Our mission is to bring beautiful, amazing books into the world and help authors realise their dreams. We pride ourselves in being open and transparent in our work and prices. That's why, unlike every other hybrid publisher, we clearly show the cost of our services so there's no secret's and no surprises. We also want our authors to get as much of their royalties as possible whilst also investing in them. That's why they receive 75% of the net profits from sales.
The prices attached to each service is an estimate based on a novel of 70-80 thousand words but will give you a good idea about the cost of preparing and publishing your book.
You can choose to use whatever services you feel you need in order to get your book ready for publishing. You may already have people who are helping with cover design or editing or marketing so they are not needed from us. This gives you total control over the process and most importantly, what you spend.
When publishing a printed book, there are many decisions that are needed to ensure that it fulfils the industry standards and expectations of the audience. This includes whether it’s a hardback or paperback, the size of the book from standard fiction sizes, children’s book and textbooks. We use Amazon’s ‘print on demand’ service to ensure the cost-effective production of your book with no need to purchase large quantities to store.
Readers today are extremely mobile, using smart devices such as Kindle and mobile phones to enjoy books. We design and format your manuscript for an .epub version of your book and make them available worldwide on Amazon Kindle. If you only want to publish an E-book, you’ll have access to the same graphic design and editorial expertise as you would with a physical book.
Developmental editor is used to guide an author to ensure the topic, style and overall structure is fluent throughout the manuscript chapter by chapter so that it provides a coherent narrative for the target audience. It may involve addressing organisation and restructuring the manuscript, such as moving content from one chapter to another and requesting additional content from the author. A developmental editor is commonly used if the publisher decides that the authors' idea and worthy of exploration, but the draft requires revision and restructuring.
Authors retain control over the document and are responsible for providing the content. Developmental editors won't make the changes directly to the manuscript but instead provide guidance and suggestions to refine the manuscript, although some "hands-on editing is used to illustrate principles of craft and mechanics.
Cost - £2,000
Copy editing is the process of revising written material to improve readability and fitness for print, as well as ensuring that a text is free of grammatical and factual errors. Manuscript editing encompasses simple mechanical corrections through sentence-level interventions. They will make simple revisions to smooth awkward passages, but will not rewrite a text line by line, nor do they prepare material on an author's behalf. They will query structural and organizational problems, but they are not expected to fix these problems.
Cost - £500
Proofreading is the final stage of the writing process when the manuscript is evaluated for mechanical correctness, such as grammar, punctuation, spelling, omitted words, repeated words, spacing and format, and typographical errors. Proofreading is only done after all of the other revisions and editing have been made.
Cost - £200
Ghostwriters are hired for numerous reasons including time constraints, their writing skills and knowledge of how to structure and edit a several hundred-page book so that it is captivating and well-paced. Their principal role is to disappear from view and allow the voice of the person through. They are not accredited with authorship and confidentiality is a part of the contract.
Although they say to never judge a book by its cover, that’s just what we do. Cover design is a crucial element in making sure your book draws in your target audience, gets picked up and bought. They are a window into the story. They should also be consistent with the author’s brand and genre.
Cost - £300
Interior Layout & Typesetting
This is the art of creating a book's interior. It involves all the decisions that influence the way readers experience the content of your book including fonts, spacing, the styling of chapter headings, margins, illustrations etc. It also ensures that all the necessary elements are covered such as title page, dedications, copywrite page etc.
Cost - £500
Marketing & Publicity
Creating an author platform is essential in allowing readers to follow and engage in your work through a number of ways. These include having a website and social media channels but it is also about author branding.
Your author brand is how other perceive you and what you stand for. It’s about how you present yourself and your work, your morals and values and can even include things that you’re strongly against. Whether we like it or not, every author has a brand, a feel about them and their work, the only difference if that some authors allow this brand to develop without shaping it the way they want. This often leads to an unwanted perception of them that dissuades new readers.
By spending some time focused on creating the right image, you become in charge of your image and story which will make all your efforts on social media, your website and your marketing messages much easier.
We’ll help develop a social media strategy for you that isn’t overwhelming or take up all of your time. The most important thing about social media engagement is that it is authentic, engaging and manageable that also fits in with your author brand.
Cost - £300
Websites are a crucial part of bringing you as an author into the world. It is a single point of contact for your fans where they can engage with you as well as a being a place where new readers can find you become fans. We can create an author’s website for you inline with your branding and key messages to make sure your presence is worldwide.
We will design and create a website for you and host it for one year. After this you can decide for us to continue hosting your site with no loss of service, or we can transfer the site to you for hosting. Cost of the domain name may have additional charges.
Cost - From £400
Category and keyword analysis to ensure optimal performance with Amazon’s algorithms.
Cost - Free
We can provide press releases for book launches, events and announcements to all local, national and international news outlets. We will also field calls and contact with them to arrange interviews, articles and engagements.
Cost - £500
We are always looking for ways to shout about our authors and will at times wish to put forward books for awards, (with the author’s permission of course). Awards are a great way of getting your name out in the world and will give kudos and acclaim to your writing. Submission for awards is done and paid for by the us.
Cost - Free