We offer a variety of other publication and production services as well. These services include but are not limited to:
LCCN (Library of Congress Control Number)
If you would like to have your books available for libraries to purchase, you will need a Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN), and we can obtain one for your book. The LCCN is “system of numbering cataloging records in the Library of Congress in the United States” that Libraries in the United States use for processing and purchasing books.
Price: $300 per finished hour of audio
Our professional voice actors will embody your vision for the book. Each narrator is carefully selected to fit the voice of the book, and recorded in a professional sound studio. Audiobook rates vary greatly depending on the needs and vision of the individual author. Some of the factors to consider are:
- Word Count
- Music and/or sound effects
- Other Production Costs
We require either a digital copy of the manuscript to be read or four hard copies. We also require a pronunciation key for any difficult to pronounce words, such as names and places (generally found in Sci-Fi or foreign-set books). The average audiobook on the market is 90,000 words, so here’s an equation to help explain the costs:
- 90,000 words = 10 hours of audio
- 10 hours of audio = 20 hours of studio time for the narrator
- 20 hours of studio time for the narrator = 20-30 hours of post-recording production editing
Sound effects and an original musical score are available for an additional cost.
We can usually complete the Audio Book recording and production process within six to eight weeks of submission, depending on the size of our current work queue. To learn more or to order our Audio Book service, please use the Service Request Page or call 559-358-4843.
For a minimal fee, we offer a digital hardcopy of the finished product for the author to keep on file.
If you have a manuscript that is handwritten, hand-typed, or only one hardcopy, we would be happy to digitize it for you so that it’s ready to begin the editing process. Our rates vary, depending on the size of the project, legibility of the handwriting, and turnaround time requested.
We can usually complete the Data Entry process within two weeks of submission, depending on the size of our current work queue. To learn more or to order our Data Entry service, please use the Service Request Page or call 559-358-4843.
Upon request, we can also provide “ghostwriting” services for those who have a story to tell but would prefer a different set of hands do the telling.
Prices vary depending on the need of the individual and length of the work, so a meeting in person to discuss the service is required.