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The Work We Do For You

What does YBR Publishing offer to new or established authors?

 

EXPERIENCE THE YBR DIFFERENCE!

HOW DOES AN AUTHOR BENEFIT WITH YBR PUBLISHING?

  • Authors retain 100% rights to their work and are involved at every step from editing through marketing

  • Professional book editing and production to IBPA and industry standard using a 5-star award winning design team for all aspects of production for print

  • Access to worldwide multi-media digital and print book distribution

  • Customized press release campaigns and sales support

  • A generous royalty structure in the publishing industry

  • Continued support after publishing as part of our YBR family

  • Personalized design for novels (fiction or non-fiction), graphic novels, and coloring books

 

INTRODUCING YBR EDITING SERVICES

A SIMPLE, AFFORDABLE BOOK EDITING SOLUTION FOR NEW AND EXPERIENCED AUTHORS

Every book needs editing, yet editing it yourself is nearly impossible. Even bestselling authors would never dream of attempting it. Working with an experienced book editor is often the best investment you can make for your book, and your writing career.

YBR Editing Services are for authors who need premium book editing at an affordable price. Our editors work with authors in every genre, optimized for the independent author.


​Copy Review: FREE! A free review of your manuscript, followed by a one-on-one individualized interview to discuss the manuscript, and to share your thoughts and goals as a writer.

CHOOSE THE EDITING SERVICE YOU NEED.

​Proofreading and critique. 1.5 cents per word (15-30 business days), perfect for basic clean-up for the experienced author.


Word-by-word inspection of provided copy for the purpose of correcting typographic errors, punctuation and minor grammatical anomalies. No story editing will be provided, other than suggestions to the author to review a specific section.

Copy Editing: 2 cents per word (30-90 business days, based on the length of the manuscript).

A basic word-by-word edit that addresses grammar, usage, and consistency issues.

  • Check for typographical errors, spelling errors, and consistency aspects, correction of grammatical and linguistic errors, attention to punctuation, and sentence structure.

  • Assist with story organization, character development, story flow and readability.

  • The editor will note in the manuscript areas of correction or improvement with the purpose of improving reader satisfaction and potential marketing strategy.

Collaborative Copy Editing. $2.5 cents per word

A contributory edit that focuses on the finer aspects of language—the flow of ideas, transition elements, tone, and style. Includes all of the services performed in YBR Copy Editing plus:

  • Correction of awkward constructions, and suggestions to make sentences crisper and tighter by fixing redundancy, readability, and story progression,

  • Review of key aspects of the manuscript—the narrative, vocabulary, structure, characterization, style, and development.

  • Editor's notes and overall comments to assist with enhancement of text, graphics, book structure and visual recommendations.

Ghostwriting and co-authorships are available.

​Actual price will depend on your final page/word count. Manuscripts are worked on a first come-first served basis. How it works:

  1. Choose the book editing service you need.

  2. Upload your Word document for a review and agreement offer (please see manuscript specifications for submission at the bottom of this page).

  3. Work with your editor to achieve your goals for your manuscript.

  4. Receive your professionally edited manuscript in 60-120 business days, depending on the length of the manuscript.


You don’t have to place a book order to take advantage of our book editing services. Your editor can offer production and publishing advice, under separate agreement, if you like. All you need is your finished manuscript to get things started.

Why edit your book with YBR Editing Services?

AFFORDABILITY:

Authors can pay thousands of dollars for editing by software or inexperienced editors, only to get a manuscript that needs more editing. You’ll get real hands-on editing with YBR, and can pay up to twenty-five percent less because we don’t spend a bundle on expensive advertising and promotions. Our YBR Author family is our best advertising. Plus, there are no minimums. You pay based on the final word-count of your book. You’ll get the best book for your buck and you retain the rights to your finished manuscript.

SPEED:

Quality editing is a personal hands-on process, not a software run. There's no substitute for care and patience in the editing process.

QUALITY:

This is more than a simple proofreading service. Your book is edited by seasoned, professional editors and authors who work in every genre.


Our book editing team is a five-star group of experienced book editors who take the stress out of editing your book on your own. Many are active authors and writers who have worked with today’s authors in all genres, from Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Romance, Psychological Suspense, History, Multi-Cultural, Graphics, and many more. After you upload your unedited file, you will work one-on-one with your assigned editor. YBR also has a group of test readers available who, for little or no fee, will give an honest and unbiased appraisal of your work.


​YBR AUTHOR COMMENTS:

“YBR editors brought brilliant instincts for distilling a rough manuscript into a successful, finished book. Professional, tough love, supportive, a team effort, there for me every step of the way.” ~Gibbes McDowell, author of Driftwood Unmasked.

"I have been published by a couple of small presses before, and I can honestly state that YBR Publishing did a more thorough, high quality job. They also did a better job of communicating with me than any small / regional press who published my work before. Jack Gannon and Cyndi Williams-Barnier, who head up this publishing house, are friendly, experienced, and skilled. I highly recommend YBR Publishing for these reasons." ~Ron Baxley, Jr., author of O.Z. Diggs Himself Out.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR MANUSCRIPT

YBR’s Editing Services are easy to use. Simply follow these steps:

1) Setup your manuscript file to these specifications:

  • English language only

  • File Type Format: (.doc or .docx)

  • Page Size: 8.5x11"

  • Pages Margins: Set to 1" on all 4 edges.

  • Font Type: Times New Roman

  • Font Size: 12pt.

  • Line Spacing: Single, 1.5 paragraph spacing, no indent.


QUERY LETTER

Before you submit your manuscript, please submit a query letter to contact@ybrpub.com, containing your contact information, a short introduction about yourself, your book's title and genre, a brief synopsis about your story, and what you see for your and your book's future.

 
 

"I have been published by a couple of small presses before, and I can honestly state that YBR Publishing did a more thorough, high quality job. They also did a better job of communicating with me than any small / regional press who published my work before. Jack Gannon and Cyndi Williams-Barnier, who head up this publishing house, are friendly, experienced, and skilled. I highly recommend YBR Publishing for these reasons."

Ron Baxley, Jr.

Author of "O.Z. DIGGS HIMSELF OUT" and "ZIGGY ZIG-ZAGS THE LIGHT AND DARK FANTASTIC, VOLUME 1" by YBR Publishing