How much will it cost to e-publish your book or thesis?
Author’s requirements vary; some authors want to do as much as they can themselves for the experience and to save costs, while others want us to complete the whole process so they can get on with what they do best or like best, writing.
Below is an indication of what it would cost for each step for a typical book of text only.
Tthe stages of publication are listed below each with an indicative
price. This is followed by some questions, your answers to which will help to refine the price.
There are basically three options for converting your book to an
e-book: convert it yourself, use an automated conversion program, or
let e-publish-you help you with any or all of the stages described below.
Convert it yourself
If you decide to hand-format it yourself, guides exist on the internet to help you. Expect to spend considerable time formatting. Because each book and the level of expertise each person has are different it’s impossible to guesstimate how long it will take you, but expect at least 10-15 hours. Cost $0.00
Use an automated conversion program
Using an automated conversion program may mean, for example, just uploading your .doc or .pdf file directly to Amazon Kindle, say, then previewing it. You can expect to see odd page breaks, missing text, varying font size, and strange paragraph and page breaks. So, you fix the problems, upload it again, preview it again and so on . . . Cost $0.00.
Rather than put your manuscript through a “sausage machine”, which often produces an unsatisfactory result, we will format it by hand to produce a truly attractive, professional e-book for any type of e-reader. After that is done, we will give you the opportunity to preview it and then we will make any necessary formatting changes.
When you are happy that your e-book is ready, we will upload it to AMAZON.com for Kindle readers. Depending on the size of your book, current state of formatting and so on, this will cost between $200 and
If you want to upload to Apple’s iBookstore, one of the largest e-book retailers, your book will need to be perfectly formatted in EPUB, the international standard for e-book publishing. It's an extremely difficult standard to comply with but Apple will accept nothing less. This takes considerable time: Cost $250.
E-book retailers require that you open an account with them, usually free, to enable your book to be uploaded. If you choose to get e-publish-you to submit your e-book, you simply tell us your account login details and when we have perform completed the submission, you just change your account password. This is the simplest way to do it so that all royalties go directly to your bank account
For comparisons about royalty payments and who takes what, see here.
Summary: As you can see, depending on what services you require e-publish-you
to perform, the price ranges from $0.00 to $600.00.
Now, a few questions to help refine the pricing:
1. Do you have the rights to the book or thesis?
2. Do you have an ISBN? If not, e-publish-you can provide an ISBN FREE.
3. What is the present state of your manuscript, for example, what file format: MS Word, Adobe.PDF, InDesign or some other format?
4. How many words?
5. How many images: color, greyscale, black and white?
How long will it take?
See the discussion on the time it may take here.
Contact e-publish-you now for further information or a quotation.