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Services

Book Design Pricing

Redbrush’s design services include consultation, design, and one proofing round with 25 corrections for covers and 50 corrections for interior files up to 256 pages. Following book production, the author will receive an archive copy of the print-ready file(s).


Book Cover Design

Paperback

The author begins by sharing ideas, concepts, and goals with us. Bring any sketches or mocked up examples. We’ll construct eye-catching covers with exactly the “Huh?” factor to draw readers in.

PRICE: Starting at $350.00

Hardcover Dust Jacket

Dust jackets share what makes a book special. We’re happy to go over an author’s ideas, concepts, and goals to create exactly the engaging cover needed.

PRICE: Starting at $450.00

Hardcover with Dust Jacket

This will require two cover files with some similar and unique elements. Bring us your ideas, concepts, and goals so we can build the cover and dust jacket to keep readers’ attention.  

PRICE: Starting at $550.00

 


Book Interior Design

Fiction and prose-style Nonfiction

Novels, memoirs, and other books are more easily designed than books with lots of illustrations and figures. Let us know of any special ideas or styles to emulate. 

PRICE: Starting at $350.00

Standard Nonfiction

Nonfiction books typically require more time to allow for illustrations. Each element adds time to the designer’s schedule. The standard nonfiction design option includes 25 graphical elements in the book’s interior design.  

PRICE: Starting at $500.00

Deluxe Nonfiction

For complex nonfiction books with more than 25 illustrations, our deluxe nonfiction option includes 75 graphical elements in the book’s 304-page interior design.  

PRICE: Starting at $900.00

Poetry

Like nonfiction books, poetry collections require extra time and care to reproduce them with exact line and stanza breaks the poet desires. This design option also includes up to 25 illustrations.

PRICE: Starting at $500.00

 


Children's Picture Book Design

Children’s picture books are special projects. Each children’s picture book design option includes consultation, design of the cover and interior, and one proofing round with 25 corrections for the cover and 25 corrections for interior file, up to 32 pages. Additional corrections are $1.25 each. Following book production, the author will receive an archive copy of the print-ready file(s). Projects will include a single cover file and single interior file for paperback, hardcover, or hardcover books with dust jackets unless otherwise specified. Be sure to ask about board book possibilities too. Each of our children’s picture book design options require authors to provide Redbrush with a manuscript and graphical illustration files ready to be laid out and designed for production.

  • Children’s Picture Book of 8, 12, or 16 pages (available for paperback or board book binding only)    Starting at $500.00
  • Children’s Picture Book of 24 or 32 pages    Starting at $750.00
  • Children’s Picture Book of 24 or 32 pages (casewrap hardcover with dust jacket)    Starting at $850.00

 


eBook Conversion and Design

Redbrush’s eBook conversion and design services recommend starting from fully designed cover and interior files. Authors expecting to start with one or more eBook editions should expect initial design costs similar to those for print-ready files. As with all of our services, we’re happy to review any project and confirm what options and services are the best fit for the author’s goals.  

Fiction and prose-style Nonfiction eBook

Novels, memoirs, and other books written in prose, paragraph form can easily be converted to popular eBook formats. Because they take less time to convert, QC, and finalize, these types of books cost less to produce.

PRICE: Starting at $200.00

Standard & Deluxe Nonfiction eBooks

Because nonfiction books are typically more complex than fiction novels and memoirs, the time frame to convert them into the popular eBook formats is greater.

PRICE: Starting at $500.00

Poetry eBook

We convert poetry eBooks based on the cost of a fiction book. Sometimes poetry is designed into pictographs or special shapes requiring more time and care. Our eBook conversion tech will be happy to check out the print-ready files and determine the time and cost to convert to a popular eBook format. Any images or special elements will affect the cost.

PRICE: $200.00

 


Post-Design Services

Index Preparation by software*

If it is determined an index is appropriate for a book, there are several indexing options to choose from. One of the most common indexing options is a software-based term search to identify the proper nouns in the book. The authors will generate an exceptions list of items not to be indexed. The desired index will be designed and added to the book’s interior file.  

PRICE: $75.00

Index Preparation (simple)*

An editor will be selected based on the genre and subject matter of the book. They’ll read the work and generate an index based on the book’s content and goals.

PRICE: $0.021/word

Index Preparation (complex)*

Multi-level indexes for more complex works will require additional time. An editor selected based on the genre and subject matter will read the work and generate an index based on the book’s content and goals.

PRICE: $0.075/word
 


Related Design Services

Graphical Editing & Illustration Styling

Image and illustration work can be time- and labor-intensive. We’re happy to estimate the length of time to make desired changes and edits to illustrations or images the author provides.  

PRICE: $90.00/hour

Additional Post-Design Corrections

After the author completes a list of included changes or approved the design file, it’s possible to find additional corrections, missed changes, or choose to make new ones. While it seems editing out a word or correcting a sentence doesn’t take long, the process of making edits takes time. Our designers seek to provide the best service at the fairest price.

PRICE: $1.25 each

File Opening Fee

After the author completes a list of included changes or approved your design file, it’s possible to find additional corrections, missed changes, or choose to make new ones. While it seems editing out a word or correcting a sentence doesn’t take long, the process of making edits takes time. Our designers seek to provide the best service at the fairest price.

PRICE: $40.00