Alana Davies


alanadavies.com

Publishing

As well as writing books, I publish them, for friends and family, and for others as a commercial enterprise. 

Self-Publishing & Editing Services

So you've written your novel, your book of poems, or your collection of short stories, and you want to see it in print. With a glossy cover and all the blurb about you. Of course you do.


Getting a book published through a reputable publisher can be something of a minefield. It's what most new or would-be writers want, but few, if any, publishers will accept your manuscript directly, and most will advise you to go through an agent. And that's often the right thing to do, although it can take time.


But what if you simply want to have your work printed for yourself? Your family? Friends? Colleagues? What if you don't want to make the changes that an agent, or a publisher, may insist on?


I decided to self-publish the book my husband had written. It was something he had worked on some years previously and it seemed a shame that there was no permanent record of all his work, apart from some yellowing sheets of paper. 


Once that was done, I published the novel I had spent a year writing. It took time, but I managed to navigate my way through it. And now I feel I can help other people to publish their works too. Anyone can do it themselves, of course. But if you don't have the time, or the patience; if you want someone else to proof-read and edit your work, then I can help.


I can format it for you, use the cover picture of your choice or find one for you; I will send you proof copies until you are satisfied with it. Then I will publish it under the name Awduresau Publishing via Kindle Direct Publishing, where your book will be made available for sale on the Amazon website at a price of your choice*. You will receive royalties through me. If you wish your work to be offered as an eBook through Kindle, I can do that too, with no extra charge.


* A minimum price will be set be Amazon


My fees are listed below.

If you'd like to see examples of our recently-published books, you can follow the links below on our Writing page.

These are the services we offer.

1. Publish As Received: Here, we take your manuscript just as you send it to us, along with any title, blurb and cover picture, and we publish it. It's all in your hands. Of course, we will send you a printed proof copy for you to approve before the final publication. If you want to make changes at that point, we can do that, providing they are within the 'publish as received' package. We would make a small charge for further proof copies. *


2. Proofread & Amend: We will proofread your manuscript for spelling and grammatical errors, and send you a suggested amended version for your approval. You will need to check the amended version carefully, as some writing, especially dialogue, may be colloquial, idiomatic, slang etc, and we will rely on you to tell us this. You may not wish to accept the amended version, and that is entirely your choice.


3. Critique & Edit: We can give you a professional assessment of your piece of work, and suggest changes you may wish to make. However, we are human and your preferences may not be ours, so our comments are given purely in an advisory capacity.


4. Critique, Proofread & Edit: We can give you a professional assessment of your piece of work, and suggest changes you may wish to make, as above in 'Critique & Edit'. We will also proofread your manuscript for spelling and grammatical errors, and send you a suggested amended version for your approval. (See 'Proofread & Amend' above for details on this.) You may not wish to accept the amended version, and that is entirely your choice.


5. Cover design: We can offer you a choice of photographs, and designs from which you may choose a cover. Alternatively we will use a picture you send us, providing it is suitable.


The following are included in all packages:

Formatting: we will arrange and format your text to ensure the best layout on the page.

Essential Services: These will be included in all packages offered. They are: ISBN and barcode creation, copyright page creation, blurb creation (based on information you provide).

Proof copies sent by post, with no postage charge within the UK. 

Take your pick of the packages we offer:

PACKAGE A: PUBLISH AS RECEIVED

  • Essential Services
  • Formatting
  • Free proof copy
  • Publish
  • Ref: A/1 FEP


PACKAGE B: PROOF-READ & AMEND

  • Essential Services
  • Formatting
  • Free proof copy; up to 3 if required
  • Publish
  • Ref: B/2FEP


PACKAGE B+: PROOFREAD & AMEND + COVER

  • As B above, but with Cover Design
  • Ref: B+/25FEP


PACKAGE C: CRITIQUE & EDIT

  • Essential Services
  • Formatting
  • Free proof copy; up to 3 if required
  • Publish
  • Ref: C/3FEP
PACKAGE C+ : CRITIQUE & EDIT + COVER

  • As C above, but with Cover Design
  • Ref: C/35FEP


PACKAGE D: CRITIQUE, PROOFREAD & EDIT

  • Essential Services
  • Formatting
  • Free proof copy; up to 3 if required
  • Publish
  • Ref: D/4FEP


PACKAGE D: CRITIGUE, PROOFREAD & EDIT + COVER

  • D+ Critique, Proofread & Edit + Cover
  • As D above, but with Cover Design
  • Ref: D+/45FEP

FEES & CHARGES


Package A

A: Publish as Received

Essential Services

Formatting

Free proof copy

Publish


Ref: A/1 FEP


£100 + £2 per 1,000 words

Additional Proof Copies:

£7 per copy

Packages B and B+

B: Proofread & Amend

Essential Services

Formatting

Free proof copy; up to 3 if required

Publish

Ref: B/2FEP

£250+ £5 per 1,000 words

B+ Proofread & Amend + Cover

As B above, but with Cover Design

Ref: B+/25FEP

£300 + £5 per 1,000 words

Packages C and C+

C: Critique & Edit

Essential Services

Formatting

Free proof copy; up to 3 if required

Publish

Ref: C/3FEP

£300 + £10 per 1,000 words

C.+ Critique & Edit + Cover

As C above, but with Cover Design

Ref: C/35FEP

£350 + £10 per 1,000 words

Packages D and D+

D. Critique, Proofread & Edit

Essential Services

Formatting

Free proof copy; up to 3 if required

Publish

Ref: D/4FEP

£350 + £15 per 1,000 words

D+ Critique, Proofread & Edit + Cover

As D above, but with Cover Design

Ref: D+/45FEP

£340+ £15 per 1,000 words