Services & Rates


We understand that every book project is unique. Call us to discuss how we can tailor our service to achieve your publishing goals.

* Note to Publishers and Agents: We offer special services and compensation options not listed below. Please call to inquire.

Ghostwriting

If the packages below exceed your budget, please call us to discuss book coaching or cowriting options.


Features

Premier

Executive

Black Card

Price for Full-Length Book

$40,000–$80,000

$90,000–$175,000

Call to Inquire

Why Choose this Package?

Comprehensive book-writing and publishing navigation services performed by a team of talented industry insiders.

Comprehensive book-writing package with detailed market research, beta testing, and tailored publishing navigation.

With a team of Big-5 publishing executives and bestselling writers, this package offers the highest caliber talent and most data-driven ghostwriting service in the industry.

For exceptional authors who demand the highest level of service and talent in the industry, our Black Card package includes every available amenity.

Limited availability.

Pre-Planning and Research

Yes
Yes
Yes

Intro Questionnaire and Comprehensive Publishing Checklist

Yes
Yes
Yes

Strategy Sessions

• Discuss Author’s Publishing Goals
• Determine the Book’s Positioning
• Establish Tone and Style
• Content and Structure
• Promise to the Reader
• Market Analysis
• Marketing and Promotion
• Publishing Strategy

 

Yes
Yes
Yes

Strategy Session Team

Senior Editor (a former Big-5 and NYT​-bestselling acquisitions editor) and Writer

Executive Editor (a former Big-5 Executive Editor with numerous NYT-​bestselling titles) and Writer

Executive Editor (a former Big-5 Executive Editor with numerous NYT-​bestselling titles) and Writer

Strategy Session Location

Typically at one of our offices or via phone/video conference

Typically at one of our offices or via phone/video conference

Anywhere

90min Strategic Marketing Session + 15-Page Report

Discuss your marketing plan with top book marketers who have launched campaigns for Ray Dalio, Hillary Clinton, Bob Woodward and more.

 

Assess and determine website, platform, and publishing goals
Comprehensive review of full timeline for platform, marketing, launch, and growth work/plan
Content marketing strategy to grow online following
PR and overall marketing plan
Customized monetization model design
Book launch plan including tailored promotional partner strategy
Early development of key marketing assets
Detailed proposal for implementation
No
Yes
Yes

Detailed Book Outline

Yes
Yes
Yes

Coauthor or “with” Credit Options

Yes
Yes
Yes

Ongoing Ghostwriter Interviews

Yes
Yes
Yes

Ongoing Editorial Review

Performed by Senior Editor

Performed by Senior Editor

Performed by Executive Editor and/or Senior Editor

Ghostwriter/Cowriter

Experienced, published, or bestselling writer

Bestselling and/or widely published writer

Any caliber of writer, including #1 ​New York Times bestselling authors

Revisions

Two rounds per section

Three rounds per section

Unlimited

“Cold Read” Final Edit by Second Editor

Yes
Yes
Yes

Free Writer Replacements

One time only

Yes
Yes

Publishing Strategy

Provided by Senior Editor

Provided by Executive Editor

Provided by KAA’s Executive Team and Kevin Anderson

Manuscript Submissions Directly to Hybrid and Self-Pub Options

Yes
Yes
Yes

“Shadowing,” Live-In, or Onsite Research Interviews

Negotiable

Negotiable

Available

Market Research and Comparable Titles Analysis

Performed by Senior Editor

Performed by Executive Editor

Provided by KAA’s Executive Team and Kevin Anderson

Synopsis/Summary

Yes
Yes
Yes

Author Bio for Book Cover and Online Author Pages

Yes
Yes
Yes

Query Letter

Yes
Yes
Yes

List of Agents and Contact Info

(Only when targeting traditional publishers)

Yes
Yes

Not needed

Book Proposal

(Only when targeting traditional publishers)

Mini book proposal

Yes
Yes

Agent Solicitation via KAA’s Extensive Industry Contacts

At KAA’s Discretion

At KAA’s Discretion

Yes

Direct Submission and Agenting Book to Traditional Publishers

At KAA’s Discretion

At KAA’s Discretion

Yes

Introductions to Book Publicists and Book Marketers

Yes
Yes
Yes

Bestseller List Targeting Strategy

No
Yes
Yes

Publishing Contract Review and Consultation

No
Yes
Yes

Publishing and Marketing Strategy with Kevin Anderson

No

Limited

Ongoing

Beta Reader Review

(20+ Readers)

