Our Fees

Editorial Fees


Bellastoria Press Editorial Fees depend upon the length and complexity of your manuscript and whether it needs developmental and/or line and copy editing. After we evaluate your submission and decide that it meets our mission and quality standards, we send you a contract and an attached overview of the editing work that needs to be done on your manuscript. If you agree to partner with Bellastoria Press, sign and return the contract and pay the editing fee, a page-based fee based on a standard of 350 words per page. ​

Our editing process, handled by experienced, professional editors, includes two stages:

Developmental editing

 $8.50 per page

  • Fiction:  Revision advice/suggestions regarding structure, plot, characterization,
    conflict, style and other story basics. 

  • Nonfiction: Advice/suggestions regarding structure and organization, research, style.


Line Editing/Copy Editing

$5.00 per page

  • Line by line review of revised manuscript, with appropriate changes suggested
    for grammar, clarity, stylistic effectiveness.

Production and Distribution Fees

Bellastoria Press Production and Distribution Fees are flat fees based on the length of your manuscript. Only after we accept your final edited manuscript, do you pay for the publishing and distribution flat fee. That investment defrays our cost for:

  • Proofreading at each stage of the publication process

  • Creating a professional cover for your approval

  • Designing and formatting your book in both print and eBook formats (ePub and Mobi)

  • Acquiring and assigning your unique ISBN

  • Registering your copyright with the United States copyright office

  • Distributing your print book via Ingram

  • Distributing your eBook via Amazon KDP, Barnes and Noble Nook, Kobo, Apple, GooglePlay, Scribd, Tolino, 24Symbols, Overdrive, Bilbiotheca, Baker & Taylor, and Hoopla

  • Pulling your sales data from all the sites listed above and providing a comprehensive report by country and outlet

  • Processing and mailing your royalty payment and tax forms as required.

Production and Distribution Fee

Up to 75,000 words - $3,750

75,001 to 90,000 words - $4,250

90,001 to 120,000 words - $4,750

120,001 words and up - $5,250

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