Asymmetrical Studio Services

Here at Asymmetrical, we’re big proponents of DIY and having control over as many aspects of the publishing process as possible. As such, we’ve published our own workflow as a series of blog posts and podcasts, showing how you can take your work from idea to manuscript to correctly formatted book file to finished product on the shelves (and e-shelves).

That being said, we also understand there are aspects of the publishing process that an author may wish to hire out to others (something we also do sometimes), or something you may want to learn, but in the meantime wish to hire out to a professional.

To that end, we’ve put together a selection of publishing services for indie authors to make use of, all provided by formatters, editors, designers, and other experts whose work we know, respect, and have used ourselves. Below is a table of said services, along with different price points, each representing a different service package or service provider (with prices increasing based on the complexity of the package, or experience level of the service provider).

If you’re keen to learn some of these skills yourself and want some help along the way, you might consider taking a look at the classes we currently offer.


Professional Editing

DIY: Free

Asymmetrical Editing Services: $0.03 per word
A good editor not only improves a writer’s work, he improves a writer’s future work. In addition to regular copyediting, fishing for typos and grammatical errors, an editor helps you shape your own voice as an author
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Professional Book Cover Design

DIY: Free

Simple: $150
Simple book cover using provided photo imagery and overlaid typography

Designer: $350
Book cover with original graphic, illustration, or photography work and typography

Complex: $500
Complex book cover with original graphic, illustration, or photography work and typography, including wrap-around cover for print editions

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Professional Book Formatting: Print and Ebook

DIY: Free

$200: Text-Based Formatting
If your project is almost completely text-based, this is the package for you: formatting for print and ebook, including Kindle, iBooks, and ePub, as well as any other formats you need.

$300: Image-Based Formatting
For image-heavy projects that involve more than just text: photo books, illustrated children’s books, cookbooks, etc.¬†(130 pages or fewer)

$400: Image-Based Formatting
For image-heavy projects that involve more than just text: photo books, illustrated children’s books, cookbooks, etc. (greater than 130 pages)

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