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For Under $4200, You Can Self-Publish

self-publishing costs - peoplewhowritePBS’ MediaShift (which just launched an ebook line) has a great post up called “The Real Costs of Self-Publishing a Book.” Breaking down the process from developmental editing (the most pricey) to marketing and PR, writer Miral Sattar estimates it will run an author between $4,160 (low end) and $26,599 (high end) to self-publish a book of about 70,000 words (or, approximately 280 pages). As you might imagine, editing, cover design and marketing/PR carry the biggest price tags. Check out the full breakdown here and read the comments. Some insist you can self-publish for even less than the “low-end” price.


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