How Much Does it Cost to Publish a Book?

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Publish Book and EBook - $905.00
Editing a 200 page book - $1,400.00
Cover Design - $549.00

TOTAL:  *$2854.00

* THAT PRICE INCLUDES 100 PRINTED BOOKS. MY PRICE ($450) INCLUDES 1 PRINTED PROOF COPY THAT, ONCE YOU APPROVE, YOU MAY PURCHASE COPIES TO RESALE DIRECTLY FROM AMAZON FOR APPROXIMATELY $5.00 each. so $500 plus $50 for shipping nEeds to be added to $450, or $1,000 for you to obtain the first 100 copies of your book. (THereafter, it will cost you approximately $550 for each 100 books you purchase for you to resale.) 

If you sell your initial 100 books at $15 each, you will more than regroup all the money you have put into this, and the next 100, you SHOULD make approximately a $1,000 profit, NOT INCLUDING WHATEVER YOU SELL ON AMAZON AND AMAZON KINDLE. THOSE ROYALTIES WILL GO DIRECTLY TO YOU.

* Because of P.O.D. printing (Print-on-demand digital printing) IT IS NO LONGER REQUIRED for authorS to INVEST THE HUGE SUMS OF MONEY IT ONCE TOOK TO INITIALLY PRINT THOUSANDS OF COPIES OF their MANUSCRIPT.