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... simply pick the services that suit you. Everything we do is suited to to self-published authors so even our printing even includes 10 tester copies of your book! 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.


Our aim is to let you create your own self-published package. You might have a talented auntie who is amazing at picture book illustration, or a step-mum who is an editing guru - use them! We can simply help you in the areas where you need a hand.


Our prices for printing and publishing your book:

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:


- Sorting out your publishing paperwork and generating your all-important ISBN to go onto your book.

- Creating your book artwork (combining your wording and your illustrations) for review and approval.

- Printing of 10 test copies for you to pass to friends and test readers.

- Printing of 1,000 books.

Square Paperback Book

(Standard)

Front Cover: Glossy


Pages: 24 pages, silk finish


Size: 21cm square


Cost: £2,500

(aka £2.50 per book)


Quantity: 10 test copies and 1,000 books


Re-prints: If you have sold all your books (well done!) we offer re-prints of this option at a reduced price of £2.10 per book.

Square Hardback Book

(Premium)

Front Cover: Matt with spot gloss finish


Pages: 24 pages, matt finish


Size: 21cm square


Cost: £6,850

(aka £6.85 per book)


Quantity: 10 test copies and 1,000 books


Re-prints: If you have sold all your books (well done!) we offer re-prints of this option at a reduced price of £6.55 per book.


Hardback books cost more due to the printing process, however their selling price is also higher.

A4 Paperback

Book (Standard)

Front Cover: Glossy


Pages: 24 pages, silk finish


Size: 21 x 29cm Portrait or Landscape


Cost: £2,900

(aka £2.90 per book)


Quantity: 10 test copies and 1,000 books


Re-prints: If you have sold all your books (well done!) we offer re-prints at a reduced price of £2.60 per book.

A4 Hardback

Book (Premium)

Front Cover: Matt with spot gloss finish


Pages: 24 pages, matt finish


Size: 21 x 29cm

Portrait or Landscape


Cost: £7,300

(aka £7.30 per book)


Quantity: 10 test copies and 1,000 books


Re-prints: If you have sold all your books (well done!) we offer re-prints at a reduced price of £7.10 per book.


Hardback books cost more due to the printing process, however their selling price is also higher.

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!