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New Children’s Book Division

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Brenda Dempsey as our Education and Children’s Books specialist. Before becoming an author, trainer and inspirational public speaker, Brenda had a distinguished career as a teacher in the UK for over 25 years. She has extensive knowledge of the importance of writing books to appeal to particular age groups and ensuring that the vocabulary, structure and content are age appropriate. She will be working with our Children’s authors to help them really engage with their audience, and making their books a commercial success.

New Children’s Book packages

Children’s books for Key Stage 1 ages 5 to 7.  Small book up to 50 pages

  • Assessment of manuscript by education expert to ensure the vocabulary, structure and content is age appropriate
  • Publishing, marketing and promotional services
  • ISBN and database entry, setting up supply chain and distribution
  • Book layout (up to 50 pages) – from artwork supplied
  • Full cover spread artwork and barcode – from artwork supplied
  • Promotional Book2Look “Look inside pages” for social media
  • Press release distributed to local and regional media
  • Copies to British Library and Agency for Legal Deposit Libraries – includes Cambridge University Library, Bodleian Library Oxford University

£1,499 – payment £500 on commencement then two payments of £500 and £499. Full payment within 12 weeks.

The cost of book printing is in addition to this and is dependent on the book specification and the quantity ordered

Children’s books for Key Stage 2 ages 8 to 10.  Medium book up to 150 pages

  • Assessment of manuscript by education expert (Reader’s Report) to ensure the vocabulary, sentence structure and content is age appropriate, and returned to author for such adjustments to be made as necessary
  • We expect our authors to provide us with a fully proofread and polished manuscript ready for publication. Where this is not the case, we will highlight improvements required for the author to make. At that stage, should the author need editorial support, we will quote separately for this service
  • All illustrations and artwork supplied by the author to our specification. The author is responsible for supplying all illustrations for their book; however, we have excellent illustrators in our team who would be happy to quote separately for images in the book
  • We expect our authors to provide a manuscript that has been proofread and free from spelling and grammatical errors
  • Publishing, marketing and promotional services
  • ISBN and database entry, setting up supply chain and distribution
  • Book layout (up to 150 pages)
  • Full cover spread artwork and barcode
  • Promotional Book2Look “Look inside pages” for social media
  • Press release distributed to local and regional media
  • Copies to British Library and Agency for Legal Deposit Libraries – includes Cambridge University Library, Bodleian Library Oxford University
  • The book layout and proofreading costs are dependent upon the number of words in the manuscript.  This is reflected in the overall costs.

£1,999 – payment £799 on commencement then two payments of £600. Full payment within 12 weeks

Children’s books for Key Stage 2 ages 9 to 11.  Large book 151 pages +

  • Assessment of manuscript by education expert (Reader’s Report) to ensure the vocabulary, sentence structure and content is age, and returned to author for such adjustments to be made as necessary
  • We expect our authors to provide us with a fully proofread and polished manuscript ready for publication. Where this is not the case, we will highlight improvements required for the author to make. At that stage, should the author need editorial support, we will quote separately for this service
  • Publishing, marketing and promotional services
  • ISBN and database entry, setting up supply chain and distribution
  • Book layout (up to 250 pages)
  • All illustrations and artwork supplied by the author to our specification. The author is responsible for supplying all illustrations for their book; however, we have excellent illustrators in our team who would be happy to quote separately for images in the book
  • We expect our authors to provide a manuscript that has been proofread and free from spelling and grammatical errors
  • Full cover spread artwork and barcode
  • Promotional Book2Look “Look inside pages” for social media
  • Press release distributed to local and regional media
  • Copies to British Library and Agency for Legal Deposit Libraries – includes Cambridge University Library, Bodleian Library Oxford University
  • The book layout and proofreading costs are dependent upon the number of words in the manuscript.  This is reflected in the overall costs.

£2,499- payment £899 on commencement then two payments of £800. Full payment within 12 weeks

Children’s Books – for Self-Distribution (not through book trade) through AuthorCraft

  • Assessment of manuscript by education expert to ensure the vocabulary, structure and content is age appropriate
  • Publishing project management services
  • Book design and layout (up to 50 pages) – from illustrations supplied
  • Full cover spread artwork – from illustrations supplied
  • Sales via author’s own Amazon or KDP account

£799 – payment £399 on commencement then two payments of £200. Full payment within 8 weeks