McCracken Book Company is first and foremost a small press! If your book is a fantasy, romance, or cozy mystery, we would love the opportunity to review your story and possibly publish it! We do not charge authors under contract with us for our services. That said, we know that traditional publishing is not for all authors, and we want to see everyone succeed. Therefore, we do offer various services for those who wish to self publish. The prices shown are for you to estimate costs, and may vary based on your specific book. If you do not have a finished manuscript pricing will be evaluated on your estimates/goals. We also offer flexible payment plans on a case by case basis. For a quote specific to your book and/or a sample edit, please reach out to


There are many different types of editing that come into play throughout the process of creating a marketable story. For each type of editing our goal is to keep the author’s voice and the heart of the story. All edits we make for you are suggestions only and you may choose to use them or disregard them as you see fit.

Developmental Editing

At this time, developmental editing is only available for fantasy, romance, and cozy mystery genres. It starts at $0.04 per word. This type of edit includes:

Organization and structure of the story as a whole

Character consistency

Consistency with traditional genre conventions and market expectations

Tone and language for target audience

Guidance on plot holes


Copy/Line Editing

Copyediting is available for all genres. We combine copyediting and line editing. It starts at $0.0275 per word. This type of editing includes:




Tense consistency

Character consistency offering suggestions if appropriate

Sentence structure offering suggestions on alternative language when appropriate


This service is available for all genres and starts at $0.01 per word. This step should be completed after your book is formatted and includes:




Light formatting changes

White Space

Editing Bundles

Bundle either developmental editing and copyediting, or Copyediting and proofreading and get 10% off your total. Combine all 3 types of editing and receive 15% off your total.


Personal 1:1 coaching is available for all authors, regardless of genre. We offer coaching for any step of the publishing process from drafting through marketing. Just let us know what you need help with! We want to make help available to any author who wants it, so our coaching calls are priced lower than most available on the market.

One 30 minute phone call or video chat: $30

One 60 minute phone call or video chat: $50

Five 30 minute coaching calls: $120

Five 60 Minute coaching calls: $200


For help with marketing we highly recommend booking at least one coaching call. However, we do offer a marketing plan only option. To develop your marketing plan we have you fill out a brief survey. This will tell us about your book, the marketing you currently do, the amount of time you have available in your schedule, and which marketing platforms you are comfortable with. We use this information to create a plan that can be easily followed and will realistically fit into your life.

Marketing plan only: $150

Marketing plan plus one 30 minute coaching call: $175