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Description of Services

Below is a list of services available to SkillBites authors. SkillBites also offers packages. For a description of the service packages or to purchase a package, click here. Editing services are based on books meeting a threshold quality level. The prices are for books up to 4500 words in length. We will be happy to provide a quote for longer books. Prices are exclusive of tax.

Pre-Publication Services


Book Coaching


Guaranteed!
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Most people never finish writing their book because they lose focus, feel unsure how to proceed, get stuck or get overwhelmed. We can help you bust through these challenges by providing step-by-step guidance. We will also serve as a sounding board, answer your questions and help refine your ideas. You can choose the amount of coaching you think you need. Sessions will be by phone, and pre-scheduled at a mutually convenient time. 24 hour notice is required to reschedule a call. For more information, click here.

Four 15 Minute Sessions
Only $150/Month plus tax
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Four 30 Minute Sessions
Only $250/Month plus tax
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Strategic Book Plan Service


You have decided to write a book. Whatever your reason for writing a book, you need a plan to make sure you achieve the results you seek. We will work with you to develop a strategic book plan that lays out how you will utilize your book to obtain your objectives. Have you selected an appropriate topic? Have you identified the right target audience? Get these and other critical questions answered so you know you are on the right track with the book you are writing. You will receive a workbook to walk you through the steps for writing the right book. We’ll schedule a mutually convenient time for a phone conference to gather information, and then we’ll develop a strategic book plan for you.

$797

Editing

Basic Editorial Review

Expert evaluation of your eBook with specific recommendations concerning:

  • Clarity of content
  • Effectiveness of the writing for reader comprehension and to engage the target audience
  • Structure and organization
  • Writing mechanics and language usage issues involving grammar, syntax, punctuation, and spelling
  • The advisability of one of the other editing packages

The author may obtain a 2nd editorial review after making changes for an additional $50. The evaluator will review the changes that were made based on the recommendations in the initial review.

$125
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Grammatical Edit

This edit is to correct errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar or capitalization. The editor will also identify basic language usage issues and suggest changes with word choice in cases involving an overused word, or when a different word might better convey the intended meaning.This review entitles the author to a free 2nd review after the author makes the recommended changes. The editor will review changes that were made based on the recommendations in the initial edit.

$250
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Comprehensive Edit

This comprehensive edit goes beyond the evaluation and grammatical edit to include a full review of the organization, presentation, and sentence structure of your book to ensure clarity and flow of text. Suggested improvements might include:

  • Recommendations for recasting tables, charts, or figures
  • Recommendations for adjusting the format used to present the material
  • Recommendations to reorder some of the material
  • Identifying information that may need citations and/or permissions
  • Correcting the formatting of references cited
  • Identifying ambiguities, inconsistencies or contradictions within the text
  • Recommendations for rewording and restructuring of sentences to clarify meaning and enhance flow

This review entitles the author to a free 2nd review after the author makes the recommended changes. The editor will review changes that were made based on the recommendations in the initial edit.

$400
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Book Layout and Formatting


We will provide a well-designed layout for your book including the title page, front and end matter, table of contents, chapter pages with page numbers, and running heads. We will also format it for an eBook and a print book. You will receive a pdf of your print book as well as a .mobi file for uploading your eBook to Kindle and a .epub file for uploading your book to Barnes & Noble and other online book retailers. You can choose the level of design to suit your book’s needs and your budget.

Basic

We will provide you with three sample template-based formats from which you can choose the style that you prefer. This level is available for books with up to 5 images, tables, sidebars or pulls quotes.

$279
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Classic

This is for books that are more complex, including up to 20 images, tables, sidebars or pulls quotes, multiple level chapter headings and lists, footnotes or endnotes.* Additional images, tables, sidebars or pull quotes can be included for $2 each. We will provide you with three sample template-based formats from which you can choose the style that you prefer. We will also include one set of up to 20 text revisions at no charge. Additional text revisions are $1 each plus a $20 PDF recreation fee.

$449
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*For more complicated books, such as photo books or cookbooks, with complex tables, charts or graphs, two-column layout, images with text wrap and the such, we will provide a custom quote.

Premier

We will provide you with a custom layout specifically designed for your book’s content and target market. You’ll receive a design consultation and three layout concepts for your review and feedback. An additional design consultation and two more layout design concepts will be provided if needed, after your review of the initial concepts. Additional design concepts will be provided at your request for an additional fee of $45 each. We will also include one set of up to 30 text revisions at no charge. Additional text revisions are $1 each plus a $20 PDF recreation fee for each set of additional revisions.

$597
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Pre-Publication Strategy Session


We will spend time with you recommending ways you can promote your book before it gets published, to build anticipation for your book launch.

$150/hour
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Publishing Services


SkillBite Cover Graphic


We will provide you with up to 3 sample cover graphics. Included are: an initial 15 minute consult, 2 sample graphics, a second 15-minute consult to obtain your feedback, and 1 final graphic if needed. Each additional graphic requested is $45.
$119
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Custom Covers

Level 1: Basic Cover Design

We will provide a customized front and back cover using stock images. Included are: an initial 15-minute consult, up to 5 sample stock images for the front cover, a draft of the front and back cover, and incorporation of feedback into a final front and back cover. Back cover consists of text provided by the author and may include the author’s photo.

