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Publishing Packages

Choose a package below for detailed descriptions about our capabilities and pricing. All our packages include completely unique, custom interior and cover design, ISBN, LCCN, full distribution as well as 5 paperback books OR 5 hardcover books (dependent upon format and page count).

How much does it REALLY cost to publish a book?

Ultimate

$7,999 Editing Included! Learn More All-Inclusive!
  • Professional Copyediting at the Literary Edit level of up to 75,000 words
  • Custom Cover Copywriting / Marketing Copy Editing / Website Content Editing
  • Pre-Release Marketing Services including Early-Release Custom Cover Design, Custom Website Development, Press Release Writing, and Social Media Campaign
  • Customized Design and Production Services including Design Consultation, Guided Proof Passes, Custom Interior and Cover Design, and Expedited Production Services
  • Paperback AND Hardcover format (complimentary copies will be provided in the format you select)
  • 100 interior images (author supplied)
  • Completely unique, custom interior and cover design
  • Book and author web page within the Dog Ear web site
  • Registration with all major online booksellers and national distributors
  • Registration with Books in Print database providing worldwide availability
  • Assignment of International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
  • Library of Congress control number registration. US Copyright information on the copyright page (to learn more about copyright,
    click here)
  • Aggressive Book Release Marketing Services & Materials including:
    • - Marketing Consultation / Book Marketing Plan Review
    • - Media Release Distribution
    • - Full-color Print Marketing Materials:
    • 2,000 business cards
      250 postcards
      10 full-size posters
    • - Email Marketing Campaign
    • - Video Book Trailer
    • - Kirkus Book Review Service
    • - NetGalley
    • - Bookstore Returns Service
  • Complete e-Book Suite that includes:
    • - Amazon Kindle
      Amazon Kindle
    • - Apple iBookstore
      Apple iBookstore
    • - Barnes & Noble Nook
      Barnes & Noble Nook
    • - Google Editions
      Google Editions
  • Custom SEO Web Site that includes:
    • - Complete information about your book
    • - Author Shopping cart returning much greater profit to you
    • - Wordpress BlogIntegrated Wordpress Blog
  • Custom Social Media Campaign
    • - Custom set up and integration of Facebook and Twitter with your site
      FacebookTwitter
    • - Scheduled blog posts to drive Facebook and Twitter awareness Wordpress Blog to Social Accounts
  • Inclusion in Google Book Search program
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Critic's Choice

$5,699 Editing Included! Learn More Reviews Package
  • Professional Copyediting at the Literary Edit level of up to 53,000 words
  • Custom Cover Copywriting / Marketing Copy Editing / Website Content Editing
  • Customized Design and Production Services including Design Consultation, Custom Interior and Cover Design for a completely unique, custom interior and cover
  • Paperback AND Hardcover format (complimentary copies will be provided in the format you select)
  • 100 interior images (author supplied)
  • Book and author web page within the Dog Ear web site
  • Registration with all major online booksellers and national distributors
  • Registration with Books in Print database providing worldwide availability
  • Assignment of International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
  • Library of Congress control number registration. US Copyright information on the copyright page (to learn more about copyright,
    click here)
  • Book Review Suite including:
    • - Kirkus Review
    • - Clarion Review
    • - NetGalley
  • Complete e-Book Suite that includes:
    • - Amazon Kindle
      Amazon Kindle
    • - Apple iBookstore
      Apple iBookstore
    • - Barnes & Noble Nook
      Barnes & Noble Nook
    • - Google Editions
      Google Editions
  • Custom SEO Web Site that includes:
    • - Complete information about your book
    • - Author Shopping cart returning much greater profit to you
    • - Wordpress BlogIntegrated Wordpress Blog
  • Bookstore Returns Service
  • Custom Social Media Campaign
    • - Custom set up and integration of Facebook and Twitter with your site
      FacebookTwitter
    • - Scheduled blog posts to drive Facebook and Twitter awareness Wordpress Blog to Social Accounts
  • Amazon Optimization
    • - The Amazon Optimization Program combines three powerful Amazon affiliated platforms to maximize the ease in which new readers can discover your book and authorship.
  • Inclusion in Google Book Search program
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Masterpiece

