Superior Book Productions

Book Layout and Website Design

We offer self-published authors and churches (and small businesses - anyone actually) affordable design, layout and web services. It's that simple. We've included some samples with the pricing and service descriptions below.

Cover Layout | Interior Layout | eBooks/On Demand | Websites | Credentials & Samples

The Basics - How We Bid

Every job is different and we will give you a quote based on your book's/website's size, requirements, and your vision for the look and feel of the project as you describe it to us. The prices listed below represent our minimum charges based on the following assumptions:

  1. Your description will allow us to meet your expectations and complete each task within three attempts.
  2. There is a separate fee for each deliverable. Each outlet set up/file format will be quoted separately
  3. We will help you obtain your own ISBN, bar code, web address, and/or hosting account.

Once the job has exceeded these expectations, additional costs will be incurred. As always, there is no extra cost for correcting errors on our part, and within reason, we will correct your errors for no extra cost as well.

We understand that your book is very important to you and we also realize many authors have never been though the publishing process before. We will do our best to accommodate your needs and desires. However, we have found that without set limits, projects can drag on without enhancing or advancing the finished product. We will, however, continue to work with you until you are happy with the product, but we cannot do this without compensation.

Cover Layout

Book Cover Layout - Starting at $500.00
Price includes up to three design mock ups, up to three revisions once design is chosen, print-ready final cover PDF and/or InDesign files, web thumbnails.

Interior Layout/Typesetting

Text Only - Starting at $750.00
Fiction or Non-fiction Prose

Text and Images - Starting at $950.00
Prose with pictures, charts, and/or graphics
Coffee Table Books with lots of art.

See sample pages from Camping In Cloverland With Henry Ford by Guy Forstrom and My Marquette by Tyler R. Tichelaar for examples of large format, multiple image books.

eBooks

eBook conversions - Starting at $175.00
Price is based on having your book in MS Word format with all content changes made during the layout process included, if applicable. Other considerations may apply. We are happy to walk you through the process and will work with you before we start the conversion to ensure the final price matches your expectations.

Print On Demand

Print on Demand Set Up - Starting at $100.00
Print on demand is a great way to get your book into your reader's hands with minimal financial risk on your part. Let us navigate this process for you at sites like Amazon's CreateSpace.

Websites

Website Design - Starting at $750.00
Keep It Simple - All you really need is a simple, visually pleasing website that's easy to use and answers the user's questions, like these:

SBP Beyond Words will design a user-friendly site to complement your book's brand.

Pages may include: Home, Buy the Book, About the Author, Contact, and Other.

Need a more complex website?
Contact us for a quote.

The fine print:

Website price includes up to five pages, graphic optimization, text review and placement, search engine optimization (SEO). Price does not include writing/creating content for web pages, media kit, etc. Prices also do not include expenses - i.e. original art, stock photos, web hosting, domain name. Client may supply art or purchase/commission original art from an outside source or one recommended by us.

Church Sites

Yeah, we do those, too. We tend to work cheap for churches, especially if they stay with us for their site maintenance. Drop me an email and we can talk price, which will be based on complexity (mostly number of pages) and what will need to be updated regularly.

Here's some examples of sites we built and still maintain.

Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church - Ishpeming, MI (BethanyIshpeming.org)

Eden Evangelical Lutheran Church - Munising, MI (EdenOnTheBay.org)

Winds of the Prairie Ministries - Southwestern MN (WindsOfThePrairie.org)

 

We will maintain your website as long as you'd like, no contract, no commitment. Half-hour minimum.

Credentials & Samples

Larry started designing ads for his college newspaper in 1988, to be close to his wife who was an editor at the time. He's stuck with it, designing and writing print- and web-based materials ever since. Since graduating in 1995, he's been on staff at organizations ranging in size from 40 offices world-wide to a Lutheran Church with seven employees. He's done freelance work throughout that time, creating websites, brochures, etc. for friends, family and small businesses.

His background is fairly diverse. He was a welder once upon a time. But he's spent a lot of time writing, editing and tinkering with computers since then. He is comfortable with a wide range of programs and enjoys creating visually appealing and practical websites, books and promotional materials. We've included a synopsis of his resume and some layout samples below.

Education:
M.A. English - Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
B.S. History & English, Summa Cum Laude - NMU

Work History:

1995 – Present
Editing/Proofreading, Website Design, Desktop Publishing, Freelance Writing
Designed the successful coffee table book My Marquette. Wrote multiple articles for the Marquette Monthly. Built websites including BethanyIshpeming.org, ChildrenOfArthur.com and CampingWithHenryFord.com.

2005 – 2008
Upper Peninsula Health Education Corporation / Marquette, MI – Communications Specialist
Developed and maintained Internet and intranet sites. Created promotional posters and brochures. Wrote press releases. Provided technical support. Training: TGCI Grantsmanship Training Program.

2000 – 2005
Infinisource-COBRA Compliance Systems / Coldwater, MI – Web Manager
Developed and maintained 3,000+ pages of Internet and intranet resources, including marketing content, employee benefit regulations and user manuals. Edited litigation and regulation focused client newsletter. Training: Apollo Root Cause Analysis and Booher Strategic Writing.

1996 – 2000
General Physics Corporation / Troy, MI – Training Specialist
Developed training and taught technical writing seminars. Developed web-based job aids. Training: Appreciation of Differences in the Workplace, Technical Writing, Principles of Instructional Design, Project Management, Train the Trainer, Exceptional Customer Service and Managing Total Quality.

Current Websites:

Layout/Design Samples:
Author Biography | Coffee Table Book Layout | Novel Layout | Book Synopsis

 

 

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