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). To  order one of my custom services, please submit the contact form below.

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: $1.50 per 1000 Words/Prefer Word or Google Doc

Example: 80k novel = $120 / 100k novel = $150

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: $3 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 = $240 / 100k novel = $300

Interior Formatting for Ebook and Print

A clean, professional layout for both ebook and print. The fee includes chapter heading illustrations and scene breaks if requested. Author will receive a MOBI, EPUB, and Word Doc for ebook Layouts and a print-ready PDF and Word Doc for Print Layouts. Please inquire about short stories, novels over 125K, and non-fiction.

For Novellas (20k-50k):

Cost for an ebook layout: $50

Cost for a print layout: $60

Joint Package: $100

For Novels Under 100k:

Cost for a Ebook Layout: $75

Cost for a Print Layout: $100

Joint Package: $150

For Novels Under 125K:

Cost for a Ebook Layout: $100

Cost for a Print Layout: $125

Joint Package: $175

For Novels Under 150K:

Cost for a Ebook Layout: $125

Cost for a Print Layout: $150

Joint Package: $200

Premade Cover Design

Dragonpen also offers affordable premade book covers using stock photos and Photoshop. This covers are sold as is, with your own title and author info added to the cover. Changes can be requested for a surcharge. Please see the Dragonpen Designs page for available premade covers.

Cost for Premade Covers: $80 ($20 to add printwrap)

Custom Cover Design

Dragonpen also offers affordable custom book covers using stock photos and Photoshop. Custom covers should be booked in advance, as we are often scheduled out several months. If you prefer to be actively involved in your cover creation, this is definitely the option for you, as you will able to talk back and forth throughout the entire design process and offer your requests and critiques of the design as it develops. Please see the Dragonpen Designs page for examples of custom cover designs.

Cost for Ebook cover – $125

Cost for Print Cover – $125

Joint Package – $175

To Add Graphics

Dragonpen also gives you the opportunity to add promotional and marketing graphics to your order. For $25, the package includes a Facebook Banner and four social media graphics.

$5 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL GRAPHIC: OPTIONS INCLUDE BOOKMARKS, POSTCARDS FACEBOOK GROUP IMAGES, ETC

NEW IN 2020!!

We now offer several bulk packages to make your publishing process as easy and affordable as possible.

Silver Package $250

INCLUDES CUSTOM COVER AND FORMATTING FOR EBOOK AND PRINT (for novels of any word count)

Gold Package $270

INCLUDES CUSTOM COVER, FORMATTING FOR EBOOK AND PRINT, AND GRAPHICS (for novels of any word count)

Premier Publishing Package

INCLUDES CONTENT EDIT, CUSTOM COVER, FORMATTING FOR EBOOK AND PRINT, AND GRAPHICS

FOR NOVELLAS (20K-50K): $350

FOR NOVELS UNDER 100K: $475

FOR NOVELS UNDER 125K: $525

FOR NOVELS UNDER 150K: $575