Rates and Services

Rates for most projects follow the bullets below that show ways you can reduce the overall cost of your project.

  • Referral program: whether you are a client or not I pay out a generous referral fee of 10% on payments made to me through your referrals. This can be received as a cash payment or used as credit on current or future projects.
  • 10% discount pre-payments. Ex. if I am working 10 hours one week and a client pays for those ten hours on Monday as opposed to Friday, then the weekly cost will be $585 instead of $650.
  • I offer gift cards and donations so that family and friends can help cover costs.
  • Discussing work that you can do yourself to reduce hours.
  • If I have worked on previous books with you, I will often consider flat rate or percentage discounts on future projects.
  • While not reducing the cost, lengthening the time of our working relationship will result in more manageable prices over time.
  • On occasion, I am able to provide discounts that I do not publish. This is often a result of donations from former clients who want to give back, random donations, or because a book has piqued my personal interest.
  • Ask about current promotions, packages, or donations made to your specific genre.

Forms of acceptable payment

  • Credit or Debit Card: most of my clients are invoiced online through Square. This is a free service that allows you to pay online using a credit or debit card.
  • Cash for local clients
  • Crypto-currency: Preferred crypto-currencies are Bitcoin and Ethereum, though I will accept others upon request. Please note that I charge an additional 10% premium to use Crypto-currency due to the volatility of the crypto markets.
  • Gift Cards: Gift cards are a great way to help people tell their story or use any of my other services. Buy gift cards for yourself, family and friends, or even to help a stranger. You can buy Cafe Legacy gift cards here, or visit my gift card page.
  • Donations: Donations can be made by friends, family, or anyone and directed toward your project. If you have someone interested in donating to your project they can donate here and contact me with where they would like their donation to go.

Common Service Prices

  • Initial meet and greet:
    • Free. I don’t charge for an initial meet and greet to discuss your project, needs, wants, and ask questions. This will not be a brain storming session, but rather a place to determine if I am a good fit for you and you are a good fit for me.
  • Book Writing:
    • Deposit of $2,000 to start project (about 31 hours). Hourly rate is applied to the deposit.
    • $65/hour after deposit hours have been met. This is invoiced weekly based on hours worked or pre-paid number of hours per week. This rate also includes work-related phone calls and other communication.
    • *NOTE* There is a 10% discount on any pre-paid work, not including deposits.
    • *NOTE* The book writing process does not include the publishing process
  • Editing:
    • $35/hour any type of editing.
  • Mentor and Coaching:
    • $45/hour pre-paid in at least 5-hour increments.
  • Blog Writing:
    • Prices vary depending upon the work load and type of blog projects. Most blog projects are pre-paid and invoiced monthly based on a predetermined number of blog posts per week.
  • Publishing:
    • Interior formatting without pictures or illustration: $2.50/page
    • Interior formatting including client-submitted illustration for beginning of chapters and section breaks – $3.00/page
    • Photos: $10/client-submitted photo.
    • eBook cover design: $300
    • Full cover design: $600
    • Setting up a KDP  account, uploading your documents, review of documents, and tutorial: $250
    • Updating KDP submissions after completion of project, is invoiced at $45/hour with a one hour minimum.
    • Other services are provided, please contact for with specific queries.
  • Interview and Transcription only:
    • $65/hour
  • No acknowledgement charge:
    • 25% added on all invoices for that project. One of the first things a person wants to see from a writer is “proof” that they are a good writer. That means, I need to continue growing my portfolio of accomplishments. The inability to do so can result in loss of future projects. Whether it is a byline or mention within the acknowledgements of my work, without that acknowledgement this charge will be applied. This is a decision that must be made prior to starting work.