Join Phyl's growing list of clients who went from having a story to tell to having a book to share.
Do you have a manuscript gathering dust or sitting in a drawer? Feel like the technical stuff would be impossible to learn? If you can write it, I can publish it.
For books with complete, edited manuscripts and all images prepared at high resolution (300 to 600 DPI or more), I charge a $250 base fee to format and publish. The base fee includes 5 copies of the book, MINOR proofreading services, layout, cover design (layout, not art*), ISBN, and publication set up on Amazon. Additional copies of black and white books up to 270 pages can be ordered starting at $5 each. Color books start at $10 per copy regardless of page count. Bulk discounts are offered.
I can also put your book into Kindle format for an additional $50. I don't do Kindle-only formatting, I only format for Kindle as an add-on bonus item.
Copy-editing/Proofreading -- the cheaper of a penny per word or fifty cents per page. This editing level addresses misspelled or misused words, grammar, and punctuation. Less than five errors per page are included in the basic package.
Plot hole editing -- Cliffhangers are one thing, but if your characters are disappearing and reappearing, winding up in two places at once without time travel, or something similar, I will advise you of the problem and either return the manuscript for you to fix and resubmit or return your book publishing payments minus a $25 reading fee.
Image resizing -- $1 per photo B&W; $5 per photo color.
Image hunt -- see consulting services
*** consulting services ***
$25 per hour; first time 2 hour minimum
In person, via Skype, FB PM, email, or telephone
If you think you have above-average computer skills, you may prefer paying for my consultation services. I can show you how to set up your own account on Create Space . I can teach you how to format your manuscript. Consulting services can also be used for proofreading and editing help, finding images, connecting with social media, or all of the above. With the right level of skill and attention to detail, a book can be uploaded in about ten hours of instruction. Your experience may vary.
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Overall, I am committed to taking your story or stories and packaging it/them into the best print form I can so you can share them with the world. I'm not a vanity press that will publish anything for a fee -- if it needs major editing, I will tell you that. On the other hand, I'm not a publishing house that is selective and only publishes the next orphan wizard or teen zombie story or whatever. I want to help you produce the best book you can write, with the story only you can tell.
Ready to get started? Email Phyl at
firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to get on the schedule.
***marketing and other things I don't do ***
I do not market your book -- but if I think people will get excited about it, I will share it on my social media channels. I don't guarantee sales, buy anything back that doesn't sell, pay advances, or anything like that.
*I do not draw pretty pictures. You are free to provide your own (interior and) cover art, seek out any artist you want to design your cover, help me select a cover image from an art site that you pay a separate fee for, or help me select an image from a free site (I will send you links to website(s) of approved images). You can trust me to pick a cover image for you if you prefer not to be involved in that decision. You will get final approval. I can do SOME image modification, I will tell you whether or not that modification will incur consulting service fees before I begin.
Once the book is published, it is your baby to do with as you wish. You can order as many copies as you want, set whatever price you want for them, and that is between you, your customer, and Uncle Sam. You will earn royalties from Print on Demand if your books sell on Amazon or Kindle and at this time I do not take any percentage of earned royalties. You will be responsible for any taxes on royalty income. I can give you more information about that at a later time if you have questions.
Copyright 2016. Author Phyl Campbell. All rights reserved.