Author Services

Pink Umbrella Books offers à la carte services and package deals for self-published authors including:

Layout and Design:

Publication and Promotion:

  • Set-up for Publication and Distribution on KDP and/or Ingram Spark ($148)
  • Book Trailers (starting at $398) inquire now  or click here to see examples
  • Author Website Design and Setup (starting at $248) inquire now
  • Advertisements with Amazon Advertising (starting at $178)

Or choose a full-service self-publishing package which includes all of the services listed above for $1596.


Professional Editing (rates vary depending on the level of editing required) inquire now

  • Manuscript Consultation (first 25 pages): $250

The beginning pages of your manuscript are monumentally important. Let us read and evaluate your first 25 pages. We will consult with you on setting, story, and character development as well as the overall style and tone of the story.

  • Full Manuscript Consultation (up to 50,000 words): $350

A full manuscript consultation will evaluate author voice, plot, characters, and dialog. You will be sent a letter detailing the strengths and weaknesses we find in your writing.  You may also schedule a 1-hour video conference to discuss our evaluation of your manuscript.

  • Developmental Editing: $55/Per Hour

Developmental editing has reference to the craft of storytelling (basics like plot development, character arc, etc.) and assists with the overall structure and content of a work. This is “big picture” editing.

  • Line Editing: $45/Per Hour

Line editing offers more depth and examines aspects like the clarity, style, and tone of a work at the sentence and paragraph level. This level of editing deals primarily with language and syntax.

  • Copy Editing: $35/Per Hour

Copy editing is highly technical and reviews issues in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

  • Proofreading: $30/Per Hour

Proofreading is generally the last pass of a manuscript that has already been heavily edited and is ready for publication. It compares the proof copy with the edited version and checks for consistency.

For a free editing quote, please submit ten pages of your manuscript for evaluation. Our rates are based on industry standards, but we are willing to negotiate to meet the needs of your budget.

After evaluating your manuscript, we will send you a proposal and contract. Work will begin after receipt of the signed contract and payment. We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.

Contact us today for your free publishing consultation at