Services

Mercurial Ink Publishing provides a number of services to authors seeking to improve the quality of their novels and enhance sales. All work is done in-house, which gives us the ability to maintain the highest standards of quality control for our authors.

We offer two types of publishing methods, and each has its own benefits:
  • Traditional
  • Independent
With Mercurial Ink's traditional publishing, you will be provided editorial services, book formatting services and cover art creation at no cost to you. You, as the author, will receive a percentage of the profits from the sales of your book. You and your book will also be listed on Mercurial Ink's website and be promoted alongside other books in Mercurial Ink's lineup of novels. This is a good choice for authors that wish to be traditionally published, and may not have the initial capital to invest in their own book development and marketing.

If you choose to publish as an independent author you will retain all profits from your book, however you will be charged fees for any services you choose to utilize. Mercurial Ink Publishing will also not list your book among its lineup of novels, nor its list of published authors. This is a good choice for the author who has more startup capital to spend on book development and marketing, and is seeking to retain the rights and profits from the sale of their novel.

Mercurial Ink Publishing, at its discretion, may choose not to add you as a traditionally published author based on the perceived potential sales of your novel. In this case, Mercurial Ink Publishing may still be willing to assist you as an independent author, providing you with editorial, book formatting services and cover art creation for a fee. Please note that if Mercurial Ink Publishing does not choose to provide you with traditional publishing services, it is not necessarily indicative of the quality of your work. Some genres outperform others, and we try to invest in books that have the potential for a large readership.

Prices

COPY EDITING (Word document or similar only)
Checking a copy for spelling, capitalization, punctuation, verb tenses and other grammatical errors. Checking continuity, sentence structure paragraph length, word choices, missed words, etc.
Fiction $25/hour
Non-Fiction $25/hour


CONTENT EDITING - (Developmental Editing - Word document or similar only)
Checking content for factual errors, contradictions, and inconsistencies. For example discrepancies in the plot, character, or dialogue.
Fiction $35/hour
Non-Fiction $50/hour


PROOFREADING (Printed hard copy or PDF document only)
Checking a copy for spelling, capitalization, punctuation, verb tenses and other grammatical errors. Checking continuity, sentence structure, paragraph length, word choices, missed words, etc.
Fiction $20/hour
Non-Fiction $20/hour


COMBINATION COPY EDITING AND CONTENT EDITING (Word document or similar only)
Fiction $50/hour
Non-Fiction $65/hour


COVER ART
EBook cover only: $150
Paperback and eBook cover: $200


Please note that the fees listed above are meant as a guideline and as such are negotiable by project and required deadline. We at Mercurial Ink Publishing and Editing House are willing to work with the author’s needs and means. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs to negotiate a price.

You may find a sample of our author/editor agreement here.