Praise Heart Creative Services

Where your story is honored with individual attention

I get it.

I understand the vulnerability in looking into publishing your book. 

I understand the questions and the confusion and not understanding all of the steps. 

I get it. 

I walked this path as well. 

A book rattled inside of me for ten years.  I kept taking it out and blowing the cobwebs off of it. I rewrote it and tweaked it and dreamed of the "someday" when it would be published.

The years ticked by. 

The bottom line was it was SCARY to release my dream into the world,

a world I hardly understood. Publishers and agents, authors and ISBNs. 

Where do you even begin?

I get it.... because I have stood where you are standing.

I want to take the confusion out of getting your story out and replace that with honor, respect and individual attention. 

Praise Heart Creative Services, where your story is honored, 

each time it's told

Publishing Packages Broad Overview

Praise Heart Creative Services offers individual service and publishing packages to suit your needs.

You will maintain total creative control of your book—from editing and proofreading to cover design and page layout, from distribution and royalties to marketing and book selling.We can can help you each step of the way, one step at a time, making your story a printed reality!

Let's establish a broad idea of your cost in getting your book designed.

There are different aspects to this journey that will have different fees associated: 

  • ​Editing

  • Designing/typeset interior of book (laying in all of your text in an aesthetically pleasing manner that reads easily within confines of industry standard software)

  • Cover Design exterior of book. 

  • Illustrations  

First step: What size book are you looking at?

Next, we will have to look at different expectations for the inside of your book.  Praise Heart Creative Services will design and lay out the interior of your book. 

  • Will it have any pictures? 

  • Black and white or color? 

  • Graphs, or icons? 

  • Simple text with no embellishments?

Our BASIC PACKAGE  is for a simple book with no illustrations, graphs, icons, etc.  It is exclusively text.  $395.00 (remember there is still cover design/illustration and editing to take into account when figuring your cost for designing your book!)

BASIC PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Up to 20 minute initial consultation with Graphic Designer to establish general book layout, graphic design and type faces.

  • Email consultation with designer

  • Creation of title page

  • Creation of copyright page

  • Creation of table of contents (if needed)

  • Layout up to 320 formatted pages of text with running heads page numbers from your MS Word document. Text running longer than 320 formatted pages is assessed an additional charge of $75 per 64 pages.

  • Final PDF proof for OK prior to sending file to printer

  • Hard Copy proof recommended at additional $40.00

Our STANDARD PACKAGE is great for those books that require a few visual additions, such as photos, drawings, text inserts, bullet lists. $565.00

STANDARD PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Up to  2- 20 minute initial consultation with Graphic Designer to establish general book layout, graphic design and type faces.

  • Email consultation with designer

  • Creation of title page

  • Creation of copyright page

  • Creation of table of contents

  • Layout up to 320 formatted pages of text -Text running longer than 320 formatted pages is assessed an additional charge of $75 per 64 pages.

  • Design elements. (Package includes up to 10 photos, 3 boxed text inserts per chapter, 5 bullet lists, 5 tables, 2 levels of subheads)

  • One PDF proof for proofreading

  • Hard Copy proof recommended at additional $40.00

You will also have to pick a COVER DESIGN package.

STANDARD PAPERBACK COVER  $395.00

This is a particularly good choice if you have a definite idea of what image you are looking for and don't mind spending a little time researching and finding your images.  Push your sleeves up and find the exact image you are looking for!  I can provide you websites to purchase royalty free stock images.

Package includes:

  • Up to 20 minutes telephone consultation with designer

  • Email consultation with designer

  • Up to two original custom concepts

  • Choice of any cover image available on royalty free stock images or  Hi-res images can be supplied by customer (at least 300 dpi. See the glossary if you need clarification on any terms! )

  • Insert author photo supplied by author as digital file (at least 300 dpi)

  • Minimum correction charge after second round of corrections - $49

  • Can be upgraded to Deluxe at any time

DELUXE PAPERBACK COVER  $549.00

Package includes:

  • Up to 3- 20 minutes telephone consultations with designer

  • Email consultation with designer

  •  More complex imagery by combining graphic elements, textures, and photo blending to create a scene evocative of your book’s content.

  • Customers Hi-Res photos can be incorporated into cover design

  • Insert author photo supplied by author as digital file (at least 300 dpi)

  • Minimum correction charge after second round of corrections - $49

Illustrations

 

The last thing to consider is if you will require illustrations in your book. If you are providing your own illustrations for your book, you will have to pick the STANDARD BOOK PACKAGE.- $565.00

If you need illustrations  there are different options as well:

  • Option 1: Simple Illustration

        Cartoon style, Black and White Line Drawing, Outline
        $50.00 per illustration

  • Option 2: Shaded Simple Illustration

        Cartoon style, Black and White Shaded Drawing
        $70.00 per illustration

  • Option 3: Colored Simple Illustration

        Cartoon style, Flat Colored Drawing
        $100.00 per illustration

  • Option 4: Colored Simple Illustration

        Cartoon style, Shaded Colored Drawing -full page, full background (think children's book)
        $120.00 per illustration

Concord, NC- USA

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