What's the cost?

This is the most common question authors want answered. (And for good reason!) But while we can't give you an exact number until we chat, we can give you an estimate of what it will cost.

See the breakdown of the publishing costs compared to self-publishing your book below to learn more.

Option 1 - Self Publish Your Book

Self-Publishing Your Book - Cost Breakdown.

Costs of Self-Publishing a Children's Book

Here's what you can expect to spend if you were to purchase each item yourself -

  • Take a children's book writing course - $300
  • Hire a development editor for line edits - $500
  • Hire a copyeditor for final proofing - $120
  • Hire an illustrator - $2000
  • Hire a book designer - $1500
  • Purchase ISBN + Barcode - $320
  • Purchase an advance run of 500 books - $3000
  • Order a sample copy - $25
  • Purchase a marketing course - $500
  • Hire a graphic designer to create marketing assets - $1500
  • Book a marketing consultation for launch - $300

TOTAL COST - $10,065

Option 2 - Work with a Publisher

Working with us - Cost breakdown

The cost of publishing a children's book

Here's what an average picture book costs if you were to work with us -

  • Work with an award-winning writing coach, big-5 editor, & copyediting team to edit your book - $1500
  • Work with a big-5 art director, professional book designer, & trained children's book illustrator - $3500
  • Receive 500 hardcover copies of your book plus have 250 more added to online distribution - $3750
  • Get access to a marketing course, have custom graphics created for you, and receive 3 one-on-one marketing coaching sessions - $1250

TOTAL COST - $10,000

I thought I could self-publish because I'd seen people doing it all the time. Then I realized it's so complicated and overwhelming! I wanted to do it right so when I found BiblioKid Publishing, I knew this was exactly where I wanted to be.

— Dina Rock, BiblioKid Author of Ezra's Invisible Backpack

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