Your book manuscript is finished or nearly finished, but you've no idea what the editing and design and
publishing might cost you. Or perhaps you've talked to friends or a couple of experienced publishing
persons, and you've got quotes ranging from $200 to $9000 - and estimates you've found online range
from even less to even more.
Here's a basic estimator page for you. Plug in your numbers and check the results - you'll have a
fuzzy but fairly accurate idea what your publishing project will cost if you contract with AnderssonPublishing
to take your manuscript from where it is today to listed and available for sale on amazon.
Don't like the numbers? Or they seem too low or too high? Plug in different factors below and re-run
your estimate. Still got questions? Just email us and we'll sort it out for you.
Word count on my manuscript:
(example: 80000 - numbers only)
If you need ONLY kindle conversion, with no editing/formatting for print, fill in your word count and then click [HERE].
Level of editing needed:
Very light copyedit (i.e. I'm not a first-time author or
have already paid a professional editor to work with me on this manuscript).
Typical book copyedit (most authors fall into this category;
even if your teacher/author friends have looked it over for you, your manuscript probably needs
this level of edit before it's professionally ready for publishing).
Heavy copyedit (this involves more than a typical copyedit
and could involve more than one round of revisions, might even require some re-writing or
ghostwriting, fact-checking, or more. NOT uncommon with first-time authors.)
I really need a lot of help! (You need fact-checking,
re-writing, ghostwriting, and/or at least two rounds of revisions on your manuscript - and
you don't have a tight deadline, but you are interested in refining/perfecting your book.)
Editing for my book manuscript will likely cost me:
Additional Editing Selections
I want to be heavily involved in details of the editing and will want more than the usual
author oversight with the edits to my text.
I have a really tight deadline and will pay extra for it.
Final Editing cost for my book/manuscript will likely be:
Have your book designed and formatted for print
publishing through CreateSpace/Amazon or another print platform.
I have no need for design services.
My manuscript (book interior) is almost all text. No tables, no images, no bulleted lists
(or very few), no photos, no graphics - strictly text for printed manuscript.
My manuscript (book interior) is mostly text, but I have some tables, images, bulleted lists,
photos, and/or graphics.
My manuscript (book interior) has text but also includes a boatload of graphics and will
require a lot more time for the design/formatting.
Design/formatting for my book/manuscript will likely cost me:
Additional Design/Formatting Selections
I want to be heavily involved in details of the interior design and formatting and I will
want more than the usual author oversight with the design details and changes to my book's layout.