$3,999 Editing Included! Learn More Our Full Spectrum Package
  • NOW INCLUDES Amazon Optimization
  • Professional Copyediting at the Copyedit level of up to 53,000 words
  • Paperback or Hardcover format (complimentary copies will be provided in the format you select)
  • 100 interior images (author supplied)
  • Completely unique, custom interior and cover design (if you require illustration services, please contact your representative for pricing)
  • Your own Author Representative who provides support throughout the publishing process
  • Book and author web page within the Dog Ear web site
  • Registration with all major online booksellers and national distributors
  • Registration with Books in Print database providing worldwide availability
  • Assignment of International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
  • Library of Congress control number registration. US Copyright information on the copyright page (to learn more about copyright, 
    click here)
  • Consultation with a Dog Ear Publishing design professional
  • 5 free paperback books or 5 hardcover books (quantity and format are dependent upon your selected format and its page count)
  • Complete e-Book Suite that includes:
    • - Amazon Kindle
      Amazon Kindle
    • - Apple iBookstore
      Apple iBookstore
    • - Barnes & Noble Nook
      Barnes & Noble Nook
    • - Google Play Editions
      Google Editions
  • Custom SEO Web Site that includes:
    • - Complete information about your book
    • - Author Shopping cart returning much greater profit to you
    • - Wordpress BlogIntegrated Wordpress Blog
  • Aggressive Marketing Campaign that includes:
    • - Media Release created by our copywriting staff and released to 1,000 targeted media outlets
    • - Amazon Optimization
    • - The Amazon Optimization Program combines three powerful Amazon affiliated platforms to maximize the ease in which new readers can discover your book and authorship.
    • - PPC Marketing Campaign or Social Media Campaign
    • The PPC Marketing campaign includes up to 250 search terms and 5 ad categories to direct search engine visitors to your store front or site.
    • The Social Media campaign includes the custom set up and integration of Facebook and Twitter with your site.
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Editor's Choice

$2,399 Editing Included! Learn More Start Smart!
  • NEW! eBooks INLCUDED -
    Complete e-Book suite that includes:
    • - Amazon Kindle
      - Apple iBookstore
      - Barnes & Noble Nook
      - Google Play Editions
  • Paperback or Hardcover format (complimentary copies will be provided in the format you select)
  • Completely unique, custom interior and cover design (if you require illustration services, please contact your representative for pricing)
  • Up to 30 interior images
  • Copyediting for up to 53,000 words
  • Book Cover Copywriting
  • 5 free paperback books or 5 hardcover books (quantity and format are dependent upon your selected format and its page count)
  • Your own Author Representative who provides support throughout the publishing process
  • Book and author web page within the Dog Ear web site
  • Registration with all major online booksellers and national distributors
  • Registration with Books in Print database providing worldwide availability
  • Assignment of International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
  • Library of Congress control number registration. US Copyright information on the copyright page (to learn more about copyright, 
    click here)
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Pro-Digital

$2,999 Learn More Advanced Online Promotion
  • NEW! Amazon Optimization INCLUDED
    • - The Amazon Optimization Program combines three powerful Amazon affiliated platforms to maximize the ease in which new readers can discover your book and authorship.
  • Completely unique, custom interior and cover design (if you require illustration services, please contact your representative for pricing)
  • Paperback or Hardcover format (complimentary copies will be provided in the format you select)
  • 50 interior images (author supplied)
  • Your own Author Representative who provides support throughout the publishing process
  • Book and author web page within the Dog Ear web site
  • Registration with all major online booksellers and national distributors
  • Registration with Books in Print database providing worldwide availability
  • Assignment of International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
  • Library of Congress control number registration. US Copyright information on the copyright page (to learn more about copyright, 
    click here)
  • 5 free paperback books or 5 hardcover books (quantity and format are dependent upon your selected format and its page count)
  • Consultation with a Dog Ear Publishing design professional
  • Complete e-Book Suite that includes:
    • - Amazon Kindle
      Amazon Kindle
    • - Apple iBookstore
      Apple iBookstore
    • - Barnes & Noble Nook
      Barnes & Noble Nook
    • - Google Editions
      Google Editions
  • Custom SEO Web Site that includes:
    • - Complete information about your book
    • - Author Shopping cart returning much greater profit to you
    • - Wordpress BlogIntegrated Wordpress Blog
  • Custom Social Media Campaign
    • - Custom set up and integration of Facebook and Twitter with your site
      FacebookTwitter
    • - Scheduled blog posts to drive Facebook and Twitter awareness Wordpress Blog to Social Accounts
  • Inclusion in Google Book Search program
  • Inclusion in Amazon Search Inside and B&N Look Inside programs
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Basic

