We try to anticipate our customers' needs. However, since life isn't perfect, the information here may not answer the questions or solve the problems you may have. If not, check out our new Q&A section or  contact us; we'd love to talk to you. Remember—

We can turn your manuscript into

a quality book you'll be proud of.


Manuscripts are edited for word usage, grammar, and punctua-tion (also known as "mechanical editing"). Substantive editing is by request.


Books are formatted for printing and for eBook production. We accept many file types, including


Microsoft Word

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft PowerPoint


Adobe PDF


We also accept graphic files, such as j.peg, .tif, .gif, .png, and more.


Authors receive a job order for approval before work begins on any job. 


Final copy is proofread by our experts before the man-uscript is submitted to the author for review and approval to print.

Authors pay half the amount of the cost when they approve  the job order and the other half when the job is completed. 




Complete production is priced per job. Pricing for books produced by Pearl River includes design, production, proofreading, and editing.


Call or email us when you're ready to discuss pricing .


We require the complete manu-script, including all  the graphics and photographs, before we provide authors with a final production cost. 


Covers for eBooks are included in the production costs.


Printing cost information is  located in the next tab, "OTHER COSTS."  


Individual costs for all projects are listed below. Book and eBook production prices for each category are included in the total production price.

  • Proofreading/Editing               $40/hour

  • Page and Cover Design     $50/hour 

  • Formatting & Production $35/hour

  • Web Design & Production $50/hour

  • ISBN$35 each

  • Construct author webpage     $35/hour

  • Book Keywords/SEO: Free    

  • Place book on Amazon: Free


Printing costs are not part of the job order price authors receive fo approval. These costs are only for the book's design, editing, and production of books.


Note: Printing costs are obtained from the printer by Pearl River Publishing. Authors approve this cost before printing is done.



PAPER BOOK: Paperbacks are often done in several sizes, such as  8.5" X 5.5" or 6" X 9". These are good, readable sizes that work well. However, other sizes may be more suitable for special types of books.


The genre of your book should dictate the paper and size choices for your book. Nonstand-ard sizes will be more costly in the long run.


EBOOKS: All of our eBooks are produced using  the guidelines required by online booksellers.


HARD COVER BOOKS: Let us know if you want a different book size or cover, such as hard cover or oversized book.


Clients work directly with the book's editor and producer.


FOR EBOOK: You'll receive a final file (.pdf or Word) from us for review and approval to for us to send the book to the printer. We will not upload your book either to Amazon or to any other Internet bookseller until that approval is received from you.

FOR PRINTED BOOK: You'll receive a free printed and bound proof copy to approve for printing. No other books will be printed until authors approve the final book.

CHANGES BY AUTHOR after a final manuscript is approved is $50/hour.

ERRORS ON THE PART OF PEARL RIVER PUBLISHING are corrected at no charge to the client.


PRINTING PAPER BOOKS: We use Copy General to print our books. We've found that they provide quality materials and printing for both text and covers, as well as binding, for a reasonable cost. We will obtain  their printing price for your approval. Reminder: The cost for printing is separate from our production cost. If you have a preferred printer, please discuss it with us.


eBOOK information: Some book-sellers (such as Amazon, Smash Words, etc.) may take a cut of your selling price, sometimes as high as 50%. The author receives the remainder. We deduct only 10% of your sales profit for our handling or services and send you a check for rest of your book earnings. Note: Some online booksellers settle monthly; others settle every 90 days.