Pricing and comparisons…

I’ve updated my website with pricing information for publishing a book with OWL of Hope, and I’ve started a comparison chart between OWL of Hope and other publishers. (I’m still looking for a small, independent publisher to add to my chart that will best compare to my business size and service offerings.) Check it out, and if you have any questions please email me at

Basic Publication Package: $600*
• One-on-one consulting and collaboration
• Layout and design of book
• Original cover art
• Library of Congress catalogue number
• Barcode
• Listing in Barnes and Noble, Books a Million,
• E-book edition (Kindle)
• Book listing on the OWL of Hope bookstore
• Author listing on OWL of Hope website
• Inclusion in OWL overall book marketing plan
• The first 50 books mailed directly to you
• A 40% discount on all future book orders
• Public Relations assistance as needed, including press releases, flyers, and assistance in setting up book signings and other events

*For black and white paperback books with color covers. Prices vary for full-color or hardback books.
*The basic publication package does not include manuscript editing. Editing prices vary. Free quote and consultation with accepted manuscript submissions.

Price Comparisons: OWL of Hope, WestBow Press, CreateSpace, Tate Publisher, and your local printer…









40% minus production




+ shipping

Editorial Assessment


Library of Congress Control #



Copyright Registration

Interior Design


Cover Design


Retail Distribution

$25, limited

Catalogue List

Promo Materials








Author Books




Learning Center



1 year









Author Purchases

Production + shipping + $2/book

20-60% discount

Production + shipping

60% Discount

Production + shipping

Rachael HartmanRachael Hartman is an experienced writer and author. She has worked as a full-time newspaper reporter, and as a freelance contributor to magazines. She writes high school Sunday school material for Word Aflame Press as well as lessons for Project 7 (P7) student-led Bible Clubs. She enjoys health and exercise, reading, art, and playing with her two dogs Darla and Danny. She owns Our Written Lives of Hope, an online bookstore and publishing house in which she helps others share the message of the hope of Jesus Christ and promotes holistic health. Check out her web site at and link to her on Facebook.

© Rachael Hartman 2014

5 Replies to “Pricing and comparisons…”

  1. Lori Maxwell says:

    I’m still working on mine! Using your suggestions and fine tuning! The day will come!

  2. Ashley says:

    This is awesome that you posted this. My husband and I were just discussing what publication costs and your research gives me some great insight.


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