Children's Book Illustration and Publishing Services

Getting Started Publishing Packages

At MikeMotz.com, we're committed to making the publishing of your story as easy as possible for you, and that's why we offer an "all-in-one" service where you can get both your illustration and publishing requirements taken care of. Check out these value-laden, economical publishing packages that will introduce the world to your cherished children's book.

Please Note: The prices listed below are for publishing only, and do not include the cost for each printed book or the cost of the book illustrations (artwork quote supplied separately).

Package 1: Print Published - $599.00

There's nothing like the feeling of holding your book for the very first time! It's something every author's dreamed of. The reality, however, is that the journey from your initial vision to the long-awaited book's arrival in the mail can be complicated.

We've worked with new authors for a long time, and it's our vision to create a home where you can bring your ideas, match them with illustrations that complement and enhance your story, and then shepherd your project through the various steps that it takes to create a finished product ready to share with the world. It's reassuring to have someone on your team who's successfully navigated the publishing industry before and knows what needs to happen to smooth out the process.

At MikeMotz.com we offer a complete package of services from start to finish, including illustration, layout, design and preparing your project for printing.

That moment you've been waiting for: It's closer than you think!

This Package Includes: Initial phone consultation with client, Copy Editing of Text, Communication with illustrator, Formatting of images, Layout of Book, Creation of CreateSpace account, Free ISBN number, creation of proof copy of book, transfer of Createspace account to author upon completion, registration of book with all available distribution outlets provided by Createspace, registration of title on Amazon.com for sale. Professionally designed cover using an existing interior illustration.

Package 2: E-Book Published - $299.00

Amazon just announced for the first time ever that sales of digital books, through their Kindle devices, have outsold physical copies of books through their website. There's several reasons for this, most importantly that because there are no printing costs with digital books, they can be offered at a cheaper cost and are more convenient to purchase.

Don't get left behind on this new wave of digital publishing. MikeMotz.com is now able to release your book through Kindle, which also allows your books to be enjoyed on the leading e-reader devices, including the iPad, Mac and PC computers as well as many others (for more information see below in the "notes on e-books section). We'll take care of all of the formatting issues and provide you with a e-book that you can be proud of.

Our service doesn't stop there: Most book stores, media representatives and venues (for those of you who are working on book tours) want to see a copy of your book before they'll commit to helping you publicize your work. We now offer an online digital copy of your book that you can send through the email, saving time, resources and money. It's fantastic, and looks like a real book, with turning pages and everything. It's hard to get the attention that your book deserves. Let us help you with these great tools to help boost your sales and take full advantage of the new publishing world.

This Package Includes: Creation of e-book for Kindle devices, creation of Kindle author account, creation of promotional online version of book to be available for media and other outlets. Professionally designed cover using an existing interior illustration.

NOTES ON EBOOKS: PLEASE READ THIS:

These days there are an endless variety of devices that are available for ebooks and new ones seem to be coming out all the time. Some of the ebook devices do a better job at maintaining the look and feel of your book than others. We specifically work with Kindle for ebooks because their device provides the most consistent and best platform for enjoying your book as it was intended to be enjoyed. They work with the other major ebook devices and support them with free apps, so you don't have to own a Kindle to purchase and read your book. Your customers can now read their Kindle books on iPADs, iphones, MAC and PC computers and Blackberry's as well as Android and Windows Phone 7. It opens up a world of possibilities.

Authors also need to be aware, that ebook readers are smaller than most printed children's books, and they have more technical limitations. The devices have a smaller area to view the book, so books with larger amounts of text per page will be harder to read than books with a larger font sizes and fewer words. Not every children's book will work as well as a digital book as it will as a print book, so it's important to evaluate whether your title will be a good fit for the ebook package.

Package 3: Print and E-Book Published (Combo) - $649.00

The publishing world is changing fast! Every day Kindles are selling in stores, driving up sales of e-books. On the other hand, there are many people who still like to curl up on the couch with a good book. And while some people are anxious to try out the newest thing, there will likely always be those who love the feel of paper and ink.

This package is designed for the author that appreciates the traditional ways of doing things while still embracing the coming technologies. We understand that there's nothing like holding your book in your hand... even if it's on a Kindle, so we've put together a package for the savvy author who wants to make sure that they're not neglecting any avenue that might lead to a fan's ability to enjoy their newest book. That's why we offer the "I want it all" package, which gives you a full arsenal of opportunities, both to sell your book and to promote it.

The world is waiting. Are you ready?

This Package Includes: Initial phone consultation with client, Copy Editing of Text, Communication with illustrator, Formatting of images, Layout of Book, Creation of CreateSpace account, Free ISBN number, creation of proof copy of book, transfer of Createspace account to author upon completion, registration of book with all available distribution outlets provided by Createspace, registration of title on Amazon.com for sale, Creation of e-book for Kindle devices, creation of Kindle author account, creation of promotional online version of book to be available for media and other outlets. Professionally designed cover using an existing interior illustration.

Extras

Story Editing $200.00 ($300.00 for Chapter Books)

We are living in a golden age of publishing, where the playing field between national publishing houses and the author is being leveled everywhere. Your book can sit on the same shelves as their books, your book can look as good as their books, now you can make your book read as well as their books.

We are now offering story editing to help take your book to the next level. Our team of editors will take a look at your story and give you tips and feedback that can tighten your story, help keep the action moving forward, work on pacing, help identify inconsistencies, etc... In short, all the things that a national publisher does to each story to ensure that it has the best chance in the marketplace.

You've got a story to tell. We want to help!

If you have any questions about these packages or extras I'll be happy to answer them for you.

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