No
Yes
Yes

Revisions Based on Beta Reader Report

No

Limited

Yes

Beta Testing for Book Title

(300+ Readers)

No
No
Yes

Beta Testing for Book Cover

(300+ Readers)

No
No
Yes

Cultural Accuracy Review

No
No
Yes

Cultural Accuracy Revisions

No
No
Yes

Actively Utilize KAA’s Network to Solicit Endorsements, Reviews, Forewords, and Promotional Support

No
No
Yes

Ongoing Management of the Entire Marketing, Publicity, and Publishing Team

No
No
Yes

Publishing Industry Navigation

For two years

For two years

Unlimited

Editorial Services


The following prices reflect our standard rates. Price may vary by length. Please call for an exact price quote for your manuscript or writing sample.

PREMIER

Our premier editors are seasoned professionals who have edited and consulted on multiple traditionally published books, with most having edited nationally bestselling titles.

EXECUTIVE

Our executive editors are former senior acquisitions editors and former executive editors at Big-5 publishing houses who have acquired and edited hundreds of traditionally published manuscripts, including over a dozen New York Times bestsellers.
 

Premier

Executive

Copy Edit

Edits for spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, clarity, consistency, and general formatting.

$0.029/word

$0.029/word

Line Edit and Content Review

Editing: grammar, punctuation, readability, flow, diction, syntax, and minor rewriting and restructuring on the phrasal level.
Review and Feedback: detailed commentary on the manuscript’s flow, structure, cohesiveness, story arc, character development, plot structure, marketability, readability, and any other issues that may affect the quality of the work.

$0.039/word

$0.10/word

Line Editing Plus

• Two hours of direct phone consultation with the line editor to discuss the manuscript and their revisions and recommendations
• Line editing with content review
• A second round of review to assess post-edit changes
• Final “cold read” edit by a second editor
• A custom-written query letter for targeting agents and publishers
• A contact list of 10 recommended agents.

$0.075/word

$0.15/word

Critical Review and Analysis

Feedback on all aspects of the manuscript’s flow, structure, cohesiveness, story arc, character development, plot structure, marketability, target audience, and readability, as well as any other issues that may affect the quality of the book. The critique and feedback is provided in the form of liner notes along the margins of the manuscript, a separate document of analysis and suggestions (typically 3–6 pages long), and a one-hour phone consultation with the editor.

$0.025/word

$0.06/word

Heavy Edit

Substantive editing and rewriting, as well as detailed critical feedback on structure, coherence, concept, positioning, audience, and marketability.

Pricing varies per manuscript. Please contact us for an exact quote.

Query Letters


PREMIER

Our premier editors are seasoned professionals who have edited and consulted on multiple traditionally published books, with most having edited nationally bestselling titles.

EXECUTIVE

Our executive editors are former senior acquisitions editors and former executive editors at Big-5 publishing houses who have acquired and edited hundreds of traditionally published manuscripts, including over a dozen New York Times bestsellers.
 

Premier

Executive

Writing an Original Query Letter

• Revisions included
• An adaptable template for targeting multiple agents
• The personalization of one letter for a specific agent
• $650 optional fee for four additional agent-personalized letters
• We recommend a full read for all manuscripts and a 500-word synopsis for narrative works. See fees below.

$550

$950

Editing and Review of an Existing Query Letter

• We recommend a full read for all manuscripts and a 500-word synopsis for narrative works. See fees below.

$250

$350

500-Word Synopsis

$400

$950

Manuscript Reading Fees

$0.01/word

$0.025/word

Agents List

An up-to-date contact list of 10 literary agents/publishers who are actively accepting manuscripts in your genre.

$300

 

Book Proposals


Our comprehensive book proposal services are tailored to each individual client and have secured numerous 6- and 7-figure deals and national bestsellers. Learn more about our book proposal process and inclusions here.

