on NonFiction Authors Association:
One of my closest friends is embarking on writing her first book and she asked if I could help her estimate costs for her publishing journey.
It occurred to me that we should have a costs calculator for publishing expenses, which I have compiled for you below.
While there are exceptions to every rule, included here are typical price ranges for various book publishing services.
Keep in mind that there are inexpensive freelance directories like Fiverr which can be useful for simple projects like having social media headers designed.
Just be careful when hiring freelancers for professional-level work like book covers and publishing services. You have little control over the unauthorized sharing of your work in other countries, potential copyright infringement, and other headaches that come from hiring inexpensive overseas labor.
It is recommended to invest in experienced designers and publishing industry professionals when possible.