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How to Self Publish a Book with Wrate’s Editing Services

Self-publishing a book needn’t be a headache. My professional self-publishing packages are designed to take your manuscript from draft to publication via a series of structured steps, with elements such as the editing, design and production (digital and print) all taken care of under one roof, with the assistance of a talented team of experienced industry professionals. My aim is to make publishing your book a stress-free, creative and fun experience. I will be on hand to give you one-to-one support throughout the process – just think of me as your friendly Personal Publication Manager!

Download my Free Self-Publishing Guide to read about each stage of my unique and hassle-free process in more detail.

My straightforward pricing system is based on common word counts, but let me know if your book is longer or shorter than the ones provided here and I will give you an alternative quote. You can choose between a Standard or Ultimate package and prices start from just £1535. Interested in working with me? Please email danielle@wrateseditingservices.co.uk to schedule a free phone or Skype consultation. Alternatively, if you want to strike while the iron (computer) is hot, give me a call on 0208 6700 660 for a chat now, leaving a message with your name and number if I’m unavailable.

Prices and What’s Included

Up to 20,000 words

Ultimate Package

£1,875

Standard Package

£1,535

Add £80 for a complex layout (anything requiring the addition of images, charts, boxouts and lists, usually non-fiction)

Up to 40,000 words

Ultimate Package

£2,825

Standard Package

£2,315

Add £130 for a complex layout

Up to 60,000 words

Ultimate Package

£3,775

Standard Package

£3,255

Add £170 for a complex layout

The Standard Package includes:

  • Initial meeting (in person in Central London or via phone or Skype) to discuss the book (up to an hour)
  • A full publishing schedule

Editing

  • Copy edit
  • Proofread
  • Second proofread by another editor
  • Final read through from the layout
  • Up to four hours overseeing any author changes following the initial copy edit and proofread
  • Book blurb writing

Layout

  • Creation of a basic cover, based on an image supplied by you
  • Interior layout (your designer will provide you with test pages to approve in advance)
  • Digital proof
  • eBook conversion (files will be provided in MOBI (for Kindle) and ePub (for Smashwords)

Publishing

  • ISBN allocation and registration (listed under Wrate’s Publishing)
  • The setting up of publishing platform accounts in your name and overseeing the process, including fixing the price, so that all you have to do is order your proof, click publish and start selling.

The Ultimate Package includes:

  • Initial meeting (in person in Central London or via phone or Skype) to discuss the book (up to an hour)
  • A full publishing schedule

Editing

  • Structural edit
  • Copy edit
  • Proofread
  • Second proofread by another editor
  • Final read through from the layout
  • Up to four hours overseeing any author changes following the initial copy edit and proofread
  • Book blurb writing

Layout

  • Cover design (following an initial phone or email consultation, your designer will provide you with three mock-ups to choose from)
  • Matching Facebook and Twitter banners (to tie in with your cover)
  • Interior layout (your designer will provide you with test pages to approve in advance)
  • Digital proof
  • eBook conversion (files will be provided in MOBI (for Kindle) and ePub (for Smashwords)

Publishing

  • ISBN allocation and registration (listed under Wrate’s Publishing)
  • The setting up of publishing platform accounts in your name and overseeing the process, including fixing the price, so that all you have to do is order your proof, click publish and start selling.

Printing Assistance

  • Organising a quote, as well as the printing and delivery of a set amount of copies to sell independently.

Marketing Assistance

Notes

Extra charges may apply if the images supplied by you do not meet minimum printing requirements (my designers can fix this, hence the extra charge).

A small extra fee will apply if the designer uses a stock image. Extra charges may apply if you require more ideas from the designer (other than their initial three) or further tweaks after the image has been signed off.

A setup fee of $49 applies for books and eBooks published through IngramSpark.

I realise that not all books will fit into these categories. For instance, a children’s book or recipe book might contain fewer words and require more design work. In these situations, I would be happy to provide a quote suited to your specific needs.