Dark Harbor Publishing is a service… Not a book publisher


We offer everything the organization or independent writer needs to self-publish their work: editing, formatting, and book cover-design for print or eBook. We will walk you through the maze of services like KDP  (Amazon’s publishing portal) Goodreads, and more.


We work with most genres’ including Memoirs, Employee Handbooks, Training Manuals, & Children’s Picture Books


One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a author is not getting your book edited properly. Sure, we’ve all seen books on the market with poor editing, some by best selling authors. If you’ve noticed these errors, so has everyone else. What this means is that if you expect your work of art to stand above the rest it needs to be edited professionally.
The galleys
Editing for plot & story continuity. Includes basic paragraph and sentence structure issues – $45 per hour – For example, a 60,000 word novel = $1000+ 
(Several good Beta readers should be able to take care of this for you and should be done before a final edit.)
Final edit 
Cleans up grammar and punctuation – $20 per 1,000 words – For example, a 60,000 word novel = $1200

Interior Formatting Print & eBook

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Just like poor editing, bad or careless formatting can distract readers from even the best written & edited story. Dark Harbor Publishing Service will give your book the professional look it deserves.
Formatting for print (i.e. Amazon Createspace) from a DOCX document(i.e. Microsoft Word) – $269.00 up to 90,000 words.
Formatting for e-book (i.e. Kindle Direct and B&N Nook Press) –$239.00 up to 90,000 words.
For both (Recommended) – only $449.00 up to 90,000 words.
Please ask us for a quote on larger files.

Current average turn around time for both print and e-book is 14 days. Ask about our full color picture book formatting. Price based on project size and complexity of layout.

Free consultation available.

Cover Design And Formatting

Salty Tails
Dark Harbor Publishing
Covers sell the book. It’s a fact, and whether we wish to admit it or not, consumers always have and always will purchase books based on their cover. Just as a well designed book cover can help sell a book, a bad cover design can hurt your sales.
Our prices start at $199.00 for e-book cover design, depending on elements (custom artwork, in-house photography) and complexity of design.
Formatting our cover design for print, add $45.00
Formatting for print & e-book using your own cover design – $99.00 –Dark Harbor Publishing will do everything we can to give your book the cover it deserves, at a price you can afford.
We would be happy to discuss your cover ideas in a free consultation.