Self publishing offers a lot of flexibility and freedom for many authors. However, doing everything yourself is not always realistic. I provide editorial services for writers wishing to self-publish, especially for those who do not have a working knowledge of book design. I can help with the composition of the text, the design of the book, and promotion. It is my goal to work with you, to listen to you, and to best reflect your vision for your book.
Unlike many traditional publishers, I will give you options and creative freedom when it comes to design. You will never receive less than three cover options for a book and will always be able to reject design elements. With all interior designs, I will write and include a copyright page. All designs must be credited on the copyright page (i.e. Book Design by Sydney Hubbel, The Hubbel Editorial). All projects that I work on will receive a spot on the Publications page of my website.
I offer various packages, in order to best suit your needs — from hourly to flat fee.
Hourly Packages ($20 / hour)
Below, I have listed a variety of packages that are all available for an hourly rate of $20. Because the amount and type of work is unique to each project, hourly is the most cost effective method for both you and me. I use Clockify to track time spent on each project and will be able to send you unbiased reports of all time spent.
Full Editorial Package
With the Full Editorial Package, you will get the full publishing experience (without the rejection). I will help you with your book from start to finish. You will receive Editorial, Production, and Promotion services.With this package, we start by analyzing your roughest first draft and your mission for the book. I will help you conceptualize the text, copy edit each draft, and flush out any plot holes.
Once you have completed the final draft, we go into the Production stage. This includes, proofreading and designing your book. This will be a multi-step process that ends with print ready PDFs of the cover and interior of your book in your inbox.
When your book is available for purchase, I will promote your book on TheHubbel Instagram page and my website during its first week. For an additional charge, you can also add the Promotional Package to the Full Editorial Package.
Finished Manuscript Package
The Finished Manuscript Package is for those who have already finished compiling their book, whether it be a completed story, a collection of stories or poems, or a finished work of non-fiction. With this package, you will receive a limited Editorial service alongside Production and Promotion services.
I will copy edit your completed manuscript before beginning the Production process. Once you have completed your final draft, I will proofread the manuscript and design the interior and cover. You will receive print ready PDFs of the cover and interior to upload to your publishing platform of choice.
When your book is available for purchase, I will promote your book on TheHubbel Instagram page and my website during its first week. For an additional charge, you can also add the Promotional Package to the Finished Manuscript Package.
Design Special Package
With the Design Special Package, you will receive Production and Promotion services. With the Design Special Package, I will not edit for content, only structure. I will proofread your final manuscript and design the interior and the cover.
When your book is available for purchase, I will promote your book on TheHubbel Instagram page and my website during its first week. For an additional charge, you can also add the Promotional Package to the Design Special Package.
Flat Fee Packages
Cover Design ($50+)
If you are only interested in having a cover designed for your book, I can create a cover for you for a flat fee. Cover designs cost a minimum of $50 USD. There will be additional charges for custom illustrations. All designs must be credited on the copyright page (i.e. Book Design by Sydney Hubbel, The Hubbel Editorial). Cover designs will also receive one week Promotional services on TheHubbel Instagram page and a spot on the website.
For a flat fee, I will promote your book on The Hubbel Instagram page, write a review on Amazon, and pass a copy on to my paid social promoter (Giana Falacco) to be included in giveaways. The Promotional Package includes two weeks of said promotion. If you are adding the Promotional Package to a previously purchased package, this adds two weeks onto the already provided week of promotion.
Stand Alone: $50
Additional Weeks: $20 / week
Why do we include giveaways in Promotion? The goal here is to get people reading and talking about your book. For many self-published books, success is found by word of mouth. By including your book in a giveaway package, we are making your book into a coveted item. Our winner, newly excited about having won, will then talk about your book with their friends and families.