Simple and straight-forward pricing for easy self-publishing.

We have made our pricing as transparent as possible because we know there are lots of vanity publishers and sneaky businesses out there who like to rip off aspiring authors. Grrrr.


We love helping authors who are just starting off (to help them get that story out of their head and into a book!) or who just need a little extra oomph to get their books looking slick and professional.


Our pricing is straight-forward... choose from either our 'Author Starter Package' or simply pick the services that suit you.


You can also select from our 'Bookie Bolt-ons' (e.g. editing, gorgeous illustrations and even professional author photos) which are all super handy options for self-published authors.


Dip in and out as much as you need us.


The Fi & Books Author Starter Package

We know how hard it is to take that first leap. Trust me, Fi did it. You have no idea if anyone is going to even like your book, let alone buy it. Plus you need to take that scary jump and hire an illustrator. Pay actual money to get your book created into something real <eek>.


So, to make this step ever so slightly less intimidating we have create the Author Starter Package:


- 10 illustrations from one of our talented illustrators (enough for one illustration per double page spread)

- Your front cover artwork using one of the illustrations

- 5 x tester copies of your book, so you can take them into schools and give them to friends and family

- 100 x copies of your approved book

- Sorting out your publishing paperwork and generating your all-important ISBN info

Pricing

The book details:

Front Cover: Glossy

Pages: 24 pages, silk finish

Print Method: Digital print

21cm square book

Cost: £1,500

A4 book (landscape or portrait)

Cost: £1,700

Re-prints

If you have sold all your books (well done!) we offer 1000 x re-prints of these books at a much lower cost at.



1000 x re-print 21cm square book

Cost: £2,100 which is £2.10 a book.

1000 x re-print A4 book (landscape or portrait)

Cost: £2,600 which is £2.60 a book.

If you would like more than 10 illustrations, you can buy a 'Bookie-Bolt On' of extra illustrations >>

I'm not worried... I would like the 1000 x book package!

We work in partnership with a UK based printing company based down the road from Fi's house. They are experts in printing high quality, perfectly bound books that look gorgeous and feel good to hold.


We have negotiated competitive printing costs (hurrah!) because of the volume of printing we put through our printer. This means you get great prices, and if you re-order your next batch of 1,000 books you can pay an even lower price.


A process designed for self-publishing! Our prices below include:


- 10 illustrations from one of our talented illustrators (enough for one drawing per double page spread)

- Your front cover artwork using one of the illustrations

- 10 x tester copies of your book, so you can take them into schools and give them to friends and family

- 1000 x copies of your approved book

- Sorting out your publishing paperwork and generating your all-important ISBN info

Pricing

The book details:

Front Cover: Glossy

Pages: 24 pages, silk finish

Print Method: Litho print

21cm square book

Cost: £3,000

A4 book (landscape or portrait)

Cost: £3,400

Re-prints

If you have sold all your books (hurrah!) we offer 1000 x re-prints of these books at a much lower cost at.



1000 x re-print 21cm square book

Cost: £2,100 which is £2.10 a book.

1000 x re-print A4 book (landscape or portrait)

Cost: £2,600 which is £2.60 a book.

If you already have your book artwork and it has more or less than 24 pages, please just contact us for a bespoke quote.


Our Bookie Bolt-ons... like pick'n'mix for self-publishing:

Book

illustrations:

What you get:


Gorgeous bespoke illustrations drawn especially for your picture book. We've pre-agreed clear and exclusive pricing with all of our illustrators so you know in advance what everything will cost.


The Cost:


The cost depends on how many illustrations you want in your book! People normally choose one illustration per page, or one illustration every two pages.


5 to 10 illustrations: £650

10 to 20 illustrations: £1,200

See our illustrators

Book

editing:

What you get:


A professional writer proof-reading your story.

From the spelling to the punctuation and prose - we'll help you get your book 100% perfect.


The Cost:


The cost is based on how many words are in your manuscript!


Up to 1,000 words: £100

1,000 to 2,000 words: £200

2,000 to £3,000 words: £350

3,000 to 4,000 words: £500


Find out about editing

Author

headshots:

What you get:


A collection of natural and professional headshots which will look great inside your book cover, on any PR opportunities, on your Authors2Schools profile and on your social media.


We work with the super talented Ailsa Bee Photography who is an incredible branding and lifestyle photographer.


The Cost:


For a mini headshot shoot lasting around 1 hour it is £195.


You will get at least 50 images and be able to download 20 of your favourite shots, with the option to purchase more at £10.00 each.


Photos can be taken at a location of your choice within Manchester or Cheshire. Ailsa is happy to travel further afield but travel expenses may be added!

See Ailsa Bee's Photography

Front cover

design:

What you get:


If you already have the inside pages of your book done and ready to go, we can design just your front cover for you.


Take your pick from our lovely bunch of illustrators.


The Cost:


Front cover design: £300

See our illustrators

Branded bookmarks:

What you get:


A bespoke bookmark designed and printed with your branding and illustrations.


Bookmarks are a perfect way to promote your book and they make a brilliant give-away (free or for a small charge) at events! You can even sell advertising space on the back to your favourite local businesses.


The Cost:

Design and print of 1,000 Bookmarks : £300

Design and print of 5,000 Bookmarks : £500

Branded

banners:

What you get:


A wide pop-up banner designed with your book branding and graphics.


Is it even a school visit without a branded pop-up banner?!


Banners are the perfect way to add a professional feel to your events and school visits.


The Cost:

Design and print of one banner (size 1.5M wide) : £150

So what now?!

Let's do this!