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.
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.
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:
If anything, it’s what you don’t know that will break your book budget (and maybe your book dream):
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.
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.
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.
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.
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We use our professional expertise in the publishing industry to transform your manuscript into a published book in under a year.
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.