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  • The Bronze publishing package offers everything an author needs to get their book launched. It includes the following features:

    BOOK COVER

    • Full book cover consultancy and design
    • Following consultancy, 2 cover designs, with full work-up and revisions until you are satisfied
    • PDF cover file for final approval

    MANUSCRIPT

    • Review of manuscript for possible editing / proofing issues (services sold separately, if required)
    • Typesetting for print and ebook (MOBI & EPUB) editions
    • B&W text interior (for colour and images, please see our more advanced packages)
    • PDF interior files for proofing
    • 3 complimentary author copies

    TITLE MANAGEMENT & DISTRIBUTION

    • ISBN Assignment
    • Legal deposit to all UK libraries
    • Access to our publishing portal to monitor sales, generate marketing materials and update biblio data
    • Worldwide POD print and eBook distribution (including Amazon, iTunes, Nook, Kobo, Google, etc)

    MARKETING

    • Octavo Author page
    • Membership to exclusive Facebook marketing and promotion group
    • Launch event at our bookshop/cafe/wine bar in Cardiff (we jointly publicise)

    ADDITIONAL COSTS

    Editing and proofreading are not included but are a vital part of having your book professionally published. We quote for these separately as each book has different requirements.

    Printing – these packages use print-on-demand services and include the set-up and author copies. If however you want a litho print run then there will be additional costs and we will quote for these separately, once the final size and extent of your book is known. We can give estimates prior to submission of the final manuscript.


  • The Silver publishing package is an enhanced package that includes extra marketing support to help generate sales. It includes the following:

    BOOK COVER

    • Full book cover consultancy and design
    • Following consultancy, 2 cover designs, with fill work-up and revisions until you are satisfied
    • PDF cover file for final approval

    MANUSCRIPT

    • Review of manuscript for possible editing / proofing issues (services sold separately, if required)
    • Typesetting for print and ebook (MOBI & EPUB) editions
    • Up to 5 image insertions
    • B&W  interior
    • PDF interior files for proofing
    • 10 complimentary author copies

    TITLE MANAGEMENT & DISTRIBUTION

    • ISBN Assignment
    • Legal deposit to all UK libraries
    • Access to our publishing portal to monitor sales, generate marketing materials and update biblio data
    • Worldwide POD print and eBook distribution (including Amazon, iTunes, Nook, Kobo, Google, etc)

    MARKETING

    • Octavo Author page
    • Social Media Marketing Guide
    • Membership to exclusive Facebook marketing and promotion group
    • 30 sec promotional video for use on social media
    • Bespoke Facebook and Twitter artwork
    • Facebook campaign setup training
    • Launch event at our bookshop/cafe/wine bar in Cardiff (we jointly publicise)

    ADDITIONAL COSTS

    Editing and proofreading are not included but are a vital part of having your book professionally published. We quote for these separately as each book has different requirements.

    Printing – these packages use print-on-demand services and include the set-up and author copies. If however you want a litho print run then there will be additional costs and we will quote for these separately.

     


    Silver Publishing Package by: £1,999.00
  • The Gold publishing package is a premium package with some important added benefits. It includes the following:

    BOOK COVER

    • Full book cover consultancy and design
    • Following consultancy, 2 cover designs, with fill work-up and revisions until you are satisfied
    • PDF cover file for final approval

    MANUSCRIPT

    • Assessment and report of first three chapters of manuscript for possible editing / proofing issues (services sold separately, if required)
    • Typesetting for print and ebook (MOBI & EPUB) editions
    • Up to 20 image insertions
    • B&W or colour  interior, depending on the title
    • PDF interior files for proofing
    • 25 complimentary author copies

    TITLE MANAGEMENT & DISTRIBUTION

    • ISBN Assignment
    • Legal deposit to all UK libraries
    • Access to our publishing portal to monitor sales, generate marketing materials and update biblio data
    • Worldwide POD print and eBook distribution (including Amazon, iTunes, Nook, Kobo, Google, etc)

    MARKETING

    • Octavo Author page
    • Social Media Marketing Guide
    • Membership to exclusive Facebook marketing and promotion group
    • 30 sec promotional video for use on social media
    • Bespoke Facebook and Twitter artwork
    • Facebook campaign setup training
    • Entry in Rights catalogue – book exhibited at London Book Fair and Frankfurt book fair
    • Featured Book of the Month on octavopublishing.com
    • Launch event at our bookshop/cafe/wine bar in Cardiff (we jointly publicise)

    Additional Costs: Editing and proofreading are not included but are a vital part of having your book professionally published. We quote for these separately as each book has different requirements.

