Prices

At Blue Valley Author Services, we enjoy offering options. Every product we offer can therefore be ordered on an ala carte basis. For further savings, however, we also offer a variety of package deals to help our clients save even more money, while still receiving top-notch professional service and products.

Graphic Design ala carte Options

• eBook Cover Design - Silver (one stock image) - $49; Gold (2-3 images+photomanipulation) - $149; Platinum (unlimited photos+photomanipulation) $249

• CreateSpace Print Cover Design (add to ebook design) - $100

• Audio Book Cover - $100 (alone) or $50 (when purchasing a cover)

• Facebook Header/Banner Ad (when purchasing a cover) - $30

• Logo Design - $100

• Business Card Design - $50

• Watercolor Mockup of your Cover - $30

• Animated Cover Design - $250 (alone) or $100 (when purchasing a cover)

 

Formatting

• CreateSpace or Lightning Source Print Formatting: $100

• Print Formatting (Other Provider): Please Inquire

• Short-Fiction eBook-Only Formatting $60. MUST BE UNDER 40K WORDS TO BE ELIGIBLE!) Includes the following:
        Kindle Upload (.mobi) For upload to Amazon KDP, no pre-inserted cover.
        Kindle Promo (.mobi) For giveaways and review copies. Pre-inserted cover.
        Unbranded ePub. Usable on most retailers that accept/sell ePubs.
        Smashwords ePub. Customized to fit Smashwords' idiosyncrasies.

• Fiction eBook Formatting $100. Includes the following:

        Kindle Upload (.mobi) For upload to Amazon KDP, no pre-inserted cover.
        Kindle Promo (.mobi) For giveaways and review copies. Pre-inserted cover.
        Unbranded ePub. Usable on most retailers that accept/sell ePubs.
        Smashwords ePub. Customized to fit Smashwords' idiosyncrasies.

• On special request, we accommodate retailer-specific branding for epubs. An additional charge may apply.

        Apple (ePub)*
        Kobo (ePub)
        Nook (ePub)

*Note: You must provide your own ISBN number, and own a Mac computer, to upload directly to Apple. If you do not have these, you can distribute to Apple using Smashwords, Draft2Digital, OmniLit, or other providers.

• Other Retailer-Specific Outlets (Please Inquire. An additional charge may apply.)

• Non-fiction eBook Formatting: $100

Includes the same outputs as fiction.
        Additional charges will apply for complex projects that include footnotes, charts, and tables. Please inquire for custom pricing.
        Additional charge of $1.00/image will apply to eBooks with more than two interior images.

Policy on excessive changes

Some authors/clients provide very clean copy; others request changes late in the game, after formatting has begun. If the extent of the changes are minimal in number, we happily provide this service free of charge. However, others need far more changes made. Excessive changes to a manuscript after formatting has begun requires extra time spent on a project. Therefore, limits to what we "do for free" must be set.

Therefore, effective immediately, here is our new policy on excessive changes.

One round of up to 20 changes to the text will be provided free-of-charge.

If more than 20 changes are required, clients will be invoiced at a rate of $0.75 USD per change.

If additional rounds of changes are requested, The per-change rate will be $0.75 USD per change, starting from the first change.

Our best advice: submit clean manuscripts that are already fully edited and proofread, to avoid excessive change-fee surcharges. Never use formatting as "a proof-copy" prior to editing or proofreading, or just to "see what it looks like," as that will lead to additional fees.

If a project submitted has too many apparent errors, Blue Valley Author Services reserves the right to refer the author to obtain more editing help, or to turn down the formatting job if that becomes necessary.

Our goal is to work with our clients (publishers and authors alike) to create the best eBooks possible, so if we suggest you obtain more editing for a project, please trust that we do so only to make your book the best it can possibly be.



Details

Formatting does NOT include uploading deliverables to Apple, KDP, Kobo Writing Life, Nook Press, Smashwords, CreateSpace, or Lightning Source. We deliver the uploadable content for the use of the client, be they an author or a publisher; we do NOT upload it for you.

After the initial formatting is complete, we provide an approval copy of your book in the target format. (Usually .mobi for eBook and PDF for print books.) Formatting is the final step of the publication process, other than uploading, so all manuscripts are expected to be delivered in fully edited, polished form. That said, we understand that mistakes can still be uncovered, even at this late stage. If the author needs more than one revision pass, or submits revisions that are deemed by Blue Valley Author Services to be extensive (e.g., a complete rewrite of the original work, submitting a new manuscript, more than 20 minor corrections), we reserve the right to charge revision fees on a per-change basis as outlined above. Please contact us for details.

If revisions are required AFTER the book has been published, and not due to an error on our part, Blue Valley Author Services reserves the right to chage either a revision fee or a new project/reformatting fee, depending on the extent of the revision. Also, if, after publication, the author decides to release a completely revised and brand new edition of a book, it will be treated and priced as a brand new project, not as a revision of the earlier work. Again, please inquire for details.

 


Packages:

Short Fiction eBook-Only Special Package. $99 ($120 value)
•    Manuscript must be under 40,000 words to be eligible for this package. Ideal for short stories, novelettes, and short episodes of serialized works!
•    Includes Tier 1 eBook cover only.
•    Includes eBook formatting for Amazon Kindle, an unbranded ePub, and a Smashwords-branded ePub.

 

Formatting Only Package. $200
•    Includes upload-ready interior formatting PDF for CreateSpace or LightningSource
•    Includes eBook formatting for Amazon Kindle, an unbranded ePub, and a Smashwords-branded ePub.


eBook Only Express Package. $295 ($350 value)
•    Includes eBook cover only.
•    Includes eBook formatting for 
Amazon Kindle, an unbranded ePub, and a Smashwords-branded ePub.

Print Only Package. $385 ($450 value)
•    Includes upload-ready print cover (eBook cover included)
•    Includes upload-ready interior formatting for CreateSpace or LightningSource

Total Print and eBook Package. $495 ($580 value)
•    Print cover and interior formatting
•    eBook Cover and e-book formatting
•    Facebook Header/Banner Ad

Cover All Bases Package. $665 ($780 value)
•    Print cover and interior formatting
•    eBook Cover and e-book formatting
•    Facebook Header/Banner Ad
•    Business Card Design

•    Audiobook Cover (appropriate for ACX/Audible)
•    Animated Cover (for a website or blog)