ThunderPrices

ByThunder LLC offers various services, so please view the appropriate section(s) below for prices pertaining to each division.

Please note: Although I do require all payments be made through PayPal, I am currently unable to take credit cards at this time. This, however, will change in the near future. Thanks!

 


 

ThunderArt – Book Covers

For this service, all prices and turnaround times are estimates. Please submit your request by emailing me the information detailed on the ThunderArt page for whichever service you’re seeking. I will then email you with a price quote and estimated turnaround date.

As noted at the top of this page, I accept only payments through PayPal; no checks or money orders please. Additionally, one-half of the estimated fee is required prior to commencement of any work, with the balance due upon completion of service.

The prices for each specific ThunderArt service are listed below…

– E-Book Cover

$100 to begin

(Price will increase depending on the cost of stock photography, the difficulty of the design, as well as requested turnaround time.)

– Paperback Cover

$150 to begin (includes spine and back cover)

(Price will increase depending on the cost of stock photography, the difficulty of the design, as well as requested turnaround time.)

– Hardback Cover

$175 to begin (includes spine, back cover, and side flaps)

(Price will increase depending on the cost of stock photography, the difficulty of the design, as well as requested turnaround time.)

So what can affect the price? Several factors to keep in mind…

– Stock Photography

The client (you) is responsible to pay for any and all stock photography needed for completion on a project. (Please read the information I provided on the main ThunderArt page regarding stock photography.) Please know, however, I will always endeavor to seek alternative photos should prices be too high at one stock photography website vs. another, or I will elect to purchase the lowest “workable” resolution of a photo instead of the largest, most expensive file since it’s rarely necessary. Should one photo of a model you requested by more expensive than an equally workable photo of the same model in another pose, I will always suggest the least expensive alternative. Plus, I also have a vast reserve of stock photos already within my “arsenal of tools,” and if something I already own fits a particular cover, I will happily use it at no change instead of unnecessarily upping the cost of a project. And, as already mentioned on the ThunderArt page, I will make absolutely no purchase of stock photos without providing you with links to them or creating a “test draft” of the cover using the “watermarked” versions of the photos for your approval. I will be able to tell you at that time how much the stock photos will add to the overall price of the finished product and move forward only after you give me the go-ahead.

– Specific Fonts

If a client (you) specifies that a certain font must be used in the creation of the cover (a rare occurrence, but it does happen) and the font is not already within my collection (and not freeware or public domain), then this extra cost will be reflected in the final cover price.

– Amount Of Work Involved

Should you want something straight-forward and simple—approximately 90% of all covers shown on this website fall into this category—the final price will remain close to the base cost (barring any expensive stock photos). Should you require something ultra-detailed or something that requires hours hunting for stock photos that likely do not exist (ie. “I need an Indian princess from the 12th Century wearing royal garb in Siberia and being chased by 10,000 soldiers with period weapons while the sun is sinking but there’s a space ship from the planet Zardoz looming overhead and…”) will prove a fruitless search. And even if I could miraculously locate stock photos for a complicated cover design, the cover will no doubt end up looking too cluttered. Therefore, I will not even tackle the project and will tell you so upfront. Simple is not only better from my end, but will, in all likelihood, better attract a potential reader’s eye.

– Incorrect Printer Specifications Provided

If the initial paperback/hardback dimensions (including bleed space or spine dimensions) are altered after the cover art flat has been completed, an additional charge of at least $100 is required for revisions to the final file.

– The Deadline

Deadlines have an effect on most businesses, and this one is no exception. A deadline of several weeks/months is much easier to work with than a period of several days. Therefore, the tighter the deadline, the higher the price. This is not always the case, but it could play a role in the overall price, depending upon my availability.

– Creative Revisions

This is the final factor to influence the price. If an author provides me with a detailed summary of what they envision, but then when that cover is completed and the author requests major revisions based on a “Maybe this would look nice instead” brainstorm, the price will reflect this, and any additional stock photographs needed will be added to the cost of the project. Any changes to wording on the back cover, as another example, will add extra costs. Minor changes to the overall end-product are usually not a problem and normally have no bearing on cost, but when two or more individual requests for alterations are given, this will impact the final price. Therefore, please be as clear as possible when sending your initial query, please double-check the wording of your back cover blurbs, etc. and you shouldn’t have any problems whatsoever. When I provide you with a test cover, please do not rush to make corrections…think about it for several days, detail all you’d like altered, then send me the list of changes in one email and I will be able to tell you what is possible without affecting the final price. In other words, piecemeal requests, more likely than not, have a bearing on each other, which may cause delays and confusion, and will certainly up the cost.

