How Expensive is Publishing


Check out this post from the Plaisted Publishing House blog on the cost of publishing.

Plaisted Publishing House

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.

My rate…

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