Prices

Some self publishers inflate their prices, then offer customers a substantial discount. Others don’t publicly post their prices. Unethical publishers often charge hidden costs. We want to be very upfront and honest in our pricing with no hidden costs.

All publishing services include:

• 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 inch trim size
• custom-designed full-color cover design with a protective high gloss finish (UV coating)
• editing for spelling, grammar, punctuation, format
• ISBN number
• industry standard bar code (required for commercial sales)
• proof sheets (one for POD, two for traditional printing)

Books are shipped directly to your door from the printer. (Shipping is not included in prices below.)

Book length

To determine the number of pages your manuscript will be in print, take the word count and divide by 300.

Print on Demand

We can publish your book for as little of $1,799. This includes all the services listed above and fifteen (15) books. Additional books can be purchased at the following rate. We suggest you sell your books for two and a half your cost to include not only a profit, but to cover the 40 percent plus discount that book stores require. We’ve included suggested retail price in the chart below. (All prices, US dollars.)

Number of pages
96
144
192
240
304
Your cost

7.08
7.88
8.68
9.48
10.28

Suggested retail price
15.95
17.95
19.95
21.95
23.95

Traditional printing

Includes all the services listed above. Costs for full-color design, editing, ISBN number, bar code and two sets of proofs are included in the prices below. We suggest you sell your books for two and a half your cost to include not only a profit, but to cover the 40 percent plus discount that book stores require.

Number of pages
64
80
96
112
128
144
160
176
192
208
224
240
256
272
288
304
320
336
352
368
384
400
1,000

6.25
6.47
6.80
7.13
7.39
7.64
7.95
8.17
8.42
8.67
8.93
9.18
9.44
9.71
9.96
10.22
10.40
10.75
10.85
11.15
11.55
11.95

2,500

4.38
4.51
4.65
4.79
4.91
5.05
5.25
5.32
5.46
5.59
5.73
5.86
6.00
6.12
6.25
6.39
6.52
6.65
6.79
6.93
7.07
7.20

5,000

3.38
3.42
3.56
3.69
3.82
3.90
3.98
4.20
4.36
4.51
4.65
4.79
4.95
5.14
5.39
5.50
5.58
5.72
5.84
5.98
6.12
6.26

Prices for 10,000 copies range from $2.00 to 3.18. Email for prices.

Shipping not included.

Second printings for traditional printing, with no changes, 30 percent off prices above.

Additional charges

Over runs, under runs
Printers contracts specify they can under-print or over-print 10 percent. (We have no control over this and if overestimated the balance is refunded)

Blue line changes
$30 per page (These are changes you make after typesetting that are not the fault of the publisher)

Photos
B/W in text $30 per photo (covers scanning and positioning charges)
Color inserts into middle of the book $325 per page (two page minimum, no more than five photos per page)
Includes scanning photos by designer, positioning, film output, and printing

Special cover or binding treatments
6 x 8 1/2 trim size (paperback) — 0.10 to 0.50 per book (6 x 9 if in hardcover)
8 1/2 x 11 trim size (paperback) — 0.10 per book
Hardcover (cloth) binding — $3.50 per book
Matte finish — 0.09 per book
Spot lamination — 0.09 per book (only available with Matte finish)
Embossing — 0.25 per book, plus $275 for each die
Foil stamping — 0.30 per book
Lay flat binding — 0.16 per book
High gloss paper (especially good for photo intensive b/w interior) — 0.40 per book
Interior illustrations (bid on a per project basis)

Full color children’s books (full color interior)
Paperback (hardcover adds additional costs)
On 1,000 copies add $8.00 per book to normal rates
On 2,500 copies add $4.00 per book
On 5,000 copies add $2.50 per book

Contact our publisher with any questions:

ACWriters@aol.com

1-800-21-WRITER

American Christian Writers
PO Box 110390
Nashville, TN 37222

 

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