Tay Books

Click here to edit subtitle

Helping you to publish your book

Turning your idea into your book.

Editing     Cover design     ISBN assignment

Ebook formatting    Typesetting    Marketing


How much you will pay depend on what kind of book you are writing and how much work needs done on to get the book ready. For example, if a book requires a lot of illustration that will likely increase the cost.

To get a quote for your book either email us at [email protected] or call us on 01382 505865 to discuss your book. We will take into consideration the word count, printing requirements, level of editing required and all relevant factors before coming up with a quote.

Editing & Proof-Reading Costs

Every book handled by Tay Books Self-Publishing is read by at least two of our editing team, each of whom has more than ten years' experience in publishing. All editorial costs are set on a per-word basis. Our pricing is competitive, and varies depending on the level of editing required required by a book and the time taken over editing each book. 

Prices vary between £0.01 per word and £0.02 per word.


20,000 word manuscript, high level of editing required

20,000 x £0.02 = £400

45,000 word manuscript, moderate level of editing required

45,000 x £0.015 = £675

70,000 word manuscript, very low level of editing required

70,000 x £0.01 = £700

Shorter projects, for instance children’s picture books, often have very different requirements, and therefore those do have an alternative pricing structure. This will be discussed in an initial consultation.

Printing Costs

The costs involved in printing vary for every project, taking into account factors such as paper quality, whether it is printed in hardback or paperback, whether it is printed black and white or in colour and the quantity of copies required.

We have strong, ongoing relationships with many major printing companies both in the UK and further afield. We will take the specific requirements of your book into account to find the most competitive quotes for your book. In the majority of cases we will seek a minimum order of 100 copies, though in some cases that can be reduced if necessary.