PREMIER

Work with a writer and one of our senior editors, former Big-5 publishers who have acquired and published multiple bestselling books.

$3,500+

mini (10–15 pages)

$12,000+

full (25–55 pages)

EXECUTIVE

Work directly with one of our executive editors. Our executive editors are former Big-5 publishing executives who have acquired, built, and edited hundreds of traditionally published books and numerous New York Times bestsellers, including titles with notable authors such as Seth Godin, Joe Biden, Simon Sinek, Brené Brown, and many more.

$10,000+

mini (10–15 pages)

$30,000+

full (25–55 pages)

Book Coaching


Features

Premier

Executive

Price for Full-Length Book

$9,500+

$16,500–$35,000+

Why Choose this Package?

Comprehensive book coaching services performed by a team of exceptionally talented industry insiders.

This comprehensive book coaching package led by former Big-5 publishing house editors offers the highest caliber talent and most data-driven book coaching service in the publishing industry.

Pre-Planning and Research

Yes
Yes

Intro Questionnaire, Meeting Agendas, & Comprehensive Publishing Checklist

Yes
Yes

Strategy Sessions

• Discuss Author’s Publishing Goals
• Determine the Book’s Positioning
• Establish Tone and Style
• Content and Structure
• Promise to the Reader
• Market Analysis
• Marketing and Promotion
• Publishing Strategy
Yes
Yes

Book Coach

A traditionally published and often bestselling writer or editor

A former Big-5 Executive or Senior Acquisitions Editor with numerous NYT-bestselling titles

Strategy Session Location

Typically at one of our offices or via phone/video conference

Typically at one of our offices or via phone/video conference

Detailed Book Outline

Yes
Yes

Coauthor or “with” Credit Options

Yes
Yes

Ongoing Interviews

Yes
Yes

Ongoing Book Coaching and Editorial Review

Performed by Book Coach. Senior Editor will review the outline.

Performed by Senior or Executive Editor.

Revisions

Three rounds per chapter

Three rounds per chapter

“Cold Read” Final Edit by Second Editor

Yes
Yes

Free Book Coach Replacement

One free replacement

Yes

Manuscript Submissions Directly to Hybrid and Self-Pub Options

Yes
Yes

“Shadowing,” Live-In, or Onsite Research Interviews

Negotiable

Negotiable

Synopsis/Summary Edit

Yes
Yes

Query Letter Edit

Yes
Yes

List of Agents and Contact Info

(Only when targeting traditional publishers)

Yes
Yes

Agent Solicitation via KAA’s Extensive Industry Contacts

At KAA’s Discretion

At KAA’s Discretion

Direct Submission and Agenting Book to Traditional Publishers

At KAA’s Discretion

At KAA’s Discretion

Introductions to Book Publicists and Book Marketers

Yes
Yes

Beta Reader Review (20+ Readers)

No

Negotiable

Beta Reader Revisions

No

Negotiable

Publishing Industry Navigation

For two years

For two years

Children’s Book Services


We’re happy to customize our children’s book-writing and editing services to meet your individual needs, but here are some general pricing guidelines for our services.

PREMIER

Our premier editors are seasoned professionals who have edited and consulted on multiple traditionally published books, with most having edited nationally bestselling titles.

EXECUTIVE

Our executive editors are former senior acquisitions editors and former executive editors at Big-5 publishing houses who have acquired and edited hundreds of traditionally published manuscripts, including over a dozen New York Times bestsellers.

Ghostwriting/Collaborating

(Writing or Rewriting Concept/Content)

Premier

Executive

Children’s Picture Books

Typically 32 pages and under 1,000 words

$5,000

$20,000+

Early Readers

Typically fewer than 2,500 words

$7,500

$20,000+

First Chapter Books

5,000–25,000 words

$7,500+

$20,000+

Middle Grade

10,000–55,000 words

$15,000+

$25,000+

Young Adult

30,000–90,000 words

See regular book pricing

Line Edit and Content Review

Editing for grammar, punctuation, readability, flow, diction, syntax, and minor rewriting and restructuring on the phrasal level.

Review and analysis, including detailed commentary on the manuscript’s flow, structure, cohesiveness, story arc, character development, plot structure, marketability, readability, and any other issues that may affect the quality of the work.

