Project Pricing

Since every book is unique, our book design pricing is determined on a project-by-project basis. To help give you a sense of our pricing based on your needs, please see the tiered estimates for our most popular services below, such as book cover design , interior page design & typesetting, and ebook formatting & design. All projects include a dedicated designer and project manager, plus collaborative working sessions and personalized one-on-one service. Contact us for a custom quote for your project.

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Book Cover Design Pricing

All book cover projects are custom designed with collaborative working sessions. Pricing factors include the level of design exploration, type of cover (think paperback versus a jacketed hardcover), image sourcing, and overall complexity of your book's interior. Use the tiered pricing below as a guide to help give you a sense of deliverables and pricing for our different service offerings.

STANDARD

paperback or ebook with sourced image
$1,000and up
  • 3 unique cover concepts to review
  • Collaboration on design and revisions
  • Print-ready files to your printer

CUSTOM

design exploration for paperback and ebook
$1,200and up
  • 3 unique cover concept explorations
  • Collaboration on design and revisions
  • Back cover, spine, barcode
  • Print-ready files to your printer

PREMIUM

for premier design projects
$1,500and up
  • Unique cover concept explorations
  • Collaboration on design and revisions
  • Back cover, spine, dust jacket, case cover, endpapers, and barcode
  • Print-ready files to your printer

Book Page Design and Typesetting Rates

Our book layout services include personalized page design and typesetting. Pricing is determined by the length and complexity of your manuscript and its interior graphics. Please refer to the tiered estimates below for an idea of cost based on the deliverables that best suit your needs.

STANDARD

text manuscripts
$1,000and up
  • Custom page design with typography and page design elements
  • Formatting for plain text
  • Typeset proof to review
  • Edits during proofing stage
  • Print-ready files to your printer

CUSTOM

medium-complexity manuscripts
$1,500and up
  • Custom page design with typography and page design elements
  • Formatting of lists, tables, pull quotes, sidebars, and graphics
  • Typeset proof to review
  • Multiple edits during proofing stage
  • Print-ready files to your printer

PREMIUM

complex, full-color layouts
$2,500and up
  • Custom page design with typography and page design elements
  • Design exploration for unique elements
  • Formatting of lists, tables, pull quotes, sidebars, charts, footnotes, figures, and graphics.
  • Typeset proof to review
  • Multiple edits during proofing stage
  • Print-ready files to your printer

ebook Formatting Rates

Design of an ebook includes converting your final print files into ePub format for all major eReaders. Cover design services not included. Prices below reflect individual services to help you estimate rates based on the deliverables that best suit your needs.

STANDARD

plain text
$300and up
  • Plain text and headings
  • Interactive table of contents
  • Embed custom fonts for digital format
  • Final error-free ePub file

CUSTOM

medium complexity
$500and up
  • Plain text, chapter headings, lists, pull quotes, and photos
  • Interactive table of contents
  • Embed custom fonts for digital format
  • Final error-free ePub file

PREMIUM

complex layouts
$850and up
  • Plain text, chapter headings, lists, photos, tables, pull quotes, footnotes, sidebars, and other graphics
  • Interactive table of contents
  • Embed custom fonts for digital format
  • Final error-free ePub file

Additional Services

Let us make the publishing process easier for you with our below add-on services. Contact us for pricing.


Publishing Assistance

Library of Congress, ISBN, and PCIP registration, plus KDP and IngramSpark assistance for our print-on-demand authors. Printer sourcing for bulk quantity orders for our publisher clients. Services billed hourly based on need.

Editorial Services

All successful projects start and end with a well-edited story. We offer editing and proofreading services to tighten up your manuscript. Pricing based on need and overall word count of manuscript.

Print Buying

Our expertise in the publishing industry enables us to coordinate with your printer to get the best pricing and services for your book, while also ensuring everything stays on schedule. Hourly billing based on your needs.

Audiobook

Audiobooks are a fast-growing platform for enjoying books of all genres. Ask us how we can produce one for you in addition to your print and ebook formats.

Photo Retouching

We offer custom retouching and color adjustment to your book’s photos and images, from removing scratches to optimizing high-end scans for optimal reproduction on press. Fee is based on your unique project requirements, such as color versus B&W images and level of work needed.

Phone Consultation

Confused about the self-publishing process or need some guidance along your publishing journey? We offer 1-hour phone consultations to answer all of your questions. $150 per hour. Questions on active or upcoming projects are always free, please email or call us.


Ready to get started? Contact us for custom book design pricing.