Rates & Services

Free One-Hour Phone Consultation

Ask your questions about self-publishing! Talk about your project! Let us encourage you on how you can turn your dream into reality! This free consultation is not just for those who have already completed a manuscript. Let us help you find direction for your work-in-progress. For a limited time, by claiming your free consultation you can also lock in the low introductory rates to be used later, when you’re ready. Sign up today!

Book Layout and Typesetting

Spencer Meadow Press offers services a la carte to self-publishing authors. Get the help you need without having to pay for things you’d rather do yourself. At these low rates you might even decide to have us put it all together for you, leaving you more time to write!

Complete layout and typesetting is available to format fiction and nonfiction books with title, copyright, table of contents, chapter headings, illustrations, about the author and more. Layout and typesetting is also available for children’s picture books and early readers with text inside or outside the illustration. You will be provided with the source files and a pdf of the final product. Hourly rate applies.* (Estimate 2-3 hours for 50K words and 10 graphics.)

Music Layout and Typesetting

Music layout and typesetting is done with Finale, exported to Word if the music is to be part of a book. Music can be provided from a music software program or hand written. Music submitted via audio files may also be transcribed after consultation. You will be provided with Finale source files and a pdf of the final product. Hourly rate applies.*

Proofreading and Editing

  • Proofread and edit — .01/word, min. $35
  • Edit picture book text for rhythm and meter — .05/word, min. $35
  • Music proofreading — $5/page
  • Music editing — $10/page

Illustration

Facilitate contracting with an illustrator — hourly rate applies.* Illustrator rates vary.

Cover Design

Multiple options are available from ebook front cover to custom full print cover. Rates start at $70.

KDP Setup

  • Initial setup of KDP account with one format (print or ebook) — $75
  • Addition of second format — $30
  • KDP ISBN — free or supply your own.
  • Facilitate purchase of ISBN through Bowker — $25 + cost of ISBNs
  • Formats available: paperback and kindle, b&w and color
  • Best for Amazon sales. Available through other retailers.
  • Instruction on how to manage your account — hourly rate applies.*

IngramSpark Setup

  • Ingram fee per title — $49 unless they are running a promotion.
  • Initial setup of IngramSpark account with one format (print or ebook) — $100
  • Addition of second format — $40
  • ISBN — $100 or provide your own.
  • Facilitate purchase of ISBN through Bowker — $25 + cost of ISBNs
  • Formats available: paperback, hard cover and ebook, b&w and color. Many sizes and options available.
  • Best for sales to retail stores and online retailers that are not Amazon.
  • Instruction on how to manage your account — hourly rate applies.*

Ebook Conversion

Rates start at $75 for up to 50K words and 10 graphics or 90K words and no graphics. Add-on hourly rate* for higher word count and/or more graphics. Clickable table of contents included.

Transcription

Text and music available, hourly rate applies.*

Ghostwriting

Rate to be determined after consultation.

Revisions

Hourly rate applies.*

Book Proofs and Copies

No upcharge on book proofs. After publication author copies can be purchased directly from KDP and IngramSpark at author prices plus shipping. Author pricing varies depending on page count and format. Books printed through KDP and IngramSpark are print-on-demand, which means you can order as few or as many copies as you want, as often as you want.

Gold Package — Publish my book!

Initial and final proofreading, layout, typesetting, cover, ebook conversion, KDP setup for print and ebooks, listing on Amazon, marketing suggestions and unlimited revisions for 60 days. You also get the source files, so you can make changes on your own later on. This incredible deal will not last long!

  • $950 for up to 50K words, 10 graphics
  • $800 for 32-page picture book

*Low introductory rate is $35/hr. Contact us today to lock in this rate.