Sample Book Budget.xlsx
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Space Hippos Budget
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Developmental Costs
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Editorial625.00
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Copyediting250.00
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Proofreading100.00
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Photographs/Illustrations0.00
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Permissions Fees0.00
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Total Developmental Costs975.00
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Design Costs
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Typesetting and Layout500.00
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Interior Design (e.g. custom graphics for chapter headings)30.00
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eBook Formatting125.00
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Cover Design (print and digital)410.00
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Total Design Costs1,065.00
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Production Costs
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ISBN125.00
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Copyright Registration35.00
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Print Setup49.00
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Print Proof40.00
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Per-Book Cost*12.82
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Total Production Costs (excluding per-book cost)249.00
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Marketing Costs
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Advance Reading Copies200.00
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Bookmarks75.00
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BookBub Promotion630.00
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Goodreads Ads100.00
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Facebook Ads150.00
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Google Adwords250.00
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Marketing Assistant1,500.00
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Total Marketing Costs2,905.00
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TOTAL BOOK COSTS5,194.00
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*Note: Most indie authors won't actually be paying the per-book cost out of pocket; it's deducted from the money the print-on-demand company sends to you. But it's good to list this in your budget so you can compare companies' costs if you want to shop around!
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