Rates

How much will it cost?

For most projects, I work at an hourly rate. I have found that an hourly rate structure provides the most value and flexibility to my clients.

Rates are typically between $65 to $85 an hour. I will let you know what the rate is after our initial project consultation. The final rate will depend on factors such as the type of work and the quantity of work. Once I quote a rate, that rate will not change for the duration of the project.

For most projects, I will provide an estimate of the hours needed for completion.

Several past projects, the time to completion, and their cost are listed below.

Interior book design for novel

This work of fiction had no illustrations and no complex formatting. The MS Word document containing the manuscript was minimally formatted (i.e. less work for me to remove MS Word formatting). I estimated 20 hours to create a grid, design the book, and handle revisions. The project came in at 16 hours and a total cost of $1,050.

Basic ebook design for novel

This work of fiction had no illustrations and no complex formatting. The MS Word document containing the manuscript was minimally formatted (i.e. less work for me to remove MS Word formatting). I estimated 6 hours to create the eBook. The project came in at 4 hours and a total cost of $340.

Interior book design for history book

This 450-page regional history book had over 50 illustrations, numerous block quotes, and other unique formatting needs. The design went through many revisions with the client. In addition, once I created the draft interior layout, the book then went to proofreaders, which entailed importing the revisions into the formatted book. The project came in at 97 hours and a total cost of $6,790.

Enhanced ebook for the ipad

I converted a 900-page regional history and reference book to an enhanced eBook for the iPad. The project came in at 75 hours and a total cost of $6,305.

Reference book for members of a large non-profit

This 250-page reference book serves as an introductory guide and manual for new members of a non-profit organization. The project came in at 35 hours and a total cost of $2,275.