Pricing and comparisons…

I’ve updated my website with pricing information for publishing a book with OWL of Hope, and I’ve started a comparison chart between OWL of Hope and other publishers. (I’m still looking for a small, independent publisher to add to my chart that will best compare to my business size and service offerings.) Check it out, and if you have any questions please email me at rachael.k.hartman@owlofhope.com.

Basic Publication Package: $600*
Includes:
• One-on-one consulting and collaboration
• Layout and design of book
• Original cover art
• ISBN
• Library of Congress catalogue number
• Barcode
• Listing in Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, Amazon.com
• E-book edition (Kindle)
• Book listing on the OWL of Hope bookstore
• Author listing on OWL of Hope website
• Inclusion in OWL overall book marketing plan
• The first 50 books mailed directly to you
• A 40% discount on all future book orders
• Public Relations assistance as needed, including press releases, flyers, and assistance in setting up book signings and other events

*For black and white paperback books with color covers. Prices vary for full-color or hardback books.
*The basic publication package does not include manuscript editing. Editing prices vary. Free quote and consultation with accepted manuscript submissions.

Price Comparisons: OWL of Hope, WestBow Press, CreateSpace, Tate Publisher, and your local printer…

OWL

WB

CS

Tate

Printer

Cost

$600

$999

40% minus production

?

$4,000

$2+/book

+ shipping

Editorial Assessment

$150+

Library of Congress Control #

$49

ISBN

Copyright Registration

Interior Design

$349-$679

Cover Design

$99-$1199

Retail Distribution

$25, limited

Amazon.com

Catalogue List

Promo Materials

Softcover

E-book

Hardcover

 $$

Editing

$$

$210-$1000+

Author Books

50

1

10

Learning Center

Blog/

Phone

1 year

Online

Articles

Royalties

$2/book

36-55%

20-60%

40%

100%

Author Purchases

Production + shipping + $2/book

20-60% discount

Production + shipping

60% Discount

Production + shipping

Rachael HartmanRachael Hartman is an experienced writer and author. She has worked as a full-time newspaper reporter, and as a freelance contributor to magazines. She writes high school Sunday school material for Word Aflame Press as well as lessons for Project 7 (P7) student-led Bible Clubs. She enjoys health and exercise, reading, art, and playing with her two dogs Darla and Danny. She owns Our Written Lives of Hope, an online bookstore and publishing house in which she helps others share the message of the hope of Jesus Christ and promotes holistic health. Check out her web site at www.owlofhope.com and link to her on Facebook.

© Rachael Hartman 2014

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5 comments

  1. This is awesome that you posted this. My husband and I were just discussing what publication costs and your research gives me some great insight.

    Thanks!

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