$499
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Level 2: Original Cover Design

We will provide a customized front and back cover using original artwork. Included are: an initial 15-minute consult, 3 sample front cover designs and a sample back cover design, then another 15-minute consult to obtain feedback on the samples provided, and then incorporation of feedback into a final front and back cover. Back cover consists of text provided by the author and may include the author’s photo.

$1,250
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ISBN Service


We will provide an ISBN for your eBook and an ISBN and bar code for your print book. Additional ISBNs can be purchased for $55 each.

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Book Testimonials


We will research your target market, provide a digital copy of your book to members of your target market and/or other experts in the subject matter of your book, and obtain testimonials from people in your target market or other subject matter experts. We cannot guarantee that the testimonial will be favorable.

$125/testimonial
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Optimization Service


We will research key words being used by people to find information concerning the subject matter of your book and evaluate your book’s title and description in light of those key words. Then we will provide suggested changes to your title and description to help potential purchasers more easily find your book on the internet and to help your book rank well on Amazon.

$400
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SkillBites Sampler


We will include 2 or 3 tips from your book in a SkillBites Sampler, which we provide free to our website visitors to entice them to purchase the books they read about in the samplers.

$49
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Amazon/Kindle/Print Package


We will arrange for your book to be available for sale on Amazon and Kindle as an eBook and in print through our account. We will send you a list of information for you to provide, such as the price you want to charge for your eBook and print book, the description of your book, your bio and the keywords and categories you want to use, and we will upload that information into Amazon. We will begin the publication process for your print book once we receive the information from you and the final pdf file for your book. Before your book is ready for print, we will send you a proof for your review. You are responsible for advising us of any errors that need to be corrected. If you desire to make changes in your book that are not the result of our error, there will be an additional fee to make the changes, which we will estimate for you before proceeding. Once you notify us that you approve the proof, we will complete the publication process for your print book and, upon receipt of the .mobi file for your eBook, will proceed with getting your eBook on Kindle.

$149 if your book is submitted already pre-formatted for Kindle and print
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$199 if your book has not been pre-formatted for Kindle and print
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Wide Distribution Package


Upon receipt of the .epub file for your eBook as well as the information for your eBook publication (such as the price you want to charge for your eBook, the description of your book, your bio and the keywords and categories you want to use), we will arrange for your eBook to be published on all the major online retail sites except Amazon.

$200
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Print Copies


We will provide the specified number of paperback copies of your book, depending on the package you have purchased. In addition, if your book has been published on Amazon through our account, we will provide extra print copies of your book at your request. Books under 100 pages can be purchased at $5.75/book, including tax and standard shipping within the continental US, for black and white interior on white paper. For books over 100 pages or with color interior, or for expedited shipping or shipping outside the continental US, we will provide a quote for copies. Minimum order of 10 copies.

$5.75
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Audio Recording


We will produce a professional recording of your eBook for sale as an mp3 file on SkillBites, as well as through other channels such as iTunes and Amazon.

$249
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Post-Publication Services


Marketing Consultation and Services


We will spend 1 hour with you helping you develop a marketing plan for promoting your book. In the additional hours you receive in your package or which you purchase, we will help you implement your plan, such as by developing blog posts, tweets and Facebook posts about your book. For the Gold and Platinum package, the 1-hour consultation and first hour of service will be provided during the month after your eBook is published. The additional hours will be spread over the 5 months following that initial month.

$150/hour
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Business Strategy Session


We will work with you to determine ways you can leverage your book to help grow your business.

$150/hour
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Press Releases


We will prepare an engaging press release for your book, submit it to you for your review, then finalize it and submit it to our news wire service, which distributes press releases to over 100,000 media contacts, newsrooms, industry analysts, and freelance writers.

$249 per press release
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PR Follow-up Campaign


We will place phone calls to follow-up on your press release with key editors, beat writers, and reviewers to push your press release, thereby increasing the probability of coverage. We will also send you every lead for a two-month period after the issuance of the press release, and provide you with advice on the best way to follow up with each lead.

$299 per press release
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Online Directory Listing


We will arrange for a listing of your book on an online eBook directory site to get your book more visibility.

$25
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Video Trailers


How do you get the word out about your book? One of the best ways to build buzz is to do a video trailer – just like the movies do – months before your book is launched. We will record an interview of you and create a 30 second video teaser and a 1 to 2 minute video trailer. You can choose the style for the video. We will upload the video to YouTube and will provide you with the link to use on your website or in social media. For more information and to view samples, click here.

$397 for an interview style video
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$647 for an animated video
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Best Seller Program Guaranteed*


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This is a 12-month program in which you will learn what it means to be a bestselling author and how to achieve it, how to use social media, PR, and other tools to get noticed, and much more. You will have access to a series of 12 tutorials, as well as Q&A postings, be eligible to attend monthly group coaching sessions, and have unlimited access via email to ask your questions.

Not available for separate purchase. For Platinum members only.

PR Campaign


A 4 month campaign to provide extensive visibility for your book and your business. The campaign is two pronged: having your book reviewed and promoted by the top bloggers and influencers in the area of your topic or niche; and creating and issuing a press release to every major news outlet in the country announcing your book and defining you as an expert in your field. The results of this campaign include boosting your website traffic, book sales, search engine optimization and online presence.

$10,000
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