A Variety of options

You have a book you'd like to get published. You'd like to understand the process, how long it takes and how much it's going to cost. Maybe you'd like some help designing the cover. Perhaps you'd even like someone to proof or to edit the book, or even to turn your typewritten or handwritten manuscript into a printable file. Your book may already be published as an e-book and you'd like to turn it into print version. By clicking on the links below you'll find some basic options available to you with clear answers to your questions and simple directions for getting started. At Empower we understand no two books or authors are alike. Our goal is to help you get your work into print quickly, affordably and just the way you want it.

I have a manuscript I'd like to publish as a print and digital book.

My book is ready and I want it published both as a print and e-book . Click the link  below 

I'd like my e-book turned into a print book

My book is already published digitally and I'd like to have print copies of it to sell and give as gifts. Click the link below.

My book is written, but not on a computer.

I have a typewritten or a handwritten manuscript, but I'd still like to see if it's possible to turn it into a print and/or e-book. Click the link below

My book is pretty much ready, but I could use some help.

I might need a proof reader or an editor. I might need someone to create illustrations for it or to design a special cover. Click the link below.

My book is ready to go; how much will it cost me to make it available as a print and as a digital book?

For $245, Empower will take a digital manuscript (one that can be emailed or shipped on a thumb drive or CD) and turn it into professional quality, trade size paperback book (5.5 x 8.5) in a maximum of four weeks. This price includes setting the book up for sale on Amazon, on Kindle and all other digital platforms, in our on-line bookstore. Included in the cost are 4 complimentary copies of the book. Additional copies can be purchased very economically. Discounts are given if you have a series of books you'd like us to help you publish

What Am I getting for my money?

Included are:

  • Professionally formatting the text
  • Assigning an unique ISBN number
  • Designing a cover to suit the author's specifications or with a provided image
  • PDF proofs provided during the process and a print proof provided before the book goes to press
  • 4 complimentary print copies
  • Posting the book for sale on Amazon, all e-book platforms and Empower's on-line bookstore

I already have an e-book, what would it cost to make a print version?

For $195, Empower will take your e-book and turn it into professional quality, trade size paperback book (5.5 x 8.5) in a maximum of four weeks. The wording of your text will not be altered in any way, though we will make sure that the print version is completely profession in every respect. This price includes setting the book up for sale on Amazon in our on-line bookstore. Your book's current sales platforms will not be interrupted, altered or compromised in any way. You'll receive 4 complimentary copies of the book. Additional copies can be purchased very economically.

WHAT AM I GETTING FOR MY MONEY?

Included are:

  • Professional reformatting the text to make the manuscript print ready 
  • Designing a back cover according to the author's specifications so as to complement the extant front cover
  • PDF proofs provided during the process and a print proof provided before the book goes to press
  • 4 complimentary print copies
  • Posting the book for sale on Amazon, and Empower's on-line bookstore
  • Verifying that the current e-book is available for all digital book platforms

My book is written, but it's not on a computer. can I still get it published?

Empower is able to take typewritten or even handwritten manuscripts and turn them into print and digital books. It's important to note that creating a printable book from a manuscript that is not on a computer requires additional time and expense. The end result, however, is a book that is every bit as attractive, lasting and professional in its appearance as any of the other books we publish. The author should expect an additional one week in completion time for a typewritten book (meaning five weeks until the book is widely available. The author should expect to add two weeks in completion time for a handwritten book. At this time Empower does not offer the service of creating print/digital books from audio books.

Just how much extra expense am I looking at?

Here's how to figure the expense of publishing a book with Empower that is not yet on a computer file:

  • Scanning clean typewritten pages adds $.50 a page (sometimes typed pages are faded or corrected by hand, making it difficult to scan them and adding slightly to the cost)
  • Legible handwritten pages add $1.50 a page to the cost of the book
  • To calculate the cost of your book, add the scanning or typing cost to the $245 base price of a print/digital book. So a 150 page handwritten book will cost $245 + $150 = $470; a 150 page typewritten book will cost $245 + $75 = $320

The writing part is pretty much done, but I need some specialized help and I'm not sure where to turn

Perhaps you've written a children's book and you need to find an illustrator. Perhaps you really need a professional person to edit your manuscript, or just to proof read it. Perhaps you have an idea for a very special cover illustration, but you don't know an illustration who can create it--or those artists you've spoken are asking exorbitant prices. How can you deal with these special needs and still get your book published promptly and affordably? Empower's priority is to make it possible for authors to get their books in print. Therefore we work with numerous helpers--on and off our staff--who can assist authors as they get their books ready for publication.

How can empower help me with these special issues?

Empower can help authors who need editors, proof readers, graphic designers and illustrators in several ways.

  • Empower has editors, proof readers and designers on its staff; prices for these services are fixed and intended to be economical, so that the costs will not prohibit the author from continuing the publishing process. For instance, full editing of a 50,000 word manuscript is $300. A full list of services and cost is available upon request
  • If Empower does not have staff members to accomplish certain needs (for example, children's book illustrators), we maintain a list of qualified, proven individuals with whom we can put authors in contact

first steps of the process

If you would like to have Empower assist you in publishing your book, the best way to proceed is to contact us by emailing empowerpublishing2015@gmail.com. You can also text us at 336 918 0108 or message us on Facebook at Empower Publishing. Just give us your contact information and tell us how we can help. We'll be delighted to send you templates of our publishing contracts to examine, to give you a quote on any special services you might like, or to draw up a contract and get started. Remember that, once we have signed together and we have your files, your book will be available to the world in a maximum of four weeks.