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Pre-Publication Services

SkillBites provides a variety of pre-publication, publication and post-publication services. Click on the term to see a list of the services in that category. SkillBites also offers packages, and can create a custom package for anyone who desires a different bundle of services than the packages we have developed. For a description of our author packages or to purchase a package, click here. Editing services are based on books meeting a threshold quality level. We will advise you if your book does not meet this standard. The prices are for books up to 5000 words in length. We will be happy to provide a quote for longer books. Prices are exclusive of tax.


Book Coaching


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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. Whether you are writing a business book or a memoir, we can help you bust through these challenges by providing step-by-step guidance to help you finish writing your book. 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 and you can decide whether you want to schedule hour long coaching sessions or shorter sessions such as 30 minutes. 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.

For 60 minutes of Book Coaching
Only $150/hour
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For 5 hours of Book Coaching
Only $650
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Strategic Book Plan Service


This service will help you evaluate whether you are writing the RIGHT book, and will provide you with a plan of the steps needed to enable you to achieve the results you seek. 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 before you waste time and effort. 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 with you, and then we’ll develop a strategic book plan for you.

$797

Editing

Basic Editorial Review

We will provide an 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 includes the items in the Basic Editorial Review and provides a more thorough review focused on correcting 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 headers and footers. We will also format it for publishing your eBook and print book on Amazon. 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

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 and layout revisions at no charge. Additional text revisions are $1 each plus a $20 PDF recreation fee. This services also provides you with an .epub file for uploading your eBook to Barnes & Noble and other major online book retailers.

$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 and layout changes at no charge. Additional text revisions are $1 each plus a $20 PDF recreation fee for each set of additional revisions. This services also provides you with an .epub file for uploading your eBook to Barnes & Noble and other major online book retailers.

$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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