Check out this post from the Plaisted Publishing House blog on the cost of publishing.
I get a feeling writers think I am an expensive publisher. This is when I know their knowledge is lacking. They should realise it takes a long time to write a book. It also takes hours to edit, make a book cover, format, print and market a book. Our basic hourly rate for work here in New Zealand is $15.25. The Living wage is $19.20. This means at present I am running my company at a huge loss and I am a business who makes no profit. I do not get a salary. My husband supports me.
I offer a lot of FREE services for writers, authors and clients. I encourage them, chat with them, market them, offer free marketing in a magazine, a yearly free sponsorship, free anthology. This all takes hours of work to accomplish. I enjoy it. I don’t charge for it. I probably should.
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