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Set My Own Price (SMOP) - $249

Schiel & Denver Book Publishers employs a mathematical method for devising the selling prices of our books, using (mean) averages of your book's likely retail competition. At S&D, we believe that book pricing is too complex and important to simply dictate list prices to authors using a standardized table. We also believe that our pricing flexibility is part of our retail success.

Click here to understand the logic underpinning our book pricing policy.

The Set My Own Price (SMOP) service is available for authors who wish to take complete control of their retail pricing, and consequently, their royalty revenue. You can set the price of your book in U.S. Dollars, Canadian Dollars and GBP Sterling. Once you have purchased this service, it's easy to change the price of your book. All you need to do is contact  your desk editor.

The SMOP service allows for unlimited price changes by the author, during the lifetime of their book's publication. Therefore, if you decide (for economic or personal reasons) that a change in the retail or list price of your book is required, you have the devolved power to make and implement this decision at no extra charge.

More can change the selling prices of your book across distribution territories; in each different retail currency.

With the SMOP service, you can modify the price of your book in each distribution territory it is sold, at exactly the same time. It is perfectly feasible to change the US price up, and the Canadian price down, at simultaneous or different periods - and Schiel & Denver will handle all related paperwork and tax issues on your behalf.

Schiel & Denver removes the hassle, and gives authors more choice and control over the book publishing process.

Any changes to price after your book is published will be reflected immediately in the S&D official bookstore, but note that it can take anywhere from 6-12 weeks for bookstores like Amazon and Barnes & Noble to reflect the changes in their retail catalogs.

How Do I Order This Service?

  • Authors can purchase this service by calling us toll-free at 832-699-0264

  • Schiel & Denver will advise you on the minimum price you can set, in each distribution territory that your book is sold in. The minimum price is based on the unit production cost of manufacturing and page count.

Schiel & Denver's friendly book publishing professionals are available to help you choose the right mix of book publishing services and products for your book. Open a ticket with our 24/7 author support department to discuss your book publishing options.