Cost to produce a 225,000 novel
I won’t say who they are but I asked the question because I wanted to know the cost to produce a novel if an author did “all” the things the so-called experts say one must do for anyone to even consider taking a second look at your book.
The dazzling figures came to a whopping $13, 758 for book with a 225,000 word count. They didn’t explain what the “Additional Essential Services” were, nor why an author needed them.
Typesetting eBook $3600
Typesetting Print $3825
Typesetting (eBook + Print) $6300
Editing & Proofreading $6075
Cover Designing $348
Additional Essential Services $1035
(All of the Above) $13758
Mind you, but this doesn’t include the 2,000-7,000 dollars needed for marketing.
So basically, rounding off the fractions to the nearest hundreds, you could easily find yourself spending $20,000.
I say, hats off to anyone with $20,000 burning a hole in their pocket.