Scribe Services

We offer four distinct ways to help you write and publish your non-fiction book.

Scribe Publishing Publishing Only
Scribe Guided Author Guided Author
Scribe Professional Professional
Entrepreneur Authors Entrepreneur
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Scribe Publishing
Publishing Only

You do all the writing, and we do the proofing and publishing.

$10,000

$2.5k/m for 4 months
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Scribe Guided Author
Guided Author

We guide you though the writing process, then we do the publishing.

$12,000

$1k/m for 12 months
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Scribe Professional
Professional

We interview you for the content, we do the writing, editing and publishing.

$36,000

$4.5k/m for 8 months
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MOST POPULAR
Entrepreneur Authors
Author Program

You get a bestselling Scribe and a customized process to fit your needs.

Custom Quote

Investment averages $150k
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How long will it take?
Time Commitment How much time do I have to commit?
6 hours, all on the phone (not including time to complete your manuscript)
2 days in-person workshop, then 1 hour of writing per day until finished
2 hours per week on the phone over the span of 7-8 months
Varies, typically 50-60 hours total
Total Time to Publication How long is the total process from start to book launch day?
3 months
6-18 Months
7 months
Varies
Full Publishing Package Includes book cover, interior layout, ISBN, copyright, etc.
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What’s Included?
Proofreading Checking spelling, grammar, etc.
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In-Person Workshop Hosted in Austin, Texas by 4x NYT bestselling author and Scribe co-founder, Tucker Max.
Not Included
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Full Content Edit We tell you our opinion of the content, and how to improve it.
Not Included
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Capture Book Ideas via
Interviews We will interview you to capture your ideas and your voice, and we’ll do the writing.
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Professional Ghostwriting We’ll pair you with one of our award-winning ghostwriters.
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Ongoing Support and Guidance We’re here for you throughout the entire process.
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Book Marketing Consultation We’ll help you create a book marketing plan, and give you access to our book marketing video course.
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Author Marketing Materials Book description, author biography, etc.
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How will we launch it?
First Week Promotions Generating book reviews, social media assets, podcast bookings, book excerpts, press kit, etc.
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Book Launch Package A three month book launch service to gain more visibility and media.
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Audiobook Professional voice over talent, recording, distribution, etc.
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Full Ownership Rights You will always retain all rights to your book.
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Full Book Royalties You will always receive 100% of your book’s royalties. We take nothing.
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Full Creative Control You will always have the final say over your book’s content and design.
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Full Distribution Your book with be published on Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, iBooks, etc.
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Money Back Guarantee We will never keep your money if you are unsatisfied with your book or our services.
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Schedule a Consult

Undecided? Our author strategists can help you determine which plan is right for you. Schedule a Consult

Scribe Publishing
Publishing Only

You do all the writing, and we do the proofing and publishing.

$10,000

$2.5k/m for 4 months
Money Back Guarantee

Learn More
Scribe Guided Author
Guided Author

We guide you though the writing process, then we do the publishing.

$12,000

$1k/m for 12 months
Money Back Guarantee

Learn More
Scribe Professional
Professional

We interview you for the content, we do the writing, editing and publishing.

$36,000

$4.5k/m for 8 months
Money Back Guarantee

Learn More
MOST POPULAR
Entrepreneur Authors
Author Program

You get a bestselling Scribe and a customized process to fit your needs.

Custom Quote

Investment averages $150k
Money Back Guarantee

Learn More
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly does Scribe do?

Scribe helps people write, publish, and market their books. We were founded in 2014 by a 4x New York Times Bestselling author, and have worked on over 1,100 books, including some major bestselling books in that time (which you can see here).

Our two most popular services are Guided Author, which is $12k, and Scribe Professional, which is $36k.

We can also publish your finished manuscript.

Does Scribe work with anyone?

No, we cannot just work with anyone. We typically reject about 20-30% of authors who want to work with us. There are two criteria we use to decide which authors we’ll work with:

  1. Does the author know the subject matter of their book deeply enough to write a book about it? Our process works very well, but only if the author actually knows what they’re talking about.
  2. Does the author have a clear understanding of how books work, and a reasonable expectation for ROI? This means there needs to be a purpose behind writing the book.

That’s why the first step in our process is a qualification process. If the result you’re hoping for is unrealistic or impossible, we can’t work with you, because there’s no way for us to win. Even if we do a great job and we nail the book, you might still be upset because you didn’t reach a goal that was impossible to begin with.

Is there anyone who should not work with Scribe?

Yes, definitely. Here is a partial list of the types of people who are not a good fit for our process:

  1. Fiction writers. Our process only works for non-fiction.
  2. You don’t know your topic well. If you want a book on sales, for example, but don’t know anything about sales, then we can’t help you. You’ll need to find a ghostwriter.
  3. You aren’t sure how a book can help you.
  4. You have no idea at all why you want to write a book, what it will say, or what goals you’ll achieve by publishing it, then we are not a fit. Our process requires an investment—of both your money and your effort—so you should have an idea of why you are doing it.
Can you work in other languages?

No, not right now.

Do you do fiction books?

No, we do non-fiction only, for now. We are trying to develop a fiction service, but we can’t promise it will come to fruition.

How do I decide between the $12k (Guided Author) and $36k (Scribe Professional) options?

There are two main questions to ask yourself:

  1. Do you like sitting down and writing? Do you like typing, and having your hands on the keyboard?
  2. Do you have enough time to write this yourself?

Generally speaking, assume that Guided Author ($12k) requires an hour a day for a year (yes, you can do it faster), and that Scribe Professional ($36k) requires 1.5 hours a week for 7 months.

If the answer to both questions is yes—you like writing and you have time—then Guided Author is probably the right option.

If the answer to both questions is no—you don’t like writing and you don’t have time—then Scribe Professional is probably the right option.

The difficulty comes if the answer to #1 is yes (you do like writing) but the answer to #2 is no (you don’t have time). Then you’ll have to decide what gives: do you make time for writing, or do you value your time too much, and want us to do the typing for you?

I saw you had a $100k+ option (Entrepreneur Author Program). What is that?

That option is not right for most authors. It’s intended for those authors who require the very best Scribe possible, they need the Scribe to come to them, and they want a fully custom program that includes all marketing and promotion.

Almost all authors are better off with Guided Author ($12k) or Scribe Professional ($36k).

What’s the difference between the $12k (Guided Author) and $36k (Scribe Professional) options?

The main difference is how much time it takes you, and who actually writes out the content of the book.

In the $12k option (which we call Guided Author), you’ll use our full process, but you will do the writing and typing yourself (with our guidance and support the entire way, described here). This option begins with a two day workshop, and then usually requires you to spend about an hour of writing a day for 6+ months.

In the $36k option (which we call Scribe Professional), all you have to do is get on the phone, and talk about what you already know. We handle all the typing and writing for you, but the words and ideas and voice are still entirely yours. This option only requires about 1.5 hours on the phone per week.