Services and Pricing

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PUBLISHING PROGRAMS,
PACKAGES, and OPTIONS

It’s not about how well your book sells . . .
it’s ALL about how well your book SELLS YOU!©

As Concierge Publishing Consultants, our book designs rival those produced by any of the top five publishing houses. With hundreds of books in our portfolio to-date, we help you retain 100% of your profits, access global distribution, and avoid self-publishing pitfalls. We specialize in helping non-fiction authors, specifically the HELPERS, HEALERS, and the HOW-TO-DO-ers. We are also well-known for producing children's books, memoirs, cookbooks, workbooks, novels, and young adult fiction novels.

No matter where you are on your journey, our publishing consultants, writing coaches, editors, and book designers are here to help you cross the finish line! 

Our Professional Author Consultants help you . . .

  • Establish your independent, self-publishing business structure
  • Set up your accounts with best-practice preferred vendors
  • Mentor you throughout the publishing process path

Our Professional Writing Coaches, Ghostwriters, Editors, and Proofreaders help you . . .

  • Identify your audience and topic
  • Establish your author platform
  • Develop/complete your outline and chapter titles
  • Complete your manuscript with support and encouragement during private coaching sessions
  • Optimize your brand messaging

Our Professional Book Designers bring your book to life . . .

  • Book Cover Design
  • Book Interior Design
  • Color Palette
  • Font Selection
  • Image consultation
  • Illustrations, charts, graphs
  • Marketing Materials
  • E-Book Conversion Resources

Ready, Set, Publish!

Our comprehensive READY, SET, PUBLISH program includes Online Preferred-Vendor Account Set-Up, Final Manuscript Editorial Proofreading, and Custom Book Design: $5,700

Includes Concierge Online Preferred-Vendor Account Set-up 

This one-time fee sets you up as an independent Author-As-Publisher, allowing you to keep 100% of your royalties, copyright, and profits. Subsequent books will only incur a minimal Title Set-up Fee. Preferred-vendor online account set-up includes:

  • ISBN account set-up and ISBN assignment (see below for a list of direct-billed vendor fees of @ $500)*
  • Amazon/KDP account set-up (see below for additional vendor fees)
  • IngramSpark account set-up (see below for additional vendor fees)
  • Library of Congress account set-up; filing of the completed book (see below for additional vendor fees)
  • US Copyright Office account set-up; filing of the completed book (see below for additional vendor fees)
  • Independent Publishing Business mentoring
  • Publishing “arm” name search and URL procurement guidance (if needed)
  • Unlimited text and emails
  • Unlimited extra hand-holding and “nudging” — as needed

Includes Finished Manuscript Editorial-Proofreading Services

An Editorial Proofreader reads your book, pre-layout, and not only looks for grammar, punctuation, syntax, etc., but offers additional guidance on sentence structure, content, and flow — bringing clarity to the manuscript and offering an “easier read” for your audience. Includes up to 20 hours of editorial proofreading services; additional hours invoiced at $100/hour.

Includes Custom Professional Book Design 

Our book designs are known to rival any of the top 5 traditional publishers and include:

  • Manuscripts up to 60,000 words (consult with Cathy on larger manuscripts)
  • Industry-standard book size (you select from many size options; we guide you with “industry popular” input)
  • Custom cover design for paperback, hardback, e-book, and audio-book
  • Custom interior-layout page design based upon your custom cover design
  • Custom layout & production of interior pages for paperback/ hardback
  • Up to 12 author-supplied interior graphics, photos or pull-quotes ($10 each additional)
  • Includes 6 rounds of client revisions, or a total of 6 hours (additional hours billed at our current rate)
  • Book size discussion
  • Book interior elements discussion (order of book “parts” such as Dedication, Acknowledgments, etc.)
  • Book pricing discussion
  • Guaranteed Retail- and Library-approved Copyright page (additional details below)
  • Final print-ready art files uploaded to best-practice vendors (Amazon/KDP and IngramSpark)
  • Distribution to 40,000+ retail connections, including Amazon
  • PDF files for e-book conversion through IngramSpark (preferred vendor)
  • 3-D and “flat” images of your book for marketing purposes
  • Print management; liaison with printing vendors for high quality and best price
  • Unlimited text and emails
  • Unlimited extra hand-holding and “nudging” — as needed

Potential additional expenses to anticipate when becoming an Author-As-Publisher . . .

