Self-Publishing  Services

Editing & Proofreading

KCAS has two in-house editors that cover content and line editing and offer a variety of packages based on what you need for your manuscript.

Packages + Pricing

Content Editing – $.006/word

Content editing is a deep dive through your manuscript to look for inconsistencies, plot holes, and contradictions throughout the story and characters. An Editor’s Report will overall suggestions and a semi-marked up file will be provided when content edit is complete.

Line Edit/Copyedit – $.005/word

Line edit (or copyedit) includes three passes through your manuscript focusing on grammar, punctuation, word choice, sentence structure, repeated or missing words, spelling, and other things on a line-by-line level. If we do find something bigger, we will make a note for you but won’t make any suggestions. A fully marked-up file will be returned along with a report of things to keep an eye out for in your next novel.

Light Copyedit/Proofread – $.004/word

Your manuscript has been through betas and an developmental/content editor, but you know it still needs work and isn’t quite ready for publishing. A light copyedit/proofread will include two passes through your manuscript looking for grammar, punctuation, word choice, sentence structure, repeated or missing words, spelling, and other things on a line-by-line level. We do not look for anything bigger at this point.

Final Proofread – $.003/word

You’ve had several eyes on your manuscript and are happy with what you have, but you want one more pair of eyes to scour your sentences for those straggling typos and errant punctuation. This is done in one pass after formatting and a list of changes will be provided for your formatter. If KCAS is formatting, we will provide a list for your approval and will make the changes before sending your final files.

***Turnaround time for each type of editing varies based on availability and author’s schedule.***
***Discounts available for multiple services booked.***

eBook & Print Formatting

KCAS provides basic and custom ebook and print formatting at reasonable rates ideal for indie and small pub authors.

Details + Pricing

Fast & Efficient Formatting – Using the Vellum Press software, we are able to create your ebook and print formats at the same time. This saves you time and money as we do not have to format separately!

Quick Turnaround – Our average turnaround time for book formatting projects is 3-5 business days. To reduce the turnaround time to 1-2 business days (excluding weekends), an additional 25% of your formatting fee will be applied to your final invoice. We will give you an accurate timeframe when we discuss your formatting project.

Reasonable Rates – Our formatting services start at $.002/word and include a variety of file types (Kindle/mobi, iBooks, Nook, Kobo, generic ePub, print). Discounts are available when bundled with our editing and proofreading services.

Easy Updates – We save all formatting files until you tell us otherwise. If there’s a formatting error we missed during the initial formatting, we will correct at no charge and regenerate all of the files you have requested to date. If at any time you find any typos after formatting, please let us know. We will correct within 2-3 business days depending on our schedule. Up to 5 typo/change requests are included in the initial formatting fee. If you are requesting multiple typos or grammatical errors to be fixed or major changes applied, we will bill at our hourly rate of $35 and may suggest another proofread on your manuscript.

Box sets – We format box sets for single-author or multi-author collections from start to finish at the regular pricing above. If we have previously formatted one or many of the included books, the pricing will be reduced. If you have a multi-author collection you would like us to format, regular pricing applies to the full box set. Should you need smaller files for review copies or an author would like their own book exported when the set is no longer exclusive, a 50% discount will be applied to our fee for each book after the initial formatting.

Premade & Custom Book Covers

Details

Premade Book Covers

Ebook only – $50

Ebook & Print – $100


Custom Book Covers

Ebook only – $100 (incl. up to four (4) revisions, addl. cost may be billed for more)

Ebook & Print – $175 (incl. up to four (4) revisions, addl. cost may be billed for more)


All book covers include up to four (4) revisions (for ebook and print separately). Additional revisions will be billed at $35/hour with a minimum charge of $20.


Things to note:

All stock images are from depositphotos.com and are included in each cover package. If you have an image from a different stock site that you would like to use, please allow us to check depositphotos.com before you purchase the image. If we am unable to find the same image (or an acceptable replacement), we will purchase the image and invoice you for the cost of the image plus 5%.

