What does a Literary Service actually do for you?
A Literary Service has the goal to help make sure your ideas are perceived the way you intend. However, they may tweak your story slightly or offer advice they feel is needed. They can make sure your spelling, grammar and punctuation are correct, and they can add a spark or a bang to your summary or your synopsis.
Empire Publishing and Literary Service Bureau offers everything one needs in order to publish a great manuscript. The cost of editing a manuscript in a word doc is 0.013 cents per word. So for example if you have a 50,000 word document it would be $650.00
Now, if you have a manuscript that needs to be typed up in a word doc you can have a friend or family member type it up for you if you cannot do it yourself. If you hire a professional typist or typing agency to do this it can cost you anywhere between .10 cents and .15 cents per word. Be leery of a typing service who charges by the hour, because everyone types perfect accuracy at a different speed.
Empire Publishing will type up and edit your manuscript for .08 cents per word. So for a 50,000 word manuscript it will cost $4,000.00
For those who purchase a Publishing package of Platinum or Titanium, editing the word doc is included. And if you need to have your manuscript typed up, then you can get it done for less than .05 cents per word when added to the Platinum or Titanium Packages.
The bottom line is, it is not cheap to pay someone else to handle your manuscript, so doing as much of the leg work yourself, such as typing it on a Word Doc, and having someone you trust read it for grammar structure and punctuation before you try to send it in for publishing is far more cost effective.
EDITING IS VITALLY IMPORTANT
If you want to publish a high-quality book, whether it is self-published or you are planning to go the old school route of attempting to secure an agent that might land you a contract with one of the large publishing houses, you must have your manuscript professionally edited.
Empire Publishing performs two rigorous rounds of editing. The first is mechanical using academic software and then is read from beginning to end by editors who have a BA Degree in English/Literature.
BOOK COVER DESIGNS
Because we have a Graphic Design department, all of our book covers are done in-house. We do not out-source this work. So it makes it very easy for the editors to work closely with the designers to capture the true feel of what your book is about. To discuss having a book cover designed by us please call 702-292-4638 or email me Francesca@empirebookpublishing.com
If you need Editing or help getting your manuscript onto a Word Doc then please scroll down.