Daastan Services

 

Publishing is a hassle and each manuscript has different needs. Daastan gives you the flexibility to customize your publishing the way you want. You have more control over your work and how you want to bring it in market. A manuscript undergoes following steps before it is ready to be published

  • Soft form of manuscript i.e. it needs to be composed on computer (Typing)
  • Fixing the basic structure, plot and grammar issues (Editing)
  • Optimizing file for print publishing (Formatting)
  • Book cover designing
  • Book registration and legalities (paperwork filing with govt. bodies)
  • Printing costs

You can save lot of costs by learning how to do most of the things yourself. However, the book registration fee is compulsory as it is enables us to legally protect your work. 

 

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OPTIONAL SERVICES


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Editing Services

Are you unsure whether you should add the comma after a particular clause? Do you always forget to capitalise the first sentence after a full stop? Do you find it difficult to spot a dangling modifier? If the answer to all these questions is a yes, don't worry because Daastan has got your back.

Word Count Basic Editing* Advanced Editing**
less than 5000 words Rs. 2,000 Rs. 4,000
5,000 - 10,000  Rs. 5,000 Rs. 10,000
10,000 - 20,000 Rs. 15,000 Rs. 30,000
20,000 - 40,000 Rs. 25,000 Rs. 40,000
greater than 40,000 Rs. 30,000 Rs. 50,000

*Basic Editing: This includes the correction of grammatical, punctuation, and spelling mistakes along with the suggestions for improving sentence structures. This type of editing will lead to both print and e-publication. There is one free revision and one mentorship session by the editor for the author. 

**Advanced Editing: This includes the detailed input of the editor in terms of suggestions, addition and deletion of scenes, along with character descriptions. There are three free revisions and limited mentoring sessions for the author. 

 

Print-Ready File Creation

The last step before the file goes in print is to ensure that it is in the right format. Slight negligence in this may ruin the entire lot of hard copies. The file once approved by the author can not be changed or recalled from the printing. Author can either create this file themselves, on their own risk or use Daastan's services, where we provide guarantee of error-free printing.

Either your manuscript is in soft form (i.e. already typed) or in hand written notes format, we accept both versions. Prices for print ready file creation are as follows.

Service type/Page range 001-150 pages 150-300 pages 300-500 pages
Already typed files 40 PKR/page 30 PKR/page 25 PKR/page
Hand written notes 120 PKR/page 100 PKR/page 80 PKR/page

 

Design Services

Basic Book Cover Design* Pro Book Cover Design**
For ebook (single side) + 01 social media poster For print book (dual side) + 02 social media poster (s)
5,000 PKR 10,000 PKR
 

Professional Social Media Page Branding

Basic Pro Pro Plus
Logo + Page Cover Logo + Page Cover + Author Poster Logo + Page Cover + Author Poster + Quotes Poster
10,000 PKR 15,000 PKR 20,000 PKR
 
 
Other than this, we do provide customized services like illustrations, book mark design etc. Pricing varies, please email us your requirements at merasawal [at] daastan [dot] com
 

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COMPULSORY SERVICES


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Book Registration Cost

Digital Book Print Book
2000 PKR 4000 PKR

Printing Cost

The below charges refer to the minimum lot of A5 sized 100-page books with no colored pages and hot glue glue binding on high qualiity paper.
 
For The Lot Of: Cost 
24 books 17,000 PKR
50 books 23,000 PKR
100 books 35,000 PKR
 
For higher lots i.e. 500 copies or more, pricing varies. Please inquire at merasawal [at] daastan [dot] com