Custom Essentials

Having high-quality content and top-notch design are essential to the success of your book. With Custom Essentials, you'll receive great quality editing, design services, and so much more.

Price: $2,257.00*

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Compare our publishing solutions side-by-side to find the group of services that's right for you.

For even more options and flexibility in designing your book cover, upgrade to a Custom Cover Premier Plus.

Custom Essentials Includes

  • Comprehensive Copyediting (1 Round)** – A professional editor will review your manuscript and provide suggested edits to strengthen your manuscript's style and technical consistency.
  • Custom Cover Premier – Collaborate with our professional design team to create an effective book cover showcasing your story's unique elements. This comprehensive service includes a unique central image with complementary colors and typography.
  • Simple Custom Interior*** – This interior is professionally designed with your choices of design styles and is ideal for mystery, romance and other fiction genres.
  • LCCN Assignment – Make your book eligible for sales to libraries nationwide.
  • ISBN assignment (if you don't have your own) and barcode placement.
  • Online distribution through sales channels you select, including Amazon.com and your own eStore.
Services Included*Everyday Low Price
Custom Cover Premier $599.00
Simple Custom Interior*** $349.00
Comprehensive Copyediting** $1,260.00
LCCN Assignment $49.00
Total $2,257.00

*We can create a tailor-made publishing solution for your book by mixing and matching our professional book design, editing, and marketing services to meet your individual needs and budget. Contact us to customize your own publishing solution.

**The Comprehensive Copyediting price is based on a book with 60,000 words. Your overall solution price may vary based on your book's total word count.

***The complexity of your book will determine the type of interior service that you might need. Please visit our Template Interior, Moderate Custom Interior, and Complex Custom Interior pages for more details.

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How It Works


You'll work with the CreateSpace editorial team to finalize your manuscript, and then our design team will guide you through the book design process. The design team acts as a liaison between you and the professional book designer, capturing your input and facilitating the changes to your book's design. Throughout the design process, you'll be able to interact with the design team to make decisions about your book's final look and feel.

  1. Upload your manuscript in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) through your account and complete a brief questionnaire to give our editors an idea of your stylistic preferences.
  2. Accept or reject the suggested text updates recommended by your editor.
  3. Upload your finalized manuscript and any images for your book's interior and cover design.
  4. Before we begin designing your book, complete a few brief questionnaires to give our design team an idea of what you envision for your book's cover and interior. You'll have the opportunity to consult with our design team so we understand the concepts you have in mind for your book.
  5. We'll design two cover concepts and provide you with your choice of a digital or physical interior proof; you'll have the opportunity to provide design feedback.
  6. After you've selected a cover concept, provided feedback, and approved your interior, we'll complete your cover and move forward to the finalization of your book.
  7. Make your book available for sale.

Some design and text updates may incur additional fees; see our Changes Policy for more information.

Interior Images

Charts, tables, and graphs may be included for $25 each.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I provide my own graphics for my book cover?

Yes! As long as your graphics or images meet our resolution standard of 300 DPI, we can use your graphics to create a cover design concept. To give you another option, we'll also create a second cover concept based on your input using new images and design elements. You choose the cover concept you'd like to move forward with.

Q: Can I customize a solution to suit my individual needs?

Absolutely! Our publishing consultants are happy to work with you to determine the right services to meet your publishing goals and budget. Contact us to set up a consultation.