How much does it cost to self-publish a book in India?
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Have you ever wondered your next steps once your manuscript is ready or how to go about getting it published? This tends to be a million-dollar question haunting all authors looking to publish their book(s) in India! Every author tends to approach a publishing house for this purpose, but hold on now for just a minute . . . have you ever considered self-publishing your book?
You know, self-publishing is your trump card. It has high royalty rates, a swift publishing process, and gives you an edge over traditional publishing, because depending on your agreement with a traditional publisher, you may not be allowed to retain full copyright, plus your manuscript may not get its fair share of recognition.
How Do You Self-Publish a Book in India, and How Much Will It Cost?
Did you know that E. L. James self-published her now well-known book Fifty Shades of Grey, a book that needs no formal introduction? All self-publishing companies have a hierarchical system of publishing packages that differ among each other in the services and features they have to offer. To self-publish a book in India, you, the author, must choose the publishing package that best suits your publishing goals and fits your budget.
The basic package price ranges from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 25,000, plus GST. The standard features in this package are the black-and-white interior type with a revision facility of ten corrections in one round. A paperback cover type and a sample cover design is included. You also get a social media post and ten free copies (in black-and-white) of your book. Authors can also opt for add-on services later if they so desire. This is a very good package for authors who want to pursue low-budget publishing plans. AVENIR package by BUUKS can fetch you the same features within the same price range.
With this package, you not only get all the features of the basic package but also more perks: an extra social media post and around twenty free copies of your book. This package will cost you from Rs. 32,000 to Rs. 40,000, plus GST. Some self-publishing companies also facilitate e-book conversions under this package. BUUKS has a similar package with almost the same features and price range named as TIMES.
A Slightly Advanced Package
This package usually provides for a full-color interior type. Both cover types, hardcover, and paperback are included. The package price ranges from around Rs. 42,000 to Rs. 55,000, plus GST. With this package, you get all the features of the basic and middle-level packages, but instead of 10–20 black-and-white copies, you receive five color copies of the printed book. HELVETICA package by BUUKS is well suited for those wanting to have these features and within the same price range.
Basic-Level Marketing Package
This is a preeminent package for new authors who desire to showcase their writing skills. Under this package, you get two rounds of interior revision (10 + 20 corrections) and a paperback cover type. Three social media posts are included, as well. The price usually ranges from Rs. 57,000 to Rs. 75,000, plus GST. For these features, you can opt for the BASKERVILLE package of BUUKS.
Package with Extra Cover Design and Copy Editing Features
This is an advanced package and includes an extra cover design sample and a total of four social media posts. One of the most lucrative features under this package is the provision for copy editing up to 15,000 words. With slight differences in the features notwithstanding, this package generally costs from around Rs. 90,000 to over a lakh plus GST. BUUKS’ DANTE package will provide you with these same features.
For the best coverage of all your publishing needs under one umbrella, choose this option. One should always try to opt for the publishing package that not only includes the most publishing-related perks for their book but also caters to their book’s marketing needs. This is a complete package that includes all the features in the abovementioned packages and also features a total of five social media posts. The general price range is somewhere between Rs. 1,45,000 and Rs. 2,00,000, plus GST. Experienced authors should find this package to be a boon that paves their way to continued success in their writing careers. However, first-time authors can also opt for this package if they desire to give their book the best publishing and marketing service money can buy. The GARAMOND package of BUUKS is a complete package that covers all your publishing needs and book marketing solutions.
To know more about our various publishing packages, please visit BUUKS Self-Publishing Packages. To talk directly to our self-publishing specialist, call us at 044-4992-1727, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The prices and package names are generic and usually tend to vary from company to company.