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

As your Professional Publishing Partner, we guide you through the self-publishing process and help you establish your Author-as-Publisher status. Our book designs rival those produced by the top five publishing houses, having helped over 500 authors with over 300 hundred books in our portfolio to-date. We help you retain 100% of your profits, access global distribution, and avoid self-publishing pitfalls.

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
  • Identify your Author Brand Platform
  • Set your accounts up with best-practice preferred vendors
  • Mentor you throughout the self-publishing process path

Our Professional Writing Coaches & Editors help you . . .

  • Identify your audience and topic
  • Establish your author platform
  • Develop/complete your outline and chapter titles
  • Finish 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
  • Book Marketing Materials
  • E-Book Conversion Resources

Contact Cathy for more info here.

 

READY, SET, PUBLISH!

Our most popular program includes Vendor Account Set-Up, Book Design, and Distribution

Please note, all payments must be made prior to the book’s launch; all Ready, Set, Publish rates are guaranteed through January 31, 2021.

Book Design and File Uploads, $1900 & $2900

Custom Professional Book Covers and Interiors for Paperbacks and Hardbacks
Custom Professional Book Covers for E-Books and Audio Books
(Does not include Online Account Set-Up; see Vendor Account Set-Up, below)

  • $1900 for an up-to 40,000 word manuscript (or text-only manuscripts / e.g.: novels)
  • $2900 for manuscripts over 50,000 words and/or with over 12 graphic inserts
  • $1000 front- and back-cover only
  • $750 front cover only

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

  • Industry-standard book size (you select from many size options; we guide you with “industry popular” input)
  • Custom cover design for paperback and e-book is included in this program; there is an additional charge for hardback and/or audio-book covers (see ADD-ONS, below)
  • 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
  • Final print-ready art files uploaded to best-practice vendors (Amazon/KDP and IngramSpark)
  • 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
  • Turn-around time is currently 8-12 weeks for pre-edited manuscripts


E-BOOKS

(Does not include Account Set-Up; see below)

E-Book Cover Design and Production

  • $750 front cover only
  • $1000 front and back cover

E-Book Interior Set-up and Uploads (WORD file comes to us pre-formatted)

  • $250 for manuscripts under 40,000 words and 8 graphic/photo inserts or less
  • $500 for manuscripts over 50,000 words and/or over 12 graphic/photo inserts
  • $1000 for manuscripts with custom graphics and/or over 20 graphic/photo inserts

E-Book Interior Set-up and Uploads (formatted by Davis Creative)

  • $500 for manuscripts under 40,000 words and 8 graphic/photo inserts or less
  • $750 for manuscripts over 50,000 words and/or over 12 graphic/photo inserts
  • $1250 for manuscripts with custom graphics and/or over 20 graphic/photo inserts

E-book — Amazon/KDP Bestseller Campaign (see details below), $2997, $3597, $4997

Contact Cathy for specific details.

Additional E-book Conversion formats:  IngramSpark conversion and distribution to 70+ online retailers = .60 cents per page, billed directly through IngramSpark via your credit card on file with IngramSpark (no additional fee from Davis Creative)


ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Custom Professional Illustrated Children's Book Design (under 50 pages), $1200
(Does not include custom illustrations; we can introduce you to illustrators, if needed. Does not include Online Account Set-Up; see Vendor Account Set-Up, below)

  • 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 the cover design
  • Layout & production of interior pages for paperback / hardback
  • Utilization of author-supplied interior illustrations (we will happily introduce you to illustrators, if needed)
  • 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.

 

VENDOR ACCOUNT SET-UP (with Online Preferred Vendors), $1900

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 (currently $700). Preferred-vendor online account set-up includes:

  • ISBN account set-up and ISBN assignment (see below for a list of additional direct-billed vendor fees of @ $400 +/)*
  • Amazon/KDP account set-up (see below for additional pay-to-vendor fees)
  • Author Page set-up and updating, as needed
  • IngramSpark (IS) account set-up (see below for additional pay-to-vendor fees)
  • Distribution access through IS to 40,000+ retail connections, including Amazon and brick-and-mortar access
  • LCCN/Library of Congress account set-up (free version); filing of the completed book
  • BISAC code search
  • US Copyright Office account set-up; filing of the completed book (see below for additional pay-to-vendor fees)
  • Independent Publishing Business mentoring
  • Publishing “arm” name search and URL procurement guidance (if needed)
  • Training on how to access your dashboard on vendor websites, check sales, and order books at cost.
  • Unlimited text and emails
  • Unlimited extra hand-holding and “nudging” — as needed


