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Cost Effective E-Book Editors and Publishers

Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Steerpike, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Here's a dilemma:

    Client comes in this morning with an e-Book he wants to have published. He is an existing client of the firm and he wants to have me edit the book, format it for e-Readers (including pictures he wants in the text of the book), make a very basic cover, and upload it to Smashwords for distribution on Amazon, B&N, etc.

    I can do all that, the problem is, it is going to cost him a minimum of $1500 to have me do it through the law firm. I can't do it on the side because of my fiduciary duties to the firm.

    I told him there are companies or individuals that will do this way cheaper, but I don't have any personal experience with any of them and the client decided he'd rather not go with an unknown.

    I would like to forward him at least a couple of names of people who can do this more cost-effectively. I have to be able to say I know someone who has personally dealt with these companies.

    If any of you have personal experience with such a company and would recommend them, can you please let me know? I'd like to pass the info along and save this guy a lot of money if he can be talked into going with them.
     
  2. Ankari

    Ankari Hero Breaker Moderator

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    Well, as far as covers go, my guy produces great art.

    Here's a sample he did for me a few weeks back:

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    I know Brian (BWfoster78) is using an editor he likes. I would reach out to him about that.
     
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  3. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Ankari - how expensive if your guy? I am looking for something for my own project.

    For this client - it's not a fantasy book but a memoir, so I think the cover requirements will be quite different, and probably a bit more straightforward. I like the work your artist does, though.
     
  4. Tirjasdyn

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    Nathalia Suellen is an amazing cover artist who has very reasonable prices for art. She has mainly done dark fantasy covers that focus on female characters - but she can do most anything. NATHALIA SUELLEN - Independent Dark Artist, Professional Commercial Illustrator.

    Kit Foster is super affordable, and he's won an award for his cover. Kit Foster Design - Home

    Red Adept Publishing is pretty affordable editing: Pricing Menu » RedAdeptPublishing.com

    Victory Editing has done some popular self-published edits but her availability is iffy: Victory Editing - Services and Rates She does have some recommendations though.
     
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