Risks and challenges
I've opted to self-publish my book. I want to maintain total creative control over my content and marketing and I want get books in peoples' hands as quickly as possible. The best and most cost-effective way to do this is via on-demand publishing.
My achievement plan:
With the help of KICKSTARTER, I hope to raise a minimum of $5,000 to cover the costs associated with editing, designing, and producing the physical book.
1. DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING
1-5 manuscript pages/hour for a manuscript page that’s 250 words, according to the Editorial Freelancers Association.
$45-65/hour based on the experience of the editor
35,000/250 = 140 pages
140 pages /5 pages per hour = 28 hours
Low end is 28 x $45 = $1,260
High end is = $1,820
2-10 manuscript pages/hour
$25-50/hour based on the experience of the editor
Low end: $350
High end: $2,000 (if it needs a lot of work -- which it shouldn't)
3. COVER DESIGN. YES, BOOKS ARE JUDGED BY THEIR COVERS.
Low end: $150
High end: $3,500
4. FORMATTING FOR PRINT AND AND DIGITAL CONVERSION
The costs will usually be $200 for a text book that’s less than 400 pages.
5. GETTING AN ISBN
$125 for one ISBN
If I'm fortunate enough to surpass my funding goal, any additional proceeds will be invested in subsequent print runs and social media outreach and support.
The manuscript itself is complete. To still be completed: editing, interior book & cover design, the e-book conversion, and the printing.
Every pledge counts—no matter the dollar amount. It's because of supporters like you that this opportunity even exists.
Thank you so much for your support and for supporting Teaching on the Edge.
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