Publishing

We offer a full array of services from self-publishing solutions to a full agency publishing experience. Scroll through the information below to find publishing services that fit your needs the best, then schedule an appointment to create a plan that meets your goals and budget.

Our Full List Of Services & Pricing

Picture Books

Picture Books are a specialty publishing format unlike any other. It takes an expert in this specific genre to create a book that is not only beautiful but marketable. The Picture Book market is one of the fiercest in the industry. Happy Dolphin Press was started as a Picture Book publisher. We know exactly what it takes to make your book stand out and how to get it there. Our expertise in text editing, layout, illustration guidance and formatting, typesetting and printing, to marketing means you’ll get the book you dreamed done right the first time, with no surprises. And if you didn’t come to see us first? Don’t worry; we fix existing books, too. Get a quote now!

Amazon/Kindle

We are Amazon and Kindle experts! If you want to sell your book on Amazon and Kindle, you need a specialist who can guide you through the formatting, uploading, sales, and marketing framework of Amazon Author Central and KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). Unlike our competitors, we do not outsource formatting, and we do not limit the design of your books or the size of your final print formats. We have become the standard for publishing services for CreateSpace and Kindle for any budget. We also format for Nook, BAM, and other popular print and eBook formats! Get your quote now!

Ready to dive in? Submit here!

Submit your manuscript to have an expert publishing consultant work with you to craft your personal quote to make the book of your dreams a reality.

Author Services

Whether you want to self-publish, be a professional Indie Author (Independent Author), shop your book for an agent or traditional publisher, or you’re looking for a full-service small press publisher, we’ve got you covered! We offer individual copy editing, content editing, formatting, cover design, graphics editing and formatting of illustrations, file conversion, eBook creation, proofreading, beta reading, paperback and hardcover printing, and much more! We can help you reach your goals for any budget. Choose from one of our value bundled packages or create your own! Looking for a full-service publisher? Yes, we do that, too! Get complete pricing now!

Printing

We have printing solutions for every type of book format. Whether it’s a non-traditionally sized paperback, a trade paperback, hardcover, dust jackets, embossed, board books, or just about anything else you can think of, we can do it! Oh, and we also have affordable solutions for audiobooks, braille, and coloring/activity books! Request a printing quote for your project now!

You’ve Got Choices!

