Make sure to carefully review the publishing options on this page and visit for more detailed information before purchasing a publication package. We are also available for a free pre-purchase consultation if you have any questions 



Author Driven Package



  • paperback
  • kindle
  • light design work

Publisher Package



  • paperback
  • kindle
  • custom cover design 
  • marketing and distribution
  • 8 author copies



Triple Quill +

Publisher-driven package

10% discount if you purchase both

Includes the triple quill editing package plus the publisher driven publication package. 


Cover Design

Included with all publication packages

We work together creating a cover. The cover is usally developed through existing images or stock photo sites. This is for you if you have an artist or family member who created an image for you. Any image you bring should be 3000px along the smallest dimension. You have a concept of the cover and provide the image or help find it on a stock photo site. 


Custom Art Cover

from $650

This is a custom painting to make your book look the best it can be. Go beyond stock art and create something beautiful and unique. A full painting of one of your characters or a scene from your book.


Book Launch / Marketing Jumpstart!

Included with the Publisher-Driven package / $675

  • support writing the Amazon blurb to help you market your work
  • keyword research matching for sales on Amazon
  • A page as Featured Author on 
  • 2 hours of phone support, including social media training 
  • Graphic design for social media - 8 graphics to share
  • Paid reviews and promotions—we submit your book to our list of reviewers
  • Initial Amazon advertising included
  • coordination of your free book promo

This is a month-long consultation that can be continued at a lower rate. At the end of the month we assess everything we did and see what strategies impacted book sales, and what worked best for you as an author. In order to make the most of this package, please see the marketing template below and work through as much as you can on your own before purchasing this package.



Production Timeline

Process overview

  1. Submit rough manuscript
  2. Edited by CQ team
  3. Returned to author
  4. Author makes changes and final additions (about the author, back cover blurb, etc)
  5. Final proofread
  6. Formatting for Kindle
  7. Formatting for Print
  8. Cover design
  9. Published on Amazon!

Emerald Design has published dozens of authors just like you. We're fast and experienced. The only thing that changes our deadlines is when you need more time to work on your manuscript. Get your writing to final before you send it to us. Want the best and most efficient publishing workflow possible? Check out our manuscript preparation document below:

Finish your book

Once your manuscript is edited and ready to go, your next step may be publication. Cup & Quill partners with Emerald Design Co. to offer a range of design and publication services.

Formatting/ book design

A lot goes into transforming your manuscript into a book. The formatting process ensures that everything is perfect for publication. We design your book for you, including chapter headings, page numbers, font choices, margins, book size, table of contents, and more. We can add character to the book with book art in chapter headings and other natural breaks. 

Cover Design

Your cover is the most important part of your book. Emerald will create a custom design for your book, whether we work with a photograph or image of your choosing, or we design your cover from scratch.


Emerald Design will publish your book for you. It will receive an ISBN and it will be available on Amazon for purchase. You can also buy author copies at wholesale rates. It will appear in both paperback and Kindle.

Author Website

We want you to embody your new identity as an author. We create author websites that feature your book (and also include any previous books you published).   

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read"

~Groucho Marx



Emerald Book Package

A long-term relationship, a partnership, and we work with you to sell your book. It includes full cover design, book layout, publishing, and marketing. 

  • A professional interior print layout
  • ebook layout (Kindle and others)
  • high-end, custom-designed cover
  • Kindle cover sizing and optimization
  • Two design proofs
  • A global ISBN
  • Published on
  • 8 free author copies mailed to you
  • Distribution through Ingram and other venues
  • Ebook appears on Kindle, Apple, Google, KoBo, and all other major venues
  • support writing the Amazon blurb to help you market your work
  • keyword research matching for sales on Amazon
  • A page as Featured Author on the Emerald Authors webpage
  • Full gamut of paid advertising and review requests, media outreach, and interview requests
  • 70% of all revenue from sales in print or on kindle paid quarterly

The final result is your book for sale in print and on kindle via Amazon and other booksellers. You will also receive a phonecall from our marketing representative. Payouts are quarterly.

*note, if your manuscript exceeds 75,000 words there is an additional fee of $250. 



Emerald Basic Package


  • A professional interior print layout
  • Kindle ebook layout
  • Image of your choice cover layout for print
  • Kindle cover
  • One design proof
  • A global ISBN
  • 1 free author copy
  • 60% of all revenue from sales in print or on kindle (or, to publish to your own account, add $300 to the price)

Here's what you need:

  • A clean final manuscript
  • Dedication / Letter from the Author
  • About the Author
  • Author Photo
  • Blurbs
  • Synopsis
  • A cover image: at least 2500 x 3500px

The final result is your book for sale in print and on kindle.

*note, if your manuscript exceeds 75,000 words there is an additional fee of $250.


Download the guidelines for preparing your manuscript here: 

We support authors and we want to see you succeed

We care about every author we work with and we want to see you become a bestseller, no matter what package you choose. If you choose the author-driven package, the main difference is that you'll be promoting your book yourself, without the support of our amazing marketing staff. There is no reason you can't do a great job on your own, and we're happy to share the tactics that we use. The steps in this list are tried and true and always result in better sales and more readers. That's our advice in book marketing in general, do whatever will connect you with readers.


Download our marketing template here:

Additional Items

These are services you can add to our basic publication package.

Special Textbook Designed Interior — $1,275

(Not included in either of the packages above). If you are creating a workbook or technical manual you may need a fully designed interior. These include special graphics such as sidebars, graphs, or charts or images inserted in each chapter. Here are some examples:

  • Charts and data
  • Diagrams for visualization or explanation
  • Visual metaphors 
  • Information presented in a grid
  • Maps
  • Calendars
  • workbooks

This option is required for certain types of books. Here's an example of a weekly planner from a designed interior layout.

Author Website — $1,275

A website devoted to your book is a great way to get the word out and an awesome hub for your marketing campaign. It's not a necessity though, there are plenty of blogging platforms you can use instead of having a website, like goodreads! If you want a website devoted to your book, this option is for you.