$1,498 Learn More Our Entry-level Package
  • NEW! eBooks INLCUDED -
    Complete e-Book suite that includes:
  • - Amazon Kindle
    - Apple iBookstore
    - Barnes & Noble Nook
    - Google Play Editions
  • Completely unique, custom interior and cover design (if you require illustration services, please contact your representative for pricing)
  • Up to 30 interior images
  • 5 free paperback books or 5 hardcover books (quantity and format are dependent upon your selected format and its page count)
  • Your own Author Representative who provides support throughout the publishing process
  • Book and author web page within the Dog Ear web site
  • Registration with all major online booksellers and national distributors
  • Registration with Books in Print database providing worldwide availability
  • Assignment of International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
  • Library of Congress control number registration. US Copyright information on the copyright page (to learn more about copyright, 
    click here)
BasicLearn More

How much does it REALLY cost to publish a book?

Why publishing costs are less important than printing costs...

All too often, authors are lured by a low up front cost - but, it's not the publishing fees that ruin your profit, it's the book printing costs! If you think your book will sell 100 units or less, then going with the least expensive option for publishing services is your best choice.

What kind of books can I create?

Self publishing gives you the freedom to create any kind of book you can imagine - 1 color, full color, hard cover, paperback, and many book sizes.

EVERY book gets a FULL COLOR cover at no extra charge. Please review our list of standard book sizes and page counts. Remember, your book will end up being a different page count than your manuscript - we'll help you determine how many pages your book will have. At Dog Ear we believe you should be able to easily find the answers to the question "how much does it cost to publish a book?"

Black & White - 1 color inside (black ink) with a full color cover

These books can be 48 to 740 pages in length (this ISN'T your manuscript length - but we can help you estimate your final page count). Paperback, hardcover, and hardcover with a dust jacket are available.

Full COLOR Books - FULL COLOR pages with a FULL COLOR cover

4 to 480 pages in length (this ISN'T your manuscript length - but we can help you estimate your final page count) - Paperback or hardcover.

Click here to see our available trim sizes and per unit printing prices.

How many pages will my book have when it is finished?

The final page count for your book will be dependent upon everything from your chosen trim size, the design we create for your book, the numbers of chapters in your book, the amount of figures and even the number of paragraphs.

Each and every book is unique - and we custom design each and every book. This means we can help achieve a specific page count (within reason) by using a variety of book design techniques.

We've included our AVERAGE characters-per-page counts for various trim sizes, based upon the total character count of a manuscript (including spaces.) This information can be found in MS Word under TOOLS / WORD COUNT - then look for "Characters- with spaces." To figure out your approximate page count (this is only a very rough guess) you would divide your total character count by the per-page-character-count of the trim size listed below.

* 5 X 8 trim - 1,400 characters per page
* 5.5 X 8.5 - 1,800 characters per page
* 6 X 9 - 2,100 characters per page
* 6.14 X 9.21 - 2,400 characters per page
* 7.44 X 9.69 - 2,800 characters per page

This information is meant to help with the question "How much does it cost to publish a book?" - to reiterate the statement at the top of the page - your book printing prices are the most important part of the cost to publish a book. It is the book printing cost that will affect your long term profit - and your ability to actually sell your book. If we can answer any other questions about how much it costs to publish a book, please send us a message and we'll get back to you promptly!