Plain proofreading:

Expert editors of our team will correct all spelling and grammar errors and typos slips Fee: $ 0.5 per page / (INR as per conversion rate) per page for 1 round proofreading; $1 / (INR as per conversion rate) per page for 2 rounds proofreading. 1 page = 300-350 words.

Proofreading, professional polishing and partial rewriting for improvement

Under this, your manuscript will not only be thoroughly proofread by our expert editors but they will also make the language crisp, partly rewrite it and make situational changes. Your writing will shine like those of professionals. Fee: $3 per page (INR as per conversion rate). 1 page = 300-350 words.

ILLUSTRATIONS

We are a house of illustrations artists, who bring life to the pages of fiction and other genres by the deft applications of skills and mastery in the field. Whether you look forward to a collection of comic book art or require illustrations for children's books, our artists can serve you with the most versatile selection of comic and illustration arts. You can entrust our team with the task of creating professional illustrations for editorials of magazines, advertising or promotion. Select a size, send instructions, situation descriptions or manuscript of the book for which you need illustrations. Artwork will be shown for approval before final delivery.

Here is what it costs

  • $50 / (INR as per conversion rate) for per page black and white illustration
  • For illustrations of your entire book, kindly drop us a message.
  • $90 / (INR as per conversion rate) for cover illustration colored
  • Service tax: 14% extra on the above.

GHOSTWRITING

Don't have time to write a book, but still want to be a published author? Go for our world famous ghostwriting option. Ghostwriting a book is not uncommon. From celebrities to politicians, from speakers to life coaches, from professionals to small businessmen - everyone today hires a ghostwriter to write a book.

Here is what it costs

  • Ghostwriter for writing a non-fiction book (business book, professional advice book, self-help, motivational, biographical, etc.): $18 per page / (INR as per conversion rate). 1 page = 250 words.
  • Ghostwriter for writing a fiction book (novel, short stories, etc.) $15 per page / (INR as per conversion rate). 1 page = 250 words..

TYPESETTING

We even take handwritten manuscripts and get them computer typed. All you have to do is simply scan and email or snail mail and courier us your handwritten manuscript to our mailing address, given below.

  • Vistar, Flat 4D, 15, Canal Street, Kolkata 700014, India

Each page (350 words) : $1.5 per page / (INR as per conversion rate)

Here is what it costs

  • $50 / (INR as per conversion rate) for per page black and white illustration
  • For illustrations of your entire book, kindly drop us a message.
  • $90 / (INR as per conversion rate) for cover illustration colored
  • Service tax: 14% extra on the above.

BOOK REVISIONS

Book inside pages revision

Either revised manuscript given by author, or list of changes suggested by author. $100 / (INR as per conversion rate) (up to 150 pages; thereafter $2 per page / (INR as per conversion rate) of the book) .

Cover design revision

$100 / (INR as per conversion rate)

WEBSITE for AUTHOR

Cost $150 / (INR as per conversion rate) for author's personal website with book details and author bio, linked to different outlets of the book. Admin panel cost is additional.

Video Book Trailer for your book

Video book trailers are the latest book marketing sensation in the publishing industry. They are 1-3 minute short films carrying the essence of your book, just like a feature film trailer, and generate curiosity about your book among the viewers. They are released on Youtube, Facebook and other social media sites. If the trailers are liked, people share them with friends and become a national sensation with hundreds/thousands of viewers. It is a smart investment to create smart bestsellers. See samples below.
Service tax: 14% extra on the above. Rate: US$ 380 / (INR as per conversion rate)

BOOK COVER DESIGN

Define book size, describe, or send manuscript, and pay. Completed work will be shown in 2- 4 days for approval, before final digital delivery.

The costs:

  • $30 / (INR as per conversion rate) for a template based limited scope book cover design
  • $75 / (INR as per conversion rate) for highly professional, picturesque, hand painted or digitally designed book cover by a high end expert artist
  • Service tax: 14% extra applicable on the above.

Film Service

STORY TO FILM is another service Whatabook brings to you. Submit us your short story; we make a short film (HD quality) from it. You decide the duration of the film, take a look at the cost chart below, pay us the cost of making the film, and we start with your project in making the film. We take care, from scripting to filming, editing and music. The final film will be handed over to you, which you can share with viewers on YouTube, Facebook etc., or send to short film festivals. You can also create your own YouTube channel as a business, in a planned manner and upload several videos of similar theme, to get subscribers (regular viewers) who love your channel and increase its viewership.

Why do I make a film from my story?

Over the years our lifestyle has become faster and busier. This has cut down the time to read books. With dropping reading habits, the best way to tell your story to people is with the help of films. Today, most people entertain themselves by watching small duration videos shared on Facebook, YouTube etc. using their smartphone. Videos that are loved, are shared and receive millions of viewers and is a great way to tell your story to the world and a great way to be known to the world.

All inclusive COST CHART for making your short film

Short film duration Payable by you
5 minutes $ 900 /(INR as per conversion rate)
10 minutes $1,250 /(INR as per conversion rate
15 minutes $ 1,600 /(INR as per conversion rate)
20 minutes $ 1,850 / (INR as per conversion rate)
  • Pre-production - story to screenplay (writing); planning, casting actors
  • Production - filming, locations (indoor and outdoor within a city and its suburbs), including cameras, lights, microphone and other technical equipment; travel and food expense for actors and crew;
  • production- editing, special effects, sound mixing, music, sound effects, titling, rendering, etc.
  • costs:
  • 50% extra if the film is shot outside a city
  • 50% extra if there are more than 4 main characters/actors and less than 7 characters/actors
  • 50% extra if there are more than 5 locations in the film (and less than 8 locations).
  • 50% extra if there are more than 5 locations in the film (and less than 8 locations).
  • Historical film: ask for custom quote.

What is the cost if I want it as an animation movie (2D and 3D animation)?

  • 2D animation movie: $14 / (INR as per conversion rate) per second all inclusive. However, this is a basic rate and it's subject to change as per storyboarding. It will include script, voice over, character design, story boarding, animatics, animation, background design, compositing, sound designing, editing and finalising the animated story.
  • 3D animation movie:$21 per second / (INR as per conversion rate) all inclusive. However, this is a basic rate and it's subject to change as per storyboarding. It will include script, voice over, character design, character modelling & texturing, background design, rigging, story boarding, animatics, animation, final rendering, compositing, sound, editing and finalising the animated story.

What happens to the film after production?

It will be delivered to you. After you approve, the final cut will be uploaded on YouTube from your account and made public. It will become open to the viewership of hundreds and thousands of viewers. You can share it on Facebook to increase the viewership, and make it go viral.

Can I give my opinion during production?

Sure you can. The script will be approved by you; your suggestions will be implemented at this stage. Photos of actors in lead roles will be shown before shooting. After shooting, editing and dubbing, the pre-final version will be shown to you for your opinion. Small changes suggested by you can be done at this stage. Consequently, the final version will be made ready.

How long does it take?

4 weeks

Where do I send my story to get started?

Please mail your story to storytofilm@whatabook.in with the subject: STORY TO FILM. Mention your desired duration

T-shirt with book cover printed on it

Promote your own book. Go for a t-shirt with your book cover printed on it and let the world and people around you know about your book.

Here is what it costs:

$ 16 each / (INR as per conversion rate)