    Printing – these packages use print-on-demand services and include the set-up and author copies. If however you want a litho print run then there will be additional costs and we will quote for these separately.


    Gold Publishing Package by: £2,999.00
  • The Platinum publishing package is ideal for professional speakers and authors who wish to publish fully illustrated or hardback books. It includes the following features:

    • ISBN Assignment
    • Worldwide book and eBook distribution (including Kindle, iTunes, Nook and Kobo)
    • Full professional cover design
    • Typesetting
    • Colour/Illustrated, colour cover files
    • Unlimited Images Insertions or Text treatments
    • Printed interior and covers for proofing
    • 50 complimentary author copies
    • Personalized Octavo Author page
    • Access to the publishing portal to monitor sales, generate marketing materials and update biblio data
    • Legal deposit to all UK libraries
    • Membership to exclusive Facebook marketing and promotion group
    • Social Media Consultant
    • Bespoke Facebook and Twitter artwork and set-up if required
    • Bespoke HD promotional video
    • Featured Author of the Month and Book of the Month slots on Octavo.com
    • Full Manuscript read assessment and report
    • Full page entry in Rights catalogue – book exhibited at London Book Fair and Frankfurt book fair
    • Ads in The Bookseller, Gardners and Bertrams
    • Bespoke author website including domain name and hosting for 2 years

    Additional Costs: Editing and proofreading are not included but are a vital part of having your book professionally published. We quote for these separately as each book has different requirements.

    Printing – these packages use print-on-demand services and include the set-up and author copies. If however you want a litho print run then there will be additional costs and we will quote for these separately.


  • If you are serious about developing your writing career you will relish the opportunity for one to one mentoring with a professional editor.

    This package includes:

    • Assessment and analysis of up to 100 pages of work.
    • A written report
    • Five hours of one to one coaching and advice. This can be scheduled as required and be done either by phone, Skype or Facetime.

    Additional hours can be booked at £55 an hour.


    One to One Mentoring by: £250.00
  • This service offers the opportunity for authors to get a professional critique of the start of their book.

    It can be a very wise investment and save hours of time and effort by helping you to hone your writing and avoid key mistakes. It will also give you the confidence to know if your work has potential and your efforts are going to be worthwhile.

    This package makes an ideal gift for aspiring writers too!

    The package includes:

    • Professional review and assessment of up to 50 pages of work
    • A written report that will cover the style, plot, and quality of writing
    • Advice on errors to avoid as you continue with your writing

    You might also like to consider working with one of our writing coaches over a period of time to help you to stay on track, and get personalised advice. Just get in touch and we can give you more information.


  • This service offers the opportunity to have your complete manuscript reviewed by a professional editor.  While this is not a detailed edit it will provide a comprehensive report about the structure, plot, characters and commercial potential for your work. The feedback can help with honing your work and increase your opportunities of either acquiring an agent, a publishing deal or deciding to invest in becoming an independent author.

    Having ready your report you may wish to take up the opportunity of booking one to one mentoring with the editor at the discounted rate of £45 an hour.


    Full Manuscript Review by: £499.00

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    A Jarful of Moonbeams by: £7.99

    Cleo has always strived for success and enjoys her independence, but, as she loses control of her life, she is about to discover just how tough that can be. Alex hates the crazy idea that she should be uprooted from her home and friends to live with Cleo, her bossy older sister. Teri is desperate for her two daughters to bond but worries that she has left it too late. Love and change are in the air, and the ‘Moondream’ jar that has held their wishes for many years is about to spill shocking secrets. Cleo, Teri and Alex face a summer to remember, and are about to find out what it takes to make their dreams come true.


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    • Academic publishing can be a lengthy process, slowed by internal politics, and fraught with rejection. Do you want to see your work in print?
    • Do you have a dissertation, project proposal, set of articles, or some other academic work that deserves to see the light of day?
    • Do you own full copyright to your work?
    • Are you frustrated by the hoops that you have to jump through to be peer-review published?
    • Do you have a job interview coming up, or an academic application to make, that you’d like to enhance?