Individual Book Title Set-up Fee, $700

This minimal Title Set-up Fee (currently $700) is for authors who already have their Preferred Vendor accounts set-up, and includes Title Assignment/Set-up for the following accounts:

  • Bowker / ISBNs
  • Amazon/KDP
  • IngramSpark
  • Library of Congress / LCCN (includes PCIP and the BISAC code search)
  • US Copyright Office account set-up; filing of the completed book (there is currently an additional $75 fee paid by the author directly to the LOC office for their online copyright)


EXPENSES

*ADDITIONAL EXPENSES TO INCLUDE in Your Budget when Becoming an Author-As-Publisher, $500 +/- (All external fees paid directly to each vendor on behalf of the author, using author's credit card on file.)

  • Any business filing fees or DBA filing fees through your State of Residence (if needed)
  • ISBNs (10 for $295) - you’ll need one for each version of your book: one for paperback, one for ebook, one for hardback, one for audio
  • Amazon/KDP account set-up fees and file upload fees are no charge
  • IngramSpark account set-up fees and file upload fees = $50 (free coupon available via DC)
  • Library-approved Copyright page
    • “Generic” LCCN is free; there are no guarantees when your book will be listed as available in libraries; it can sometimes take up to 18 months.
    • The “Expedited” LCCN version starts at $95 for your paperback or hardback, and is paid to our vetted vendor (plus e-book, $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 will still 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. Fees paid directly to the vetted vendor.
  • Sample book for review is “at cost” (ranges between $2 and $10+, depending upon the size of the book, and BW vs color)
  • US Online Copyright Fee: $75 
  • Print management included: pre- and post-design/layout, currently 4-8 week turnaround, based upon paperback vs. hardback cover options, and black-and-white vs. color interiors
  • Additional expenses may include marketing support, media relations, social media, website development, video services, etc., and will vary, depending upon services requested.

ADD-ONS

Optional expenses to CONSIDER in Your Budget when Becoming an Author-As-Publisher

Content Development

Ghostwriters, editors, and proofreaders to help you complete your manuscript . . .
(Cost is estimated/determined after submission of the existing 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 . . .

Ghostwriting services. The ghostwriters we introduce you to will range in price from $5,000 to $50,000 per book, depending upon subject, timeframe, length of the manuscript, and ability to have direct access to author.

Developmental Editing and Writing Coach services (our most-requested program add-on). Each project is custom and unique — we do not try to fit you into a one-method-fits-all program. Pricing starts at $100/hour.

Writing Coach services can be added to your READY, SET, PUBLISH program for an additional fee.

BUY A BLOCK of 30 hours at $2500 (save @ 15%). 

    • 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

Editorial Proofreaders read your book, pre-layout, and look for grammar, punctuation, syntax, etc. They also offer additional guidance on sentence structure, content, and flow — bringing clarity to the manuscript and offering an “easier read” for your audience. Pricing ranges from $50 - $100/hour.

Proofreaders strictly only read your book according to the Chicago Manual of Style, with the goal of consistency. Pricing ranges from $35 - $50/hour.

Business Building Solutions for Influential Authors

Your BOOK is a business. Every great book deserves to be noticed and every great author deserves to be recognized. Today’s sales and marketing strategies for your book include a strong visual brand foundation for a strong online presence.


Brand Essentials Toolkit, $1700

All the visual branding tools you need to look good, get noticed, and stand out in a crowd. Bundling the creation of these elements into one convenient program saves you $$ in the long-run.

  • Custom logo design with misc. formats for print and online use
  • Custom, 2-sided business card design (for upload to Gotprint.com or similar)
  • Social media banners prepared for your upload (LinkedIn, Twitter, FaceBook, Instagram, Etc.)
  • Custom name tag design (for upload to namebadge.com)
  • Logo format cheat sheet showing when to use which format
  • Color palette codes for print and digital use

(Click here for more info on the Toolkit and S.O.A.R)

High-Impact S.O.A.R. Author Brand Platform Review, $2797

(S.O.A.R. = Strengths, Opportunities, Actions, Recommendations/Roadmap)

Using our Passionate Brand Interview process, you'll learn more about your business, your target audience, and your Who, What, When, Where, How and WHY.

  • ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR PASSION: WHAT are you really selling, and WHY?
  • ALIGN YOUR PURPOSE: WHO you are selling to, and HOW do you offer them relief?
  • ATTRACT MORE PROFIT: Connect your brand messaging with your programs and pricing structure to attract the interest of your target audience.

Perfect for the “helpers, healers, and a how-to-do-ers” who want to be an Influential Author, the S.O.A.R. PROCESS INCLUDES . . .

  • ONE, initial 1.5 to 2-hour review & brainstorming discussion with Cathy (via phone or via ZOOM)
  • FOUR, .45 to 1-hour, one-on-one accountability conversations (weekly) to review your accomplishments, determine next best steps, and establish new goals/homework.
  • Unlimited email/text access for life of S.O.A.R contract Ongoing Brand Mentoring during life of S.O.A.R contract One free chapter in the next group collaborative anthology

(Click here for more info on the Toolkit and S.O.A.R)


Hardback Book Options

  1. Case Laminate ($350 - $500): the cover is a hardback imprinted with the same images as you see on your paperback book cover; sample shown in this video (WITHOUT dust jacket): https://www.ingramspark.com/blog/new-products-jacketed-case-groundwood-digital-cloth
  2. Hardback with Dust Jacket
    • Dust Jacket “A” ($500 - $650): Your Case Laminate book PLUS matching dust jacket imprints with same cover as paperback, PLUS two inside flaps (will need to discuss what copy you want on the dust jacket flaps); sample shown in this video: https://www.ingramspark.com/blog/new-products-jacketed-case-groundwood-digital-cloth
    • Dust Jacket “B” ($500 - $650 or more): Your Case Laminate book will NOT HAVE the same image as your paperback cover, but you have the option for the Case Laminate to be printed in either a solid color or a different (simplified) customized Case Laminate cover; dust jacket imprints with same cover as a paperback, PLUS two inside flaps (will need to discuss what copy you want on the dust jacket flaps); sample shown in this video: https://www.ingramspark.com/blog/new-products-jacketed-case-groundwood-digital-cloth
    • Dust Jacket “A” ($500 - $650): Digital Cloth Hardback book will NOT HAVE the same image as your paperback cover, but will have a Linen-Look imprint in either navy or medium grey; dust jacket imprints with same cover as paperback, PLUS two inside flaps (will need to discuss what copy you want on the dust jacket flaps); sample shown in this video: https://ingramspark.pixieset.com/digitalclothbookingramspark/


Amazon Bestseller Campaigns (ABC):

Please note, all payments must be made prior to the book’s launch; all ABC rates listed below are guaranteed through January 31, 2021.

There is a $700 - $1000 Davis Creative Publishing Partners fee (in additional to fees listed below) for KDP Account Integration. This includes e-book title set-up, document preparation for conversion, vendor coordination, account monitoring, price updates, two e-book file uploads (one without bestseller banner, and one with).