Writing Coaches and Developmental Editors to help you complete your manuscript 

Our veteran marketing, messaging, and branding professionals have all worked in the publishing/communications industry for over 30 years. We only hire professionals and we only hire the best. One of our vetted team of professionals stands ready to help you bring your book to life with . . .

  • Writing Coach services can be added to your READY, SET, PUBLISH program for an additional fee of $2,700.
    • Includes up to 30 hours of one-on-one hand-holding and mentoring throughout the entire writing process
    • Depending upon your comfort zone, they start with either your draft manuscript, an outline, or sometimes simply your IDEA, to help you build your book
    • As-needed nudging to help you meet your own pre-determined writing and completion goals
    • Additional time needed with your Writing Coach, beyond 30 hours is invoiced at $100/hour
  • Ghostwriting Services are priced on a case-by-case basis and can range from $200/1,000 words to well over $10,000 per book. Schedule a conversation with me (Cathy) to discuss.
  • Illustrators, Photographers, Videographers, and Virtual Assistant services will also add additional fees to your project and are priced on a per-project basis.
  • ISBNs (10 for $295, or 1 for $125) - you’ll need one for each version of your book: one for paperback, one for ebook, one for hardback, one for audio
  • E-book — IngramSpark conversion and distribution to 70+ online retailers = .60 cents per page, billed directly through IngramSpark via your credit card on file (no additional fee from Davis Creative)
  • E-book / Kindle Only (with the Amazon Kindle Bestseller Campaign), $250 additional fee to Davis Creative for the pre-upload conversion of final manuscript/post-final layout
  • Amazon Kindle Bestseller Campaign: starts at $1999 direct-pay to vendor (w/ 10% discount to DC clients). This additional option also incurs a minimum $1,000 fee for Davis Creative internal services to prepare your files for Kindle upload and to coordinate with the vendor on behalf of the author/client.
  • Social Media campaign fees and video services will vary, depending upon services requested.
  • Account upload fees (IngramSpark = $50, free coupons available via DC)
  • DBA filing fee through your State of Residence (if needed / currently $7 in MO)
  • Library-approved Copyright page (select one of these options)
    • “Generic” is free; there are no guarantees when your book will be listed as available in libraries; it can take up to 18 months.
    • “Library” version starts at $95 and is paid to our vetted vendor (paperback plus e-book is currently $161); they get your book listed into the US Library system within two-three weeks and you have a greater chance that your book will be picked up by libraries. You still will need to contact each individual library in your community with a flyer/bookmark/promo card to let them know your book is available within their system. We will also have additional conversations about ways to get noticed by libraries.
  • Amazon/KDP upload fees are no charge
  • US Online Copyright Fee: $75 +/-
  • Sample book for review is “at cost” from KDP (ranges between $2 and $5+, depending upon the size of the book, and BW vs color)
  • Print management; currently 3-6 week turnaround, based upon paperback vs. hardback cover options
  • Audiobooks: Audible Account Set-up, audio cover, and account monitoring, $500. STL authors have access to local studios at a reduced rate.

Illustrated Children's Books

Our second-most requested books are illustrated children's books. Standard formats include 8.5" x 8.5" and 8" x 10" sizes.

