Developmental Editing – $.02 per word or $20 per 1000 words
This is a thorough read-through of your work, with a one to five page summary of the strengths and weaknesses as well as comments in the margin and in-depth, line by line edits. The focus is on plot and character development, dialogue flow, and overall story flow. Grammar edits will be corrected if they are noticed, but this is not the focus of an edit like this.
Proofreading – $.013 per word or $13 per 1000 words
A focused read through for a novel that has already been through several revisions and just needs a final polish. The focus will be on grammar and technical issues. If there are major problems with the draft, we will contact you to see if you want to upgrade to developmental editing.
Beta Reading – $.002 per word or $2 per 1000 words
A thorough read-through of the book with a three to five page summary on the strengths and weaknesses. We will include as much detail as needed to help you fix any major problems in your book before sending it to an editor. This could save you a lot of money on a developmental editor, and could even help you avoid that step all together if you are a strong writer and able to take criticism well. If the book has already been thoroughly edited, we also offer beta reading for $1 per 1000 words where the focus will be on doing a final check for inconsistencies and a pulling of good quotes from the book to be used for marketing purposes.
Ghostwriting – $30 per hour (full project quotes available after a consultation)
If you need to have writing done by a professional, but want to claim it as your own, we offer ghostwriting services in a variety of mediums. All of our employees have signed NDAs on file and your work with us will be kept absolutely confidential.
Writer’s Block Assistance – $20 per hour
Have you been stuck on a particular part of your book for a while and you still can’t figure out what to do? We can review your book and idea and provide some ideas to help spark the fire and get you writing again. Whether you just want us to read what you have so far and chat about some ideas over a phone or video call, or actually have a quality writer write out a few possible chapters or sections for you to help get you moving forward, or just have us send you a few ideas for where we see your book going, sometimes having a second set of eyes can help get you over the hump and set you up to start writing again.
Writing – $25 per hour
If you need writing done for a blog post, website, or other medium that doesn’t require the anonymity of a ghostwriting contract, we can provide high-quality work in this area as well.
Marketing – $30 per hour
Need help marketing your book? A successful book launch requires at least ten hours a week, if not more, in order to get the news of your book out to the right people in a timely manner. After the book launch period, you need to keep the buzz going by dedicating at least five hours a week to your book for the next few months. Hire a professional who knows what they are doing and you greatly increase your chances of having a successful marketing campaign.
Publishing Assistance – $25 per hour
Don’t know if it will be better for you to self-publish or find a traditional publisher? Don’t know how to find a traditional publisher, or write a query letter, or how to find the best agent for your book? We can provide advice in a one-on-one Skype or phone consultation to help you get your book on the right track.
Full Book Package – $20,000
If you have a great idea for a book but want or need to turn the reins over to someone else, we can provide you with a full book package. This includes the writing of your book, two rounds of edits with different editors each time, professional cover design, e-book and hard copy conversion, 25 copies of the final book mailed to your home, and distribution across a wide variety of e-book publishing sites (we currently outsource some of this, but with people we trust to do an amazing job!) You also receive 25% off of one of our marketing packages.
Book Launch Marketing Plan – varies
Did you know that the month before you publish your book and the month after are the most important times to focus on marketing your book aggressively in order for it to be successful? Did you know that you should really start marketing your book six months before it gets published? If you want to focus on writing, let us focus on your book launch to help you reach your goals. Contact us for a consultation to determine what your needs are so we can provide you with a comprehensive quote and proposal.
Six Month Personalized Marketing Plan – $1250
Includes a read through of your book and all current marketing materials, creation of three buyer personas for your book or author brand, 24 blog title ideas (you have to write the actual blogs), 24 visuals to go with the blogs, a two hour consultation and training, and monthly check-ins.
Three Month Personalized Marketing Plan – $800
Includes a read through of your book and all current marketing materials, creation of three buyer personas for your book or author brand, 12 blog title ideas (you have to write the actual blogs), 12 visuals to go with the blogs, a two hour consultation and training, and monthly check-ins.
Basic Personalized Marketing Plan – $400
Includes a read through of your book and all current marketing materials, creation of three buyer personas for your book or author brand, and a two hour consultation and training.
Weekly Marketing Assistance – $150
We will maintain and promote a social media presence for you on two of the platforms where your book or author brand will do best. This includes the creation of one weekly blog post and two pieces of content for each social media platform every week as well as assistance with responding to comments and inquiries.