Publishing a book shouldn't be harder than writing one. Yet it is, especially if you don't know what you're doing. The path to self-publication is a minefield. It's a route crammed with roadblocks and hurdles; a road fraught with speed bumps and detours; a flabbergastingly tiring trek of vast distances and steep grades that have left more than a few would-be self-published authors panting on the sidelines in abject defeat. To make matters worse, there's no shortage of companies that'll take advantage of your desperation by charging you an arm to edit your book, or a leg to design your book cover. Our mission is to offer everything you need at a cost that won't bankrupt you ... or us.
With that in mind, and in celebration of our two-and-a-half-year anniversary (because half-year celebrations are awesome), we've decided to start offering a new, even more affordable publishing service. It's called Glass Spider Express, and it's tailored specifically for authors who want to get published without undergoing costly and time-consuming editing.
The fact is, not every book requires the help of a professional editor. In many cases, we get manuscripts that have already been thoroughly edited and proofread and only need an experienced hand to guide them to publication. That's where our Express publishing service comes in, for a flat fee of $999 for books up to 50,000 words and $1,299 for books up to 100,000 words. Glass Spider Express publication includes the following:
Custom interior book design for publication in paperback format.
Custom interior e-book design for publication in Kindle format.
Paperback book cover design (including front, back, spine, and barcode placement for point-of-sale transactions).
Kindle e-book cover design to Amazon specs.
Keyword and BISAC category research to give your book optimal online visibility.
Publication in paperback format to Amazon.
Publication in Kindle e-book format to Amazon.
Enrollment in "expanded distribution" marketing, which makes your book available to thousands of online booksellers including Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Powell's, and more.
If you're ready to get your book published and wouldn't mind getting the help of an experienced staff of proven professionals who'll get your work into the hands of readers quickly, contact us today!
Vince Font is the founder of Glass Spider Publishing, an independent publisher offering affordable services to authors seeking to get their books into print.