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 Pricing

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

Publishing Assistance Rates

Our publishing services include consulting on and supporting your publishing plan. Including ISBN and LCCN registration, KDP and IngramSpark print-on-demand set-up, and printer sourcing. All publishing assistance is done on your behalf under your name and imprint to ensure you retain full rights and management of your title.

REGISTRATION

title registration to publish
$300and up
  • Establish your account with Bowker
  • Purchase* and assign ISBNs to your title
  • Set-up your Library of Congress account
  • Request Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN)
  • *cost of ISBN is a pass-through cost

KDP and IngramSpark

print-On-demand publishing
$800and up
  • Consultation and advice on publishing plan
  • Title set-up including SEO metadata
  • Retail pricing advice
  • Book file upload, review, and approval
  • Ongoing consultation to optimize sales

PRINTER SOURCING

offset printing
$800and up
  • Request print bids from trusted U.S. book printers
  • Recommendation on cover and paper materials
  • Manage final specs, terms, and timeline for the printing process
  • Review and approval of provided digital or contract proofs provided by the printer prior to the final print run
  • No mark-ups on printing cost

Additional Services

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


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.