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 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 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: $30

Cost for a print layout: $45

Joint Package: $75

For Novels Under 100k:

Cost for a Ebook Layout: $60

Cost for a Print Layout: $75

Joint Package: $125

For Novels Under 125K:

Cost for a Ebook Layout: $75

Cost for a Print Layout: $100

Joint Package: $150

Custom 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 – $125