Self-Publishing Support

Education, planning, and editorial support for self-publishing authors using any printer or publishing services provider

Overview of Services

Our self-publishing support program provides education, strategic guidance, and hands-on editing to ready your manuscript for release using any publishing platform. The goal is a final product that meets an exceptional standard of quality and puts your book in the best position to be successful.

Services vary based on your project’s needs and may include the following:

  • Personalized primers and education on the best practices of successful self-publishing and how to avoid costly and time-consuming mistakes

  • Advice on choosing a print provider and maximizing your book’s visibility within your desired distribution channels (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.)

  • Professionally written flap copy to attract readers and drive sales

  • Developmental editing to make sure your book is ready for publication and as sound in content as possible

  • Line editing to bring out the best in narrative voice and polish your writing

  • Copy editing to correct errors, format your book properly and prepare your manuscript for layout and typesetting

  • Proofreading of post-layout PDFs and prepublication galleys for final text correction and comb for errors that may be introduced in typesetting

  • Carefully vetted recommendations for professional cover design, interior layout, and formatting providers for your print and/or e-book release

Pricing varies based on the scope of work required. Please click the button below or contact Ross Browne in the Tucson office for more information.

Explore Options

Education, strategic guidance, and planning support to prepare your book for release with any publishing services provider–and to maximize exposure on Amazon. Contact Ross Browne in the Tucson office for more information.

$75 per hour 

Professionally authored promotional copy to attract readers and drive sales.

$75 and up.

Substantive, in-depth guidance on revision to bring out a manuscript’s full potential and prepare for final copy editing

$.014 (1.4 cents) per word for most manuscripts

A high-level, hands-on edit to polish prose, perfect language, and bring out the best in your narrative voice.

$.02 per word and up, depending on the scope and depth of editing required

A pre-publication edit focused on error correction, consistency of formatting and usage, style-guide compliance, and preparations for digital typesetting or submission to literary agents and publishers.

$.016 (1.6 cents) per word for most manuscripts

Final correction of spelling, grammar, syntax, and typographic or formatting errors.

$.01 per word for most manuscripts

“The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting.”

Arthur Schopenhauer