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Q for Quotations (Cost Involved in publishing)#AtoZChallenge

I have tabulated the cost involved in publishing! Took me a while to prepare! I hope it is worth the efforts đŸ™‚
Cost involved in each Type of publishing
Factor Traditional Publishing Kindle Publishing Self-Publishing Pothi Publishing Vanity Publishing
Book Cover Anywhere around 5000 INR for a decent cover, few cost 2,500 INR to 3000 INR as well accordingly! Kindle gives you an option to use a simple color template with book title, or you can choose to design one at a lesser price. It should be around 3000 INR as it is just a kindle version Anywhere around 5000 INR for a decent cover, few cost 2,500 INR to 3000 INR as well accordingly! Pothi also has an set of covers designed, you can either choose o spend on it Covers in the package mostly or you can choose to buy a cover outside
Editing a 50,000 word manuscript publishers edit the novel and the author need not pay. However, if the author is not good at grammar, they can choose a round of proof reading before submitting the manuscript to the publishers. In Vanity, there are packages that might cover editing which would cost  the same
Substantial Editing: Approximately 25,000 INR
Copy Editing, Line Editing: 15,000 INR to 20,000 INR
Proof Reading: 10,000 INR to 15,000 INR
Beta Reading Publishers don’t cove beta-reading Beta-reading a novel should cost anywhere from 5p to 50p per word
illustrations, photography and graphics Publishers cover the cost It can cost around 3000 INR or more according to the requirements in the novel. Comes with the package
layout, formatting and ebook conversion Publishers cover the cost Costs 3000 INR – Hint: You can do the same for free at http://www.smashwords.com Publishers cover the cost
Book Printing Publishers cover the cost Not applicable 40 – 60 INR per book of around 200 pages if bulk printed Print on demand. Costs around 120 for 100 pages book Publishers cover the cost
Distribution cost Publishers cover the cost Not applicable Lesser in comparison. At amazon I believe it is zero cost, and flipkart asks a nominal fee 1500 INR for amazon and flipkart Publishers cover the cost
Marketing cost Publishers cover the basic cost – depends on the tier Depends on the type of marketing. A newspaper interview if it is through a PR would cost at least 15,000 INR. Book Reviews, Book tours, Spotlights – might start from 8000 INR to 50,000 INR depending on various choices of marketing
Publishing cost Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable 25,000 INR is the least and cheapest available. It goes up to 1,25,000 INR with other added valuable services