The prices listed above are subject to change at any time.

We strive to have your covers completed in a reasonable amount of time, but my schedule varies from week to week. At initial contact, we will let you know an approximate time frame. Rush design is available with a additional 25% fee. This will need to be approved before I accept the project.

NetGalley

We’ve joined NetGalley to provide authors with an amazing way to reach new reviewers, bloggers, librarians, and booksellers!

Details

 

Packages

We have four price points to accommodate your needs:

1 month – $50
3 months – $140 (up to 3 titles, 1 per month)
6 months – $275 (up to 6 titles, 1 per month)
1 year – $525 (up to 12 titles, 1 per month)

FAQs

Are my books secure?

Yes. NetGalley uses Amazon’s “Send to Kindle” function to send secure, non-downloadable files directly to the reviewer’s Kindle.

How many spots do you have available?

At this time, we have 10 spots in total. The number of available spots can change at any time.

Are reviews guaranteed?

Unfortunately, no, but since NetGalley is designed for reviews, we expect several of the reviewers we approve will review.

How fast will reviews appear?

Reviews can appear within 1 day or could take several months. After 7 months on NetGalley, we still see reviews and feedback coming in for the first books we listed.

Can you set a deadline for reviews?

Short answer, no. NetGalley isn’t designed that way.

Can I share a longer term with a friend?

Absolutely! You will be responsible for hashing out who gets what month and letting us know so we have the right book loaded each month. Alternatively, you can rent out your unused months to other authors provided their books fall into the genres we allow.

Does this break the rules of KDP Select/KindleUnlimited?

Nope! In the current Terms & Conditions of KDP Select and KindleUnlimited, you are allowed to provide review copies. Since NetGalley is specifically for providing review copies and we control who receives them, this is kosher.

Can I reserve a spot if I’m not an indie author?

Of course! If you’re with a publisher, please have their approval before submitting. We may ask for a copy of the email in case an issue arises.

Does my book need to be an ARC or can it already be published?

Advanced copies and published books can be listed. This is a great way to bring your backlist to new reviewers!

How are review requests handled?

We will work with you to set the criteria you would like to use including number of social media followers, genre preferences, activity on Amazon and/or Goodreads, and follow through of posting reviews and feedback.

Interest Form

Book Blitzes/Tours

Are you looking for a virtual book blitz to help promote your upcoming release or announcement? Schedule a 1, 3, or 5 day blitz today!

Details + Pricing

Events are 1, 3, or 5 days – weekdays only ($50, $75, and $100 respectively)

All events include: (1) 3D render, (2) banners, media kit, and signup form/page on KCAS website. If you have additional graphics, we can include in the blitz or author can purchase a graphics package from KCAS.

Author can choose from the following post types: review, promo/excerpt, guest post, and/or Q&A.

All content MUST be available one month prior to event so we can create everything we need.

Review copies MUST be available at least one month prior to the event or that option will be pulled.

Custom Graphics

Our custom graphic options range from quick 3D book renders to custom book covers and everywhere in between.

Packages + Pricing

A LA CARTÉ

  • 3D Book Images $5+
  • Teasers $10 (includes 1 basic 3D book or tablet render)
  • Social Media Cover $25 (each addl similar design $20 – includes 1 basic 3D book or tablet render)

PACKAGES

  • New Release Trio $75 (2 Social Media Covers — “Coming Soon”/Date & “Available Now,” 1 3D Book Render from single book category, 8 Countdown Graphics — 7 days, 6 days, etc.)
  • Graphics Package A – $50 (2 Social Media Covers, 1 Teaser, 1 3D Book Render)
  • Graphics Package B – $70 (2 Social Media Covers, 3 Teasers, 2 3D Book Renders)
  • Graphics Package C – $90 (2 Social Media Covers, 5 Teasers, 5 3D Book Renders)
  • Graphics Package D – $150 (2 Social Media Covers, 10 Teasers, 10 3D Book Renders)

Website/Blog Design

From setting up blog posts to a full (re)design, we can handle your website/blog on WordPress.org, WordPress.com, or Blogger!