Custom Professional Illustrated Children's Book Design (under 50 pages), $1,000

  • Industry-standard book size (you select from many size options; we guide you with “industry popular” input)
  • Cover design review and adjustment of industry-preferred cover templates for paperback and hardback
  • Custom interior-layout page design based upon cover design
  • Layout & production of interior pages for paperback/ hardback
  • Utilization of author-supplied interior illustrations
  • Includes 6 rounds of client revisions, or a total of 6 hours (additional hours billed at our current rate)
  • Book size discussion
  • Book interior elements discussion (order of book “parts” such as Dedication, Acknowledgments, etc.)
  • Book pricing discussion
  • Guaranteed Retail- and Library-approved Copyright page (additional details below)
  • Final print-ready art files uploaded to best-practice vendors (Amazon/KDP and IngramSpark)
  • Distribution to 40,000+ retail connections, including Amazon
  • PDF files for e-book conversion through IngramSpark (preferred vendor)
  • 3-D and “flat” images of the book for marketing purposes
  • Print management; liaison with printing vendors for high quality and best price
  • Unlimited text and emails
  • Unlimited extra hand-holding and “nudging” — as needed
  • Potential additional expenses listed above.


ADDITIONAL MARKETING MATERIALS

Brand Essentials Networking Toolkit, $2,700
All the tools you need to look good, get noticed, and stand out in a crowd!

  • Custom logo design w/misc. formats suitable for print and digital needs.
  • Custom, 2-sided business card design (for upload to gotprint.com, vistaprint.com, moo.com, or similar)
  • Social Media Banners prepared for your upload (LinkedIn, Twitter, FaceBook, etc.)
  • Bookmark or Book Cover Postcard to promote your Amazon Bestseller Campaign
  • Custom name tag design (for upload to namebadge.com or similar)
  • Logo Format Bundle and Cheat Sheet showing when to use which format
  • Color palette codes
  • All final art needed for upload to printing vendor of choice

MORE OPTIONS  — Select from these options for additional fees

  • Networking/Sales Promo Card Design: a 2-sided “Who, What, Why” / expanded business profile for networking (for upload to gotprint.com or similar)
  • Speaker Sheets, Product/Services Sheets
  • Brand cheat sheet with color palette, color codes, font recommendations, logo format usage chart
  • Website banners/graphics
  • Trade show graphics, booth banner, and table cover design
  • Constant Contact e-news template design
  • Social media banners and/or branded images
  • Letterhead template, matching envelope design
  • Thank you/note card, matching envelope design

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

We have three payment options, including . . .

  1. A one-time payment entitles you to a 5% credit when paid in full up-front
  2. Two auto-payments via credit/debit card (no discounts/no handling fees)
    • the first, with contract
    • the second, 30 days after (on the 1st or 15th of the month, whichever is closest to when we start)
  3. Installments, up to a total of 4 payments (incurs a 5% handling fee)
    • the first payment, with contract
    • subsequent auto-payments will follow 30 days after each other (on the 1st or 15th of the month, whichever is closest to when we start) via pre-arranged credit/debit card on file

Any additional pre-approved expenses incurred on behalf of the author will be invoiced on a monthly basis and/or at the end of the project.

 

Our Team: Vetted Resources

Our veteran marketing and branding professionals have all worked in the publishing/communications industry for over 30 years. We only hire professionals and we only hire the best. Our vetted team of professionals includes . . .

  • Ghostwriters, editors, writing coaches, proofreaders
  • Book designers, illustrators, photographers
  • Audiobook specialists and voice talent
  • Website, video, and social media experts
  • Local, regional, and national media experts
  • Amazon Bestseller Campaign experts
  •  . . . and more!

Are you a Speaker, Trainer, or Educator looking for an economical solution for publishing your first book (30,000 words or less)?
Check out our streamlined DynaMighty Book program HERE, designed specifically for you!

Contact Cathy for more info here.

Are you ready to sponsor your own Anthology (collection of essays) as a value-added offering for your clients?
Ask Cathy how to make this a MONEY MAKER for YOU and increase your bottom-line!
 

Contact Cathy for more info here.