– Final Price/Payment Arrangements

As mentioned above, all cover art is started at the base cost and expected to stay at or near that amount (depending on the stock photos used), therefore, only the base cover price + stock photos will apply in the majority of cases. Should any of the other above factors come into play, however, I will notify you either after the initial query (prior to the work beginning) or while the work is in progress that something is causing problems and that the cost will likely be raised. In other words, I will keep you informed throughout the entire creative process, detailing where exactly I am running into trouble, provide possible alternatives, and stopping work on the project so as not to incur any additional costs until you decide how to proceed. Should you elect to have me forego the original cover concept and stay nearer the base cost or have me strive ahead and incur extra charges is entirely up to you. Just know that no work will proceed without your official “okay.” OK? 🙂

 


 

ThunderFormat – Book Formatting

For this service, all prices and turnaround times are estimates. Please submit your request by emailing me the information detailed on the ThunderFormat page for whichever service you’re seeking. I will then email you with a price quote and estimated turnaround date.

As noted at the top of this page, I accept only payments through PayPal; no checks or money orders please. Additionally, one-half of the estimated fee is required prior to commencement of any work, with the balance due upon completion of service.

The prices for each specific ThunderFormat service are listed below…

– Galley Creation Only

$25 flat fee (estimate)

(Price may vary depending on requested turnaround time.)

– E-book Formatting

$25 flat fee (estimate)

(Price may vary depending on requested turnaround time.)

– Paperback Formatting

$25 flat fee (estimate)

(Price may vary depending on requested turnaround time.)

 


 

ThunderGraph – Promo Graphics

For this service, all prices and turnaround times are estimates. Please submit your request by emailing me the information detailed on the ThunderGraph page for whichever service you’re seeking. I will then email you with a price quote and estimated turnaround date.

As noted at the top of this page, I accept only payments through PayPal; no checks or money orders please. Additionally, one-half of the estimated fee is required prior to commencement of any work, with the balance due upon completion of service.

The prices for each specific ThunderGraph service are listed below…

– Desktop Wallpaper

$25 flat fee (estimate)

(Price may vary depending on difficulty of design, price of any client-specified stock photography, as well as requested turnaround time.)

– Advertising Banners

$20 flat fee (estimate)

(Price may vary depending on difficulty of design, price of any client-specified stock photography, as well as requested turnaround time.)

– Other Graphic Services

Obviously, until I know what type of graphic services are being requested—whether it’s designing graphics for a website, or designing a Facebook “cover” photo, for example—the price is indeterminable. Prices will vary depending on type of project requested, difficulty of design, price of any client-specified stock photography, as well as requested turnaround time.)

 


 

ThunderProse – Editing Services

For this service, all prices and turnaround times are estimates. Please submit your request by emailing me the information detailed on the ThunderProse page for whichever service you’re seeking. I will then email you with a price quote and estimated turnaround date.

I will accept files only in .DOC or .RTF format. All work is done through email, so I cannot accept printed copies of manuscripts, short stories, query letters, etc.

As noted at the top of this page, I accept only payments through PayPal; no checks or money orders please. Additionally, one-half of the estimated fee is required prior to commencement of any work, with the balance due upon completion of service.

The prices for each specific ThunderProse service are listed below…

– Manuscript Evaluation / Detailed Critique Only

$.003 (estimate) per word

(Price may vary depending on manuscript complexity, level of critique required, as well as requested turnaround time.)

– Copy-Editing Only

$.004 (estimate) per word

(Price may vary depending on manuscript complexity, level of copy-editing required, as well as requested turnaround time.)

– Content Editing (which includes full Copy-Editing)

$.006 (estimate) per word

(Price may vary depending on manuscript complexity, level of editing required, as well as requested turnaround time.)

– Query Letter Editing/Writing

Copy-Editing/Edit Only = $25.00 Flat Fee (Estimate)
Query Letter Writing = $50.00 Flat Fee (Estimate)

(Price may vary depending on level of editing or writing required, as well as requested turnaround time.)

– Synopsis Editing/Writing

Copy-Editing Only = $.004 (estimate) per word
Content Editing (includes full Copy-Editing) = $.006 (estimate) per word

Synopsis Writing, includes…

Reading of manuscript = $.002 (estimate) per word
Synopsis creation = $20.00 per hour

(Price may vary depending on manuscript complexity, level of copy-editing or content editing required, as well as requested turnaround time.)

– Ghostwriting

$40.00 per hour (estimate)

(Price may vary depending on manuscript complexity, required manuscript length, story genre, amount of research needed, as well as requested turnaround time.)

 


 

Should you have questions regarding any of my services, the prices, or you are ready to discuss a project, email me with details regarding the type of “product” you require, and I will provide price quotes and we can work out a deadline.

Happy writing!

 

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