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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.
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|Writing / Editing Tools|
|Manuscript Importing Features|
|Professional Book Templates|
|Advanced Formatting Features|
|Unlimited Digital Proofs|
|Encrypted File Storage|
|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|
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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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
Applying Chicago Manual Style, basic spelling, grammar and punctuation check with feedback from the editor included in the manuscript.
Applying Chicago Manual Style, an editor will review your manuscript, provide feedback and editing recommendation
Our data-entry team will turn your printed or written manuscript into a file suitable for print and eBook distribution.
|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.
|Basic Front Cover Design||
Professionally designed front cover using stock images that can be used for an eBook or a print book.
|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.
|Original Cover Design||
Custom front and back cover. One design with one revision cycle.
Draft and distribute a press release for your book to multiple news sites.
Manually update the title's metadata, as requested, for books or eBooks published with the Wide Distribution Service.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Basic Marketing Kit||
Custom marketing materials including 50 business cards and bookmarks, 10 posters & a book stand
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Small Publisher Custom Imprint Setup||
|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.
|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.
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.
For Books or eBooks published with the Wide Distribution Service. FastPencil will manually update the title's metadata, as requested.
|Publish - Marketplace||
Published to Marketplace only.
|Publish - Private||
Published Privately only. (Great way to proofread your printed book before distributing it publicly!)
|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.
|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.