Finding Out More…
If you’re interested in getting a no-obligation written quotation from us, then please send us a copy of your manuscript. We’ll acknowledge receipt and get back to you within two working days.
At Matador we believe that every book is different. That is why we don’t publish a ‘price list’, or offer ‘packages’ for publication of a book. Think about it… your book might need a cover design, another may not; your book might not have any photographs in it, another may have colour photos. By charging a standard package rate for publication, it’s more than likely that you’ll end up paying for something that you don’t actually get. And a full colour coffee table book will cost far more to publish than a typical novel!
We base our costs on your book, and nothing else. For any book, we ask to see a copy of your completed (or near complete) manuscript. From this we can quickly work out the actual costs of the work involved in turning your manuscript into a book, and we then send you a written, no-obligation quotation. We believe that this enables authors to have a realistic expectation of what it will cost to publish their book, rather than sign up for a package deal and then find that they are asked to pay extra for 'additional' services. For an example written quotation, click here.
We normally evaluate and quote for a new manuscript within 48 hours, and we can often give an indication of the likely costs of publication on the phone. Even then, however, we will always prepare a written quotation before agreeing to proceed, and we always need to see a manuscript before agreeing to publish.
All of this is not designed to be evasive or difficult, but to enable authors to get a realistic idea of what it will cost to get their book published. But to give you a broad idea of the costs of publication, we’ve listed below some 'average' costs. We’d urge you to consider these as being indicative – please do contact us to request a personal quotation.