Services

At Quarter Castle Publishing, we understand presentation is everything. People do judge a book by its cover and its interior design. Long after the book is bought or given as a gift, the presentation of the product (your story, your words) is what matters when they look upon it. Obviously, the story itself is the most vital component of a book, but a beautiful presentation of that story enhances the reading experience.

A book is a work of art.

Self-publishing Coach

That’s right, we will be your coach from start to finish. We will teach you how to self-publish your book, and then you’ll be able to publish future books by yourself.

Price: $300

Book Covers

At Quarter Castle Publishing, we work with the author to design a pleasing cover that fits their genre and appeals to the reader. After all, this is the first impression of a book; let’s make it an amazing one.

We design front covers for eBooks or full wrap-around covers for paperbacks and hard cover books.

Price: starting at $150

Interior Design

The layout of the text can turn readers off or encourage them to read just one more page.  At Quarter Castle Publishing, we strive to increase the joy of reading by designing the interior to be easy on the eye and enjoyable for the mind.

We format interiors for both eBooks, paperbacks and hard covers.

Price: Starting at $100

Editing

Poor grammar, spelling mistakes and inconsistencies frustrate readers. It’s vital to have a clean manuscript for the reader’s optimum enjoyment.

Editing Philosophy

Our goal when editing is to keep the style of the writer. We edit for clarity, so readers comprehend sentences the first time they read them. At times, we rearrange phrases within a sentence to achieve this, but we do our best to keep the words used by the writer.

We edit Canadian and American English, and a combination of both.

Proofreading Services

This service includes editing for typos, grammar, spelling, punctuation, hyphens, capitalisation, missing words, repetition and sentence/paragraph structure. It also targets correct word usage (perhaps granite was used instead granted: Her assistance was taken for granite.), redundancies (free gift) and consistency. Manuscripts are read twice.

Rate

$3.75 a page (300 words per page).

Minimum: $60.00 per project

Content Edit and Beta Service

This is NOT a proofreading service. This service includes a thorough read of the story with comments on characters, dialogue, point of view, pacing, plot and overall consistency. Comments will include where the story can be improved, what works and what doesn’t work.

Rate

$2.75 a page (300 words per page).

Minimum: $50.00 per project

Combining Editing Services

This service combines the proofreading and content edit.

Rate

$5.50 a page (300 words per page).

Minimum: $60.00 per project

Additional Details

Manuscripts are priced according to their originally submitted page count.

Before service begins, the author is responsible for completing the style sheet to ensure their unique style is considered when editing.

The copyright of the manuscript remains with the author. The manuscript will NOT be shared—in full or in part—outside the work space.

We are humans, too. Although we strive for 100% accuracy, mistakes may occur. The responsibility of the final product remains with the author.

Receipts are provided.

Additional Services

Are you looking for additional services? Ones that will taken more of the work off your shoulders? Ones that will walk you through the publishing process step-by-step? We’re here to help. We offer publishing assistance packages tailored to your needs. Visit our Book Publishing Services to see how we can help you get your book into the hands of readers.

Contact

To learn more about these services or if you have any questions regarding them, contact us at quartercastle@bellaliant.net.

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