This is the self-publishing solution from Köehler Books and IngramSpark® that puts you in command of your royalties and the management of your work. We edit, design and produce your title and set it up in your own IngramSpark account. We’ll then show you how to drive your IngramSpark page and turn over the keys so you can manage your own publishing.
All text layout and cover wraps are exclusively prepared for distribution and publication on IngramSpark. Full service self-publishing includes installation of the book onto the author’s IngramSpark account, as well as training of book ordering and general use of the site.
6″ x 9″ book with full color cover and black and white or color interior, and 50,000 word manuscript, limited graphics.
$189.00 – Title preparation, including ISBNs for softcover & Ebook, and author questionnaire $949.00 – Front cover design $499.00 – Cover wrap of softcover $789.00 – Interior text layout $1159.00 – Copyediting $489.00 – Print and Ebook production, including 1 printed proof $4074.00 – TOTAL
Down payment of $2037.00 is due upon execution of agreement with Koehler Books, with the balance of $4074 due 30 days after contract execution or completion of work and transfer of work to author’s IngramSpark site. Client may pay full payment at execution and take a 5% deduction, for one payment of $3870.30. Payments may be made via check, wire transfer or Pay Pal. Check payable to Koehler Studios, Inc. Credit card or Pay Pal payments will require adding 2.9% transaction fee to price.
The price shown above is for 30,000 to 60,000 words. Smaller books would cost less, larger books more. Children’s books must less. Graphics and illustrations are extra.
Additional features include line editing, tip sheet, marketing program and hard cover.
$949 – Front Cover Design
Koehler Books’s award-winning designers will work with you to create a cover that rocks your book. After discussing your desires and thoughts with you, we will create 3-6 cover options for you to consider. We will run a cover poll on our website if you like.
$499 – Cover wrap
Includes your back cover, spine and front cover. Back cover includes the description, author bio and photo, bar code and ISBN (provided or you bring your own), pricing and genre. Spine includes standard text. Front cover design provided by author or by Koehler Books. Also includes insertion of any endorsement quotes and any branding or imprint logos and text.
$789 – Interior text layout (text only from 25,000 to 70,000 words.)
We turn your manuscript into a work of art. Includes your opening endorsements, copyright and legal page, imprint branding, front matter and back matter, treatment of text including margins, pagination, headers, footnotes, etc. Addition of photos, graphics and illustrations may affect the cost, as will manuscripts longer than 70,000 words.
$999-$1200 – Copyediting (50,000 – 80,000 words)
One of our editorial staff will copyedit your work, using the Chicago Manual of Style and dealing with issues of grammar, redundancy and other elements in accordance with the author’s desire.
A self-publishing package is typically for standard size book up to 70,000 words. Children’s books may be significantly lower, depending on the specifications. Pricing may be higher or lower, and is determined by the number of words, the quality of the work, and the number of graphics and type of interior layout involved. We will provide a line-item estimate detailing all costs for pre-publication work.
Or maybe self-publishing isn’t for you?
We publish three ways.
Typically for established writers with superb stories
This option is normally only for seasoned writers (with or without an agent) with superb work and a verifiable track record of sales and marketing success. The term traditional means that the author will not pay for any development costs or fees, and will typically be offered an advance payment on royalties.
This option is best for emerging writers with high-quality work desiring a professional-level publishing experience. Writers accepted into our Emerging Author Program are positioned to land a traditional deal on subsequent books. Those best suited for this program are motivated and collaborative, and receive the same level of editing, creative development and marketing as our traditional authors.
Typically for new writers and those who want full control
This option is best for entrepreneurial authors who wish to manage sales and distribution of their work, or who just want a limited number of books for personal use. We provide all of the creative development and technical expertise, and then position and train the author to publish through IngramSpark.
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