Each level of editing includes two rounds; additional rounds of editing will
incur an additional cost. For definitions
of the different levels of editing, please see this page
• Copy Editing $8.00 per page
• Line Editing $10.00 per page
• Developmental Editing $12.00 per page
• Additional Proofreading $5.00 per page
Customized Cover Design
Up to $399.00 per title; discounts may be given for multiple titles from the same client.
We have a professional graphic designer who is also an experienced cover designer on
All manuscripts submitted for interior print and/or eBook formatting must be submitted
in an MS Word-compatible document. Do not pre-format your manuscript with any elements
such as borders, page numbers, headers or footers, fancy graphics, or more than 5 interior
images. There will be an additional charge for more than 5 images/tables, etc.
The formatting process begins after the final round of editing.
All images must be submitted separately; labeled and numbered to correlate with placeholders within your manuscript. Do NOT submit images within your document.
Chapter/section headings must be submitted as H1, H2, and H3 tags so that a proper table
of contents can be generated. If the heading tags are incorrect, there may be an additional charge
to correct the heading tags.
Please use an MS Word-compatible style guide to enter paragraphs and indentations. Do
NOT use tabs to format your paragraphs or center your pages.
Please use ONE space after each sentence, not two spaces.
Page breaks and section breaks will be added during the formatting process.
We reserve the right to adjust the pricing of the interior formatting for any unforeseen
challenges or failure to submit your manuscript as described.
If your manuscript has additional or graphics-heavy needs, there will be an additional
charge for formatting in InDesign, plus an additional charge per picture/graphic.
ISBN: $125.00 for (1) ISBN
It is recommended that you invest in your own ISBN instead of using any “free” ISBN
listings. That way you own your ISBN forever and you are not tied to any one distribution
IngramSpark Account ($49.00 Set Up Fee)
Setting up a printing and distribution account through IngramSpark ensures that your
book will be listed on the largest database used by schools, libraries, bookstores, etc., for their
wholesale purchases. Your book will also be listed on Amazon by IngramSpark.
Basic Print Formatting (up to 400 8.5X11-inch pages)
$199.00 per title.
An additional fee of $20 per additional 20 pages.
Basic eBook Formatting
(Add an additional $50 per level if there is no coordinated print
formatting for the same manuscript) Final eBook manuscripts will include formatting for ePub,
Mobi (Kindle), iBooks, Kobo, B&N Nook, and Google Play (Android).
Novel (up to 400 8.5X11-inch pages): $49.00
under 60 pages: $49.00
under 80 pages: $69.00
under 100 pages: $89.00
An additional fee of $20 per additional 20 pages.
There will be an additional fee for any changes after your manuscript is formatted.
$99.00 per title.
Book metadata is what search engines such as Google use to list your entry (book) so it
can be found by using the search feature on Amazon and on Google Search. There are detailed
procedures for properly filing your metadata for optimum indexing: title, subtitle, series title,
author, contributors, book description, categories and keywords. Every metadata item must
match for print books and eBooks and be consistent.
All of these fields are metadata, and they will be indexed and used to make your book
more discoverable online.
Back Cover Copy
The copy for your back cover is just as important as the visual is for the front cover.
Book viewers generally look at the front cover first, then immediately turn the book over to read
the copy on the back cover. Our team includes experienced marketing specialists who will write
the copy for you that can also be used as the online product description for your book. Our team
will provide for you:
• A thorough review of your book, your author biography, and any endorsements that
• A professionally written book synopsis and sales copy that can also be used on your
website, in your marketing materials, and on your other online outlets.
• Further suggestions that will help you to have maximum results when selling your
book (although books sales are not guaranteed by Detroit Ink Publishing).
$199.00 plus an additional $5.00 per interior picture/graphic after 5 graphic elements.
Many books, especially nonfiction books, have special design elements that are used to
enhance the presentation of information. For these types of elements, our team will use a special
design software package and work directly with our graphic designer to ensure that your more
complicated page layout is exactly as you envisioned and intended. You will need the Enhanced
Formatting option if your manuscript includes one or more of the following:
• Complicated tables
• Higher proportion of images to text
• Borders around the text
• Shaded boxes around the text
• Call-out quotes
• Graphically enhanced bulleted or numbered lists
Indexing is usually a desired component for many types of nonfiction books. Indexing is
a process that demands an experienced and highly-skilled professional, and it not a service
offered by Detroit Ink Publishing. If you would like your book indexed (after the final editing
and before the remainder of the publishing process), please let us know and we will recommend
an experienced book indexer that we work with. You will work with and pay the indexer
separately; the indexer will work with us to keep your project on track.
Author Marketing and Website Development
“If you build it, they will come…” (famous line from the “Field of Dreams” movie). Uh,
no. Marketing your book is just as important as writing your book, and how will people know to
buy your book if you don’t tell them about it and make it as easy as possible to purchase?
The professionals at Detroit Ink Publishing are ready to work with you in the marketing
of your book, including social media marketing, email marketing, and a customized author
Please view our separate website and marketing package here. A customized package
will be developed for you.
Detroit Ink Publishing gives no guarantees of sales of your book. If you choose, we will
help you to set up marketing components and tasks and activities for marketing, but the number
of books sold depends on many factors beyond our control.