Services and Rates

We customize our writing services to meet the goals and preferences of our clients.

No two books, or clients, are exactly alike. Please allow us to discuss your book in detail and determine the optimal process to achieve your goals.

On a Budget? High-quality professional services do not come cheaply, but there are ways to reduce the costs of writing a book. For example, many clients who think they require ghostwriting services need only developmental editing services, which costs considerably less. Please review the various services and packages offered below, or call us to see if we can put together a plan that will achieve your goals within your budget.

Note: We do not offer services that are paid solely by commissions or come with contigencies.

Please allow us to discuss your book and determine the best possible service and price for you. Call 1-844-997-4837

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Ghostwriting

Our comprehensive ghostwriting services connect you with an experienced team of professional writers, editors, and publishing experts who work collectively to write a publish-worthy book. Learn more about our ghostwriting services here.

Base Inclusions

All packages include:

  • Interviews and ongoing consultation via phone or Skype (in-person interviews are available in NYC, free of charge, or anywhere in the USA or Canada for an additional fee)
  • Brainstorming, planning, and developing a detailed outline of the manuscript
  • Marketing strategy
  • Writing the rough draft, submitted to client in 5-10 page segments
  • Revising the manuscript for tone, style, and accuracy until it meets client’s satisfaction
  • Line editing with critical review and analysis by a bestselling or widely published author (Note: this service is not included in the Economy Package but may be added for an additional fee)
  • Final proofreading by a publishing industry insider or widely published author
  • General formatting
  • An original, custom-written query letter
  • An up-to-date contact list of the 20 best possible publishing/literary agents who are actively accepting manuscripts in the genre. The list will include all necessary contact information and preferred method of contact for each agent.
  • Publishing consultation by our team of bestselling authors and publishing insiders
  • The entire process will be overseen by one of our managing/coordinating editors
Package Options Rates
Economy Package

Enjoy the benefits of working with a world-class firm at an affordable cost.

A comprehensive ghostwriting service (includes all Base Inclusions) in which you are paired with one of our talented but not-yet-published ghostwriters as your primary writer.

A publishing industry insider or widely published author will review and proofread the manuscript to ensure the book is well written and compelling.

$15,000–$20,000

(approx. $70.00–$150.00/page or $0.28–$0.40/word)

Standard Package

Our most popular ghostwriting option, the service begins with in-depth brainstorming and strategy sessions with your primary ghostwriter and an additional book consultant.

The primary ghostwriter will be a published author or publishing insider with professional experience at a major house.

A bestselling or widely published author will edit the manuscript and offer detailed feedback and analysis, providing you and the ghostwriter additional insights into how to develop the text into a publishable book.

A third editor will review and proofread the manuscript to correct errors and typos.

$35,000–$65,000

(approx. $230.00–$325.00/page or $0.92–$1.30/word)

Premium Package

Offering the very best in value and quality in the industry, this option begins with an in-depth, often multiday brainstorming and strategy session with multiple widely published authors and publishing insiders.

The primary ghostwriter will be a bestselling or widely published author.

Two or three additional widely published authors or publishing insiders will review, critique, and refine the manuscript.

A final proofreader will edit the text to ensure it is fully prepared for publishing.

$65,000–$150,000+

(approx. $325.00–$750.00+/page or $1.30–$3.00/word)

Developmental Editing

Developmental editing services involve rewriting notes and/or rough drafts into final copy, as well as ongoing consultation and coaching throughout the writing process. Call us to learn more.

Base Inclusions

All packages include:

  • Interviews and ongoing consultation via phone or Skype (in-person interviews are available in NYC, free of charge, or anywhere in the USA or Canada for an additional fee)
  • Brainstorming, planning, and developing a detailed outline of the manuscript
  • Marketing strategy
  • Editing, rewriting, and expanding rough draft material supplied by client
  • Revising the manuscript until it meets client’s satisfaction
  • Advising client through the entire writing process
  • Line editing with critical review and analysis by a bestselling or widely published author (Note: this service is not included in the Standard Package, but may be added for an additional fee)
  • Final proofreading by a publishing insider or widely published author
  • General formatting
  • An original, custom-written query letter
  • An up-to-date contact list of the 20 best possible publishing/literary agents who are actively accepting manuscripts in the genre. The list will include all necessary contact information and preferred method of contact for each agent.
  • Publishing consultation by our team of bestselling authors and publishing insiders
  • The entire process will be overseen by one of our managing editors
Package Options Rates
Standard Package $50.00–$90.00/page, depending on the depth and scope of services (approximately $0.08/word–$0.28/word)
Premium Package

Begins with an in-depth, often multiday brainstorming and strategy session with two or more widely published authors and/or publishing insiders.

The primary editor will be a bestselling or widely published author.

