What are the costs?

To give you an idea of what it costs to self-publish with Staging Post, here are a few standard book sizes typical for the fiction, general non-fiction, children’s and cookery/photography genres.

These are intended as estimates only. Please fill in the questionnaire below and contact us for an itemised quotation specific to your book.

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The total costs of creating your book includes:

PRODUCTION SERVICES

These costs are ‘fixed’ for your project as they remain the same irrespective of the number of copies printed.

COPY-EDITING
COVER DESIGN
INTERIOR LAYOUT AND DESIGN
PROOFREADING
E-BOOK CONVERSION (E-PUB)

PRINT SERVICES

Print costs are ‘variable’, as they are dependent on the number of copies you choose to print.

The specifications indicated with each option indicate the inclusions.

ADD TOGETHER THE PRODUCTION COST AND PRINT COST OF THE RELEVANT NUMBER OF COPIES
FOR THE TOTAL PRICE.

FICTION BOOK (Novel)

Cover: Soft, Matt

Size: 212mm x 136mm

Number of Pages: 200

Images: None, Text only

Production Costs: R64 000

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Print Costs

50 COPIES: R3 800

100 COPIES: R5 700

250 COPIES: R12 800

500 COPIES: R22 500

COOKERY/PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOK

Cover: Soft, Glossy

Size: 255mm x 190mm

Number of Pages: 200

Images: Full colour with up to 150 images

With Index and cover flaps

Production Costs: R55 000

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Print Costs

50 COPIES: R6 500

100 COPIES: R11 600

250 COPIES: R28 600

500 COPIES: R53 900

CHILDREN’S BOOK

Cover: Soft, Glossy

Size: 260mm x 190mm

Number of Pages: 32

Images: Full Colour illustrations, one image per page

Production Costs: R30 000

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Print Costs

50 COPIES: R3 600

100 COPIES: R5 700

250 COPIES: R11 900

500 COPIES: R22 300

NON-FICTION BOOK (full-length)

Cover: Soft, Glossy

Size: 235mm x 135mm

Number of Pages: 264 pages with 8 page one full colour image section (Up to 32 images – 4 per page)

Images: Full Colour, four images per page

With Index

Production Costs: R83 000

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Print Costs

50 COPIES: R6 200

100 COPIES: R10 300

250 COPIES: R22 200

500 COPIES: R42 000

NON-FICTION BOOK (pocket-size)

Cover: Soft, Glossy

Size: 235mm x 135mm

Number of Pages: 200 pages – With Index

Production Costs: R41 400

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Print Costs

50 COPIES: R3 800

100 COPIES: R6 200

250 COPIES: R12 200

500 COPIES: R22 500

NOTES:

These prices do not guarantee project costs.

Any variation from the specifications indicated here will result in changes to the cost.

Services not mentioned above are excluded from the cost.

Some services included may be affected by exchange and inflation rates, and can fluctuate without notice. Print costs are only valid for one month.

For the options above which include images or illustrations, the costs are dependent on those being supplied to us in a high-resolution (300 dpi or more) digital format (open InDesign files or JPEG, TIFF or EPS files only). If you are providing hard copy/physical copies of your photographs or illustrations to us, they will be subject to a scanning fee.