Premier

Executive

Children’s Picture Books

Typically 32 pages and under 1,000 words

$500

$850

Early Readers

Typically fewer than 2,500 words

$600

$950

First Chapter Books

5,000 – 25,000 words

$550 plus
$0.039/word

$650 plus
$0.10/word

Middle Grade

10,000 – 55,000 words

$600 plus
$0.039/word

$700 plus
$0.10/word

Young Adult

30,000 – 90,000 words

$0.039/word

$0.10/word

Line Editing Plus

Line editing with content review. Two hours of direct phone consultation with the line editor to discuss the manuscript and the editor’s revisions and recommendations. A second round of review to assess post-edit changes. Final “cold read” edit by a second editor. A custom-written query letter for targeting agents and publishers. A contact list of 10 recommended agents.

Premier

Executive

Children’s Picture Books

Typically 32 pages and under 1,000 words

$975

$2,500

Early Readers

Typically fewer than 2,500 words

$1,250

$3,500

First Chapter Books

5,000 – 25,000 words

$1,250 plus
$0.075/word

$3,500 plus
$0.15/word

Middle Grade

10,000 – 55,000 words

$1,500 plus
$0.075/word

$4,500 plus
$0.15/word

Young Adult

30,000 – 90,000 words

$0.075/word

$0.15/word

Critical Review and Analysis with Consultation

Feedback on all aspects of the manuscript’s flow, structure, cohesiveness, story arc, character development, plot structure, marketability, target audience, and readability, as well as any other issues that may affect the quality of the book. The critique and feedback is provided in the form of liner notes along the margins of the manuscript, a separate document of analysis and suggestions (typically 3–6 pages long), and a one- hour phone consultation with the editor.

Premier

Executive

Children’s Picture Books

Typically 32 pages and under 1,000 words

$500

$750

Early Readers

Typically fewer than 2,500 words

$600

$900

First Chapter Books

5,000 – 25,000 words

$550 plus
$0.03/word

$950 plus
$0.04/word

Middle Grade

10,000 – 55,000 words

$600 plus
$0.025/word

$950 plus
$0.04/word

Young Adult

30,000 – 90,000 words

See regular book pricing

Copy Edit

Edits for spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, clarity, consistency, and general formatting.

Children’s Picture Books

Typically 32 pages and under 1,000 words

$500

Early Readers

Typically fewer than 2,500 words

$550

First Chapter Books

5,000 – 25,000 words

$550 plus
$0.029/word

Middle Grade

10,000 – 55,000 words

$600 plus
$0.029/word

Young Adult

30,000 – 90,000 words

$0.029/word

Heavy Edit

Substantive editing and rewriting, as well as detailed critical feedback on structure, coherence, concept, positioning, audience, and marketability.

Pricing varies per manuscript.
Please contact us for an exact quote.

Beta Reader


20+ beta readers provide direct and unbiased feedback on your manuscript. The beta readers are selected from your target demographic, read an average of five books per month, and are not publishing industry professionals. The responses are comprehensive and thorough, compiled and analyzed to show common trends, giving you the confidence to make revisions based on actual data.

full-length manuscript review

$5,500

(20+ readers)

survey of prospective titles and subtitles

$1,500

(350+ readers)

survey of potential book cover options

$1,500

(350+ readers)

Blueprint Day


An all-day in-house (or remote) book-planning and strategy session to help you position and structure your book, assess its marketability, and determine the optimal book-marketing strategy. Blueprint Day includes:

  • The review of draft materials in advance
  • Brainstorming concepts and themes
  • Identifying target market and audience
  • Positioning and promise to the reader
  • Publishing and marketing strategy
  • Table of Contents with chapter descriptions
  • Consultation on book title, subtitle, and chapter titles
  • Sales and marketing strategy

PREMIER

Our premier editors are seasoned professionals who have edited and consulted on multiple traditionally published books, with most having edited nationally bestselling titles.

$4,500

EXECUTIVE

Our executive editors are former senior acquisitions editors and former executive editors at Big-5 publishing houses who have acquired and edited hundreds of traditionally published manuscripts, including over a dozen New York Times bestsellers.

$7,500