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1. First-chapter critique & edit: Up to 15 pages for $50

2. Manuscript read & critique: $350.

Note: this fee applies to a full story edit if you choose to go that route after the critique.

3. Full manuscript edit:

Good Writer rate for writing and storytelling that shows strong promise of reaching a publishable level is $15 per 1000 words. Multiply your word count times .015 to compute the fee. For example, the fee for a 90,000-word manuscript would be $1,350.

Comparisons: the CreateSpace rate for this level of editing would be $1980, Lulu.com would charge $2000-$5000.

Coaching rate: For writers who need more intensivecoaching and line editing, my rate is between $20 and $25 per 1000 words, depending on how much work I anticipate from the sample, if I decide to take you on.

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1. Cover design

For Print & Internet: $350

For Internet only: $225

2. Interior design

The fee depends on the length and nature of the book and the work to be done. For fiction, a novel of 80,000 words would be about $400. For longer books and nonfiction that requires graphics, it could be more. We will talk first, and I will want a look at the manuscript.

Note that commercial design services charge from $2.50 to $5 per page for interior design. For example, my 83,000-word novel, We the Enemy, would have cost between $700 and $1425 for the interior design, and my fee would have been $400.

dollar_currency_signPayment options

Editing: 50% up front, 50% when the edit is finished, though I will consider smaller payments over time.

Design: 50% upon approval of design approach, and 50% when finished.

Checks and money orders are great, and the payment button to the left offers PayPal and credit card options.

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Ebook formatting based on a word processor document with cover art provided (.epub for Nook, Apple, etc., .mobi for Kindle, manuscript for Smashwords):  $50 per format.

Publishing account set-up: for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Pubit, Smashwords: $50 per book (does not include cover design or editing).

“Look Inside” PDF for Amazon.com $50 per book (for print books; Amazon Kindle ebooks offer a sample, s no Look Inside is needed)

Lightning Source account set-up: Fee per book: $25. In addition, LSI charges a $75 set-up fee for each book.

Ingram Spark account set-up: Fee per book: $25. Spark charges a $49 set-up fee for each book.

ISBN number:  $25 + cost of number (125).

Library of Congress control number $25 (the number is free).


page_fullebook package for $400

1. Cover design: A creative cover designed with web pages in mind.

2. Kindle ebook: The formatting and design necessary to upload a quality Kindle book to Amazon

3.  manuscript formatting for Smashwords* Publishing on Smashwords gives you a presence on Barnes & Noble (Nook), Kobo, Apple, Sony, and others.

4. Amazon Kindle publishing set-up: Help with setting up your book info and uploading files (cover, .mobi ebook file).

5. Smashwords publishing set-up: Help with account set-up and information needed, cover and formatted manuscript (includes free ISBN number from Smashwords).