From value bundled complete publishing packages to our concierge publishing services Happy Dolphin Press has an option to fulfill your dream at a price that makes it a reality.
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QuantityServiceDescriptionPriceDetailsYour Cost
Amazon Author Page
Our marketing team will create a custom Author Central Page to help increase your visibility and sales on Amazon.$50.00Creative team used author supplied information and photos.$0.00
AnalysisProfessional analysis with an editor to determine what services are needed to meet your publishing goals and budget.$99.00Upon ordering of services this fee is deducted from your total amount.$0.00
Audio BooksOur professional sound engineer and narators will create an amazing experience for your readers to hear in high definition quality acceptable for placement on Audible.com or anywhere audio books can be found!$150.00per hour of finished book.$0.00
Author Marketing KitOur creative team will help you create a brand and logo. You will receive a minimum of 100 bookmarks, 100 postcards, and 250 Author Business Cards, assistance setting up a social media profile and custom email.$225.00Also, includes the "Marketing Grab Bag," a sample collection of marketing items from our partners. Premium options are available at additional cost.$0.00
Author WebsiteA MUST for every author! But learning how to set up a website can take time, energy, and money. Our professional webmaster will create a comprehensive “About the Author” and “About the Book” page with maximum SEO (search engine optimization) in mind so you can be found easier by your target audience. Includes a custom domain.$475This basic packages gives you a professional web presence on a budget! Plus and Premium packages include bloggin capability, rss feeds from social media to page, and annual hosting.$0
BarcodesWe will create a trade-ready EAN Bookland Barcode for the back cover of your book that is usable for any retail use. Email a copy of your book cover and will also place it appropriately for print.$20You will receive a copy of the barcode file via email as a PDF for future use. You MUST have an ISBN to receive a barcode.$0
Book Award KitThe prestige of winning a book award is amazing, but it also sells more books! But how do you get your book in front of the right committees to get those awards? We've done all the research for you! We will analyze your book and submit it to 4 appropriate literary awards for your genre.$399You will receive notification and proof of submission via email. The committees will notify you directly if you are a winner and of your placement.$0
Book TrailersA book trailer is designed to capture your potential audience with sight and sound that brings your story preview to life! A marketing tool that gets attention and results both on social media, in online advertising, and presentations.$225Custom video formatted files and easy to place links are provided with lifetime professional use rights by the author.$0
Copy EditingA professional editor will review your manuscript and give you suggested corrections for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and correct any typos present in the text.0.015per word0
Custom Cover CreationChoose from a wide selection of premium and unique print ready art and fonts to create a customized one of a kind cover that meets the submission requirements for print in their trim size and cover type.$129.00Includes licensing for professional use.$0.00
Custom Interior Design and LayoutA uniquely designed interior that captures your book's genre and tone. The Custom Interior service provides tailored options designed to create an enjoyable reading experience.$329.00(includes placement of up to 10 author supplied images into text or chapter headings)$0.00
Ebook Formatting ONLYAll elements of your paperback will be available on any Amazon Kindle reading device and on all Kindle Apps and/or Nook$99.00Delivered in the 3 most used file formats: .mobi, .epub, and PDF$0.00
FormattingAuthor supplied cover layout formatted to meet the submission requirements for print in their trim size.$49.00Does not include major graphic editing or corrections.$0.00
Full EditingCombined Copy and Line Editing at on time.0.3per word0
Graphic Editing of Author Supplied IllustrationsProfessionally edited in Adobe Creative Suite to ensure your images fit trim size and placement and look fabulous. Correct stretching, mashing, blemishes, colors, typesetting errors/placement, and much more!$50.00per hour- Guaranteed total rate quoted prior to beginning of work.$0.00
ISBnsIf you plan to market or sell your book in any bookstore or to libraries, you need an ISBN. Our universal ISBNs can be customized to give you a professional publishing imprint all your own at much lower cost than individually purchasing one on your own.$99.00You retain all rights and ownership of your work with this option. We offer disounts for multiple ISBN purchases for the same title.$0.00
LCCNLibrary of Congress Number Registration. We will submit your information to receive a LCCN directly to your email along with detailed information on how to secure your LCCN after it is conditionally issued.$25You will be required to submit a copy of your book to the Library of Congress in Washington, DC once your book is printed.$0
Line EditingA professional editor will review your manuscript and provide recommendations for improving the structure and flow, as well as review for consistency in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.0.02per word0
Simple Cover CreationAuthor’s choose from a wide selection of print ready art and fonts for a polished and professional cover that meets the submission requirements for print in their trim size and cover type.$99.00Includes licensing for professional use.$0.00
Simple Interior Design and LayoutOur Simple Interior service provides you with a high-quality print and eBook interior that is indistinguishable from that of traditionally published books.$229.00$0.00
TOTAL QUOTE:$0.00
ABCDEF
QuantityServiceDescriptionPriceDetailsYour Cost
Amazon Author Page
Our marketing team will create a custom Author Central Page to help increase your visibility and sales on Amazon.$50.00Creative team used author supplied information and photos.$0.00
AnalysisProfessional analysis with an editor to determine what services are needed to meet your publishing goals and budget.$99.00Upon ordering of services this fee is deducted from your total amount.$0.00
Audio BooksOur professional sound engineer and narators will create an amazing experience for your readers to hear in high definition quality acceptable for placement on Audible.com or anywhere audio books can be found!$150.00per hour of finished book.$0.00
