Compare Hali‘a Aloha Packages


Our Hali‘a Aloha Signature package is the cornerstone of our program, offering ongoing one-on-one check-ins, editorial feedback on three pieces of writing during the program and a developmental edit of the final manuscript, as well as upgraded benefits including back-and-white images in your book, additional printed copies, e-book format (Kindle and Apple) and more.

All Hali‘a Aloha books are professionally designed with a distinct, uniform look. Our books are printed in black and white, with a full-color cover, and allow for a finished book size of 104 to 120 pages (15,000 to 25,000 words). The Hali‘a Aloha writing program uses the micro-memoir format, but you are welcome to submit longer personal essays, a memoir novella, or other similar autobiographical prose in your collection. We are passionate about helping you tell your story, and sharing it in the world.

The Hali‘a Aloha program runs in seasonal cohort groups; you will start your writing journey with a small group of other writers who will progress through the writing and publishing process on the same timeline. Once your completed manuscript is submitted, you will be able to select your cover from a selection designed specifically for your cohort.

Compare our Hali‘a Aloha packages below. If you want a book tailor-designed for you, with a unique look and custom cover, or are looking for a larger-scale approach to publishing and distribution, one of our other Legacy Isle Publishing packages or a custom quote may be better suited to your needs.

   
PRICING & OVERVIEW
$2,500 $4,000

The BASIC package may be good for you if:

  • you need a simple product

  • you’re a good self-editor or have access to an editor who can help with any necessary refining

  • you are self-directed

  • you are an experienced writer and have a good idea of what you want to write

  • you are self-disciplined and have no problems meeting deadlines

  • you have no need for community or writing guidance

The SIGNATURE package may be good for you if:

  • you are a beginning writer and want guidance and feedback from a writing coach and editorial team

  • you are an experienced writer and want a second set of eyes on your work and/or someone to discuss creative direction

  • you want access to a community of writers working towards the same goal

  • you want additional details and options for your book, such as photographs or extra sales and marketing touches

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
  • A copy of the teaching text, Writing the Hawai‘i Memoir (print edition)

  • Hali‘a Aloha program workbook and planner

  • Monthly email reminders and newsletter with tips to help keep you on track

  • One review by our proofreader

  • Layout and production services to conform to the series standardized design (black and white interior text pages, full-color cover)

  • 5 finished paperback copies (additional copies available at $8/copy, plus tax and shipping)

  • Discounted access to quarterly writing workshop sessions

  • A copy of the teaching text, Writing the Hawai‘i Memoir (print edition)

  • Hali‘a Aloha program workbook and planner

  • Weekly email reminders and newsletter with tips to help keep you on track

  • One review by our proofreader

  • Layout and production services to conform to the series standardized design (black and white interior text pages, full-color cover)

  • 10 finished paperback copies (additional copies available at $8/copy, plus tax and shipping)

  • Free access to quarterly writing workshop sessions

  • PLUS:

    • One-on-one initial editorial consultation to frame your project and finalize timeline (1 hour session)

    • One-on-one check-in with our editorial team midway through the project (1 hour session)

    • Feedback on three pieces (up to 300 words each) in the initial three months of writing

SOCIAL
  • N/A
  • Access to private Facebook group 

  • Live online interactive video Q&A sessions and workshops on Facebook or Zoom

PHOTOS & IMAGES
  • no images

  • up to 8 pages (8 to 16 images) of black and white images (photos, document scans, drawings); basic scanning service included (image retouching not included)

EDITING
  • No developmental feedback or editorial guidance

  • Basic-level editing provided (proofreading, flagging for any big issues, minor clarity fixes)

  • Proofing and Changes: Pre-press and printer’s proofs provided (in layout); changes made during proofing incur fees

    • $15 per change for simple text changes (e.g. word corrections)

    • $50 per change for material swap (e.g. change content placing, delete/replace of more than one sentence, replace or move photos), plus hourly fee ($35/hour, minimum one hour) for proofreading of any new material inserted/significant changes

  • Developmental feedback on:

    • three micro pieces total during the first three months

    • completed manuscript from our editorial team

  • Basic-level editing provided (proofreading, flagging for any big issues, minor clarity fixes)

  • Proofing and Changes: Pre-press and printer’s proofs provided (in layout); changes made during proofing incur fees

    • $10 per change for simple text changes (e.g. word corrections)

    • $40 per change for material swap (e.g. change content placing, delete/replace of more than one sentence, replace or move photos), plus hourly fee ($35/hour, minimum one hour) for proofreading of any new material inserted/significant changes

PUBLISHING

You own your copyright and may choose at any time to remove your book from sale as part of the Hali‘a Aloha series. Legacy Isle Publishing retains copyright on the design of all Hali‘a Aloha produced titles; you may not engage with another printer or publisher (in print or digital format) to produce copies using the Hali‘a Aloha or Legacy Isle Publishing designs or logos. You may purchase copies of your book at author price to resell direct to customers or to other retailers.

  • Your book will be released under the Legacy Isle Publishing imprint as part of the Hali‘a Aloha series; an ISBN will be provided and registered with Legacy Isle Publishing as the named publisher

  • Available for public sale in print format via Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble website; the retail sale price for all Hali‘a Aloha print titles is set at $16

  • You will be paid out 70% of net sales twice yearly

  • No e-book published; add-on available ($450 plus tax)

  • Your book will be released under the Legacy Isle Publishing imprint as part of the Hali‘a Aloha series; an ISBN will be provided and registered with Legacy Isle Publishing as the named publisher

  • Available for public sale in print format via Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble website; the retail sale price for all Hali‘a Aloha print titles is set at $16

  • Available for public sale in e-book format via Amazon.com and Apple iTunes Store; the retail sale price for all Hali‘a Aloha e-book titles is set at $6.99

  • You will be paid out 70% of net sales twice yearly

MARKETING
  • Dedicated book page on Legacy Isle Publishing website with book summary, author bio and links to Amazon and Barnes & Noble purchase points

  • Included in New Releases listing in the Legacy Isle Publishing/Watermark Publishing newsletter

  • Dedicated book page on Legacy Isle Publishing website with book summary, author bio and links to Amazon and Barnes & Noble purchase points, as well as author’s personal website or social media profile

  • Included in New Releases listing in the Legacy Isle Publishing/Watermark Publishing newsletter

  • Professionally written, industry-standard press release on Legacy Isle Publishing letterhead for you to share/distribute

ADD-ON SERVICES
  • Editorial consultation with series editor Darien Hsu Gee – $90/hr.

  • Editorial consultation with series editor Darien Hsu Gee – $65/hr.