Writing & Publishing Services

We offer four distinct ways to help you write and publish your nonfiction book.

Scribe Publishing Scribe Publi
Scribe Guided Author Guided Author
Scribe Professional Scribe Professional
Elite Ghostwriting Ghostwriting
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Scribe Publishing
Scribe Publishing

You do all the writing, and we do the proofing and publishing.

$18,000 Paid Over 6 months

 

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Scribe Guided Author
Guided Author

We guide you through the writing process, then we do the publishing.

$36,000 Paid Over 15 months

 

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Scribe Professional
Scribe Professional

We interview you for the content, we do the writing, editing and publishing.

$48,000 Paid Over 10 months

 

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Elite Ghostwriting
Elite Ghostwriting

You get a bestselling Scribe and a customized process to fit your needs.

Custom Custom Payment Plan

$135K Min. Investment

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How long will it take?
Time Commitment How much time do I have to commit?
6 hours, all on the phone (not including time to complete your manuscript)
16 hours, all on the phone (10 Book Coach Calls + 6 hours for the publishing process)
2 hours per week on the phone over the span of
9-12 months
Varies
What's Included?
Full Publishing Package Includes book cover, interior layout, ISBN, copyright, etc.
Included
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Proofreading Checking spelling, grammar, etc.
Included
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Digital Course Access Led by the same book coaches & editorial team who have helped us produce 23 New York Times & Wall Street Journal bestsellers
Not Included
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Full Content Edit We tell you our opinion of the content, and how to improve it.
Not Included
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Capture Book Ideas via
Interviews We will interview you to capture your ideas and your voice, and we'll do the writing.
Not Included
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Professional Ghostwriting We'll pair you with one of our award-winning ghostwriters.
Not Included
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Book Marketing Strategy We'll help you create a book marketing plan, and give you access to our book marketing video course.
Included
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Author Marketing Materials Book description, author biography, etc.
Included
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How will we launch it?
Launch Week Activities Essential tools for a stellar launch. Strategic keyword and category selection, initial book discount, and custom graphics and emails to share.
Not Included
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Book Promotion Service A book launch service to get your book the recognition it deserves.
Not Included
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Audiobook Professional voice over talent, recording, distribution, etc.
Not Included
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Full Ownership Rights You will always retain all rights to your book.
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Full Book Royalties You will always receive 100% of your book's royalties. We take nothing.
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Full Creative Control You will always have the final say over your book's content and design.
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Full Distribution Your book will be published on Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, iBooks, etc.
Included
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Schedule a Consult

Undecided? Our author strategists can help you determine which plan is right for you. Schedule a Consult

Scribe Publishing
Scribe Publishing

You do all the writing, and we do the proofing and publishing.

$18,000 Paid Over 6 months

 

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Scribe Guided Author
Guided Author

We guide you through the writing process, then we do the publishing.

$36,000 Paid Over 15 months

 

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Scribe Professional
Scribe Professional

We interview you for the content, we do the writing, editing and publishing.

$48,000 Paid Over 10 months

 

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MOST POPULAR
Elite Ghostwriting
Elite Ghostwriting

You get a bestselling Scribe and a customized process to fit your needs.

Custom Custom Payment Plan

$135K Min. Investment

Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly does Scribe do?

Scribe helps people write, publish, and market their books. We were founded in 2014 by a 4x New York Times Bestselling Author, and have worked on over 2,000 books, including some major bestselling books in that time (which you can see here).

Our two most popular services are Guided Author, which is $36k, and Scribe Professional, which is $48k.

We can also publish your finished manuscript.

Does Scribe work with anyone?

No, we cannot just work with anyone. We typically reject about 30% of authors who want to work with us. There are two criteria we use to decide which authors we’ll work with:

  1. Does the author know the subject matter of their book deeply enough to write a book about it? Our process works very well, but only if the author actually knows what they’re talking about.
  2. Does the author have a clear understanding of how books work and a reasonable expectation for ROI? This means there needs to be a purpose behind writing the book.

That’s why the first step in our process is a qualification process. If the result you’re hoping for is unrealistic or impossible, we can’t work with you, because there’s no way for us to win. Even if we do a great job and we nail the book, you might still be upset because you didn’t reach a goal that was impossible to begin with.

Is there anyone who should not work with Scribe?

Yes, definitely. Here is a partial list of the types of people who are not a good fit for our process:

  1. Someone who doesn’t know their topic well. If you want a book on sales, for example, but don’t know anything about sales, then we can’t help you.
  2. Someone who isn’t sure how a book can help them.
  3. Someone who has no idea at all why they want to write a book, what it will say, or what goals they’ll achieve by publishing it. Our process requires an investment—of both your money and your effort—so you should have an idea of why you are doing it.
Can you work in other languages?

No, not right now.

Do you do fiction books?

No, we currently do not offer a service for fiction books, children’s books, cookbooks, or textbooks.

How do I decide between the $36k (Guided Author) and $48k (Scribe Professional) options?

There are two main questions to ask yourself:

  1. Do you like sitting down and writing? Do you like typing and having your hands on the keyboard?
  2. Do you have enough time to write this yourself?

If the answer to both questions is yes—you like writing and you have time—then Guided Author is probably the right option.

If the answer to both questions is no—you don’t like writing and you don’t have time—then Scribe Professional is probably the right option.

The difficulty comes if the answer to #1 is yes (you do like writing) but the answer to #2 is no (you don’t have time). Then you’ll have to decide what gives: do you make time for writing, or do you value your time too much, and want us to do the typing for you? Generally speaking, assume that Guided Author requires one to two hours a day for a year (yes, you can do it faster) and that Scribe Professional requires two hours a week for nine months.

I saw you had a $135k option (Scribe Elite Ghostwriting). What is that?

Scribe Elite Ghostwriting isn’t for everyone. It’s intended for authors who require an authentic ghostwriting experience that often involves interviewing outside sources, conducting background research, and creating a bespoke process to fit their needs.

Almost all authors are better off with Guided Author ($36k) or Scribe Professional ($48k).

What’s the difference between the $36k (Guided Author) and $48k (Scribe Professional) options?

The main difference is how much time it takes you, and who actually writes out the content of the book.

In the $36k option (which we call Guided Author), you’ll use our full process, but you will do the writing and typing yourself (with our guidance and support the entire way, described here). This option usually requires you to spend about an hour of writing a day for 6+ months.

In the $48k option (which we call Scribe Professional), all you have to do is get on the phone, talk about what you already know, and then give feedback to revise the manuscript once it is written. We handle the typing and writing, but the words, ideas, and voice are still entirely yours. This option requires about two hours a week on the phone.