What's the cost?

This is the most common question authors want answered. (And for good reason!) But we also know that not every author is looking for the same services, which is why we have 4 different publishing service options to choose from. See the breakdown below.

Complete Editing Services - $3,500

Before a book can be published, it first needs to be the BEST book it can be. Which is why we use our over 30+ years of traditional publishing experience to help you.

As part of your complete editing package, your story will be edited by our experienced, award-winning editing team using our signature BiblioKid 5-step editing process. (Because children's books need to be edited by someone who knows how to write a children's book.)

As an author with BiblioKid, you'll receive -

  • A Full Plot Analysis of Your Story
  • Developmental Edits (Includes detailed editorial letter to discuss character, plot, issues to consider, and so much more.)
  • Line Edits (At least 2-3 rounds to help tighten your sentences to be suitable for your target reader audience.)
  • Copy Edits (Includes a pagination of your story to give to an illustrator.)
  • And a Final Proof that reads to print

I love how I've been able to bring my story to life. And how my own input and rewrites - under Brooke's tutelage - have made the story better! Of course, Brooke and team are stellar editors and creatives so I really feel good about this stage and the book we're creating together.

— Shel Curry, BiblioKid Author of The Bedtime Story Race

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Complete Book Design Services - $4,500

In children's books, the art is just as important as the text. Which is why we offer each of our BiblioKid authors the option to work with our award-winning design team to create the final files to be printed.

We will help you find the right illustrator for your book or you can bring your own. Then we will take your story through the book design process.

This includes -

  • Illustrator Contract
  • Character Design Approval
  • Full Dummy Sketch Review
  • Full-Color Illustration
  • Completed PDF Print-Ready Files (We lay and help choose the font for you)
  • And Final File Approval
  • Delivery of Print-Ready Files (Including Front/Back cover with spine, individual printer files with bleed, dual-page interior files for eBook creation, and zip folder of fonts.)

Full Print & Distribution Services - $4,000

Once the final files are approved, your book is ready to be launched into the world! This is an exciting time and one that's available to you to use for printing and distribution.

When you choose this option, it includes -

  • Production of Both an eBook and Hardcover Children's Book
  • ISBN and Barcode for Print
  • eBook ISBN
  • Registration for an LCCN (Library of Congress Number)
  • Initial Print Run of 500 Books -- 275 of which are delivered to the author for resale
  • Global Online and In-Store Retail Distribution to the US & Canada
  • Leveling with both F&P and Lexile for expanded school distribution
  • Option for Author to Purchase Additional On-Hand Books for Resale

**Note - Option not available for non-US-based authors. All authors who choose this option receive 50% net-receipt royalty earnings and the option to purchase wholesale books for 100% resale earnings.

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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Complete Marketing Services - $3,500

It’s our mission to ensure you have the most successful book possible and to help give you confidence in your ability to sell your book.

To do this, we provide each author with -

  • Professionally Written Back Cover + Full Description Book Copy with Keyword Optimization to Help Increase Searchability
  • Access to Kidlit Launch School - an introductory course that teaches about using social media for marketing, scheduling author visits, setting up an author website, planning your day of launch and so much more!
  • A package of social media graphics to use before, during, & after your launch
  • Email scripts to send to bookstores, reviewers, & to help you build a launch team.
  • A personalized launch strategy with key steps & dates for you to complete
  • Three One-on-one calls with our marketing team before & after your launch to set action plans to help you sell your book.

Along with all your assets, we'll also help with -

  • Auditing your Amazon listing for keywords & SEO optimization
  • Submit your book for a Story Monsters award to help it get more exposure
  • Share & post on social media to help promote you and your book to all our channels
  • Run co-op digital advertising on Amazon
  • Ship books to an influencer list of up to 10 people you've provided for us
  • Share any additional award and advertising opportunities throughout the year when applicable
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Make this the year you publish your book!