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Professional Book Services and Packages

Offering a targeted selection of bundled services for Authors interested in Global Distribution. Compare and select the services that best suit your publishing goals and budget.


(Authors can also publish Print and e-Books Privately or to the
FastPencil Marketplace only, starting at $9.99.)

Included
Member Benefits
FREE

Global Distribution
1 Format Pre-Paid
$249

Global Distribution
2 Formats
$299

Starter
Bundled Package
$999

Premium
Bundled Package
$1,999

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Writing / Editing Tools
Manuscript Importing Features
Professional Book Templates
Advanced Formatting Features
Unlimited Digital Proofs
Revisions History
Image Management
Encrypted File Storage
Permissions-based Collaboration
Version Control
Personalized Author Page
Connected Events Calendar
Social Media Account Display
Guided Publishing Wizard
Retail Pricing Tool
Complete Metadata Collection
Print and e-Books Available
Paperback Publishing, Printing and Distribution Available
Hardcover Publishing, Printing and Distribution Available
ePub3, Mobi and PDF Publishing and Distribution Available
Direct-to-Publish (DTP) PDF Import Utility Publishing, Printing and Distribution Available Print or eBook PDF only Print and eBook PDF only    
Royalties and Sales Dashboard for Published Titles
Marketing Toolkit for Published Titles
Custom Book Sales Page for Published Titles
Unique Advertising Widget for Published Titles
ISBNs and Barcodes Provided for Global Distribution Titles Print or eBook Print and eBook Print and eBook Print and eBook
Global Distribution Service Upgrade to Amazon, BAM!, Ingram and more Print or eBook Print and eBook Print and eBook Print and eBook
Project Management       1 hour 3 hours
Project Setup       ≤ 50K words ≤ 100K words
Format Review       ≤ 50K words ≤ 100K words
Cover Design       Standard Premium
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Choose from FastPencil's wide selection of self-publishing services to help you complete your book. From editing and cover design to production and marketing, our services have got you covered. Select the options you need to create a customized self-publishing plan that’s right for you.

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Book Interior
Name Description Price
Format Review (<50,000 words)

Correction of errors and inconsistencies in spacing, indents, fonts, headers, footers, numbering, table of contents, and content ordering. Placement of a maximum of ten author-supplied images. Formatting does not correct typos, misspellings, incorrect wording, incorrect punctuation, or other editorial issues.

$399.00
Medium Line Editing

Everything included in Standard Line Editing plus grammar checked to also show a better understanding of the text, which includes making good stylistic (idiomatic) corrections and choices, rather than simply checking that the text is 'technically' correct.

$0.05/word (min: $490.00) Details
Project Setup (<50,000 words, 20 images)

Setup of a book project within the writing tool using the digital manuscript you provide. This is a great way to jumpstart your book project and get closer to publishing. Includes 50,000 words and up to 20 images.

$299.00
Complex Line Editing

Everything included in the Medium Line Edit plus:-Rewriting of text, to incorporate a good style of writing using coherence, logic, and organization. -Redundancies in text should be deleted (i.e., repetitions). -Inconsistencies in the text should be harmonized (i.e., usage/data). -Eliminate the use of passive voice in text. -Where necessary, check that good examples are included in the text. -Review formatting of text; if necessary change the formatting to present the content in a more user-friendly manner (i.e., should a table or list be used instead of a paragraph?).

$0.059/word (min: $590.00) Details
Standard Line Editing

Applying Chicago Manual Style. Grammar checked, with a focus on technically correct grammar, punctuation and consistency (e.g., basic changes like subject-verb agreement, pronouns and antecedent, correct prepositions, correct use of semicolons, colons, removing comma splices etc.)

$0.04/word (min: $390.00) Details
Image resizing and placement, per image

Our production team will place and resize your image to fit properly in your book. *Please note that this is a per-image charge, when adding this service to your cart, please select the quantity based on your image count.

$10.00
Substantive Copyediting

Applying Chicago Manual Style, basic spelling, grammar and punctuation check with feedback from the editor included in the manuscript.

$0.02/word Details
Manuscript Evaluation

Applying Chicago Manual Style, an editor will review your manuscript, provide feedback and editing recommendation

$199.00 Details
Transcription Service

Our data-entry team will turn your printed or written manuscript into a file suitable for print and eBook distribution.

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Cover Design
Name Description Price
Standard Cover Design

Professionally designed front and back covers using stock images or author provided images that can be used for an eBook or a print book.

  • 2 versions
  • 2 rounds of revisions free
  • Best for Print and eBooks
  • Perfect for print books that do not need a custom spine

$599.00
Basic Front Cover Design

Professionally designed front cover using stock images that can be used for an eBook or a print book.