    This service is ideal for:

    • Graduates who want to demonstrate their expertise and gain recognition.
    • Academics who want to be in control of the publication of their intellectual property.
    • People who want to disseminate information for any reason.

    This package puts you in total control of your copyright and publishing rights:

    • You chose the selling price – from minimum production cost to whatever retail price you want to set.
    • You receive 75% of nett royalties.
    • Your work is made widely available in print format.
    • You do not have to buy a minimum amount of stock.
    • Your work will remain available for as long as you want.
    • No annual charges, this is a one-off cost.

    What we do for you:

    • Turn your finished work into a format suitable for print.
    • Make it widely available in print format in multiple channels (including, but not limited to, Amazon’s global network).
    • We do not proofread or edit your work, our role is to professionally format, publish, and distribute your work.

    Optional extras:

    • If you want academic editing we can draw upon the experience of a team of experienced editors.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    YOU MUST HOLD COPYRIGHT FOR ALL TEXT, IMAGES, PHOTOS, DIAGRAMS, ETC



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    This service offers the opportunity for authors to get a professional critique of the start of their book.

    It can be a very wise investment and save hours of time and effort by helping you to hone your writing and avoid key mistakes. It will also give you the confidence to know if your work has potential and your efforts are going to be worthwhile.

    This package makes an ideal gift for aspiring writers too!

    The package includes:

    • Professional review and assessment of up to 50 pages of work
    • A written report that will cover the style, plot, and quality of writing
    • Advice on errors to avoid as you continue with your writing

    You might also like to consider working with one of our writing coaches over a period of time to help you to stay on track, and get personalised advice. Just get in touch and we can give you more information.



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    Do you need to write or compile content regularly?

    Perhaps you send out regular newsletters or mailshots, run an eZine, or produce a newsletter, or publish a blog.

    Whatever the reason for needing to write content on a regular basis, many people find it daunting. We are here to help you master this problem.

    This workshop will show you how to:

    • write creative, engaging and fresh content
    • and how to do it regularly
    • and consistently

    During the workshop we’ll be doing practical exercises which will enable you to write real content that you can use the very same day. Regardless of the purpose you write for this workshop will give you the tools to create content.

    You will leave with a practical handbook that will act as a refresher for the techniques we use on the day, and as a blueprint for further methods you can explore after the workshop is over.

    This course isn’t about turning you into a full-time professional copywriter, it’s about helping you to manage the business writing that’s essential in our modern information-driven age, and to make it easy to write large amounts of quality content in focussed sessions. Get a lot done in a short space of time, so you can get on with the many other aspects of your work, and life.

    This highly practical, hands on, 2-hour course is suitable for:

    • Bloggers
    • Business writers
    • Newsletter contributors
    • Creating content for regular contact with customers
    • Regularly posting on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and other social media sites
    • Getting into the habit of writing regular, interesting and varied content
    • Submitting articles to online and offline business publishers
    • Publishing your own content on your website

    Courses run regularly, and if you buy now but you can’t see a date, we’ll arrange a convenient date in the next 6 weeks – even if it’s only you, we’ll still run the workshop!

    Includes a copy of Build Your Own Idea Factory by David Norrington – a reference source for idea generation that you can dip into any time you like.

    We have various dates, just buy now, and we will arrange a date to suit you.



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    If you present to an audience at book signings, networking, fairs, or other events, you’ll need a professionally designed, quality roller banner. Beware of poor design – we can produce a beautiful, eye-catching banner that will get you and your book the attention they deserve.



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    Everyone judges a book by its cover and getting it right is essential. Octavo works with professional designers that know exactly what is right and on trend with the market. They understand the need to target the cover to readers of your genre and know what the booksellers expect and demand. With the right cover your book has the chance to soar so it is worth making an investment and getting it right from the start.

    This package includes:

    • Consultancy to determine the correct style and images for your target market and genre.
    • Two initial design concepts based on your specifications – if you reject them both we’ll do a third one!
    • Unlimited revisions to refine the design of your choice.
    • eBook cover file – front cover only.
    • Full wrap-around cover for your specified size of book for print edition.
    • Use of stock images from our extensive library.
    • You own full copyright on your cover so you can use it on marketing and merchandise as required.

