Frustrated by the technical details of self-publishing?  In a hurry?  Then find out about our book publishing services for those in Australia.

Publishing Services for the writer:

  • Developmental, Line and Copy Editing
  • Writing Coaching

Self-Publishing Coaching for novice authors includes:

  • How to publish (IngramSpark or Amazon or Blurb)
  • How to make an ebook
  • Where to get an ISBN / what to say
  • Uploading titles to Print-on-Demand correctly
  • How to claim the US tax exemption (5% withholding tax only)
  • Library suppliers information – will get you minimum sales
  • Copyright/quoting info – keep your book legal
  • Niche book marketing info
  • Amazon listing versus selling your own Book

Place your book with an experienced Editor, who has 15 years of writing and editing experience and University qualifications in communications.

The Fee for Self-Publishing Coaching is $280 (information on above as needed) or $75 per hour. Tax is not payable.

Our coaching helps with services to get your book on the road.

Note:   Each version of the book needs its own ISBN (international standard book number), e.g. paperback, hardback, ePub.
Line or Copy editing
$65 an hour
  • Line editing looks at language and communication of your message. Our editing packs a punch, with sub-heading suggestions, paragraph flow correction, less repetition, topic sentence suggestions, and consistent voice. This might take 17 - 23 hours per short book (25,000 words).
  • Copy editing is thorough editing for spelling, grammar, consistency, word choice, and punctuation. This might take 14 - 20 hours per short book.
  • Developmental editing suits a newer writer who is struggling with structure and theme. It looks at the text from a broader perspective. Suggestions will help you get the core message out, cut out any waffle, add an introduction if needed, and lots more. Our writing coaching is fairly similar, but with discussions at any point in the early development of your work... plus it will keep you motivated. $1200 over six months or $65 per hour for piece work.
Website Copywriting

Under Power of Words, I can take a brief to understand your market, then research and write copy for your website. Please enquire with some details about page length and industry for a rough price guide or quote. The copy is then amended by you (twice) and proofread by our proofreader once online.

eBook/Lead Magnet Writing

This kind of eBook is only for your website — offered free of charge to visitors to encourage an email sign-up. Started? We can take a look at your outline and create content that resonates with your niche audience. As well, we edit, do design/layout and get a proofreader to check the final PDF. Ask for a price guide.

Power of Words (ABN 80 544 508 158) is not registered for GST. Rates are valid as at January 2018, and hourly rates are subject to change. We usually accept a 33% deposit to start (invoiced).

Mentoring Packages are inclusive of either emails or phone calls and do not include (unless quoting directly) an onsite meeting. Further mentoring over allotted time is billed at $75 per hour; time to be agreed in advance. Editing rates for small jobs are billed at $70 per hour.

We do not have arrangements with any Assisted Publishers, nor any printers, so you can get some unbiased advice. Referral of book cover enquiries go to a good freelance designer.