Awduresau Cymru Publishing
Self-Publishing & Editing Services
So you've written your novel, your book of poems, or your collection of short stories, and you want to see it in print. With a glossy cover and all the blurb about you. Of course you do.
Getting a book published through a reputable publisher can be something of a minefield. It's what most new or would-be writers want, but few, if any, publishers will accept your manuscript directly, and most will advise you to go through an agent. And that's often the right thing to do, although it too can take time.
But what if you simply want to have your work printed for yourself? Your family? Friends? Colleagues? A charity? What if you don't want to make the changes that an agent, or a publisher, may insist on?
I can help
I decided to self-publish the book my husband had written. It was something he had worked on some years previously and it seemed a shame that there was no permanent record of all his work, apart from some yellowing sheets of paper.
Once that was done, I published the novel I had spent a year writing - using a pseudonym, as I wasn't sure how friends and family would react!
Since then I have published several more books, designing the covers myself, and now I feel I can help other people to publish their works too. Anyone can do it themselves, of course. But if you don't have the time, or the patience, or if you want someone else to proof-read and edit your work, then I can help.
I can format it for you, use the cover picture or design of your choice, or find one for you; I will send you proof copies until you are satisfied with it. Then I will publish it under the name Awduresau Cymru Publishing where your book will be made available for sale on the Amazon website at a price of your choice [see 1 below]. You will receive royalties through me. If you wish your work to be offered as an eBook through Kindle, I can do that too, for a small extra charge.
One small stipulation – I will not publish memoirs or autobiographies, as there are too many opportunities for inadvertent libel!
THESE ARE THE SERVICES I OFFER
Proof-read, Edit & Amend
I will proofread your manuscript for spelling and grammatical errors. I may also substitute the odd word or phrase, or rearrange a sentence to read better. Then I will send you a suggested amended version for your approval [see 2 below] You will need to check the amended version carefully, as some writing, especially dialogue, may be colloquial, idiomatic, slang etc, and I will rely on you to tell me this.
You may not wish to accept the amended version, and that is entirely your choice.
Further Edit (optional)
I can suggest changes you may wish to make, including cutting down sections or chapters, or maybe re-arranging them. I can suggest alternative words and phrases, taking into account your own distinctive writing ‘voice’. I would never change the content of your story, just occasionally the way parts of it are written. However, I am human, and your preferences may not be mine, so my suggestions and comments are given purely in an advisory capacity. I would of course send you a suggested amended version for your approval which you may, or may not, choose to accept. My suggestions may sometimes seem quite brutal, but are made in order for your book to be as successful as possible.
Whether or not you choose to include the Further Edit option, once you have agreed the final version of your work, I will format it to an appropriate layout for printing. I will then send you a printed proof copy for you to approve before the final publication. If you want to make changes at that point, I can do that, and I can do it again as many times as you need, with a charge per set of proof copies sent.
The following are also included:
Formatting: I will arrange and format your text to ensure the best layout on the page.
Creation of ISBN and barcode
Creation of copyright page
Writing of 'blurb' and bio (based on information you provide)
Cover design: I can offer you a choice of designs from which you may choose a cover. Alternatively I will use a picture you send me, providing it is suitable.
Proof copies, sent by post
FEES & CHARGES
Proof-read, Edit & Amend
£200 + £5 per 1,000 words
As above with optional Further Edit
£300 + £7.50 per 1,000 words
Proof Copies: from £10 per set of 2 copies, depending on the size, layout and colour preferences of your book.
(2 copies are required to allow both you and I to make editorial notes)
 A minimum price will be set by Amazon and you can add as much, or as little, as you wish to the retail price. The majority of the difference will be paid in Royalties.
 All versions to be sent and received electronically, via email
I will provide a Publishing Contract tailored to our agreed terms.