     

     

     

    PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT SUPPLY THE STOCK IMAGES USED IN YOUR COVER AS THIS IS A BREACH OF OUR LICENCE WITH THE LIBRARY. YOU CAN, HOWEVER, PURCHASE A LICENCE OF YOUR OWN, AND WE CAN ASSIST WITH THIS, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE THE STOCK IMAGES IN OTHER PROJECTS OF YOUR OWN.



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    Our standard book cover package includes the use of stock images from an extensive library containing millions of images. However, there will be times when we simply can’t find an image that meets the needs of your cover. This is especially the case for children’s books and YA titles where you may be looking for images of your characters and settings that are unique. It may also be the case for business books where you have a model to explain, or you require specific diagrams.

    We have a bank of talented professional illustrators who can offer bespoke illustrations for your cover. We complete a specification and design, and offer it to appropriate illustrators to see if they are available, can deliver the images on time, and are able to create the image you imagine.

    Copyright of the image belongs to the author, although some artists may request a credit in the book, and the right to use the image for non-commercial portfolio purposes. They may require a financial consideration if you don’t want to allow this. We can help you, if you find copyright confusing or you are unfamiliar with the subject. It need not be daunting once it’s explained.

    This service includes advice, guidance, and liaison with the illustrator of your choice to ensure that the work produced is suitable for your book cover design.



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    These days social media loves videos and animated GIFs (short videos up to 30 seconds). We strongly recommend that you use these as part of your marketing strategy.  Promoting video views on Facebook is incredibly cost effective (typically less than £0.005 per view) and, since a buy-now link can be included at the end, this is a great way to promote your work.

    Short book trailers can have high impact and are best suited to Facebook and Instagram marketing.

    They are supplied as high-definition MP4 files and can be used on all platforms including YouTube. They will also be uploaded to the Octavo social media platforms for wider visibility if required.



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    The Bronze publishing package offers everything an author needs to get their book launched. It includes the following features:

    BOOK COVER

    • Full book cover consultancy and design
    • Following consultancy, 2 cover designs, with full work-up and revisions until you are satisfied
    • PDF cover file for final approval

    MANUSCRIPT

    • Review of manuscript for possible editing / proofing issues (services sold separately, if required)
    • Typesetting for print and ebook (MOBI & EPUB) editions
    • B&W text interior (for colour and images, please see our more advanced packages)
    • PDF interior files for proofing
    • 3 complimentary author copies

    TITLE MANAGEMENT & DISTRIBUTION

    • ISBN Assignment
    • Legal deposit to all UK libraries
    • Access to our publishing portal to monitor sales, generate marketing materials and update biblio data
    • Worldwide POD print and eBook distribution (including Amazon, iTunes, Nook, Kobo, Google, etc)

    MARKETING

    • Octavo Author page
    • Membership to exclusive Facebook marketing and promotion group
    • Launch event at our bookshop/cafe/wine bar in Cardiff (we jointly publicise)

    ADDITIONAL COSTS

    Editing and proofreading are not included but are a vital part of having your book professionally published. We quote for these separately as each book has different requirements.

    Printing – these packages use print-on-demand services and include the set-up and author copies. If however you want a litho print run then there will be additional costs and we will quote for these separately, once the final size and extent of your book is known. We can give estimates prior to submission of the final manuscript.



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    We have spoken to authors at all stages in the book writing process. We know what it’s like to be on your journey – all of our coaches and mentors are published authors with experience of the process of getting from an idea to a finished book.

    This initial consultation session can be undertaken over the phone, on Skype, or in person at our offices in Cardiff. In it you can talk with someone who is knowledgeable, approachable, and understanding of your situation.

    The process is as follows:

    1. We will conduct a short questionnaire with you to identify your specific needs, and what you want to achieve from a consultation.
    2. We match your needs with a suitably experienced coach or mentor, so you can ask questions and discuss ideas with someone who has relevant experience.
    3. We arrange a mutually convenient time for you to meet, either in person or virtually as you prefer.
    4. You send any materials, web links, or other references that will provide background to your conversation at least 2 working days prior.
    5. Your coach or mentor will review your needs in advance.
    6. You meet for 90 minutes for a laser-targeted discussion.

    What happens next?

    For some people this one-off consultation is enough to answer your questions, or to develop an idea.

    For others more coaching may be requested, or there may be a need for additional training or information. If your coach or mentor is unable to immediately answer a question they will follow up with the information you want.