New Artwork and Publishing Services Rates for 2020

Keyboard and Pen and Markers
I work with both traditional and digital tools.

With 2020 around the corner, it’s time for me to visit my freelancing Artwork and Publishing Services Rates again and adjust things for the New Year.

The following rates will be effective on January 1, 2020. If you book me before January 1, I will honor my old rates so this is a chance to book me now even if your project won’t be ready to go until early in the New Year.

The formula for the list below is Old Rate > New Rate

All rates are in US funds.

Editing (which is a full edit that covers everything from copy editing to proofreading):

Short stories (1,000 – 7,000 words): 1¢ per word > 1.5¢ per word

Novelettes (7,001 – 15,000 words): $250 > $275

Novellas (15,001 – 40,000 words): $325 > $350

Short novels (40,001 – 60,000): $425 > $450

Novels (60,001 – 80,000 words): $500 > $525

Blockbusters (80,001 – 120,000): $625 > $650

Doorstops (120,000+): inquire for quote


Paperback formatting – $200 > $225

eBook formatting – $150 > $175

Paperback and eBook formatting bundle – $325 > $375

Book Cover Design (includes the paperback and eBook files):

Using stock art/photos/art you acquired elsewhere: $275US or $350CAN > $300US or $400CAN

A note on stock photos: I do my best to seek out stock photos that are free for commercial use, however, sometimes the perfect photo needs to be purchased. Responsibility of cost for the purchased photo is the client’s. All proposed purchases are cleared with the client first.

NEW – Using my original art created for the project’s cover (which includes the use of the art plus all the design that goes into a stock photo cover): $500US or $675CAN

NEW – Artwork Commissions

Penciled only: $150 (for up to two figures; additional figures $20 each)

Inked: $200 (for up to two figures; additional figures $30 each)

Colored (digital or traditional media, depending on the piece): $350 (for up to two figures; additional figures $40 each)

Custom Artwork: If your project doesn’t fit the above commission guidelines, inquire anyway and we’ll figure out something that works for both of us.

Thank you. I look forward to working with you.

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