$90.00–$150.00/page, depending on the depth and scope of services (approximately $0.28/word–$0.60/word)

Line Editing with Critical Review and Analysis

Learn more about our Line Editing with Critical Review and Analysis here.  Services include:

  • Editing for grammar, punctuation, readability, flow, diction, syntax, awkward phrasing, and minor rewriting and restructuring on the phrasal level
  • All edits will be fully implemented by the editor but also tracked for review purposes
  • Detailed analysis and consultation:

    Fiction/Memoir: focuses on the manuscript’s flow, structure, cohesiveness, story arc, character development, plot structure, marketability, and readability, as well as any other issues that may affect the quality of the book

    Business/Self-Help/Nonfiction: focuses on the manuscript’s flow, structure, cohesiveness, marketability, and readability, as well as any other issues that may affect the quality of the book

  • Page-by-page feedback will be provided via liner notes in addition to a detailed written report
Rates
$0.035–$0.05/word, depending on the strength of the writing

Critical Review, Analysis, and Assessment

Learn more about our Critical Review, Analysis and Assessment services here.  Services include:

  • Detailed analysis and consultation:
    Fiction/Memoir: focuses on the manuscript’s flow, structure, cohesiveness, story arc, character development, plot structure, marketability, and readability, as well as any other issues that may affect the quality of the book
    Business/Self-Help/Nonfiction: focuses on the manuscript’s flow, structure, cohesiveness, marketability, and readability, as well as any other issues that may affect the quality of the book
  • Page-by-page feedback will be provided via liner notes in addition to a detailed written report
  • Assessment and price quote for editorial or ghostwriting services to adjust per the analysis and feedback
Package Options Rates
Standard Package $0.01–$0.02/word, depending on the strength of the writing$90.00/hour for additional phone consultations with the editor (optional)
Premium Package

The critical review and analysis would be conducted by a widely published or bestselling author, or a publishing industry insider with professional experience at a major house

$0.02–$0.035/word, depending on the strength of the writing$150.00/hour for additional phone consultations with the editor (optional)

Copy Editing

Services include basic editing for objective issues with grammar, punctuation, stylistic consistency, and format.  Learn more about our Copy Editing services here.

Rates
$0.02–$0.03/word, depending on the strength of the writing

Proofreading

Available only as a final review of a manuscript that has already been edited professionally. Proofreading services include a final edit for basic errors and typos.  Learn more about our Proofreading services here.

Rates
$0.015–$0.025/word, depending on the strength of the writing

Self-Publishing

Learn more about our Self-Publishing services here.  Services include:

  • Formatting and typesetting
  • Custom-designed book cover
  • Facilitating the entire self-publishing process via Amazon or a print-on-demand (POD) publisher of client’s choosing
  • Copyright and ISBN acquisition
  • Books will be available to order via Amazon (paperback) and Kindle (eBook)
  • Client retains full rights to book
Rates
$1,500–$2,500

Query Letter

A single one-page (250–300 words) pitch letter, used to solicit literary agents and publishers.  Learn more about our Query Letter services here.

Options Rates
Revisions to an existing draft: heavy editing and consultation $100–$150
An original query letter based on summary/synopsis (provided by client) and/or phone interviews $250–$450
An original query letter for a manuscript we’ve reviewed and/or edited $150–$350

Agents List

An up-to-date contact list of the 20 best possible publishing/literary agents who are actively accepting manuscripts in the genre. The list will include all necessary contact information and preferred method of contact for each agent.  Learn more about our Agents List services here.

Options Rates
If we’ve already reviewed the manuscript or written the query letter $275.00
$375.00

Book Proposal

Customized book proposal for submitting to literary agents or publishers. Most book proposals are between 10 and 50 pages long, depending on the genre and length of the writing sample. Learn more about our Book Proposal services here.

A typical proposal includes the following segments, though we customize each proposal per industry standards.  

  • Cover Letter/Query Letter
  • Synopsis/Summary
  • Annotated Table of Contents
  • Market Analysis
  • Platform/Marketability of Author
  • Author Bio
Options Rates
Heavy editing/rewriting and consultation for an existing book proposal and writing sample $0.04/word–$0.40/word, depending on the depth of revisions necessary
Ghostwriting an original book proposal and editing client’s writing sample (15–30 pages) $4,500–$8,500
Ghostwriting an original book proposal and ghostwriting the writing sample (15–30 pages) $5,500–$12,500
Premium Package

The primary ghostwriter or developmental editor would be a bestselling author, widely published author, or former acquisitions editor at a major publishing house

Process includes in-depth collaborative brainstorming strategy sessions with multiple widely published authors and publishing industry insiders

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A “page”: Per publishing industry standards, a “page” is double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12-point font (Arial or Times New Roman), and no extra line spaces after paragraphs, chapter headings, headings, subheadings, or chapter breaks. The average “page” will contain between 250 and 300 words.

Most nonfiction books will run 150-250 pages, whereas full-length novels and memoirs typically run 200-300 pages.

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