Publishing Services

PUBLISH YOUR BOOK WITH A TRUSTED NAME.

Founded by Donna Erickson and now owned by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter and Charles Davis, A Flair For Writing has provided the highest quality in writing and editing services to independent authors and other clients for more than two decades. We expanded to offer full publishing and print-on-demand (POD) services in response to the need for a credible, reliable, and trustworthy name in the area of independent publishing. Since establishing our publishing division, we have been working with authors from around the world to help them fulfill their publishing dreams. Our model is unlike most others. We are not a vanity press and are highly selective in our approval process for submissions. We care about our authors and their books, and are dedicated to making each project the best it can be.

 

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WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

 

 

 

HONESTY AND INTEGRITY

Our mission is based on our sound business ethics. We want to differentiate ourselves from the many unscrupulous publishing companies doing business today and offer our authors a better option.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO READ BEFORE
SUBMITTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT

 

HOW TO GET STARTED

 

Submit a manuscript for publication

  • Email the first three chapters of your manuscript to, with a synopsis, to: . Please make sure your manuscript is in 12 pt. Times Roman font, double-spaced, with a one-inch margin all around. For children's books, please email the entire manuscript.
  • Your manuscript sample will be reviewed to determine if it is acceptable. You will receive a reply within two weeks.

 

OUR SIMPLIFIED PUBLISHING PROCESS

Submit a manuscript for publication

Once we’ve accepted your manuscript, we’ve made the rest easy for you. Unlike our competitors, we do not offer high-priced, complex publishing packages full of services you may not want or need.

 

Our
BASE PRICE
is a Flat Fee of $599*

THEN … YOU select the services YOU want to create your own package. Simply let us know the quantity of books to print, and we will quote you a complete price.

* BASE PRICE INCLUDES

 

SEPARATE SERVICES (See Publishing Services Menu)

 

 

 

Editing and Formatting

We require editing and book layout design to meet our quality standards before your manuscript goes to print. We will determine what level of editing and formatting your project requires. These costs will be added to your base price.

 

 

 

PUBLISHING SERVICES MENU

 

EDITING SERVICES

All Editing Services include a review by the Editor of three (3) manuscript chapters to determine the appropriate Editing rate. The Author must accept Editor’s recommendation.

Cost for Editing Services is based on the number of Manuscript Pages and the level of editing required.

One round of Author Edits is included in the Editing Prices. Further rounds of Author Edits will be an additional charge at the rate of $75.00 per hour.

 

 

 

BASIC

$2.50 - $4.00 per double-spaced page
Includes proofing for punctuation, grammar, spelling, and overall word flow. Author has done the major editing but is hiring a “second pair of eyes” to go through the manuscript.

 

 

 

BOOK LAYOUT SERVICES

Cost for Formatting Manuscript Pages is based on the number of pages and the extent of formatting required. Publisher requires that your book be formatted.

 

 

 

BASIC FORMATTING

$2.00 - $2.50 ds manuscript page
For basic, text only, fiction novels that only require simple formatting. • Email consultation • Select from a list of our standard fonts. • Choose formatting options such as font size, line spacing, chapter title alignment, page number placement and chapter heads. • Receive a PDF draft of the book for review and approval. • Once approved, a print-ready PDF of the finished book will be delivered via email. Quick Turnaround! Basic jobs do not need to be scheduled and will be completed within two weeks (often earlier) from the time you submit your order and send in your documents.

 

STANDARD FORMATTING

$2.50 - $3.00 ds manuscript page
A step up from the Basic that includes phone consultation, more font choices and the creation of a sample chapter layout for your review. • Email and phone consultation • Select from a list of our available fonts. • Choose formatting options yourself or have formatter select for you. • Sample chapter layout created for your review and approval before book is formatted. • Receive a PDF draft of the book for review and approval. • Once approved, a print-ready PDF of the finished book will be delivered via email. Completed within one to two weeks from the time your job is scheduled to begin.

 

 

 

 

 

PRINTING SERVICES

Cost is based on the number of Manuscript Pages after formatting and includes full-color printing of book cover and Perfect Binding. All inside pages are printed on 50 lb. crème or white stock with black ink. Any inside pages requiring ink color other than black will be quoted at an additional cost. One (1) Press Proof will be shipped to Author for approval before the full run of books is printed. Any changes made, other than typographical errors, will be charged to the Author at an additional cost.

Publisher will quote a cost for 8, 12, or 25 books, as well as additional books for larger print runs.

Books between 100 and 300 Manuscript Pages range from $2.53 to $ 5.28 per book. (Printing prices are subject to change without notice.)

 

SHIPPING SERVICES

Shipping of the entire Book Order will be at the expense of the Author and will be billed separately.

 

PRESS RELEASE SERVICES

 

 

 

Press Release

$95.00 & up
Publisher will write a Press Release for the Author and will distribute it to one (1) of the Author’s U.S. hometown newspapers.

 

 

OTHER SERVICES

 

 

 

GHOST WRITING

$50 and up per double-spaced page.