Author Marketing KitOur creative team will help you create a brand and logo. You will receive a minimum of 100 bookmarks, 100 postcards, and 250 Author Business Cards, assistance setting up a social media profile and custom email.$225.00Also, includes the "Marketing Grab Bag," a sample collection of marketing items from our partners. Premium options are available at additional cost.$0.00
Author WebsiteA MUST for every author! But learning how to set up a website can take time, energy, and money. Our professional webmaster will create a comprehensive “About the Author” and “About the Book” page with maximum SEO (search engine optimization) in mind so you can be found easier by your target audience. Includes a custom domain.$475This basic packages gives you a professional web presence on a budget! Plus and Premium packages include bloggin capability, rss feeds from social media to page, and annual hosting.$0
BarcodesWe will create a trade-ready EAN Bookland Barcode for the back cover of your book that is usable for any retail use. Email a copy of your book cover and will also place it appropriately for print.$20You will receive a copy of the barcode file via email as a PDF for future use. You MUST have an ISBN to receive a barcode.$0
Book Award KitThe prestige of winning a book award is amazing, but it also sells more books! But how do you get your book in front of the right committees to get those awards? We've done all the research for you! We will analyze your book and submit it to 4 appropriate literary awards for your genre.$399You will receive notification and proof of submission via email. The committees will notify you directly if you are a winner and of your placement.$0
Book TrailersA book trailer is designed to capture your potential audience with sight and sound that brings your story preview to life! A marketing tool that gets attention and results both on social media, in online advertising, and presentations.$225Custom video formatted files and easy to place links are provided with lifetime professional use rights by the author.$0
Copy EditingA professional editor will review your manuscript and give you suggested corrections for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and correct any typos present in the text.0.015per word0
Custom Cover CreationChoose from a wide selection of premium and unique print ready art and fonts to create a customized one of a kind cover that meets the submission requirements for print in their trim size and cover type.$129.00Includes licensing for professional use.$0.00
Custom Interior Design and LayoutA uniquely designed interior that captures your book's genre and tone. The Custom Interior service provides tailored options designed to create an enjoyable reading experience.$329.00(includes placement of up to 10 author supplied images into text or chapter headings)$0.00
Ebook Formatting ONLYAll elements of your paperback will be available on any Amazon Kindle reading device and on all Kindle Apps and/or Nook$99.00Delivered in the 3 most used file formats: .mobi, .epub, and PDF$0.00
FormattingAuthor supplied cover layout formatted to meet the submission requirements for print in their trim size.$49.00Does not include major graphic editing or corrections.$0.00
Full EditingCombined Copy and Line Editing at on time.0.3per word0
Graphic Editing of Author Supplied IllustrationsProfessionally edited in Adobe Creative Suite to ensure your images fit trim size and placement and look fabulous. Correct stretching, mashing, blemishes, colors, typesetting errors/placement, and much more!$50.00per hour- Guaranteed total rate quoted prior to beginning of work.$0.00
ISBnsIf you plan to market or sell your book in any bookstore or to libraries, you need an ISBN. Our universal ISBNs can be customized to give you a professional publishing imprint all your own at much lower cost than individually purchasing one on your own.$99.00You retain all rights and ownership of your work with this option. We offer disounts for multiple ISBN purchases for the same title.$0.00
LCCNLibrary of Congress Number Registration. We will submit your information to receive a LCCN directly to your email along with detailed information on how to secure your LCCN after it is conditionally issued.$25You will be required to submit a copy of your book to the Library of Congress in Washington, DC once your book is printed.$0
Line EditingA professional editor will review your manuscript and provide recommendations for improving the structure and flow, as well as review for consistency in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.0.02per word0
Simple Cover CreationAuthor’s choose from a wide selection of print ready art and fonts for a polished and professional cover that meets the submission requirements for print in their trim size and cover type.$99.00Includes licensing for professional use.$0.00
Simple Interior Design and LayoutOur Simple Interior service provides you with a high-quality print and eBook interior that is indistinguishable from that of traditionally published books.$229.00$0.00
TOTAL QUOTE:$0.00

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It takes engaging, polished writing, beautifully designed layouts, quality printing, multiple formats, plus dynamic marketing to make your book stand out from the thousands of books printed every month. That’s why we offer a complete library of tutorials and workshops for you to choose from. Learn at your own pace and take your skills to another level with every course you complete!

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  • Trim Size Matters
  • Who are you?

Premium Courses

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  • Ready set edit! Copy and line editing explained.
  • Publishing 101
  • How does your book measure up? Doing market research (the right way).
  • Brother can you spare a dime? Understanding royalties.
  • Amazon and Kindle; The elephant in the room.
  • Who’s your daddy, or mommy? Defining Children’s Book Markets

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Ready to dive in? Submit here!

Submit your manuscript to have an expert publishing consultant work with you to craft your personal quote to make the book of your dreams a reality.

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Schedule an appointment for a personal analysis of your publishing goals and receive a written outline to follow to your success.

Ready to dive in? Submit here!

Submit your manuscript to have an expert publishing consultant work with you to craft your personal quote to make the book of your dreams a reality.

Let’s talk!

Have a Question? Need more information? We’re at your service! Get support via LIVE CHAT, EMAIL, or CALL US.

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