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How much to charge for book layout?

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    Default How much to charge for book layout?

    Hi,

    An NGO asked me to do layout for a book. Being a book, it's easy to do, of course, with mosly text, occasional pictures. Magazines are much more difficult to do. Just a 7x7.5" book, about 180 pages thick.

    What's the going rate like? Meron bang per page na charge?

    I've done most of it na, but I still can't quote them a figure.

    Thanks!

    BisDak

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    Default Re: How much to charge for book layout?

    a general estimate i know from about a year ago would be 100,000 pesos for every one hundred pages, for a book that's letter sized or smaller when closed. since your book is 180 pages, you can charge them a reasonable 200,000 pesos.

    i hear that rates have not really changed much, but let's hear from the other art directors.

    for magazines, i believe it is roughly 1,500 pesos per page.

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    Wow, I can buy a Macbook pro with that! Or get me the EOS 5D!

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    exactly! because the work isn't easy. but please do confirm from actual art directors and layout artists.

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    yes, it's not easy, and it's really difficult to layout a book, but with the rate, i think you
    can give him a discount, i've done several magazines and book layouts and since its really that much, i gave my client a lil' discount! 10% is good!
    jaz to give a nice impression!

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    10% off the rate mentioned above? Wow! That's more than an iMac! This ain't purely layout, coz I still have to do some editing. The more difficult coz this is a Cebuano/Bisaya book, translated from English (by someone else). I just can't do the layout without touching the text that were sometimes translated too literally. This is NGO, though, and the book is really for a good cause. Oh well ...





 

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