There is a sliding scale for the price of the writing services.
For books, the price ranges from $5,000 US to $15,000 US:
If there is already material written, such as blogs, race reports, rough drafts already written, photos available, or a collection of stories provided by other runners.
If there is some material already written but there is still a lot of information to be collected from interviews and research.
If there is nothing written at all, and the book will require a number of interviews, reviews of race statistics and race reports and so on.
The final price of the book is determined through communication between you and Malcolm. There is the option for you to choose whether the book is written by Malcolm as a Ghostwriter (you remain the author), or Malcolm is stated as the author writing about your experiences (no difference in cost).
These are books that go beyond your experiences associated with running. They include other parts of your life that you would like to have recorded. For example, changing life circumstances, family, career, places lived, travel experiences, medical & health experiences, lessons learned and your desire to share them, memorable friends and personalities met and so on.
For memoirs, the price ranges from $10,000 US to $20,000 US
If there is already material written, such as blogs, letters, media articles, rough drafts already written of your experiences, photos available, or a collection of stories provided by friends and family over the years.
If there is some material already written but there is still a lot of information to be collected from interviews and research with you, and with others who you identify.
If there is nothing written at all, and the Memoirs will require a number of interviews, reviews of other sources of information, interviews with others, and/or research on local, national or world events that intersected with your life and so on.
You may just want some of your life story told in your memoirs, in which case the most effective way to determine a price is through discussions with Malcolm.
The final price of the book will be agreed upon by you and Malcolm once the scale of the project is fully understood. There is the option for you to choose whether the book is written by Malcolm as a Ghostwriter (you remain the author), or Malcolm is stated as the author writing about your experiences (no difference in cost).
You may decide that instead of a book, some articles on specific races would be preferable. For example, the marathons you ran in 2019, or your favourite races over the years, or the marathons that were memorable adventures.
The price for one article (e.g., one race) is $100 US. For a collection of 5 articles the price is $400 US. For a collection of 10 articles the price would be $800 US.
History of Running Organizations
Running clubs have unique histories filled with the experiences and camaraderie of their members. Writing the history of a club reinforces its role in shaping the current club and its members, and also the community in which it’s based.
A history records important events and achievements that have occurred over its lifetime, how it evolved, and the people involved who made the club what it is today.
A club history will generate interest from its members as well as the media and the community. It will provide members with a greater sense of belonging and pride in the club, and may encourage others to join. It may also help to generate ideas that will shape the club’s future.
There is no shortage of specific topics to focus on. These include, for example: When and why was it founded? Where were the original club facilities located? Have they moved, and if so, why? Who were the club’s personalities over the years and what were their stories? What do club members think about the club now and where do they see its future? Have club members represented the region or country? If so, who were they, how did they perform, and in what events? What have been the challenges facing the club over the years and what have been the successes?
The price for a history of your club ranges from $10,000 US to $15,000 US. There are many factors to consider with the pricing, including the size of the club and how long it has been in existence. The final price of the book will be agreed upon by you and Malcolm once the scale of the project is fully understood.
History of Races
There are hundreds of races around the world with amazing stories from many decades. Many runners return year-after-year to the same races because of the memorable experiences they have had over the years, the people they have met, and the location of the event itself. Histories of races record important years, the achievements of runners that have occurred over its lifetime, the origins of the race – who started it and why, how the race evolved over the years, what it means to the community, and the key people involved who made the race what it is today.
A book on the history of the race is also important as a revenue generator, because a moderately priced book will be a souvenir for runners to take away and share with others. In effect, the book becomes a marketing and promotional tool for the future.
The price for a history of your race ranges from $10,000 US to $15,000 US. There are many factors to consider with the pricing, including the size of the race and how long it has been in existence. The final price of the book will be agreed upon by you and Malcolm once the scale of the project is fully understood.
You may already have the content written and ready to be published. Runplaces provides editorial evaluation, content editing, copy editing and proof-reading services to give your words the clarity and quality they need before being accepted for publication.
Editing services are offered at an hourly rate, which will vary slightly depending on the extent of, and type of, specific editing services required. Hourly rates range from $40 – $70 US (based on Aaron Belz, Writer’s Market 2019 edition, pp86-103).
The Final Product
There is a range of options for the final product. The book can be simply formatted and bound by local printers, and different print runs made. Another option is to use the services of Amazon to create the book through its range of options (at your cost).
If you would like to have a professional product and avoid the production process entirely, for a price between $1,100 and $2,500 US the following professional services can be provided:
– Cover design
– ISBNs created
– Interior book layout
– Made available to 35,000+ booksellers
– Sales via Amazon.com and other national outlets (e.g., Chapters.com in Canada)
– Automatic printing & fulfilment
– Paperback edition
– Kindle ebook & Amazon look-inside
– Kobo ebook direct
– Expanded ebook platforms
– Hard cover edition
– Website for the book
Other publication options are also available.