  • STANDARD LEVEL ($2997):
    • 2 strategy calls with our vetted vendor (Best Seller Launching, marketing, and Positioning Strategies).
    • Pre-launch and day of the launch calls with our vetted vendor.
    • Personalized strategy and timeline development for you and your powerful launch.
    • Sample language and blurbs you can use in social media, emails, newsletters and videos to build out and support your launch.
    • Discover exactly what to do before, during and after you hit best seller to leverage and maximize your campaign.
    • Personalized and dedicated support throughout your best seller campaign (typically complete in 24-48 hours.)
    • Our vetted vendor, her team, and promotional partners come alongside you promoting and sharing out throughout their combined reach of 10 million + to support you and your book in becoming a best seller.
    • Media Exposure Highlight article about you and your book in the International RHG Magazine & TV Guide.
    • Your Book will launch and is guaranteed to become an Amazon Best Seller!
  • GOLD LEVEL ($3597):
    • 3 strategy calls with our vetted vendor (Best Seller Launching, marketing, and Positioning Strategies).
    • Pre-launch and day of the launch calls with our vetted vendor.
    • Personalized strategy and timeline development for you and your powerful launch.
    • Sample language and blurbs you can use in social media, emails, newsletters and videos to build out and support your launch.
    • Discover exactly what to do before, during and after you hit best seller to leverage and maximize your campaign.
    • Personalized and dedicated support throughout your best seller campaign (typically complete in 24-48 hours.)
    • Our vetted vendor, her team, and promotional partners come alongside you promoting and sharing out throughout their combined reach of 10 million + to support you and your book in becoming a best seller.
    • Media Exposure Highlight article(s) about you and your book in the International RHG Magazine & TV Guide, Tribute Magazine, and Thrive Global.
    • Interview on the Empowering Women, Transforming Lives Radio show (Syndicated on iTunes, the Empowerment and Influencer Channels on VoiceAmerica, the RHG TV Network, YouTube, Spotify, Google, Apple, iHeart Radio, and Speak Up & Listen Network).
    • Your Book will launch and become an Amazon Best Seller!
    • Interview by Maureen Ryan Blake, Power of the Tribe Network
    • Interview on Rebecca Hall Gruyder's Podcast: The Author’s Journey featuring bestselling authors (Syndicated on iTunes, the Variety Channel on VoiceAmerica, the RHG TV Network, YouTube, Spotify, Google, Apple, iHeart Radio, and Speak Up & Listen Network).
  • PLATINUM LEVEL ($4997):
    • 4 strategy calls with our vetted vendor (Best Seller Launching, marketing, and Positioning Strategies)
    • Pre-launch and day of the launch calls with our vetted vendor.
    • Personalized strategy and timeline development for you and your powerful launch.
    • Sample language and blurbs you can use in social media, emails, newsletters and videos to build out and support your launch.
    • Discover exactly what to do before, during and after you hit best seller to leverage and maximize your campaign.
    • Personalized and dedicated support throughout your best seller campaign (typically complete in 24-48 hours.)
    • Our vetted vendor, her team, and promotional partners come alongside you promoting and sharing out throughout their combined reach of 10 million + to support you and your book in becoming a best seller.
    • Media Exposure Highlight article(s) about you and your book in the International RHG Magazine & TV Guide, Tribute Magazine, and Thrive Global.
    • Interview on the Empowering Women, Transforming Lives Radio show (Syndicated on iTunes, the Empowerment and Influencer Channels on VoiceAmerica, the RHG TV Network, YouTube, Spotify, Google, Apple, iHeart Radio and Speak Up & Listen Network).
    • Your Book will launch and become an Amazon Best Seller!
    • Interview by Maureen Ryan Blake, Power of the Tribe Network
    • Interview on Rebecca Hall Gruyder’s Podcast: The Author’s Journey featuring bestselling authors (Syndicated on iTunes, the Variety Channel on VoiceAmerica, the RHG TV Network, YouTube, Spotify, Google, Apple, iHeart Radio, and Speak Up & Listen Network).
    • One year (12 months) subscription to RHG’s expert match system that shares your information with radio show hosts, podcast show hosts, and summit show hosts as a potential guest expert for their shows and events.
    • Quoted/cited in Major Media (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC) as a top expert.  You will be quoted as a top expert in at least two of the above listed medias, will be given the logos of these major medias you were quoted in tied to your picture so that you have a picture with graphics you can use on your website, email signature line, and in social media to powerfully position yourself.
      • Press release that will be share out to over 500+ Media outlets.
      • RHG will post and share out your citations in social media and list you as a top expert in the RHG Magazine & TV Guide.

Audio Books: Contact Cathy for more info here.

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
  • Illustrators, photographers, calligraphers, caricaturists
  • Audiobook specialists and voice talent
  • Website, video, and social media experts
  • Local, regional, and national media experts, publicists, and marketers
  • Amazon Bestseller Campaign experts
  • Amazon Sales Consultants
  • Library and Bookstore Sales Consultants
  •  . . . and more!

Payment Options

  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 disconts/no handling fees).
    • the first, with contract
    • the second, 30 days after the first payment
  3. Installments, up to a total of 4 payments (incurs a 5% handling fee).

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

 

Looking for Additional Budget-Friendly Options?

 

As a speaker, trainer, consultant, and expert, you'll want to check out the streamlined DYNAMIGHTY Book Program. 

 

 

 

Anthologies: A collection of essays with a common theme.

If you are looking for a way to gain additional presence in the world of publishing and add the title of “Best-selling Author” to your list of credentials — all at a lower price-point than publishing a book on your own — then this might be a good fit for you. Start with only one chapter, maximize your impact, and reduce expenses through collaboration in one of our upcoming anthologies.

Anthology covers