Free

$0 Print Your Book Privately

  • Sign-in with any device
  • Manuscript import, writing & editing tools, and collaborative functionality
  • Modern themes professionally format your book with preview
  • Tracked revision history and unlimited free digital proofs
  • Image management and encrypted file storage
  • Personalized author store, connected events calendar and social media account display
  • Guided publishing wizard and retail pricing tool
  • Complete metadata collection
  • Hardcover, softcover, Epub3, Mobi and PDF eBook publishing
  • Direct-to-Publish (DTP) PDF/X Import utility
  • ISBN and barcodes provided (with purchase of wide distribution only)
  • Competitive Royalties

Catalyst

$499

Everything in the Free version Plus:

  • Personal Author Advocate and Project Manager, with unlimited online support.
  • Custom Cover Design
  • The choice to distribute in all formats (print & eBook) worldwide including Ingram, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Etc for 3 years.
  • ISBN issued for each format
  • (1) 1/2 hour marketing consultation

Maestro

$2997

Everything in Marquee Plus:

  • An additional custom cover design option to choose from
  • Ultimate event marketing kit
  • Manuscript evaluation
  • Press release

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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Promotion & Marketing
Name Description Price
Targeted Press Release

Let the world know about your book! We'll draft a custom press release for your book and distribute to the widest audience possible while considering your industry and geographical location.

$599.00
Marketplace Showcase

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 during a scheduled conference call with a marketing expert. 10% discount on any recommended Author Service. A report will be provided at the end showing the results of the marketing campaign.

$75.00
Website & Blog Creation

Our website specialists will create you a custom website and blog to interact with your growing fan-base. Be sure to share this on your social media pages and keep the link on your email signature for best results.


$669.00
Premium Marketing Kit

Never run out of marketing materials! Create a following with 250 business cards, bookmarks, sell sheets and postcards, 20 posters, and an electronic sell sheet.

$679.00
Ultimate Event Marketing Kit

Wow booksellers and potential buyers at once with this package perfect for your next signing or event. 100 business cards, 100 bookmarks or postcards, a custom 6 foot banner, with a stand, a bookstand to display your new book and a personalized pen to start signing.

$449.00
Custom 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
Cover Design
Name Description Price
Custom PLUS Cover Design

Everything in the Custom Cover Design, plus:


  • An additional cover design to choose from
  • An additional revision cycle
  • Custom spine included upon author request

$599.00
Premium Cover Design

Everything included in the Custom PLUS Cover Design plus:

  • A third cover option to choose from
  • Three revision cycles

$899.00
Custom Cover Design

Professionally designed cover using stock images or author provided images. One cover design created based on the author's recommendations and industry standard design elements.

  • One revision cycle
  • Front and back cover designs
  • Solid color spine with title, author name, and imprint logo

$299.00
Publisher Accounts
Name Description Price
Small Publisher Custom Imprint Setup

Custom Imprint

$599.99
Author Service Packages
Name Description Price
Maestro

Everything in Marquee Plus:

  • An additional custom cover design option to choose from
  • Ultimate event marketing kit
  • Manuscript evaluation
  • Press release

$2,997.00
Marquee

Everything in FastTrack Plus:

  • (2) 1/2 hour consultations with your project manager available (by appointment only)
  • 10% off any marketing service
  • Website design & blog creation

$1,479.00
Fast Track

Everything in Catalyst Plus:

  • Manuscript import for a manuscript with <50,000 words, 5 tables or unordered lists and 5 images.
  • Library of Congress Control Number acquisition and Copyright registration
  • 10% off any editing service

$849.00
Catalyst

  • Personal Author Advocate and Project Manager, with unlimited online support.
  • Custom Cover Design
  • The choice to distribute in all formats (print & eBook) worldwide including Ingram, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Etc for 3 years.
  • ISBN issued for each format
  • (1) 1/2 hour marketing consultation

$499.00
Publishing & Distribution
Name Description Price
Private Distribution

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

$9.99
Marketplace Distribution

Published to Marketplace only.

$9.99
Add a Year of Wide Distribution

Our standard wide distribution lasts three years. Add an additional year of distribution, or more.

$19.00 Details
Wide Distribution Metadata Update

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

$49.00
Wide Distribution (One Format)

Your print or eBook published globally to our Wide Distribution Network

$249.00
Wide Distribution (Two Formats)

Your print and eBook published globally to our Wide Distribution Network

$299.00
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.

$299.00
Book Interior
Name Description Price
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
Transcription Service

Our data-entry team will turn your printed or written manuscript into a file suitable for an import into our write/edit tool.

*This service does not include a manuscript import

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Substantive Mechanical Editing

Using Chicago Manual Style, an editor will review your manuscript for spelling, punctuation and grammar errors. You'll also be alerted to overused and potential offensive or slanderous verbiage.

*This service does not include a manuscript import

$0.02/word (min: $200.00) 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.)

*This service does not include a manuscript import

$0.04/word (min: $490.00) Details
Advanced Project Setup

Everything included in our Basic Project Setup PLUS the formatting of:

  • 50,000-100,000 words
  • Up to ten tables and/or unordered lists
  • Up to ten images

$499.00 Details
Basic Project Setup

Professional import and setup of a book project within the writing tool using the digital manuscript you provide. This is a great way to jump-start your book project and get closer to publishing.

  • Correction of errors typical to an import
    • Inconsistencies in spacing, indents, fonts, headers, footers, numbering, table of contents, and content ordering.
  • Formatting of:
    • 50,000 words
    • Up to five tables and/or unordered lists
    • Up to five images

$299.00 Details
Manuscript Evaluation

We'll provide you with an overview of how we see the manuscript, and substantive analysis on setting, characters, sequence, back story, dialogue, plot and resolution. This will be accompanied by a mechanical editing analysis with suggestions for next steps.

*This service does not include a manuscript import

$399.00 Details
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.

*This service does not include a manuscript import

$0.05/word (min: $590.00) Details
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?).

*This service does not include a manuscript import

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