Book Cost Blueprint Overview | Publish Your Purpose

So, You Want to Publish a Book?


Not just any book, but your book. Maybe it’s a childhood dream, or you’ve got something really important to say, or you’re an established entrepreneur growing your brand.

You’ve got a manuscript in the works or done—and now you’re ready to publish.
But, wait, how much does publishing a book cost?

So, You Want to Publish a Book?


Not just any book, but your book. Maybe it’s a childhood dream, or you’ve got something really important to say, or you’re an established entrepreneur growing your brand.

You’ve got a manuscript in the works or done—and now you’re ready to publish.
But, wait, how much does publishing a book cost?

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How Much Does Publishing a Book Cost? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

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How much does it cost

How Much Does
Publishing a Book Cost?

The book publishing process is notoriously confusing, cutthroat, and hard to navigate. It can be hard to break into traditional publishing houses. From editing to cover design, quotes and levels of experience vary greatly in the self-publishing industry. If you’re a newbie, it can be easy to get swindled or to tackle some aspects of publishing and forgo others, then suffer irreparable damage to your name and brand.

Publishing cost myths

Myths About Book Publishing Costs

  • Self-publishing and traditional publishing are the only routes.
  • Traditional publishing houses cover marketing costs.
  • Editing is a one-time effort and a flat rate.
  • You’ll make a lot of money from your book once it’s published.
  • You can easily design your own book cover in Canva or Adobe.
  • You only need to publish an ebook.
  • You need a large social media following to publish your book. (Okay, it helps.)
  • You need to pay a publisher upfront to read your manuscript.

The Truth:

How You Publish Matters

There are several ways to publish your book: traditional publishing, self-publishing, and hybrid publishing. Each route brings different challenges and opportunities. Ultimately, how you publish matters. You’ll need to consider your priorities, budget, values, need for creative expression and control, and your long-term vision. So, how much does publishing a book cost? It depends on your unique path.

The Book Cost Blueprint PDF breaks down the cost ranges by publishing type—and highlights factors to consider—so that you can make confident decisions about how to publish your book.

The Truth

The Book Cost Blueprint PDF

We’re using the word “cost” here because we know you’re crunching the numbers, but it is important to consider publishing as an investment. It will lead to book sales, attract new clients, and get paid more to speak. Still, you need to make strategic publishing investments. Download the Book Cost Blueprint PDF to save money, time, and publishing heartache. The PDF features:

 

The Publishing
Process 101

Your Publishing
Options

Book Publishing
Costs

Potential Return
on Investment

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Uncover the Hidden Costs of Publishing Your Book

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Four Surprise Book Publishing Cost Dilemmas

If anything, it’s what you don’t know that will break your book budget (and maybe your book dream):

1

There are Four Types of Editing

There are four types of editing: you may not need all editing phases. Contracting multiple book editing phases, especially if you don’t need them, will significantly impact your overall budget.

2

You Can’t Design Your Book Cover

We know everyone is into DIY (we are, too), but your book cover is not the place to experiment unless you have a background in graphic design. Your book cover significantly impacts sales.

3

You Need All the Book Formats

Books come in multiple print and digital formats. For credibility and more sales, you’ll need to cover your bases and adapt your manuscript to multiple formats.

4

Do You Have Time or Money?

The omnipresent dilemma. Balancing in-house publishing efforts in-house (albeit a house of one) and outsourced tasks requires a good grasp of your abilities and budget.

Why Work With Publish Your Purpose

Publish Your Purpose is a hybrid publisher of non-fiction books. Our authors are thought leaders, experts in their fields, and visionaries paving the way to social change—from food security to anti-racism.

by the numbers
200+


Authors
Supported

100+


Books
Published

70%


Best-Selling
Books Published

800+


Author Collaborations
Through Workshops,
Seminars, and More

 

We use our professional expertise in the publishing industry to transform your manuscript into a published book in under a year.

You can get the quality and prestige of a traditional publisher with the creative freedom and high royalties of self-publishing.

As an anti-predatory publisher, we are fully invested in, and committed to, the success of our authors. We are focused on building long-term author relationships, not business transactions. With Publish Your Purpose, you will publish the absolute best representation of you and your brand to grow your business and impact your community.

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