Essentials Publishing

You've written a family story, children's book or memoir. Your book is a personal project – you want to share your story with loved ones and the community.

The Essentials Package features an editorial evaluation, custom layout design and online and wholesale distribution – all to the highest industry standards.


Fiction $999
Non-Fiction $1,149
Poetry $899
Children's $999
eBook Only $899

What Is Included In This Publishing Package

Publishing Features

  • Non-Exclusive Contracts
  • Editor's Manuscript Evaluation (up to 50,000 words)
  • Custom Layout (inside, front and back covers)
  • Paperback Edition
  • Black and White Interior
  • 1 Revision Round
  • 10-24 image insertions (depending on genre)
  • 5 Footnotes/Endnotes
  • 5 Layout Complexities Included
  • 2 ISBNs

Book Copies

  • 10 Paperback Copies*

*shipping and handling charges - not included

Book Distribution Features:

  • Online & Wholesale Book Distribution
  • PDF eBook Distribution
  • FriesenPress Online Bookstore
  • Online Royalty Reporting
  • Preferred Author Discount on Suggested Retail Price
  • Up to 70% Royalties for eBooks priced over $2.99

Book Promotion Services

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I chose FriesenPress based on their personal and friendly first contact. They worked with me every step of the way, helped to alleviate my fears and made this experience easy and wonderful.
— Cathy M. Doyle Author of "Threshold"
Although I have previously published a book and numerous journal and magazine articles, this has been my first experience in self-publishing.
— Richard Dumont Author of "Economic Inequality & What You Can Do About It"