  • 2 versions
  • 1 round of revisions free
  • Best for eBooks

$399.00
Premium Cover Design

Professionally designed full cover spread (original art, stock images, or author provided images) that can be used for an eBook or a print book.

  • 3 versions
  • 3 rounds of revisions free
  • Best for Print and eBooks
  • Perfect for print books that need a custom spine and spine that matches the covers
  • Author bio and headshot included in design

$999.00
Original Cover Design

Custom front and back cover. One design with one revision cycle.

$299.00
Promotion
Name Description Price
PR Basic

Draft and distribute a press release for your book to multiple news sites.

$899.00
Metadata

Manually update the title's metadata, as requested, for books or eBooks published with the Wide Distribution Service.

$49.00
Basic Marketing (2 Weeks)

Two weeks of a basic marketing campaign for a single book in the marketplace. The goal is to drive readers to the selected book. A report will be provided at the end showing the results of the marketing campaign.

$50.00
Basic Marketing (1 Week)

One week of a basic marketing campaign for a single book in the marketplace. The goal is to drive readers to the selected book. A report will be provided at the end showing the results of the marketing campaign.

$25.00
Standard Marketing (2 Weeks)

Two weeks of a standard marketing campaign for a single book in the marketplace. The goal is to drive readers to the selected book. A review of the book for marketing will be done before the campaign launches. Recommendations will be given on what to change for marketing. 10% discount on any recommended Author Service. A report will be provided at the end showing the results of the marketing campaign.

$150.00
Standard Marketing (1 Week)

One week of a standard marketing campaign for a single book in the marketplace. The goal is to drive readers to the selected book. A review of the book for marketing will be done before the campaign launches. Recommendations will be given on what to change for marketing. 10% discount on any recommended Author Service. A report will be provided at the end showing the results of the marketing campaign.

$75.00
Basic Marketing Kit

Custom marketing materials including 50 business cards and bookmarks, 10 posters & a book stand

$249.00
Hybrid Marketing Kit

A hybrid of virtual and print marketing, custom built for your book. Includes 100 business cards and bookmarks, 10 posters and a digital sell sheet.

$279.00
Advanced Marketing Kit

Wow your audience and create a following with 250 business cards, bookmarks, sell sheets and postcards, 25 posters, an electronic sell sheet and 25 Advanced Reading Copies of your book.

$889.00
Premium Marketing Kit

For those looking to market "to the moon". 500 business cards, bookmarks, sell sheets & postcards, 25 posters, a digital postcard, press release, custom website & blog, 25 Advanced Reading Copies, an 8' custom banner and a book stand.

$2,449.00
Publisher Accounts
Name Description Price
Small Publisher Custom Imprint Setup

Custom Imprint

$599.99
Author Service Packages
Name Description Price
Premium Publishing Service

If you have a long manuscript (up to or over 100,000 words) in Word or another format that is ready for publishing but don't want to hassle with the entire publication process, the Premium Book Publishing Service is for you. You do the writing, we'll handle the rest.

  • Setup of your book in FastPencil
  • The Premium Cover Design Service to create your book cover
  • Review of generated book formats with you
  • ISBNs for print, ePub, PDF, and mobi formats
  • Global Distribution of your book in print, ePub, PDF, and mobi formats to Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and more.
$1,999.00
Standard Publishing Service

If you have a short manuscript (up to 50,000 words) in Word or another format that is ready for publishing but don't want to hassle with the entire publication process, the Standard Book Publishing Service is for you. You do the writing, we'll handle the rest.

  • Setup of your book in FastPencil
  • The Standard Cover Design Service to create your book cover
  • Review of generated book formats with you
  • ISBNs for print, ePub, PDF, and mobi formats
  • Global Distribution of your book in print, ePub, PDF, and mobi formats to Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and more.
$999.00
The Essentials

We've combined the essentials to publish into one, easy to understand package. We'll import your completed book into our system and you'll receive an ISBN for your print and eBook, and a custom cover with one revision cycle if needed. Plus, wide distribution for all formats.

$879.00
Publishing
Name Description Price
Metadata

For Books or eBooks published with the Wide Distribution Service. FastPencil will manually update the title's metadata, as requested.

$49.00
Publish - Marketplace

Published to Marketplace only.

$9.99
Publish - Private

Published Privately only. (Great way to proofread your printed book before distributing it publicly!)

$9.99
Catalog fee (per year) after initial 3-year distribution period

This service will extend the title's distribution beyond the initial 3-year distribution period, as requested, for books or eBooks published with the Wide Distribution Service.

$19.00 Details
Library of Congress Control Number Acquisition & Copyright Registration

We'll handle the many details of acquiring a Library of Congress Control Number and registering your book with the Copyright office.

$199.00