Author Services and Pricing

Need help turning your messy rough draft into a solid manuscript? Dragonpen Press offers several affordable services to help you meet your goals. My edits are both encouraging and challenging. I take the time to tell you what WORKS as well as the areas of opportunity. I specialize in fantasy manuscripts, but also accept historical, science fiction, cozy mysteries, and clean romance (No erotica or horror, please).

Beta Reading

Includes a one time read through with comments on plot, character, and logic. Will also include a brief summary of suggested edits at the end as well as encouragement and ideas to strengthen and smooth out rough patches. Perfect for those on a budget or for a polished manuscript that needs a final pass for clarity. Grammar will not be addressed.

Cost: $1 per 1000 Words/Prefer Word or Google Doc

Example: 80k novel = $80 / 100k novel = $100

Content Edit

Includes two passes with in-depth comments on plot, character, setting, world building, logic, and author voice. Will also include comments at the end of chapters (as needed) and a lengthy summary at the end to target areas of opportunity. This is a very detailed edit to search for problems in early drafts. Grammar may be addressed, if repeated problems are noticed, but it will NOT be a primary focus. I will also be available during the revision stage to help with any lingering questions regarding major changes, etc.

Cost: $2 per 1000 Words/Word or Google Doc. A third pass to go over the revised manuscript can be requested for a surcharge.

Example: 80k novel = $160 / 100k novel = $200

Interior Formatting for Createspace and KDP

A clean, professional layout for both kindle and print. I use Microsoft Word and Kindle Create for my layouts, so I do not accept picture books or books with a lot of illustrations at this time.

Cost for a Kindle Layout: $60

Cost for a Print Layout: $60

Joint Package: $100

Cover Design

Dragonpen also offers affordable book covers using stock photos and Photoshop. Please see the Dragonpen Designs page for examples of custom cover designs.

Cost for Ebook cover – $75

Cost for Print Cover – $75

Joint Package – $100