Below are the simple figures to publishing a book. On the following pages, you will see more cost figures that an Author needs to take into consideration as they choose to self publish or do a hybrid publishing arrangement.  All figures are based on an annual survey taken by Texas Authors, Inc., by its membership.  These figures reflex the 2017 Survey Results.

Author Cost 

             
Based on a 350 page paperback book - B&W only        
                 
Avg Number of books sold per year by Texas Authors is 587      
Avg Retail price per paperback is $15.67 by Texas Author        
Total Avg per author in income with one book based on above figures:   $ 9,198.29  
                 
Creation of the Book Base Prices            
Cover Design       Low   Medium   High
Editorial       350   925   1500
Proof Reading     350   550   750
Layout Design     300   900   1500
Book Print Cost Each     2   3   4
   Total        $ 1,002   $ 2,378   $ 3,754
                 
Total Cost Avg for 587 Books    $   2,174.00    $   4,136.00    $   6,098.00
Sales Based on 587 @ 15.67 E    $   9,198.00    $   9,198.00    $   9,198.00
P/L        $   7,024.00    $    5,062.00    $   3,100.00
                 
                 
Shipping Costs   3 E  $   1,761.00 5.1 E  $   2,994.00 7.2 E  $   4,226.00
Packaging of Internet Book Sales    $                0 1  E $   587.00  2 E  $   1,174.00
         $   1,761.00    $   3,581.00    $   5,400.00
P/L       $5,263.00   $ 1,481.00   -$2,300.00

 

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