Services

Book Cover Design

A book cover is the first chance you have to entice a reader to pick up your book. Don’t underestimate the importance of the cover. Most of the time, an author is so excited that they finished the book that they piece together a cover that looks good to them, but fails to attract readers.

With covers, there’s plenty to keep in mind, from e-book thumbnails to font, theme, and tone, to name a few. All of those need to be conveyed in the mere seconds a reader is passing your book on the shelves. How will your cover differ from others in your genre?

You’ve worked hard on your manuscript. Perhaps your novel or memoir took years to complete. Let me design a cover that will sell!

I’ll will work with you (via email, phone, or in person—if you’re close enough) to get you the cover your hard-written story deserves.

Most covers I design range in price from $550 to $800+. Cover design is quoted before work begins. The more information you provide me, the faster and more accurately I can provide a cover. I may ask for a portion of the book, or maybe the entire book, and/or a synopsis.

Want to work with me? Shoot us an email at: byzantiumskypress@gmail.com and make sure you put BOOK COVER DESIGN in the subject line along with your name so it doesn’t get lost in subject line dead man’s land. Please also include the best number at which to reach you.

Please do not attach any documents until we have discussed your project.

Here’s a few examples of covers completed for happy authors.

Book Interior Design

In addition to designing covers, I also design paperback and kindle interiors for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books. These rates range depending on type of project, number of pages/chapters, and how detailed the design needs to be. Nonfiction or books with photos, glossaries, and/or exercises will take longer to design. Fiction and memoir will be quicker, unless there are images added.

Everything is custom quoted before I start. Once you approve the quote, I’ll move forward and will be in frequent contact for feedback, proofing, and final approval.

Interiors range from $800 to $1500 or more.

Want to work with me? Shoot mean email at: byzantiumskypress@gmail.com and make sure you put INTERIOR LAYOUT in the subject line, along with your name and the best number at which to reach you.

Please do not attach any documents until we have discussed your project.

Editorial Assessment & Developmental Editing

I love books. Everything about books. That makes it no wonder that I offer additional services for writers aside from covers and interior book design.

Writers are generally closer to the story than anyone, therefore it’s wise to get a second, third, or fourteenth set of eyes on the book to check for errors, plot structure or questions, and other glaring issues like dialogue tags or too many metaphors or exclamation points.

Editorial Assessments

This is an extremely valuable look at the big picture of your manuscript in its early stages. I’ll read your work and take into account: overall tone, style, plot, characterization, structure, and consistency within the book. This type of edit might lead to significant changes to your manuscript. It will look at the weaknesses and strengths of the book.

This type of edit will include about 5-8 pages of review and suggestions; it does not include any per-page edits (no red ink—breathe a sigh of relief). This edit is done at $.01 per word. Example: If you send us a book that is 75,200 words, your total charge would be $752.00. If your book is 80,000 words, the total would be $800.

This type of edit should be done before developmental editing or more substantive line editing.

Developmental Editing

This type of edit takes a thorough and in-depth look at the detailed structure of the book, including tone of voice, point-of-view, setting, character development, pacing and flow, areas of weakness in regard to plot, conflicts, tension, and, of course, recommendations. Also included in this type of edit is world-building, if you’re writing fantasy or science fiction. In addition, we also include minor edits, such as proper dialogue tagging and general fact checking if we question what we read. An edit of this type can be, for inexperienced writers, a challenging experience and I try to take this into account. Cutting, moving and rearranging your manuscript may be hard, but I assure you my edits are made from 25+ years of reading page-turners, romances, thrillers, and literary fiction and nonfiction, and 10+ years of being edited myself by some of the best editors I know.

This edit will include about 10-15 pages of review and suggestions for the book, with edits noted throughout the book via comments in Word (with the same as an export to PDF).

This type of edit is completed at $.022 per word. Example: if your book is 72,500 words, the total would be $1595. If your book is 80,000 words, the total will be $1760.

To work with me for either Editorial Assessment or Developmental Editing, please email byzantiumskypress@gmail.com with EDITING in the subject line along with your name and contact number.

Please do not attach any documents until we have discussed your project.