How much money is considered average when publishing a book?

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  1. Highvoltagewriter profile image81
    Highvoltagewriterposted 3 years ago

    How much money is considered average when publishing a book?

    What is the average amount one can expect to pay in self-publishing a book, both a ebook and paper back?

  2. lisavollrath profile image95
    lisavollrathposted 3 years ago

    Are you asking how much you would pay to have your book published? I self-publish on CreateSpace, and I pay nothing to publish books, because I do all my own layout and artwork.

    1. Highvoltagewriter profile image81
      Highvoltagewriterposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      So what if you don't do your own layout and artwork? Do have any "ballpark" figures you can give me on the cost?

  3. rlaha profile image69
    rlahaposted 3 years ago

    I also use CreateSpace and I can publish for free. If you need your book edited there are freelancers online who edit for a cheap price and then you can publish directly through CreateSpace. Your books can be done in both paper back and ebook formats.

    1. Highvoltagewriter profile image81
      Highvoltagewriterposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I also belong to CreateSpace but because of the fact that my book is still a ways off from being ready to publish, I have not looked at the what is offered for free. The process is still a little veg to me.

    2. rlaha profile image69
      rlahaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Highvoltagewriter. Thanks for your comments. You can publish your books for free but if you want a copy (or copies) of your book you will have to pay for it.

    3. Highvoltagewriter profile image81
      Highvoltagewriterposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      How much?

    4. rlaha profile image69
      rlahaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It depends on what you price your book at. For example I had to pay the same price I am selling my book at.

  4. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    I also used CreateSpace. They have various options from free to paying over $2700. It really comes down to how many of (their) services you want to utilize. (Editing, book covers, layout...etc).
    There is no charge for uploading you ebook WORD or PDF however if you don't want to pay them it's up to you to make sure your book displays properly in the Kindle format.

  5. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    Technically you can publish an ebook and a physical book for free, if you know where to go. It's all the other stuff that you don't think about that can add up. For example, if you don't know how to create and format both epub files and pdf files, then you're going to have to pay for those services. The same is true for the cover of your book and how many physical copies you want to have on hand. Though, even the most savvy of us will still probably pay for things like merchandise (for advertising) and floor space at conventions.

  6. profile image0
    sheilamyersposted 3 years ago

    I think everyone covered the various points in their answers. All I can add is to research the various self-publishing services. With some, you have to do most of the work yourself or pay extra, while others include the editing, formatting, etc within the price they charge to publish the book. You have to decide what's right for you and your budget.

    1. Highvoltagewriter profile image81
      Highvoltagewriterposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      When I was checking out CreateSpace I was little confused on what they charged for there services. What is the bottom line with using them?

  7. sparkster profile image91
    sparksterposted 3 years ago

    I have only used Lulu so far which offers the printing of books on demand.  They only print the book when a customer orders a copy and they allow you to set to your price, so effectively there are no upfront costs.  They collect payment from the customer then use the funds to pay for the printing then credit your account with the remainder (your revenues).  I have only published an ebook there so far and make approximately £2.50 ($5) from each copy that sells.

    1. Highvoltagewriter profile image81
      Highvoltagewriterposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Lulu is one service that I have not fully checked out, for many writers told me about CreateSpace and that is the way I plan to go at this time.

 
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