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EDITING & PUBLISHING

by

Awduresau Cymru 

CONGRATULATIONS!

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.

EDITING

If you haven't already done so, you'll need to edit it - to within an inch of its life! Editing is time consuming and - by its very nature - repetitious. But it's vitally important if you want your work to look good. It's not always easy to see your own typos and errors, and you may wish someone else to edit your book for you. This is a service I offer.

PUBLISHING

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? For your family? Your friends? Colleagues? Or 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 have published several of my own books, designing the covers myself, and I have helped 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. 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 no extra charge.

Alternatively, I can publish your manuscript as you present it to me, with no editing, providing there are no issues around libel or unacceptable profanity!

OPTIONS

A. Proof-read only (from £50)

I can proof-read your work, checking for spelling, punctuation & other grammatical errors, and I will suggest amendments

B. Publish Only (from £50)

If you do not want or need any editing, I can publish your manuscript as you send it to me. This may particularly apply to works of poetry, which may not require editing, but can equally apply to other works, providing you are happy with the text, and pictures, if applicable.

C. Edit & Amend

(from £100)

I can proofread your manuscript for spelling and grammatical errors. I may also substitute the odd word or phrase, or rearrange a sentence to read better.

 

I will send you a suggested amended version for your approval [see below] ​You will need to check the amended version carefully, as some of your writing, especially dialogue, may be colloquial, idiomatic, slang etc that I may not be aware of, 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.

D. Further Edit 

(from £200)

As in B, but in addition, I will 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’.  

But my preferences may not be yours, so my suggestions and comments are given purely in an advisory capacity. I will send you a suggested amended version for your approval which you may, or may not, choose to accept.

All of my suggestions are made in order for your book to be as successful as possible.

What Happens Next?

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. 

When you are happy with the proof copy, I will publish your book. I will provide you with an agreed number of copies at an agreed price, which will depend on the retail and print-cost prices of your book. It will then be available to buy by the general public via Amazon. 

All royalties will be paid via me, and I will send them to you on a quarterly basis, less a 15% admin fee.

What's Included? (B - D)

Option B:

  • Formatting

  • Creation of ISBN and barcode

  • Creation of copyright page

  • Writing of blurb and biography (based on information you provide). 

  • Cover design 

  • Proof copies*, sent by post

  • Publish : as paperback and/or ebook

  • Provision of x number of copies

  • Payment of royalties

Options C & D

  • Proof-reading

  • Grammar Editing  and/or Further Editing

  • Formatting

  • Creation of ISBN and barcode

  • Creation of copyright page

  • Writing of blurb and biography (based on information you provide). 

  • Cover design

  • Proof copies*, sent by post

  • Publish : as paperback and/or ebook

  • Provision of x number of copies

  • Payment of royalties

  • Options re marketing (extra)

Costs

I have tried to give an idea of basic costs above, but the fees will vary, as each manuscript is unique. It's important than we have a dialogue about your work, and what you're looking for, and then I will give you a quote. You will be under no obligation to take it any further forward. 

Other Info:

 

The marketing of your book is not included in the fees. However, I can help with posters etc or if you wish to arrange a book launch, readings or  talks, 

Please contact me for any further information at:

Email:

davies.alana@gmail.com

or

call 07985 650746

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