Self-publishing your book (including editing, cover design, marketing, and publishing) is
a detailed process that takes between three and six months after your initial manuscript is
completed. It is better to complete the process correctly the first time; there are no shortcuts to
Of course, you can attempt to complete all of the following elements yourself, but by
investing in using the services of the professionals of Detroit Ink Publishing, you can be sure that
your publishing journey is more smooth and complete. You will have control of every step of the
We have changed our publishing services offerings based on previous experience and on
changes made by Amazon and our recommended print-on-demand service company.
If you would like a hardcover print book with a variety of cover options (dust jacket,
spiral bound, etc.), then we will work with you on this additional and higher-priced option. This
hardcover process also includes a free “Book Shop” with linking to your own website and to
Amazon, iBooks, Nook, eBook conversation options, and distribution to libraries.
The fees that follow include publishing your softcover print and/or eBook to Amazon and
Kindle, the most popular global outlets for books.
Whichever option you choose, you will be charged a “project fee,” not a per-page or per-
hour fee. We do not accept “future payments” via royalties or references. Repeat clients qualify
for a special discount; there are no other discounts available or applicable. We may from time-to-
time offer special sales to celebrate a milestone or holiday. For further information, please view
our “Terms and Conditions” and “Payment Policies” at this link.
Pricing is determined by the number of words in the 8.5X11-inch manuscript submitted
electronically in a MS Word-compatible document. The number of words and number of pages
in the final draft of the manuscript will probably change.
Editing, proofreading, and formatting are very detailed and time-consuming projects. Our
fees reflect not only the estimated time needed for completion, but also the skillset and software
applications included in the process.
The pricing here represents the standard fee guidelines; each project will be customized.
We reserve the right to adjust the project pricing depending on additional factors, including
unforeseen additional work needed on the manuscript overall or any component of the project.