BookBaby Announces World-Class Book Editing At Working-Class Prices

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I’m pleased to announce the launch of BookBaby Editing Services, providing self-published authors access to great book editing at an affordable price.

I’ve said it before: Book editing is a must for every self-published author. Period.

And I’ll keep saying it. I hope, sometimes I even pray authors are listening. It’s in everyone’s best interest – authors and readers – to invest in the quality of their writing. Up to now, though, it’s been a difficult choice.

Editing can be very expensive. Authors have been paying $3,500 to $5,000 for top-notch editing of a typical 60,000-word book. There are cheaper options out there, but they’re either suspect quality or will take months to be turned around.

But today all that has changed. I’m pleased to announce the launch of BookBaby Editing Services, providing self-published authors access to great book editing at an affordable price.

What’s different about BookBaby editing? Like all our products and services, it starts with quality.

The world’s best editors will work on your book. It’s true: We’ve tapped into a network of over 800 editors around the world. These are the very same editors the top traditional publishers use. Many of these experienced wordsmiths have edited NY Times and Amazon best sellers across all genres, from science fiction to young adult and beyond. Bottom line: Your words are in very good hands.

The price is right for self-published authors. How low? Check out some comparison prices. How can we offer such affordable prices? Technology has lowered the costs to distribute books directly to editors around the globe. Plus, we’ve negotiated low rates on behalf of self-published authors everywhere. As we like to say: It’s world-class editing at working-class prices.

Your book will be edited in fewer than two weeks. Most projects will be turned around in a little over a week. We don’t sit on your project – our hyper-efficient system matches your book with the best editor available, and he or she will get right to work. When the editor is done, you’ll get an email.

And one more thing:

We guarantee the quality of our work.

Here’s what you can take to the bank: Your book is going to be examined by a world-class editor. Our editors go over every sentence, phrase, word, and punctuation mark. We promise they will help your book be the best it can be. And we promise it will be done on time. If we somehow miss the mark, we’ll take another crack at it until we get it right. Guaranteed.

This is the first in a series of new products and services coming to BookBaby this summer. Next month we’ll be announcing an exciting new distribution option for our authors, offering some of the highest royalty opportunities in the publishing industry. A little later in the year we’ll be introducing some new book marketing and promotion opportunities.

As great as these other new BookBaby offerings are going to be, I wanted editing to be the first of these product launches for many reasons:

  • Shaping your story. A skilled editor can do so much to improve the essence of your writing. As someone who has gone through the process myself, I came out of the experience much more aware of how readers view my particular writing style.
  • Publishing profit potential. In recent studies, it has been shown that the authors making the most money are also the ones investing in professional editing.
  • The potential cost of NOT editing. Remember my recent post about Dr. Tony Lewis? He skimped on editing and it cost him financially and very nearly his reputation as an educator and theological advisor.

Even if you have no intention of using BookBaby for your printed book or eBook distribution, you can still take advantage of our tremendous new editing offer. All you need is your finished manuscript to get started.

Let’s be real here: the only pages that don’t need editing are blank. BookBaby editing can help your book become the best it can be!


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Steven Spatz is a writer, marketer, and the President of BookBaby, the nation’s leading self publishing services company. Spatz’s professional writing career began at age 13, paid by the word to bang out little league baseball game stories on an ancient manual typewriter for southern Oregon weekly newspapers. His journalism career continued after graduation from the University of Oregon at several daily newspapers in Oregon. When his family took over a direct marketing food business, Spatz redirected his writing and design skills into producing catalogs. The Pinnacle Orchards catalog was named "Best Food Catalog," received dozens of other national awards, and the business grew into one of the nation’s largest gourmet fruit gift businesses. After the company was sold, Spatz continued his direct marketing career with Fortune 500 companies including Mattel and Hasbro. He joined AVL Digital in 2004 to lead the direct-to-consumer marketing teams for music industry-leading brands Disc Makers, Oasis, and CD Baby. After serving as Chief Marketing Officer, Spatz was tapped to lead the company’s new publishing division in late 2014. In 2019, the AVL Digital Management team purchased the New Jersey brands, including BookBaby. The company is headquartered in Pennsauken, NJ (just outside Philadelphia, PA) and meets the printed book and eBook needs of thousands of self-publishing authors around the globe. Spatz lives in Glenside, PA with his two children, a demented cat, and some well-used bicycles. Steven loves to hear from authors, editors, and publishers in the BookBaby community with tales of publishing trials and triumphs. To tell him your story, write to



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