Frequently Asked Questions
How much do packages cost?
The Basic Cover Package is $399 and includes a custom front cover design.
The Deluxe Cover Package is $499 and includes a custom wrap around cover (including the front, spine, and back).
Do I need to purchase an ISBN for my book?
Amazon KDP will give you a free ISBN for your book. However, if you use their ISBN, your book can only be printed and sold by Amazon.
If you purchase your own ISBNs from Bowker.com, you can also have your book printed and sold by other retailers (like Ingram Spark).
Do you offer proofreading?
These publishing assistance packages do NOT include proofreading. Of course, if I see something while I'm formatting your manuscript, I'll fix it, but I expect the manuscript to be free of typos and ready for publication.
Should I have my manuscript proofread before publishing?
If you have the budget to hire a professional proofreader it certainly won't hurt! Expect to pay between $0.02-$0.03/word for proofreaders.
If that's out of your budget, I recommend getting one or two detail-oriented friends or family members to go through your manuscript.
How long does it usually take before my book is in print?
Typically my turn around time for formatting and cover design is about two weeks. Many authors choose to review a printed "proof copy" of their book before publishing. Amazon's print/delivery times are usually around 3-9 days.
If you're planning a launch event for your book, the publication date can also be set in the future.