Coskrey Biz

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icon for writing, editing, and publishing services of Coskrey BizPublishing Ebooks and Paperbacks

Your Written Word in Book Form

Generating an ebook or paperback for Amazon is moderately easy using the tools provided by KDP of Amazon. However, it does take time and formatting. There is also the proofreading with some tweaking of the text and formatting to make it just so. Additionally, there are the images to be adapted to the correct format. Add in the cover art and the...

Ok, so there is a bit of work involved in getting a manuscript to actual publication so that it is sold on Coskrey Biz is here to help.

Let Coskrey Biz Do the Work

Wayne and Valerie will take your edited manuscript through the stages of publication to Kindle Direct Publishing so that it is sold on as an ebook or a paperback. Once Valerie prepares the edited manuscript with images, table of contents, front and back matter (those extra pages like Dedication, Copyright, title page, author page, etc.), Wayne takes over to process the photos, and to design and complete the cover art. Valerie will use either Kindle Create or MS Word to format the entire ebook for publication. Wayne will use InDesign, Adobe Acrobat or the new Kindle Create to format the entire Word file for paperback publication. For images inside the book, Wayne can convert them to black and white for a paperback, adjust the color balance, blur backgrounds, restore older photos to a more acceptable presentation--whatever is needed.

Coskrey Biz has broken the process into distinct Activities and Tasks. The Project of publishing your book is billed by these Activities and Tasks. This will save you money as some books are longer or shorter, added pages are simple additions of the author's documents or Valerie's writing and formatting, or images are ready to post or require processing and resizing, including the cover art. Authors need not ask for the entire project to be the work of Coskrey Biz. We will gladly do just parts of a project and include the work already provided by the author. That is, we can help you get the book or some of its parts ready for publication by another publisher, too.

Preparation of the book description and keywords that are part of the uploading the book into KDP and completing the required field for the upload are all part of the Project. Completing the Books in Print information is another part of the Project. This, too, is something to discuss with Valerie, as is the need for an ISBN.

Examples of Past Projects

cover of The Dark Angel Turned Away by Zuker and Zuker cover of Standing Tall and Looking Good by Zuker cover of Grace with Meals by Zuker cover of Murder Playlist by Balmer

Coskrey Biz designed the covers of The Dark Angel Turned Away and Standing Tall and Looking Good. Sydney Sylvers designed the cover of Grace with Meals. Mike Przy designed the cover of Murder Playlist.

Each of these are ebooks and also paperbacks on, although Balmer had another publisher for his paperback version of Murder Playlist. You can also find these paperbacks in book stores other than An additional bit of info is that these were all edited by Coskrey Biz.

What about the Price?

Once we talk or email, I will know which Project(s) and Activities you want and have an idea of the number of words involved, the images to be placed, the references to include and format, etc.--the Tasks. I then use the base price for the Activities of the Project(s), add the package of Activities and Tasks, and provide you with an Invoice/Estimate (the Bid). You will be emailed the Price List(s) for your Project(s) once I know what you need.

Our price list catalog is available on request and is sent to all actual clients.

Publishing ebooks starts at $100.00; paperback novelettes and novels start at $375.00 which increases with every 25 pages and added images and references. Cover art is not included in either price. Cover art for the ebook or the front cover of a paperback starts at $250.00. Short stories and poems, non-fiction with references, and other publication projects are welcomed. ~Valerie

You will be sent a bid that will have an itemization of how it was calculated and a page of the terms and agreements (T&A) that we have agreed to verbally and by email along with any additional requirements that I might have. This is sent to you with a request for Earnest Money (EM). The earnest money is a fee that represents your agreement to the bid. Payment of EM means now the bid with its statement of T&A has become a contract for the work. Adjustments to the contract are expressed on subsequent invoices.

As long as you pay, the work goes on. Invoices for large Projects, either in terms of dollar amount or length of time to accomplish, are sent out at the end of certain stages of the Project. That allows me to get partially paid and you to object, make changes, and us to negotiate during the project. It also allows the project to be stopped should we decide to do so and the contract can be cancelled. The final invoice is a recalculation based on the interaction between Activities and the addition of text and Tasks. ~~Valerie

Stay up to Date and in Touch

Follow our authors and other clients on the Books and Authors blog. Here you can also follow the release of new publications. Also, our authors have author pages. Coskrey Biz is also on Facebook but does not check it for messages often. Please call, text or email.

Think you could use our services? Contact Valerie.  Want to know more about our services? Contact Valerie by email, call or text (979)248-9450.  You can also hire Valerie through Thumbtack. Just click the badge to see her profile.    

Policy and Agreements

For more about us, read our Privacy Policy. The policy contains our affiliate disclosure as well as more contact information. Terms and Agreements for our services are specific to the service offered. Agreements are made verbally and /or in the Bid (estimate) or Invoice for a Project. Changes to an agreement is written on an invoice.