+Includes

Website/page headers

Navigation/menu bar

Webiste footer

Sidebar

Social media/newsletter integration

Design Packages

Our website/blog design packages start at $300 for up to 5 pages.

Each additional five pages is $200.

Maintenance Packages

 

Email Marketing

Sending a regular (or occasional) newsletter takes time. LOTS of time. If you would rather spend that time writing your next bestseller, you’re in the right place! 

Details

Do you have an author newsletter yet?

No? No problem! We can help set up your email marketing.

Yes? Awesome! We can help enhance your email marketing.

Basically, we’re here to help however you should need.

Why are newsletters so important?

Not all of your readers are on social media sites (*cough* like Karan’s mother *cough*). To keep those readers up to date, an email newsletter is perfect!

For your readers who are on Facebook and Twitter, you know that posts get missed or aren’t shown to all. This is another way to share your news, whether it be weekly, monthly, or three times a year!

And what would happen if Facebook and Twitter disappeared? How would you communicate with your readers?!

How can we help?

If you’re fairly tech savvy and just need a little nudge, or are looking for ideas on what to include in your newsletters, We’ve got a great series of blog posts coming soon to guide you from account creation to design to finding out who your most active subscribers are! Until then, feel free to shoot us an email and we’ll share a few bits!

If you’re anything like Karan’s mother (sorry, Mom!), you probably got to “tech savvy” above and went “Nope. Not anywhere close!” If you would rather spend that time writing your next bestseller, check out our Email Marketing services below.

Setup Packages

Basic Setup: “Set my account up for me.” – $50

  • Initial account creation
  • Sign-up form setup
  • Automated welcome email
  • Brief training on how to set up templates and create your newsletters
  • Instructions on how to add your sign-up form to your Facebook page and website

Custom Setup – “Set it up & make it look amazing!” – $75

  • All items in the Basic Setup option (listed to the left)
  • Custom user-friendly newsletter template to match your website
  • Brief training on how to use your newsletter template
  • Add sign-up form to your Facebook page and website (this requires that we temporarily be an admin on your page and website)

The Works Setup – “Do everything and bill me.” – $200

  • All items in the Basic and Custom Setup options (listed to the left)
  • 6 months of monthly maintenance (Reporting stats, tweaks to templates, etc. $35/mo after)
  • 6 emails formatted (You will need to provide the text. We can source/create relevant images. Includes reporting on number of emails opened and clicked after 1 day and 1 week. $35 per email after.)
Enhancement Packages

Basic Enhancement: “I have an account but could use a bit of your help.” – $35

  • Sign-up form setup
  • Automated welcome email
  • Brief training on how to set up templates and create your newsletters
  • Instructions on how to add your sign-up form to your Facebook page and website

Custom Enhancement – “I’ve got a newsletter. Add some glam to it, please!” – $55

  • All items in the Basic Enhancement option (listed to the left)
  • Custom user-friendly newsletter template to match your website with brief training on how to use
  • Add your sign-up form to your Facebook page and website (this requires that we temporarily be an admin on your page and website)

TAKE IT OVER – “I’m over the time-suck. I’ll write the content, you do the rest.” – $175

  • All items in the Basic and Custom Enhancement packages to the left
  • 6 months of monthly maintenance (Analytics, tweaks to templates, etc. – $35/mo after)
  • 6 emails formatted (You provide the text. We can source relevant images based on your content. Includes reporting. $35/addl email.)

Overwhelmed?

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WARM FUZZIES FROM OUR CLIENTS

“Karan is my fairy godmother of know-how! She does all the stuff my brain doesn’t have time to figure out and more. I’d be lost without her!”

Whitney Dineen

Romantic Comedy Author

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K. J. Farnham

Contemporary Romance Author

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