To give you an idea of what it costs to self-publish with Staging Post, here are a few standard book sizes typical for the fiction, general non-fiction, children’s and cookery/photography genres.

These are intended as estimates only – please contact us for an itemised quotation specific to your book.

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These costs include:

Production Services

These costs are ‘fixed’ as they remain the same irrespective of the number of copies printed.

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  • Cover design iconCover design
  • design iconInterior layout and design
  • proofreading iconProofreading
  • ebook iconE-book conversion (e-PUB)

Print Services

Print costs are ‘variable’, as they are dependent on the number of copies you choose to print.

The specifications indicated with each option indicate the inclusions.

Fiction (novel)

  • Cover: Soft, matt
  • Size: 212x136mm
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Images: None (black and white print)
PRODUCTION COST: R36 200

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PRINT COSTS
  • 50 copies: R3 800
  • 100 copies: R6 000
  • 250 copies: R11 700
  • 500 copies: R21 200

Children’s book

  • Cover: Soft, glossy
  • Size: 260x190mm
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Full colour illustrated, one image per page
PRODUCTION COST: R24 100

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PRINT COSTS
  • 50 copies: R3 600
  • 100 copies: R5 700
  • 250 copies: R11 900
  • 500 copies: R22 300

Non-fiction: pocket-size

  • Cover: Soft, matt
  • Size: 180x110mm
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Images: None (black and white print)
  • With index
PRODUCTION COST: R37 800

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PRINT COSTS
  • 50 copies: R3 800
  • 100 copies: R6 100
  • 250 copies: R12 200
  • 500 copies: R22 200

Non-fiction: full length

  • Cover: Soft, glossy
  • Size: 235x155mm
  • Number of pages: 312
  • Images: With 16 page full colour image section (up to 64 images – 4 per page)
  • With index
PRODUCTION COST: R70 400

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PRINT COSTS
  • 50 copies: R6 200
  • 100 copies: R10 300
  • 250 copies: R22 200
  • 500 copies: R42 000

Cookery/Photographic book

  • Cover: Soft, glossy
  • Size: 255x190mm
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Full colour with up to 150 images
  • With index
  • With flaps
PRODUCTION COST: R40 200

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PRINT COSTS
  • 50 copies: R10 900
  • 100 copies: R20 200
  • 250 copies: R48 300
  • 500 copies: R96 400

Notes:

These prices do not guarantee project costs.

Any variation from the specifications indicated here will result in changes to the cost.

Services not mentioned above are excluded from the cost.

Some services included may be affected by exchange and inflation rates, and can fluctuate without notice. Print costs are only valid for one month.

For the options above which include images or illustrations, the costs are dependent on those being supplied to us in a high-resolution (300 dpi or more) digital format (open InDesign files or JPEG, TIFF or EPS files only). If you are providing hard copy/physical copies of your illustrations to us, they will be subject to a scanning fee.