There are 5 reasons for republishing a book:
- The rights to publish have reverted to the author or author’s estate.
- The publisher has gone out of business.
- The author and publisher wish to part ways.
- The author wants to release a new edition or change the cover.
- The author wishes to establish their own publishing imprint and republish their book(s) under this new imprint.
How much does it cost to republish a book?
Depending on the copyrights you have secured (e.g. the cover, the book itself, any images), the costs to republish a book fall within ranges.
This is because some publishers will give or sell you the files they used for publishing which makes our job much easier. Or you may already be in possession of the files (Word, InDesign, a PDF).
If you don’t have the necessary files, we need to buy and scan a copy of a printed book to create a Word file. This file is then updated—corrections made, material added/deleted—and it is proofed before we begin the standard book layout and design process.
- Reuse or create and book cover: $0 to $800
- Update an existing file used for printing the book, or create a new file: $200 to $2500
- Update an existing eBook file or create new files: $200 to $750
- Setup and manage online retail store distribution including SEO for your book on Amazon: $200 to $1050
- Work with the client to establish a new imprint and complete a book’s registration: $180
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We work to retain your book’s Amazon customer reviews
Whenever possible we manage the process of republishing your book to retain your book’s highly valuable Amazon customer book reviews. There is no official Amazon policy in this regard but the steps we follow to unpublish and republish have been successful for many other books.
AuthorImprints client profiles: a few of our republished book projects
These 4 client profiles are representative of the type and scope of our republishing projects. Each is a little different so complete the contact form below with the requested information for a quote or feedback about your project.
Leslie Lehr, 2 eBooks: rights reversion for 66 Laps and Wife Goes On. We established Leslie’s self-publishing imprint, created the necessary files, and managed online retail store distribution. We also manage period online sales.
Michael Gavin, paperback and eBook: Michael secured the rights to republish Able & Equal from one of the two authors (one author was deceased; Michael wrote the foreword). We established the new publishing imprint, created the necessary publishing files and managed online retail store distribution. The original publishing files were lost so we acquired a copy of the printed book and scanned it into a Word file for Michael to update as a third edition.
Megan Skinner, 3 books in paperback and eBook: Megan got back the rights to her three books so she could republish under her own imprint which gave her more control over marketing and 100 percent of royalties. The files for Essence of the Tarot, Compass and Essence of Tarot Journal and Coloring Book needed just a few pages updated (title, copyright, about the author). Once updated, we established her imprint and managed online retail store distribution.
How can we help? A checklist of what to send us for a quote:
- Need a republishing quote? Scroll down.
- Need advice? Schedule a paid consult. 50% of the cost is deducted from your republishing project when you hire us to manage it for you.
Complete the contact form below and enter these 3 details into the box that says: How can we help you?
- Tell us the name of the book and if possible, a link to it on Amazon.
- Tell us if you have files. Usually these are a PDF, Word files, InDesign, EPUB, Mobi or similar.
- Include a brief note about the help you need.
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