Author Services


Author services for self-publishing are not hard to find, but affordable author services are. Before you look at our services, take a look at the competition. Here are a couple that come to mind:

Xulon Press Author Services
Tate Publishing Author Services

If you have $2 to $3,000 to spend on author services, check out Cross Books, or search for other services that will at least include you in their own catalog.

If you do not have $2,000 to $3,000 to spend on author services scroll down and see what we have to offer.

I am certain you did your homework and evaluated the cost of the author services provided by each company. I am also certain you didn’t see much about promotion in most cases, at least if you looked closely.

My point is, these companies will do an excellent job in bringing a high quality finished product to your doorstep. Their author services include availability on Amazon and other major online resources. They will also build promotional tools for you such as webpages and social media pages.

Are These Author Services Necessary?

Take note! These are things ANYONE with even limited technical skills can do for themselves and in most cases they can do it at no cost. Take a look at and Createspace before you commit.

What Are the Next Steps?

If you do not have the time or skills to publish yourself with LuLu or Createspace, let us help you. Why? With most author services, authors are left with wonderful books, websites and social media accounts that the public never finds.

The real work, promoting your book, has only just begun and it is an overwhelming, time consuming monster. Book Promotion is an author service that is extremely difficult to navigate and the cost of a publicist is out of reach for most independent authors.

The Kids Book Group Author Services

We are different. Our company is new and we are small, but we are starting on the right foot. Service is at the top of our list of things to do and we strive to help authors get their message out to the public at very little and in some cases, no cost.  This is what we do:

  • Editing - No matter how good you are, never, EVER, edit your own book.
  • Writing - We can help you spot and work through contextual issues and provide creative input.
  • Professional Book Review (free) - If we don’t like it, we will let you know before we post the review on our site. In most cases, if the review isn’t favorable, we will not post it at all. That gives you the opportunity to take a second look at your book and make changes. Is this ethical? We believe it is our responsibility to give authors the chance to make corrections, not hurt their chance at success.
  • Cover Design
  • Format and Design of Interior
  • ISBN Assignment
  • Publishing Finished Product (Amazon and elsewhere online. Certain packages include availability to Ingram Books.)
  • Webpage and Social Media Development (Facebook and Twitter), or
  • Website and Social Media Development
  • Possible online and off promotion (depending on your message and level of participation)
  • Print materials to help promote your book (depending on your message and level of participation)

Those are our services, but you can get that anywhere…for around $3,000.

What makes us different?

When we promote our books online or off, we promote yours. As a team of independent authors, we share ideas and experiences. We help each other get noticed. We encourage each other and sometimes, we critique.

Our shared content helps your book get noticed. One of our newest author services available is your own website, nested within the Kids Book Group network.

The big deal is, you benefit from our content rather than trying to build keyword-rich content on your own. You also benefit from our Search Engine Optimization. This means every article, link and mention of the Kids Book Group, brings an indirect article, link and mention of your website and/or book. Every customer we attract is a potential customer for you.

We sell books on our site, but we do not take the majority of your profits. Need I say more?

You Have to Do Your Part - But With a Team Behind You.

The more each author promotes their Kids Book Group Site, the more they promote yours. The same applies to you. Promote each other.

Now, that’s different.

Already started a website? No worries. A simple redirect to your new site on our network will do nicely.

That’s what makes our author services different.

What’s the cost for our author services?

  • Most of the time, we provide these author services for under $500.00 (does not include illustrations for your book.)
  • We price our author services individually, based on your story, situation and the size of the project.
  • At this time, author pages and book pages are free, depending on your story and willingness to participate/contribute to our site.

Contact Denise if you would like more details on our affordable and sometimes free author services.