Cost of Self-Publishing:

CinnamonTeal Publishing does not offer packages, instead it offers authors the ability to pick and choose pre- and post-publishing services that best suit the book. In a sense, therefore, the author is offered the luxury of putting together her own self-publishing package, composed of the services she feels is best for her book. The cost of publishing is then simply the sum of the costs of each service she chooses.

cost of self publishingWhen you approach us after having completed the book, we offer you an estimate of the costs (along with an estimate of the time the process might take) of self-publishing your book. These costs will be based on your book itself and will take into account all the processes you choose for your book.

Typically, an author may choose to have her book edited, its interior and cover designed, and, upon completion of the book, have it printed (whether using print-on-demand or bulk printing). She may then opt for a marketing option (to publicize the book), as well as the option to have the book distributed through various retail channels.

In such a case,
the cost of publishing = cost of editing + cost of page design + cost of cover design + cost of printing + cost of marketing + cost of distribution.

Additional services will incur additional charges. For example, if you wish to have an illustration for each chapter, the cost of illustration will be added to the cost of publishing. Or, if you wish to have your book indexed, you will be charged for our indexing service. Put simply, you only pay for the services you have chosen. Nothing is forced upon you, neither do you pay for services you are unsure about.

If you are wondering why we do not offer a fixed cost of publishing on our website, without seeing your manuscript, read this blog, or click on the graphic on the left to visualize how the costs add up.


Cost of Self-Publishing (Examples):

Nonetheless, consider the following examples of how a couple of books were priced. Please note that these costs are only illustrative and may not apply to your book.

Example 1: The submitted manuscript had a word count of 91,206 and spanned 139 A4 pages

For this manuscript, the self-publishing costs would be:
For substantive editing:
@ Rs. 165 per A4 page = Rs. 22,935.00
Cover design (with only one option presented to the author) = Rs. 7,000.00
For dimensions of 5.5 x 8.5″, it was estimated that the finished book would have 326 pages. Hence,
Layout costs @ Rs. 40 per page: Rs. 13,040.00
For this page count, ebook-development costs in all 3 formats = Rs. 13,780.00

Hence, all pre-publishing costs together with e-book development will cost the author Rs. 56,755.00

The printing cost would depend on the number of copies ordered. Our print-on-demand services altogether avoid the need for printing and stocking.

For distribution, our costs are as follows:

Domestic distribution: Rs. 3,000.00
International print distribution: Rs. 9,000.00
International ebook distribution: Rs. 9,000.00

Hence, the cost of pre-publishing services
+ e-book development
+ distribution (domestic and national, for print and e-books) = Rs. 77,755/-

If the author wished to have only domestic distribution, the costs would reduce to Rs. 59,755.00.

Example 2: The submitted manuscript had a word count of 20,479 spanning 35 A4 pages

For this manuscript, the self-publishing costs would be:
For substantive editing:
@ Rs. 165 per A4 page = Rs. 5,775.00
Cover design (with only one option presented to the author) = Rs. 7,000.00
For dimensions of 5 x 8″, it was estimated that the finished book would have 96 pages. Hence,
Layout costs @ Rs. 40 per page: Rs. 3,840.00
For this page count, ebook-development costs in all 3 formats = Rs. 6,820.00

Hence, all pre-publishing costs together with e-book development will cost the author Rs. 23,465.00

Add to that:
Domestic distribution: Rs. 3,000.00
International print distribution: Rs. 9,000.00
International ebook distribution: Rs. 9,000.00

Hence, the cost of pre-publishing services
+ e-book development
+ distribution (domestic and national, for print and e-books) = Rs. 44,465/-