Free

$0 Print Your Book Privately

  • Sign-in with any device
  • Manuscript import, writing & editing tools, and collaborative functionality
  • Modern themes professionally format your book with preview
  • Tracked revision history and unlimited free digital proofs
  • Image management and encrypted file storage
  • Personalized author store, connected events calendar and social media account display
  • Guided publishing wizard and retail pricing tool
  • Complete metadata collection
  • Hardcover, softcover, Epub3, Mobi and PDF eBook publishing
  • Direct-to-Publish (DTP) PDF/X Import utility
  • ISBN and barcodes provided (with purchase of wide distribution only)
  • Competitive Royalties

Catalyst

$499

Everything in the Free version Plus:

  • Personal Author Advocate and Project Manager, with unlimited online support.
  • Custom Cover Design
  • The choice to distribute in all formats (print & eBook) worldwide including Ingram, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Etc for 3 years.
  • ISBN issued for each format
  • (1) 1/2 hour marketing consultation

Maestro

$2997

Everything in Marquee Plus:

  • An additional custom cover design option to choose from
  • Ultimate event marketing kit
  • Manuscript evaluation
  • Press release

Choose from FastPencil's wide selection of self-publishing services to help you complete your book. From editing and cover design to production and marketing, our services have got you covered. Select the options you need to create a customized self-publishing plan that’s right for you.

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Book Interior
Name Description Price
Standard Copyediting

We like to call it "intelligent spell-check." An actual human editor looks over your manuscript to check for spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors that software programs just don't have the context to catch. You'll also be alerted to any potentially offensive or slanderous verbiage.

*This service does not include a manuscript import

$0.02/word (min: $200.00) Details
Premium Copyediting

This goes more in-depth than the Standard Copyedediting, looking at word use, flow, and clarity to ensure your manuscript is professional and understandable.

*This service does not include a manuscript import

$0.04/word (min: $490.00) Details
Image Resizing & Placement, Per Image

Our production team will place and resize your image to fit properly in your book.

*Please note that this is a per-image charge, when adding this service to your cart, please select the quantity based on your image count.

$10.00
Transcription Service

Our data-entry team will turn your printed or written manuscript into a file suitable for an import into our write/edit tool.

*This service does not include a manuscript import

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Advanced Project Setup

Everything included in our Basic Project Setup PLUS the formatting of:

  • 50,000-100,000 words
  • Up to ten tables and/or unordered lists
  • Up to ten images

$499.00 Details
Basic Project Setup

Professional import and setup of a book project within the writing tool using the digital manuscript you provide. This is a great way to jump-start your book project and get closer to publishing.

  • Correction of errors typical to an import
    • Inconsistencies in spacing, indents, fonts, headers, footers, numbering, table of contents, and content ordering.
  • Formatting of:
    • 50,000 words
    • Up to five tables and/or unordered lists
    • Up to five images

$299.00 Details
Manuscript Evaluation

We'll provide you with an overview of how we see the manuscript, and substantive analysis on setting, characters, sequence, back story, dialogue, plot and resolution. This will be accompanied by a mechanical editing analysis with suggestions for next steps.

*This service does not include a manuscript import

$399.00 Details
Content Editing

In addition to Premium Copyediting, your editor provides you with advice concerning the overall structure of the book. For fiction, this would include plot & character development. For non-fiction, this includes fact-checking and chapter order and structure.

Your quote will be determined by the complexity of the text, the editor's assessment of how much revision is necessary, and how many half-hour consultation calls required.

*This service does not include a manuscript import

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Cover Design
Name Description Price
Custom PLUS Cover Design

Everything in the Custom Cover Design, plus:


  • An additional cover design to choose from
  • An additional revision cycle

$599.00
Premium Cover Design

Everything included in the Custom PLUS Cover Design plus:

  • A third cover option to choose from
  • Three revision cycles

$899.00
Custom Cover Design

Professionally designed cover using stock images or author provided images. One cover design created based on the author's recommendations and industry standard design elements.

  • One revision cycle
  • Front and back cover designs
  • Solid color spine with title, author name, and imprint logo

$299.00
Custom Cover Spine

Upgrade from a solid-color spine to a wraparound image. Design elements can continue from front cover to back uninterrupted. Available for purchase as an add-on to any cover design service.

$50.00
Promotion & Marketing
Name Description Price
Targeted Press Release

Let the world know about your book! We'll draft a custom press release for your book and distribute to the widest audience possible while considering your industry and geographical location.

$599.00
Marketplace Showcase

One week of a standard marketing campaign for a single book in the marketplace. The goal is to drive readers to the selected book. A review of the book for marketing will be done before the campaign launches. Recommendations will be given on what to change for marketing during a scheduled conference call with a marketing expert. 10% discount on any recommended Author Service. A report will be provided at the end showing the results of the marketing campaign.

$75.00
Website & Blog Creation

Our website specialists will create you a custom website and blog to interact with your growing fan-base. Be sure to share this on your social media pages and keep the link on your email signature for best results.


$669.00
Premium Marketing Kit

Never run out of marketing materials! Create a following with 250 business cards, bookmarks, sell sheets and postcards, 20 posters, and an electronic sell sheet.

$679.00
Ultimate Event Marketing Kit

Wow booksellers and potential buyers at once with this package perfect for your next signing or event. 100 business cards, 100 bookmarks or postcards, a custom 6 foot banner, with a stand, a bookstand to display your new book and a personalized pen to start signing.

$449.00
Custom Marketing Kit

A hybrid of virtual and print marketing, custom built for your book. Includes 100 business cards and bookmarks, 10 posters and a digital sell sheet.

$279.00
Publisher Accounts
Name Description Price
Small Publisher Custom Imprint Setup

Custom Imprint

$599.99
Publishing & Distribution
Name Description Price
Private Distribution

Published Privately only. (Great way to proofread your printed book before distributing it publicly!)

$9.99
Marketplace Distribution

Published to Marketplace only.

$9.99
Add a Year of Wide Distribution

Our standard wide distribution lasts three years. Add an additional year of distribution, or more.

$19.00 Details
Wide Distribution Metadata Update

For Books or eBooks published with the Wide Distribution Service. FastPencil will manually update the title's metadata, as requested.

$49.00
Wide Distribution (One Format)

Your print or eBook published globally to our Wide Distribution Network

$249.00
Wide Distribution (Two Formats)

Your print and eBook published globally to our Wide Distribution Network

$299.00
Library of Congress Control Number Acquisition & Copyright Registration

We'll handle the many details of acquiring a Library of Congress Control Number and registering your book with the Copyright office.

$299.00