cost for an initial hour at £75 then £50 per hour thereafter. Language English

An agenda of discussion areas is prearranged and agreed by email including a date and time, taking into account that our time is on London GMT and for example US Pacific Time is eight hours behind and Singaporean time is eight hours ahead. Writer will require a free Skype account. Discussion will be on audio Skype to Skype



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