There’s no easy, pat answer to that question, because every book is different. Costs can vary widely depending on the length of your manuscript, whether or not you want to include photographs and/or illustrations and whether you want to print in color or black and white, the kind of paper and type of binding you choose, the amount of editorial involvement required, the number of books you want to print,-the list of variables goes on and on. Rest assured, we’ll work personally with you to guide you through the process. At Chapel Hill Press, we’ll be happy to help you develop a set of specifications for your book and then give you a non-binding estimate based on them. Customization is essential: it allows for your book to be both aesthetically pleasing and poignantly expressed in a manner that personally speaks to you and your target audience.
Some publishers will say they can produce your book for less but perhaps nowhere does the expression “you get what you pay for” apply more aptly than in the publishing business. If you want your book to be sufficiently high quality to appeal to bookstores and libraries, not to mention potential readers, you should be prepared to spend what it takes to achieve that desired quality. You have spent many precious hours writing and compiling your manuscript, so give it the professional attention it deserves to be brought to life in a wonderful, beautiful form.